Playtech Santa Surprise Video Slot Review

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Santa Surprise Slot review

Santa Surprise is a Playtech powered video slot with a Christmas theme and has symbols including Santa Claus, Christmas trees, bells, gifts and stockings. The 5 reel 20 payline game has an impressive 500 times bet jackpot which you can trigger by getting 5 Santa Claus Wild symbols. It also has 2 main bonus features which are described below.

Visually, Santa Surprise is rather basic as it was released a few years ago now – with a festive soundtrack playing in the background, symbols on the reels include festively decorated A, K, Q, J and 10 royals. You’ll also see Christmas presents, stockings and bells on the reels. Santa is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter or bonus – it’s also the most lucrative with 5 on a payline giving you a huge 500 times your total bet.

When it comes to bonus features, you have the Christmas Gifts Bonus feature which can be triggered by getting 3 or more consecutive Bonus symbols on an active payline starting with the 1st reel. You will see that Santa has left you 6 gifts to choose from. You will get 3, 4 or 5 gifts depending on how many bonus symbols you get to trigger the bonus feature. These are cash prizes which is good.

Then there’s the Free Games feature which is activated when you get 3 or more Mountain Chalet symbols. You will then receive 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier. What is good about this feature is that you can re-trigger more free spins by getting 3 or more Mountain Chalet symbols. There is no limit to the number of free spins you can get too which is good.

Santa Surprise is quite a simple video slot which does look a little dated – however, it has the potential for huge wins as filling the reels with Santa wilds will reward you with a whopping 10,000 times your bet. If you add in the 3x multiplier from the Free Games feature, there’s a huge 30,000 times your bet to be won from every single free spin!

It’s not my favourite Playtech video slot by a long way as the game has seasonal appeal – I recommend you try other great Playtech titles like Age of the Gods: Mighty Midas or Raiders of the Hidden Realm.

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