With each upcoming holiday, game software developers are always striving to develop a new slot machine that will depict the occasion and attract the masses. Microgaming is especially well known for this, and as the winter holiday season approaches, one of the most highly anticipated Christmas slots is on its way.
This December, Microgaming invites online casino fans to its more than 100 licensed operators to “make this holiday season truly memorable” with the upcoming introduction of its newest interactive slot machine, Happy Holidays.
No official release date has been divulged, but based on the seasonal target and Microgaming’s history of releasing new slots at the start of each month, it’s safe to assume it will be available within the first week of December.
Happy Holidays Slot Features
According to the promotional video provided by Microgaming earlier this month, Happy Holidays is a graphical delight that any fan of a traditional Christmas holiday will truly appreciate. The 5×3 reels feature Microgaming’s famous 243 Ways to Win, and are brimming with graphical delights that resemble what you might expect to find adorning the Christmas dinner table, depicted on a holiday greeting card, or perhaps even in a Norman Rockwell painting.
Symbols include Santa Claus, Stockings, Gingerbread Houses, Christmas Trees, Ornaments, Snowmen, Sleighing Children, Children Opening Gifts, Roasted Turkeys and a plate of Festive Cookies.
Wilds and Scatters: The Happy Holidays logo is the Wild, helping to deliver winning combinations whenever they appear on the reels. The Golden Ornament is the Scatter symbol, and when three or more appear anywhere on the reels, it triggers 10 free spins. There is no multiplier during free spins, but players are sure to harvest bountiful rewards as the reels expand upwards to a 5×4 grid, altering the standard “243 Ways” to “1,024 Ways to Win” during all free spins.
Frosty Feature: The Frosty Feature can be randomly triggered during the base game on any spin, win or lose. When this occurs, snows flurries blow across the screen, freezing some of the symbols on the reels and turning all others into instant prizes that can range from $1 to $30. If any Scatter Ornament symbol happens to be visible on the reels when the Frosty Feature activates, the player is automatically awarded 10 free spins.
No other details have been released yet regarding the pay table, or the availability of Microgaming’s customary ‘Gamble’ feature. It’s also not known whether the new Christmas slots will be optimized for mobile and tablet casinos.
Then again, part of the magic of the season is the anticipation of what’s to come. I guess we’ll just have to wait until the new Happy Holidays Slot is unwrapped at online casinos all across cyberspace next month.
More New Slots from Microgaming in December
In addition to the new Christmas slots, Microgaming is also planning the release of two other new reel spinners. One is called Bullseye, a humorous game with a 1980’s dartboard theme and 243 Ways to Win. The other is Serenity, which carries a tranquil Asian motif across 5 reels and 15 paylines.