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New Online Games: Mystical Santa, Fat Santa, Brutal Santa
One online game developer after another has been releasing new holiday-themed casino games this year. Many of them use Santa as the main character, obviously, but he is portrayed very differently in these games.
The three that Canadian online casino players have been playing the most are Mystical Santa, Fat Santa, and Brutal Santa. Clearly, developers had very different visions of Santa this year.
Mystical Santa Megaways from Stakelogic
This game is very festive, complete with snow falling in the background and a jingling-bells soundtrack. And Santa’s reindeer-driven sleigh occasionally flies in front of the moon.
The six-reel game typically features six rows but varies from two to seven, depending on the symbols that appear with each spin. Paylines also vary from 324 to 117,649, leading to its “Megaways” classification in the title.
Players can get in on the action for as little as $0.20 per spin or go as high as the max bet of $40.00.
Elves, snowmen, reindeer, and Santa highlight the symbols among decorated holiday cookies. Playing the minimum bet and finding six symbols on a payline, this shows the payouts:
- Santa = $10.00
- Reindeer = $1.50
- Elf = $0.40
- Snowman = $0.30
- A and K cookies = $0.25 each
- Q and J cookies = $0.20 each
- 10 cookies = $0.15
There are several symbols that are special features of Mystical Santa. The Wild is the red ornament, but the Multiplier Wild is the crank-box that can off multipliers of 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x the payline. The Mystery Symbol can also appear as a gift box that can reveal free spins, extra wilds, matching symbols, or multiplier wilds. And finally, the Scatter is a star-topped tree, and when it appears in a set of four or more, it will trigger free spins. Scatters start with 12 free spins for four symbols, and every extra one awards another five spins.
The Megaways feature reveals itself with every winning spin, as winning symbols trigger cascading symbols to fall from the top or right of the board.
Fat Santa from Push Gaming
Set at the snowy North Pole with more snow falling in the background, online casino players can listen to a slower soundtrack, one that is festive but with a modern twist.
The five-reel game offers five rows and 50 paylines, and it has a maximum win potential of 6,400x the bet in one bonus spin.
With a minimum bet of $0.25 per spin, the game can be fairly inexpensive to play. The max bet is only $25.00, also keeping it fun at the holidays.
Fat Santa is the wild and can substitute for all other symbols. As for the other well-animated symbols, if playing the lowest bet and hitting five of one symbol on a payline, these are the payouts:
- Fat Santa = $5.00
- Elf = $5.00
- Fat Reindeer = $4.00
- Fat snowman = $2.50
- Gift box = $1.50
- Red or orange ornament = $0.50 each
- Green ornaments = $0.40 each
The Santa’s Sleigh feature is a random one and appears when the reels are in spin motion. The sleigh can fly from left to right or right to left and leave Christmas Pies in various positions on the grid. When those symbols lock, they become wild and take the shape of other symbols to complete a payline.
When at least one Santa lands on the grid with a Wild Christmas Pie, the combination triggers free spins. When more pies land during the bonus round, Santa moves to eat them, adding a pie to the meter next to the reels. As Santa gets fatter, the player receives extra spins.
Brutal Santa from Evoplay
Complete with guitar riffs and Santa on his motorcycle, Brutal Santa is an entirely different and unique holiday online video slot. As Biker Santa sits in the living room after busting through the wall, players also get a dose of rock-and-roll holiday music.
The 3×3 grid has nine paylines, and the betting options range from $0.10 to $500.
The payouts for symbols hitting three on a payline are:
- Stocking = x30
- Electric guitar = x20
- Ho-ho-ho brass knuckles = x15
- Skull-adorned lighter = x10
- Blue ornament = x1.5
- Green ornament = 1.2
- Purple ornament = x1
- Red ornament = x0.08
The woman holding a holiday gift is the Wild symbol, but she is the Chic Wild when she takes up all three positions on the reel. Chic Wild is the full-body rendition of the elf-woman with tattoos, and she only appears on the middle reel during the bonus round. The growling dog is the Bonus symbol that awards free spins.
Santa pulls a gift from his bag for every spin of the game, but he throws most of them away. Other times, he throws them on the reel. They can also trigger one of seven features: Respin, Wild, Wild x2, Wild x3, Multiplier x2, Multiplier x4, and Free Spins.
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