It’s hard to believe that this is Santa Surprise’s third Christmas already! This Playtech favorite is still as popular now as it was when it first appeared online in November 2010. Now that Christmas is coming closer, we thought it was time to dust down the season’s quintessential slot game so you can get spinning in search of a bonus and the best Christmas gifts. Santa Surprise is a slot that combines cutting-edge animations and graphics with a nod to slot-crafting tradition in the form of playing card symbols. It certainly contains all the holly, mistletoe and Christmas crackers you need to need to celebrate the holidays in style, courtesy of Santa Claus himself.
This slot game’s symbols are all in keeping with the game’s seasonal theme. The reels are stuffed full with Christmas stockings, bells and wrapped Christmas gifts just waiting to be opened. The card symbols are a little bit special too – they come decorated with Santa-style hats, candles, candy canes and all those little accessories that bring Christmas to life. This being a recent Playtech slot, all the symbols come with some sort of cute and Christmassy animations when triggered in a payline. The special symbols are:
- Wild – Santa on his sleigh rushing through the stars in the snowy winter sky
- Scatter – a quaint little house in a winter setting, decorated and ready for Christmas.
- Bonus – the Christmas tree; watch its decorations sparkle and listen to the Christmas carols play when this symbol is triggered.
Wagers and Jackpots
Santa Surprise has 20 paylines and 5 reels. The biggest win for a regular spin is 10,000 coins for five wild symbols. The minimum is just 5 coins. When you play for real money you can bet between 0.01 and 5.00 £/€/$ (depending on your currency) to be in with a chance of winning these real cash prizes.
Other ways to win
Santa Surprise has three features enabling real money players to win even larger amounts of Christmas shopping cash.
- The Christmas Gifts Bonus can be enjoyed even by players enjoying a few free spins. This feature is launched when three or more bonus symbols appear after a spin. This is an interactive feature which takes you another screen where you’ll find Christmas gifts left for you by Santa. Simply choose the gifts you want and your bonus reward will be revealed.
- Free Games – the famous Playtech “free spins” are triggered by three of more scatter symbols landing after a spin. You’ll be rewarded with 10 free spins of the reels with a x3 multiplier – Merry Christmas!
- Gamble – another well-known Playtech feature, the gamble option gives you the chance to double your winnings, but remember that you risk losing them all at the same time!
Music, audio and graphics
Cute, colorful and Christmassy graphics, along with festive music, make Santa Surprise one of the top Christmas slots available online.
The Last Word
Hasn’t lost any of its charm: nine out of ten.