In the spirit of Christmas we’re featuring some seasonal slots provided by developers we haven’t featured yet here on FreeSlots. Santa’s Slotto Grotto is just one of these Christmas slots. Provided by OpenBet, Santa’s Slotto Grotto is a very simple, Xmas-themed game with plenty of Christmassy symbols on the reels. The real attraction of this game is that it plays clips from a number of traditional Christmas carols when you spin a winning symbol combination. Santa’s Slotto Grotto will probably be preferred by real-money players because it doesn’t have an interactive bonus round to encourage free-spins players to keep hitting the button. Nevertheless there are wild, scatters and free-games rounds.
The reels on this game are packed with lots of jolly Christmas symbols: Santa himself, some of his elves, Rudolph and a snowman. The Christmas tree is the wild symbol and the Christmas star is the scatter. There are playing card symbols too, in the form of a Jack, Queen and King tied to a wrapped Christmas gift. The symbols display some animations and sound when triggered in a payline.
Wagers and Jackpots
Santa’s Slotto Grotto is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot. You can bet on any number of lines between 1 and 20, with a stake per line of between 0.05 and 50.00 $/£/€ per line in whichever currency you might play in for real money. The range of wagering levels of offer makes this Christmas slot an ideal choice for real money players on a budget as well as for high rollers. The highest payout for a regular spin is 2000 coins for 5 Santa symbols on a payline; the lowest is 1 coin for 1 Jack symbol. The wild symbol (the Christmas tree) might help boost winnings by providing a substitute for any symbol except the scatter and adding a x2 multiplier.
Other ways to win
There is no bonus round in this slot game, which is why we think it may not keep free spins players interested for too long. There is, however, a free games round triggered by the scatter icon (a Christmas star).
- 3 scatters will win you 15 free games with a x2 multiplier
- 4 scatters launches 20 free games with a x3 multiplier
- 5 scatters is rewarded with 25 free spins and a generous x10 multiplier
Music, audio and graphics
Despite the Christmas carols (a nice twist!), there are more advanced and entertaining slots in terms of music, audio and graphics than this one, and they’re already featured here at Free Slots, try Santa Surprise, for example. The color, speed and sound on this game isn’t bad – it’s just average. Some players might appreciate the simplicity of the game, particularly if they are new to online slots and learning how to keep track of winning paylines.
The Last Word
By all means try it but don’t spend a long time spinning and waiting for something amazing to happen. Seven out of ten. Bah humbug.