Santa Surprise Help

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The objective of Santa Surprise is to obtain winning symbol combinations by spinning the reels.

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  • A wagering denomination (coin value) can be chosen by clicking the Click to Change denomination button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
  • Line bets are chosen by clicking Bet per Line. Each click adds a coin to the line bet. When the maximum amount is reached (10 coins of the selected wagering denomination), clicking the button again resets the line bet to one coin.
  • Paylines are chosen by clicking Lines. Each click activates a payline. When all paylines are activated, clicking the button again resets it to one active payline. Paylines can also be activated by using the numbered buttons on either side of the reels. Selecting a high payline includes all the lower ones too. For example, selecting payline 6 also activates paylines 1 through 5. Clicking Bet Max activates all paylines with the maximum bet per line and spins the reels.
  • Total bet per game round = line bet X active paylines.
  • Clicking Spin spins the reels with the current selection of lines and line bets. During the reel spins the Spin button changes into Stop. Clicking Stop ends the spin animation and immediately displays the spin result. Clicking + or – above Auto Start selects the successive number of spins to be enabled. Clicking Auto Start spins the reels. The Auto Start button changes into Stop during the Auto Start mode of reelspin. The Auto Start mode ends when the reels have been spun the number of times determined by the player, or when the player clicks Stop.
  • Wins are calculated according to the paytable. Line win = line bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. Scatter win = total bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. The paytable can be accessed via the Info page.
  • On a given payline, only the highest payline winning combination pays while simultaneous winnings on different paylines are accumulated.
  • In case of a winning spin, the Win field displays the accumulating winnings. The Win ticker can be stopped by clicking anywhere on the screen to display the total win amount immediately.
  • Payline wins and the total win are also displayed on the strip located at the bottom of the reels or the game window.
  • A win activates the Gamble button which, when clicked, starts the Gamble feature. More information about the Gamble feature can be found below.

Clicking Info opens the reference screen describing different game components. Clicking the arrow buttons at the lower right-hand corner of the screen enables navigating between the different info screens.

  • The Paytable screen shows all winning combinations. When opened after a winning spin, the winning symbol combinations (number of symbols and bet multiplier) are highlighted and blink.
  • The Christmas Gifts Bonus screen describes the symbol combinations necessary to enter the Bonus game and describes the Christmas Gifts Bonus game rules.
  • The Free Games screen describes the symbol combinations necessary to enter the Free Games feature and describes the Free Games feature rules.

The Gamble screen describes how to try doubling winnings by gambling with them and describes the doubling-up rules.

Clicking Show Paylines on the Paytable page, opens a screen that illustrates all possible payline combinations. Clicking Hide Paylines closes this screen and returns to the Paytable page.

Clicking Back exits the Info screen and returns to the game.


Paylines:

  • Active paylines are represented by lines that appear over the reels. Paylines can be activated and their shape displayed by progressively clicking Lines.
  • Only active paylines can register wins.
  • There is a difference between the line bet and the total bet. The line bet shows how much is being bet on a single payline. The total bet shows how much is being bet in total on the game round. Payouts shown in the paytable are multiplied by the line bet.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.


About payouts:

  • If a symbol has a winning combination on more than one reel, the winnings are added up.
  • Winning combinations must start from the leftmost reel, and the symbols have to be on consecutive reels.
  • If two payline winning combinations occur on the same line, the higher of them is paid out. If more than one active payline has a winning combination, the winnings are added up.
  • Winning combinations must start from the leftmost reel, and the symbols have to be consecutive.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.


Wild symbol
The Wild symbol in the game is the symbol. It can stand for any other symbol, except Scatter and Bonus, to make the best possible winning combination. There is also a separate payout for two or more Wild symbols on an active payline, as seen in the Paytable. This is paid out instead of the regular symbol win if the win amount from Wilds is larger than the win from the regular symbols (by Wild standing in).


Scatter symbol
The Scatter symbols do not have to occur on any particular payline. If there are two or more Scatters in the spin results, the payout earned is multiplied by the total bet and added to payline winnings.

If three or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels simultaneously, the player wins 10 Free Games with multiplier X3 for all wins during the Free Games, except for the Bonus game wins.


Bonus symbol
If three or more Bonus symbols appear consecutively on an active payline, starting with the leftmost reel, the Christmas Gifts Bonus is triggered.


Christmas Gifts Bonus
To start the Christmas Gifts Bonus round, click on Click to Start.

In the Christmas Gifts Bonus, the player has to pick 3 to 5 presents out of 6. The number of presents to pick is equal to the number of Bonus symbols that triggered the Bonus round. Clicking on a selection wins a cash prize.

