In a Nutshell
Secret Santa is a 5-reel slot from Microgaming which delivers exciting presents all year round and not just at Christmas.
The Secret SantaÂ slotÂ has some great graphics and sound effects, and with no fewer than 1,024 ways to win, there’s no need to write a letter to jolly old Saint Nick and pop it up the chimney like you did when you were a kid!
A Closer Look
One of the first things you notice about theÂ Secret Santa slot, apart from the festive and attractive graphics — the developers did well here — is the fact that it has no payline selector.
So does this mean that the game is short on ways to win?
Nope — the reverse, in fact. There are no fewer than 1,024 ways to win on the 5-reel, 4 symbol per reel Secret Santa slot machine.
The way it works is that you need to get matching symbols anywhere on adjacent reels, reading from left to right as usual.
So the effect is that there are a large number of paylines on this particular video slot, which makes things simpler.
In regular play, wins pay on 3, 4, and 5 of a kind, and can range from 1.50 for 3 clubs, up to 250.00 for 5 Santas, with everything in between, including seasonal treats such as a Christmas tree, stocking and Christmas pudding on the symbols.
The Secret SantaÂ video slot features a coin selector which allows you to make your bet from 2.50 up to 25.00 in increments of 2.50, and it also features an autoplay button, which can be customized depending on the number of spins or the size of the win you want. It also offers a pre-set number of spins.
Wilds can substitute for all symbols except Scatters, which pay out a whopping 400.00 if you get 5 of a kind.
Scatters can, as usual, appear anywhere on the reels to make up winning combinations, rather than having to be on adjacent reels. Their winnings are multiplied by the amount staked, and 5 of a kind can net you 2,500.00!
This is all well and good, but what really setsÂ Secret Santa apart as a slot is the very fact that the Secret Santa himself can appear at random at any time, and trigger no fewer than SEVEN possible bonuses, free spins and special features.
In total, the 7 random features reward players up to 115,000.
The first of these can turn up to 3 reels wild — 3 entire reels, from the total 5, which can make for a huge possible combination of wins!
The second is a bit more modest and turns a random symbol Wild - though who knows what could happen there!
Dashing Wilds are a variant of the above, where 4 wilds can land in random positions.
The Mystery Multiplier multiplies any wins by x5 or x10. Then there is the Rolling Spins feature, which can multiply any consecutive spins by up to x12.
As if this weren’t enough, there’s the Scatter Spree, which treats ALL symbols as Scatters, i.e. they can appear anywhere on the reels to make up wins and don’t have to be on adjacent reels as in normal play.
That’s 6 of the magnificent 7 Secret Santa random bonuses, which leaves…
Free Spin Features
The last of the 7 Secret SantaÂ bonuses, which can appear at any time, is the Free Spins, which boast a x3 multiplier.
Imagine getting 5 of a kind on one of these spins!…
As noted, 5 of a kind pays the highest, but it really does during this season of goodwill — as you will get 5 of a kind AGAIN - in other words it doubles!
A word of warning - if there is more than one 5 of a kind on the reels, only the highest will appear as 5 of a kind again. This does not occur during the Secret SantaÂ slot feature spins, and 5 Wilds or Scatter symbols will not reward 5 of a kind again.