Santa’s name might not show a lot of imagination on Pragmatic Play’s part, but it’s the actual content inside that is more important here. You’re obviously looking at a classic Christmas themed slot machine, the kind of title where Santa is shown alongside elves or reindeer.
With Santa, the layout that we’re looking at has 5x3 reels/rows of symbols and 20 fixed win lines. You can get some serious payouts thanks to certain fixed jackpots, of up to $25,000, but there are smaller regular combinations to go after as well. Looking at the slot’s major features, those include the Santa Wild, the Present Bonus, free spins and bonus games.
Betting and Prizes
You have 20 active lines inside, as I mentioned, and you need to cover them all with wagers. You can do this by picking as many as 10 coins for each line, while going with a denomination for them that is between $0.01 and $0.50. The game has a minimum bet of $0.20 that you can place, while the highest one gets up to $100.
The really good payouts are the ones that you get via the bonus game and the fixed jackpots found inside. The Grand Jackpot will offer the most, $25,000 being paid if you’re using the maximum bet. The regular combinations are giving you at most $2,000. As for the RTP of Santa, it’s going to sit at 95.92%, which is a decent figure and one that indicates a slot machine that’s typical for the industry right now.
Santa Slot Features
Santa himself has been spotted, and he’s among the symbols of this slot machine. It’s not present on all five reels, only the last four columns being capable of landing this symbol. When it appears on those reels, it will act as a wild feature and so you can have it as a substitute for various other symbols. The ones that will not be influenced by the wild are the bonus and scatter icons. You don’t get any payouts from the Santa Wild, so overall it feels like a simple feature, without too many benefits.
A more profitable feature might be the bonus game, the one that’s triggered when you have the Gift Bonus on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels. When triggered, the bonus game will load up a new screen for you, allowing you to choose from the 12 gifts displayed on it. You can continue opening those gifts up until you locate a Jackpot symbol. It could be a trigger for a payout of 10x, 25x, 50x or 250x total bet, from the jackpots called Mini, Minor, Major and Grand, respectively.
The scatter symbol isn’t missing from the game either, and in this case it takes the form of a Christmas Tree. The reels 2, 3 and 4 can get this one, and it will have to appear on all three in order to trigger 6 free spins for you. Some of the free spins will have wild reels, chosen at random from the last four columns. Unfortunately, there is no option to retrigger free spins.
Theme & Design
Santa’s theme is the obvious one, related to the Christmas holidays and the traditional things that we tend to see at that time. There is a lot of red on the reels, mainly in the background, with symbols featuring images with Santa, Christmas trees, candy cane, reindeer, bells and elves. Even the poker cards are dressed up for the holidays, having little hats or decorations attached. I’m not loving the design, but they did get the traditional feel right.
Santa is a game that’s released just with the Christmas holidays in mind, and for the most part it manages to tug on those strings and make the player enjoy it because of what it represents.