New Holiday Online Games from 1X2 Gaming

Many online casino slot game developers introduce a holiday-themed game in November or December each year. Rarely, however, does a company release two games. It seems 1X2 Gaming wanted to buck the trend in 2019.

When 1X2 Gaming launched in 2002, its goal was to develop innovative fixed odds gaming products. It did just that and eventually branched out to virtual football games and casino games. Based in the UK, 1X2 Gaming is a part of the network by the same name, and its sister companies include Iron Dog Studio and LEAP.

It seems as if the 1X2 Gaming creative department was feeling festive this year, as the company decided to stand out from its competitors with two holiday releases: Xmas 3×3 and Space Christmas.

Xmas 3×3 Basics

This new slot game is a three-reel creation with nine paylines. It offers an RTP of 95%, making it a low-variance game but with a maximum win of 8,070 coins.

The lowest bet value possible is the $0.10, making the minimum bet $0.90. The player can then increase that value up to $5.00, creating a max bet of $45.00. Essentially, since there are nine sets of reels, the bet is multiplied times nine.

However, players can choose to play fewer reels. By simply clicking on a reel, it can make it inactive. This reduces the total bet.

The paytable for the game is simple:

  • 3 Santa hats = x1
  • 3 snowflakes = x2
  • 3 holly flowers = x3
  • 3 candy canes = x4
  • 3 stars = x5
  • 3 gingerbread men = x6
  • 3 desserts = x7
  • 3 ornaments = x8
  • 3 stockings = x10
  • 3 snowmen = x15
  • 3 reindeer = x20
  • 3 elves = x25
  • 3 wrapped packages = x30
  • 3 decorated trees = x50
  • 3 bags of gifts = x100
  • 3 sleighs = x500

Xmas 3×3 Gameplay and Features

The game is very simple. There are nine sets of reels, each with three reels and a single row. One spin takes care of spinning all nine of them.

To win a prize, at least one of the reels must have three matching symbols. The options for the payouts listed above are as follows:

  • Top row winning potential: x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8
  • Middle row winning potential: x1, x2, x3, x5, x10, x15, x20, x30
  • Bottom row winning potential: x1, x2, x5, x10, x25, x50, x100, x500

The game sounds simple, and it is. There is really nothing more to it, no bonus rounds or free spins. But with nine reels to watch and the potential for some big payouts, Xmas 3×3 is exciting and fresh.

Xmas 3x3 by 1X2 Gaming

Xmas3x3 paylines

Space Christmas Basics

Santa normally leaves the North Pole in his sleigh and heads for children’s homes, but in this game, he heads for outer space. Instead of traditional music, mysterious space sounds take over. The reindeer wear space helmets, candy canes are twisted, and Santa dons a full-on space suit.

The 5-reel game has 20 paylines, making the minimum bet $0.20. A player can then increase the bet per spin up to $50.00. And players can win up to 800x the bet. And the RTP is 96%.

When playing at the lowest betting option, these are the payouts listed for the symbols in Space Christmas when five appear on a payline:

  • Santa = 800
  • Snowman = 500
  • Reindeer = 300
  • Orange planet = 200
  • Twisted candy cane = 100
  • Orange and blue stars = 50 each
  • Purple and yellow orbs = 25 each

Space Christmas Gameplay and Features

This game offers several features, starting with the Wild that substitutes for all standard symbols. During the bonus round, the Wild sticks on reels for successive spins.

Speaking of the bonus round, one involves free spins. When the Scatter appears on the reels, it can lead to free spins. Three Scatter symbols garner 10 free spins, four symbols bring 14 free spins, and five Scatters win 18 spins.

As for the Bonus symbol, three, four, or five of them put the player into the awards bonus game. There will be up to five chances to pick a lucrative prize.

This game has many more features than Xmas 3×3 and a better return with medium variance.

Space Christmas is definitely a holiday-themed game, but it doesn’t have the holiday music. So, if you’ve had your fill of Christmas carols, this is the game to play.

Space Christmas by 1X2 Gaming

Where to Find Xmas 3×3 and Space Christmas

The top Canadian online casinos offering 1X2 Gaming holiday games are Playamo and CasinoChan. Players can find all 1×2 Gaming offerings there.

Keep your eyes open on these and other casino sites for special Christmas promotions!

 

 

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. As the online gaming sectors have changed and grown, particularly in the United States and Canada, she has followed it all and written about it for websites like World Poker Tour and PokerScout. In her free time, she runs a small business, reads, cooks, and enjoys music.

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