Inspired Gaming makes another turn in the Christmas themed slots games area with Christmas Cash Spins. It’s a no brainer that studios would be delving into the yearly theme and releasing online casino games towards the end of the year. However, a slot isn’t rewarding just because it carries the Christmas theme. It’s not as simple as waking up to a packed Christmas stocking on Christmas morning. What we can tell you is that you can find a hold-and-win style bonus feature here, while you’ll also get wild symbols that expand to cover the entire reel that they landed on. Join us as we take a sleigh ride through these five reels for a closer look.
If you’re the kind of player that lives for the festive season, then this is the kind of slot you'll enjoy. Christmas Cash Spins doesn’t go as hardcore with the theme as some other titles we’ve seen released to capture the same market. Inspired Gaming is the casino software studio that created Christmas Cash Spins. Their other Christmas themed slots released this year, Merry Christmas Megaways, is far more visually appealing. The same could be said when looking at Microgaming's Christmas effort, Plenty of Presents. However, you do get the feeling that Inspired purposefully kept it simple. For example, there’s a basic structure of 5 reels and 20 paylines, while you also won’t have any complicated features.
Like most online slot games in the UK, Christmas Cash Spins makes a maximum win amount of £250,000.00 available to all iGamers. No one will be complaining this Christmas if they manage to land that North Pole-sized cash prize. However, this same prize can now be won at most slots. Another factor to consider is that you'll need to be wagering at the maximum bet of £100 per spin to have a shot of achieving it. Nowadays, you get UK slots online with a maximum wagering limit of £10 and also put up 250k as the biggest win. Christmas Cash Spins has a minimum bet limit of 25p, so one way of looking at all this is that there’s a preferred wager for all players – high rollers to the conservative iGamer.
When it comes to the symbols, you'll have a very easy time telling which icons carry lower values and which ones carry high values. The Christmas tree ornaments, which include the star, heart, bauble and bell, all hold the same lower value, while the higher paying symbols include a vanilla cupcake, a red/white colour cupcake, a house with a blue door, a house with a red door and the Christmas Cash Spins logo.
The wild symbol is the Christmas tree, and this icon can act as all regular symbols to assist in making up a winning line. The only symbol that the wild can't substitute is the Bonus symbol, which is the spinning wheel.
The wild icon has more than just the ability to substitute regular symbols when it lands. Although it only falls on reels 2, 3 and 4, it will always expand to cover the entire reel. This prospect of a wild landing on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time seems quite compelling.
The bonus feature is a hold-and-win game. In order to trigger it, you'll need to land six bonus symbols on the same spin. You can also get a shot at activating the feature if you form a 2x2 block of the bonus symbol.
However you manage to trigger the feature, you'll be awarded three free spins. If a bonus symbol lands, then the spins are reset to 3. You'll also see that every time a bonus symbol lands, it merges with any other bonus symbols. If you manage to fill the reel, then you'll go to a wheel with different jackpot values, with 1,000x your bet being the biggest.
Christmas Cash Spins likely won’t cement a place in casino games history, and this is because the rewards require you to drop substantial wagers. Of course, this might appeal to high rollers due to the thrills this player thrives on, but most iGamers want a little less risk to go with the reward. If you can spend enough time in the bonus feature, then it could be a joyous Christmas, although you'll find titles with better components to up the ante on how good your festive season can be.