The Big Santa Fortune slot has 5 reels, 3 rows, and 10 paylines on its grid. And this is set at the bottom of a lake, strangely enough. But all becomes clear when the reels start spinning and the symbols landing. It seems Santa’s hobby is fishing, and this is his favourite fishing spot!
Speaking of symbols, the low-paying ones are snow-covered 10 to A card ranks, all with the same values of 0.50, 2.50x, and 10x the bet for combinations of 3, 4, or 5. The premiums start with a life-buoy in Christmas and a tackle box full of decorations, both paying 2x, 10x, and 50x the bet for combinations of 3, 4, and 5. The fishing rod awards 3x, 25x, and 200x the bet for the same, and the boat loaded with presents is the most valuable regular symbol at 0.50x, 5x, 20x, and 200x for combinations of 2, 3, 4, or 5 matching symbols.
Inspired Gaming have created a winner here, like some of their other slots - Rainbow Cash Pots, Big Egyptian Fortune and Centurion Megaways. The Big Santa Fortune slot betting range is from 0.20 to 100 per spin, and Inspired Gaming rates the volatility as medium.
Santa himself is the Wild and substitutes for the regular symbols to help form line wins. He can land anywhere on the grid, but only in the Free Spins round. The Scatter, which triggers the bonus round, is a Christmas tree ball with the word bonus written across it.
There are also eight different size fish symbols landing in both the base game and the Free Spins. In the base game, combinations of any of these award 1x, 5x, and 20x the bet for 3, 4, or 5. But when the bonus round starts and Santa shows up and starts fishing, they are worth a whole lot more.
The Free Spins don't consist of a set number of spins and can go on for quite a while, thanks to the Big Catch feature. At the start of the round, there is a Pick Me game where the player has to find three tiles with the same value. This is then set as the value of the Big Catch, and the Free Spins continue until Santa manages to land it.
During the Free Spins, after Santa has helped form line wins as the Wild, he’ll crack out his fishing rod and hook any fish symbols in view, awarding the cash values attached to the player. The round ends when he hooks the Big Catch fish symbol. Whenever a Big Catch symbol lands, it locks in place until Santa shows up to hook it. This means there can be more than one Big Catch landed during the round. In the unlikely but not impossible event of the whole reel being covered in Big Catch symbols, the round ends and the total value is awarded to the player.
Big Santa Fortune is just the game for a spot of Christmas fishing with some enormous win potential. Classic slot gameplay plus the Cash Collect feature in the Free Spins keep the excitement levels high. Check it out today here at Gala Bingo, and Good Luck!