Fat Santa is a Christmas-edition slot that Push Gaming is releasing for the last month of 2018, and by the looks of it it’s a clone of their Fat Rabbit slot, which was well received by players earlier in the year. If you enjoy games with good potential, above average RTP and pretty graphics, Push Gaming has got you covered for this next holiday season.
They’ve designed a game with 5 reels & 50 active paylines. They also provide you with wins of up to $25,000 (1,000x the stake), with high volatility action and they rely on free spins, wild Christmas Pies and the option to get giant symbols along the way. The option you get, to buy access to the bonus feature, is the cherry on top that makes it different from the original Fat Rabbit.
Betting and Prizes
Betting is going to start at a minimum of $0.25, so the line bet involved appears to be as low as $0.005. You can go up to $25 wager wise, allowing for up to $0.50 to be used per line.
The most that seems to be available from a single winning combination is $500, or about 20x the amount wagered. While filling up the reels with Santa Wilds, which is not as unlikely as you might think, you can get a win for a single round of up to 1,000x the bet, or $25,000. This appears to be the highest potential of this high volatility game. The ability to buy a bonus, which is included in Fat Santa for the first time by Push Gaming, is one of the ways that you can get easier access to those high paying situations.
The RTP is decent though, and at 96.45% it’s telling us that the game will pay a decent amount back to players over its entire life. No telling what it will do for you though, the game is quite unpredictable over the course of a single session.
Fat Santa Slot Features
If you’ve played Fat Rabbit, then the action of this slot will feel familiar. What is extra is the ability to buy access to the bonus feature, which you can do if you’re willing to invest 80x the bet, so up to $2,000.
Among the symbols which will pay the highest amount, of 20x the stake, there is the Fat Santa icon as well, along with the regular Elf. Fat Santa will be usable in the creation of any new combinations on the lines, when it’s used as a substitute. Naturally, you’re going to hope for it to form its own wins, since it will pay better that way.
A random Sleigh bonus may trigger as you play this game, and it will involve Santa’s appearance in a sleigh, going across the reels and adding wild symbols to them.
The highest potential feature is going to be the one with free spins, which you can trigger via Santa icons appearing at the same time as 1+ Christmas Pies. You get 5 free games to begin with, and you can collect Santa wilds along the way. Santa occupies only one position at first, but it can go up to 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and eventually to 5x5. Each increase in size is possible when you collect five wilds from the reels. The size increase also adds more free spins to the total.
Theme & Design
The classic Christmas theme is chosen for this slot, with cute cartoon-style Santa, his elf helper, reindeer, gifts and cookies, but also with several Christmas tree decorations which have card suits painted on the side. It’s an interesting design, which I quite enjoyed seeing.
Fat Santa is the perfect game to play for the winter holidays, particularly if you want a high volatility slot.