At the end of the Bonus game, a win screen displays your winnings. Click Continue to return to the regular slot reels.


Free games
3 or more Scatters anywhere on the reels trigger 10 Free Games with multiplier X3 for all wins during the Free Games, except for the Christmas Gifts Bonus wins. A multiplier means that when it is in effect, the win is multiplied by that number.

To start the Free Games, click on Click to Start. A message will appear detailing the number of Free Games and multiplier won. After a short pause, the Free Games begin automatically.

During the Free Games, the reels are spun automatically using the same number of lines and bets per line as on the spin that won the Free Games. After each spin, the win is displayed in the Win field. The Free Games Win field shows the accumulated winnings from the current Free Games.

After all Free Games have been completed, a result board summarizes the winnings. Game win shows the winnings that were received from the spin that won the free games. Feature win shows the winnings that were received from the free spins. Total win shows the aggregate winnings (Game Win and Feature Win added up).

If 3 or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels during Free Games, 10 additional Free Games are added to the existing ones with the same multiplier. Free Game wins are added to the payline and Scatter wins.

If the Free Games are triggered during the Auto Start mode, the feature begins after the player clicks on Click to Start. When all Free Games have been played and the player clicks Continue on the screen summarizing the Free Games win, the Auto Start mode resumes.


Gamble
A win activates the Gamble button which, when clicked, starts the Gamble feature where you can bet the winnings from your last spin to try and increase them.

Your current winnings are shown in the Bank field. You can choose to bet these winnings to double them by clicking Red or Black button. Double To shows the amount that will be placed in the Bank, if you win.

If you do not want to bet, you can click Collect to add the winnings from the last spin to your balance and return to the main game. If you choose to bet, you have to guess whether the next card that is going to be revealed is red or black. If your guess is correct, you win. If your guess is wrong, you lose your bet and the Gamble feature ends.

With every win, you can bet again until the winnings in the Bank are equal to or greater than the Gamble feature limit. The limit is shown on the Info page that describes the Gamble feature.

Click Collect to add your winnings to your balance and return to the main game. Please note: The Gamble button is disabled during free spins and while the Auto Start is active.


Buttons:

Info

Open the reference screen that describes the different game components.

Auto Start / Stop

Spin the reels a number of times in succession. / End the active Auto Start reelspin mode.

+ and – buttons

Increase or decrease the number of successive spins made with Auto Start.

Lines

Activate one more payline or reset.

Bet Per Line

Add a coin to the line bet.

Bet Max

Activate all paylines with the maximum line bet, and spin the reels.

Spin / Stop

Spin the reels/Stop the reelspin animation and immediately display the spin result.
In the active Auto Start mode stop the reelspin animation and immediately display the result.
Clicking Stop in the active Auto Start mode does not end the Auto Start reelspin mode.

Gamble

Gamble the winnings in an attempt to increase the winnings from the spin.

The lower edge of the game window holds the casino toolbar. It contains the following:

  • Current balance

Your account balance. This is the money you can use to play the casino games.

  • Cashier

Clicking this button opens the Cashier window, where you can make deposits and withdrawals, see your transaction history, etc.

  • Play for Real Money

This button appears only in Fun or Offline Mode. Clicking it will take you to the Real Money account creation page. If you already have a Real Money account, it will take you to the Play for Real Money login screen.

  • Menu

Some popular functions are united under the Menu.

  • Clicking History (unavailable in Offline mode) will open the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds.
  • Options opens the options dialog, where you can change various gameplay settings.
  • Help opens the help article that you are reading right now.
  • Online Support lets you contact a customer support specialist, if one is online.
  • Close

Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby.


Shortcut keys
If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.

Press this key

To do this

TAB

Highlight the next button on the screen.

ENTER

Select the button that is currently highlighted (equal to clicking on it)

SPACEBAR

Spin the reels with the currently set bet.

ESC

Exit the game (applicable only for the download version of the game).

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of the main game, the spin will be automatically completed. You can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.

  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a bonus round or free spins, you will be automatically directed back to the game after you log back into the casino so you can continue the game.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a spin using the Auto Start function, the spin will be automatically completed, but further spins will not automatically commence. You can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a gamble round, the winnings will be collected and added to the balance. You can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back to the casino.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a bonus round or free spins, you will be automatically directed back to the game after you log back into the casino so you can continue the game.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a spin using the Auto Start function, the spin will be automatically completed, but further spins will not automatically commence. You can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.