|Min Bet Per Line|
|Bet Range||0.10 - 0.50|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Progressive Jackpot, Free Spins|
Every year should be a Santastic year if this slot is anything to go by. This RTG slot celebrates Santa and his elves and all the hard work that they do in Lapland. You’ll get to see them in the midst of their Christmas traditions meaning that there’s plenty of yuletide joy on the reels, and despite the fact that this slot was created back in 2013 it hasn’t lost any of its appeal over the years.
Symbols start with a teddy bear and a candy cane, followed by a stocking full of gifts and a symbol of a Christmas pudding. A snowman also appears on the reels, while a sign pointing to the North Pole shows up too. The final three symbols are represented by an elf carrying plenty of presents, Rudolph the reindeer whose antlers have been decorated with baubles, and Santa checking his naughty and nice list.
The overall layout of Santastic is made up of three reels and three rows in total. This is a smaller interface than what slot gamers might be used to, but it doesn’t serve as any kind of downfall. Across the reels, there are five pay lines for you to bet on, but you can reduce the active number of pay lines by using the relevant up and down buttons. The coin value is set at 10p per active line though, meaning that the maximum overall bet in Santastic stands at 50p per spin.
Two wilds are present in the Santastic slot. One of them is represented by two stockings on the hearth, and the other by three stockings in the same place. Both of these will substitute for all other symbols in the slot, with the exception being the Jackpot symbol.
The first wild only appears on reel two while the one with three stockings only shows up on reel three. If they substitute in a winning combination then your pay-out will be multiplied by x2 when the first wild is present, or x3 with the latter. If both of them substitute in a winning combination then your win will be multiplied by 6x.
The jackpot symbol in this game is represented by the red-wrapped gift box. If one of these shows up in the centre of reel two then you are awarded with an Extra Jackpot Chance. This sees the reels re-spin in a bid to bring more jackpot symbols into view.
The progressive jackpot of this game can be seen at the top of the reels, and it is only able to be won when three jackpot symbols show up on a winning pay line. The total of the progressive jackpot will keep increasing as people place bets on Santastic.
Festive Feast Feature
Any time that you form a winning combination of any three-of-a-kind symbols across the reels, you’ll activate this feature. The only exception is if you form a progressive jackpot win. From the Festive Feast Feature, a light will flicker between the different signs on each side of the reels. Whichever one it lands on is what you will be rewarded with. The possible bonus rewards are as follows:
- 2,500x your in-play stake
- A single Jackpot Spin
- Jackpot Spins
- 3, 10 or 25 free spins
- No bonus
Free Spins – If you manage to trigger a set of free spins from the Festive Feast perk, then you will always see winning combinations receive a triple multiplier during such. You’re also able to trigger the Festive Feast Feature while playing the free spins round. From this, you can win up to 25 additional free spins.
There’s a lot to watch out for in Santastic, and that’s what keeps it interesting throughout. The graphics are amusing to behold and the game runs very smoothly. With the inclusion of free spins and a progressive jackpot total as well as other bonus rewards, you could say that this stands out as being one of the best 3-reel games in existence.