Have you taken part in a Secret Santa gift-buying event at your workplace? Many of us have, and Microgaming has taken inspiration from this event to come up with their Secret Santa slot game. As you’d expect from Microgaming, the slot stands up well to scrutiny, and proves to be a good one to play when we go towards Christmas.
But this one packs in enough to tempt you to play any time of the year, as you’re about to see.
There are five reels here, but the presence of four rows means we get to play this slot as 1,024 ways to win.
There are just a few coins here, ranging from a cent to 20 cents. You can play up to 10 per ‘line’, even though you don’t get any lines. The game assumes there are 50 for working out your total bet though.
The game logo is our substitute here, replacing all but the Christmas cracker icon. You may well guess the cracker is the scatter – hey, that rhymes, kinda!
There is a Secret Santa bonus feature with a random trigger. When it does trigger, you will automatically win one of seven mystery features. Three of these are based around wilds – the Wild Boost, Dashing Wilds, and Wild Reels features. You might also get some free spins, or a Mystery Multiplier feature. Finally, the remaining two features are the Rolling Reels bonus and the Scatter Spree.
The base game also includes a 5 of a Kind Again feature. If you get a 5 of a kind win, the winning icons will grant your payout before changing into another random symbol. You are therefore guaranteed another 5 of a kind win, hence the name.
The key to enjoying the Secret Santa slot game is to watch out for those five of a kind wins, and of course the bonus triggers. Since there are seven bonuses to look for, this gives you more enjoyment if you like playing games over a longer period. You never know when one of those bonuses is going to be revealed, and when it is, you don’t know which one you are going to get. How long will you play Secret Santa for?