Christmas is great at the Bellagio but what about online?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or, at least it very soon will be. Yes, as the festive season draws ever closer, online slots fans among us start thinking of the best Christmas themed slot machines to play this holiday season of good will. So, when the weather outside is frightful, your online gaming is so delightful. Wrap up warm as we take a trip to the North Pole and enjoy the best Christmas online slots.
Everyone agrees that Christmas is great, so why not celebrate it even more by going into your favourite fruit shop to play on your favourite slot games and help to make Santa even happier. NetEnt’s Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot takes you back to the fruit shop, but this time it’s covered in snow and being watched by a very merry snowman and his Christmas tree. Don’t worry though, it’s still packed with wild substitutions and multipliers across 15 paylines, as well as a free spins bonus round which can be re-triggered to create a 4 times multiplier. The frozen fruit wild symbol can be found on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and substitutes for all other symbols in the game. Unlike most other online slot games, the Fruit Shop Christmas Edition does not have a specific scatter symbol to trigger bonus features. Instead, its packed with free spins, during which all prizes will be doubled.
Not So Grotto
Not quite Buddy
Another title worth looking into this festive season is Holly Jolly Penguins. This cute little title from Microgaming features Lorenzo, Rudy, Tania, Sven and Ole and has 45 paylines, with 5 reels and 3 rows. If you manage to score 3 or more scatters you will trigger twenty free spins, which can then retrigger up to 80 free spins thanks to the bonus. Sledding Penguins are the scatter symbol which can also trigger the free Spins feature. One wild feature isn’t enough for this game, both Lorenzo the carol singing penguin and red-nosed Rudy are the wild symbols.
Then, there is another game where you can practically visit Santa’s workshop. No, not a Buddy The Elf slot, but the Ho Ho Ho Christmas Slot from Microgaming. Featuring a nice design and festive symbols of a gingerbread man, a Christmas pudding, eggnog, roast turkey and a red-nosed reindeer, this is a great game for fans of the gamble feature which can quadruple their winnings. The wild symbol in this game is played by Old Saint Nick himself, while a lovely looking, neatly wrapped present is the scatter and can gift players with 20 free spins.
Someone with considerably less Christmas spirit than Santa is up next. Not the Grinch though, instead it’s Old Ebenezer himself, in Scrooge’s slot from Microgaming. In this Dickensian slot you will visit – or be visited by – the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future while you’re spinning the 5 reels. But, as in the book, you can change your future by lining up matching symbols on the 50 paylines. All of the main characters from Dickens’ story are here from Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and the ghosts and each of these characters are loaded with bonuses and multipliers, including Scrooge who, rather out of character, can pay out 600x. Bah, humbug? Unlikely.
The Good List
Of course, Christmas isn’t just about us but our furry four legged friends too. On that note, why not honour the dog in your life by playing another slot from Microgaming, the Santa Paws Christmas Slot. This 20-line slot features Santa’s dogs and is all about the high paying jackpot. Featuring not one but two wilds, represented by Santa Paws and Rudolph the red-nosed Whale, arctic symbols such as the wolf, owl and seal can be all be substituted, while the penguin is the game’s scatter symbol who can activate free spins.
Finally, Christmas is a time to reflect on your behaviour over the past year. You know how the sing goes “He's making a list and checking it twice. Gonna find out who's naughty and nice. Santa Claus is comin' to town”. Well, it just so happens that our final festive slot picks up on that exact theme, Naughty or Nice by RTG! This 50-payline progressive slot strikes the perfect tone for creating that proper festive gambling mood. Featuring two wilds, you guessed it, Nice Girl and Naughty Girl, as well as a Naughty or Nice scatter, this game really runs with the theme as it gifts you free spins galore in the season of goodwill. So, try these games this festive season, yule love them!