Christmas Jackpot Bells has been released by Playtech, as a Christmas version of their Jackpot Bells slot machine. The game has been transformed into one that has an appropriate design for the Christmas angle, but it still retains many of the classic symbols that were part of the original.
The game’s getting a simple type of action, so even though you have 5 reels to spin, there will be only 5 lines on them. With those lines, you can win a jackpot of up to $12,500, if a combination with the right symbols forms on it. Progressive jackpots are also available inside the game. There are few regular features available though, so in that regard you could consider it more of a classic title.
Betting and Prizes
Betting wise, you have to cover 5 active lines, while picking the stake that is going to be used for each one. The stake per line appears to have a starting point at $0.40, and a maximum value of $5. With that in mind, you can calculate that the complete betting range of Christmas Jackpot Bells is between $2 and $25.
There is a very large difference between the kind of payouts that you can get with the lowest paying symbols, and the ones obtained from the best ones. Among the regular symbols, you have the Red Stripe 7, which will pay up to 1,500 coins to players that have a full combo of five formed. A lot more interesting should be the Christmas Bell symbol though, since five of those can pay 2,500x the line bet, while also triggering the progressive jackpot. If you keep in mind that this symbol expands on the reel, then you will understand why it’s a huge deal, since the slot will have 5 of these combinations formed at the same time, and the payout should jump to 12,500x this way. On top of that, there is the progressive jackpot to take home as well.
The RTP that has been announced in the case of Christmas Jackpot Bells is set to a very average, but satisfying, 96.03%.
Christmas Jackpot Bells Slot Features
The Christmas Bell symbol is the only one that you get to use as some sort of feature. This is an expanding wild, which you can use as a replacement, capable of taking the place of any other icon. It is usable only on the five predetermined lines, and only if matching symbols are there as well, so that the regular combo can form. As I mentioned before, 5 symbols of this type, on the same line, will trigger the jackpot. You don’t have any symbols that can’t get its help, since there are no other features in the game.
That’s about it for the list of features that are introduced with Christmas Jackpot Bells. The wild symbol is better than in other classic slots, since it can expand, but the list of features is still quite short.
Theme & Design
The theme is Christmas related only because it was built that way, with one of the bells designed as a tree decoration. Otherwise, the theme is the classic one, and the quality of the symbols is going to be average at best for the most part. On that list you will find the 7 in red/white stripes, watermelon, grapes, plums, oranges, lemons and cherries, all of them classics. It’s not a great design, only an average one.
Christmas Jackpot Bells is going to be useful only to players that want simple games, with little in the way of features, but with a theme appropriate for the holidays.