Fancy spinning your way to your best Christmas yet? Well, now you can with Microgaming’s popular slot game Deck the Halls. Here players can enjoy plenty of bonuses and features that will surely get you in the festive spirit and there’s huge money to be won, allowing you to spend more on presents for the family. But what’s great about this slot is that you’ll find yourself playing it all year round, it’s that good!
Microgaming is one of the world-wide leaders when it comes to publishing games and even though this game has been around for a few years, it’s probably one of the best Christmas titles of all time. Don’t just take our word for it though, read our detailed review and take a look for yourself!
Upon loading the game for the first time you’ll notice exactly what you’re expecting from a Christmas slot. There’s a turkey, Christmas trees, a warm fireplace, Santa, bright lights, stockings, reindeer and much more related imagery that will surely make the grumpiest of Scrooges smile. The graphics do seem a little dated but traditionalists will probably rather that as would most gamers who play these festive games. As you can imagine, there is a red, green and yellow colour scheme incorporated and well-known joyful jingles that play in the background while you spin the reels. These tunes can be a little repetitive but it’s easy to turn them off if you want to just concentrate on winning big money.
Deck the Halls features 5 reels and 30 paylines which can all be reduced and raised to your personal preference. However, we don’t actually recommend lowering these paylines as it will only damage your chances of winning. It’s best to keep all 30 paylines active and just reduce your bet amount if each spin happens to be slightly more than you bargained for. This is an indication of the slot being a few years old as most don’t even give players the opportunity to fiddle with these paylines anymore.
Players can bet from as little as 0.05p or as much as £15 when placing a bet on this game. This doesn’t seem a lot for high-rollers and so they may not find much use here but it will still be plentiful for 99% of gamers who fancy a casual spin on Christmas Day. However, don’t let the bet amounts deceive you as it is still a medium-high variance slot. Players can alter the bet amount by clicking on the coin symbol and there amounts will rise each time they do so.
But what prizes can you win while spinning these reels? Well there are 12 winning symbols in total which make 38 winning combination. The Santa symbols are also stacked during base play so you can get a screen full of them if you’re lucky. Five of these will pay 1000 coins so if you manage to get the stacked symbols you will get 1000×30 coins to win 30,000 coins! Other good symbols to look out for on the base play include 500 coins for five Christmas trees, 400 coins for five fireplaces and 300 coins for five turkeys!
A Christmas slot wouldn’t feel right without plenty of generous prizes and thankfully Deck the Halls delivers just that! Firstly the Deck the Halls symbol acts as the Wild and doubles any win, and 5 of these will win you a huge 4,000 coins. Another lucrative symbol is the Scatter and this takes its form through the bell. You will receive a payout if you spin at least two of these and can multiply your win by 100x if you get 5 which will payout 30,000 coins. Also, three or more of these bells will trigger the Free Spins bonus which we will discuss now.
Once this Free Spins feature is activated, you will be entitled to 10 free spins and anything you win will be doubled. However, if you land a win that includes the Deck the Halls stacked Wild then your prize will be quadrupled! Furthermore, these spins can be retriggered by landing three more bell symbols within the spins. This really is your best chance of winning a huge amount while playing the game! Using the Max Bet option will win you a massive 2,400,000 coins with a screen full of Wilds.
There aren’t that many bonus features in truth but a lot of money can be won through the base game and it’s the stacked feature is something that will be unique to a lot of players. This needs to be taken advantage of where possible if you’re going to win some serious money over the Christmas period!
It doesn’t have to be Christmas in order for you to appreciate this fantastic slot from Micrgaming. This was made to enjoy all year and if it allows you to win serious money, who cares what the genre is? Turn the volume off and get spinning those reels! However, if it is actually the festive period then you’re going to enjoy this game a whole lot more. Play it with the family for something slightly more exciting than watching the Christmas soaps. You may even be able to enjoy a little sing-a-long if you get carried away. Hats off to Microgaming again for creating such a wonderful, pleasant slot game for us all to enjoy!