Players can expect to come across nine symbols plus a wild and two bonus symbols, the low end symbols are the playing cards 10 through to Ace with the higher symbols including a candy cane, pair of bells, a deer and an elf. The wild is Santa himself and he will show up always stacked on the 2nd and 5th reels only. The first bonus symbol is a gold gift box adorned with a red bow, whilst the other bonus is the free spin scatter that is represented by an intricate tile which contains a Christmas tree with the word scatter across the bottom. There are two bonus features that players can take advantage of, the first is the Christmas pick and click bonus game with four fixed jackpots and a free spins feature which have guaranteed wild reels. The RTP is medium at just under 96%, but currently the slot can only be played using a desktop computer.
There is an Autoplay feature for those who prefer to sit back and watch the action unfold and players can choose to play anything from 10 – 100 spins consecutively and there is a set of options that they can use to personalise their own game of when the Autoplay function should come to an end. Betting on Santa starts from just 0.20 coins per spin to a maximum of 100 coins. Pay outs are made for landing a single five of the same symbols on any pay line and wins range from x2.5 to x20 of the players initial stake. However, in the bonus game the maximum win can exceed x250 of the players bet and when playing in the free spins features the wins can exceed a massive x1,000 of the players stake which is certainly something that all players will hope to land.
The Christmas pick and click feature sees players guaranteed to win one of the four fived jackpots that are on offer as well as other coin wins and this feature is activated when players land the gift box symbol on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels. However, it can also be activated when Santa randomly swings in complete with sleigh and drop bonus symbols onto the required reels. Players are then taken to a second screen which offers a Christmas tree with 12 golden gift boxes hanging from the branches, all of which contain either coin wins or jackpot symbols. Players then open these gifts until they reveal a jackpot symbol. There are four jackpots, the Minor, Mini, Mega or Grand and the values start from x10 – x250 of the players total stake and the bonus game comes to an end once the player has won one of the jackpots.
The jackpot and any coin wins are paid to the player at the end of the round and players can expect wins of at least x30 of their bet staked when they win the Mini jackpot and higher prizes when they land any of the other jackpots. The scatter will only appear on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels and when it does the player is reward with 6 free spins and whilst the free spins cannot be reactivated, at the start of every spin the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th reels can become completely wild. During the free spins feature the bonus game cannot be triggered.