Santa’s Big Bash Megaways Slot Review
It’s time for festivities, so join the fun in Iron Dog Studios latest release, Santa’s Big Bash Megaways. It’s all about the Ho Ho and Merry Christmas in this 6 reel slot with 64 to 117649 ways to win using Big Time Gamings Megaways mechanics.
This Christmas Party features wilds, random events, and Free Spins with locked reels, Tumbles, incremental Multipliers and Retriggers, all adding to the Christmas cheer. All the fun happens in Santa workshop, and all is not what it seems as there are empty champagne bottles below the reels, making one wonder if this Santa is naughty or nice.
Even the soundtrack is a tad sinister, but one thing is evident, it’s a slot that can see you walk away with a 25000x maximum win during the very generous and giving Free Spins feature.
To join this Christmas Bash, you need to bet between $0.20 to $20 in Santa’s Big Bash Megaways is a highly volatile slot with an RTP of 96.04%.
Traditional in appearance, Santa’s Big Bash Megaways symbols include A, K, Q, J and 10 Royals, all covered in lights. There are also elves, a gingerbread man, Scrooge, Jack Frost and a drunk Santa.
In that batch, the highest paying symbol is the drunk Santa giving players 1, 2.5, 5, 12.5, or 25x their total stake for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 symbols in a winning combo. Keep your eyes on Rudie the Reindeer as he can appear randomly to trigger the Rudie the Reindeer feature.
A Wild Gift
The Wild is the Christmas gift icon, and it appears on reels 3, 4, 5 and 6, never on reel 1. The Wild in Santa’s Big Bash Megaways substitutes for all the other symbols except the Scatter.
The decorative baubles are the Scatter symbols, and when players land 8 on the Christmas tree, it triggers the Free Spins Round.
Santa’s Big Bash Megaways Bonus Features
It’s a slot that keeps giving, and this is evident as it has 4 Bonus features. The baubles give you re-spins, the Rudie the Reindeer feature that adds wilds, Free Spins with an increasing Multiplier and locked reels, all adding to the Christmas spirit.
Tumbling Reels feature
There is nothing unusual about this feature. It’s the usual tumbling reels where winning symbols disappear when you land a win. The winning symbols get replaced by new symbols allowing for consecutive wins, and this continues as long as you land more wins.
Free Spins Feature
It’s where the fun and big wins start happening, the Free Spins feature.
Players need to land at least 8 magic baubles on the Christmas tree to trigger the Free Spins feature. Players can do this by forming consecutive wins. The following are the amount of Free Spins you receive:
8 Baubles- 8 Free Spins 9 Baubles- 9 Free Spins 10 Baubles- 10 Free Spins with a 2x starting Multiplier 11 Baubles- 11 Free Spins with a 2x starting Multiplier 12 Baubles- 12 Free Spins and a 3x starting Multiplier 12 Baubles- 12 Free Spins with a 3x starting Multiplier and more Rudie Reindeers.
The reels with 7 symbols lock for the remainder of the feature, meaning you get to play with more Megaways. The locking reels will increase the winning Multiplier by 1. Moreover, Rudie, the Reindeer, can appear to trigger the Rudie the Reindeer feature. When he does, 2-4 extra wilds get given on tumbles or 4 additional Free Spins.
Finally, landing 4 or more successive Tumbles will see you receive more Free Spins.
Rudie the Reindeer Feature
Rudie appears randomly after each win in the base game and during the Free Spins feature. Once triggered, players receive the following gifts:
2-4 extra wilds added on Tumbles He will fill 3 positions on the Christmas Tree Give players a single Re-Spin without losing the Christmas Tree position
Buy Free Spins Feature
This feature will set you back 70 to 250 x your total stake. The most expensive option in this feature is the 13 Free Spins with the 3x Multiplier. Furthermore, the RTP increases from 96.04% to 96.23%. This option is not available in the UK.
Santa’s Big Bash Megaways from Iron Dog Studios is a Christmas slot with a twist. Santa spreads the Christmas cheer during the Free Spins feature with increasing Multipliers which is key to winning big and seeing you walk away with 25000x max wins per Free Spin. An excellent addition to the game is the randomly triggered Rudie the Reindeer feature. It’s time to join Santa and spread the joy of Christmas.