Yo-ho-ho, it's Christmas time again! And even if it's not, you can still pick up some pressies from Santa with Jingle Ways Megaways, an xmas themed slot by Red Tiger Gaming. One thing I liked about this game is that the design is pretty restrained for a slot machine with this theme. Red Tiger Gaming have kept it tasteful while still producing a slot with a distinctly festive feel.
With a 6-reel grid where between 2 and 7 symbols can land on each reel every spin, this game can produce up to 117,649 ways to win. Players can keep track of how many ways to win are active for each spin in the counter at the top of the grid.
Wins are when matching symbols land anywhere on three or more adjacent reels, as long as the combination starts on the leftmost reel. The symbols themselves are the traditional card ranks 10 to Ace as the lower paying symbols. And the premiums are all seasonal decorations, with the bells being the most valuable at 2.5 x the stake for 6 of a kind. Wins trigger a cascade, where the symbols involved disappear and the empty spaces created are filled by the remaining ones and new ones tumbling onto the grid from the top. This cascade can result in a new win being formed, and if it does, the process repeats until no new combos are formed.
Wilds don't land during regular spins in this game, but if Santa pops a pressie onto the reels, it can open to reveal a couple of great Wild modifiers, among others, which you can read about below.
The Scatter is a snow globe, and three or more anywhere in view will trigger the festive Free Spins round.
Santa is as active as ever, no matter at what time of the year you play this slot, and will pop presents onto the reels at random times throughout the base game and Free Spins. These presents unwrap to give the player one of the following modifiers:
Mega Wilds, which cover the entire reel and come with multipliers of up to 7 x attached. Up to four of these can land at once on the middle reels.
Santa Claus may randomly appear on the reels and present a gift for players to click open. From the box arises one of these modifiers:
Free Spins can be triggered from one of Santa’s gifts or by landing three or more snow globe Scatters anywhere in view on the grid. Three Scatters will get the player eight spins, and every triggering Scatter over that adds two more to the total. The Free Spins start with a win multiplier of x 1, and this increases after every cascade win up to a max of x 15. Three or more Scatters landing during this round increase the total number of spins.
It doesn't have to be Christmas for you to want to enjoy a bit of festive cheer, and this is definitely the slot for when you do. Just remember, this is a high volatility game, and Xmas can be a very expensive time of year, so never gamble with money you can't afford to lose. And if you're in the mood for more presents, check out our bonuses and promotions by clicking the My Rewards tab. Good Luck!