For those of you who wish Christmas was all year round, you are going to love this next slot. Aptly named Ho Ho Ho after the call heard from jolly old saint Nick, it is packed with Christmas cheer. Microgaming are the team behind this game and although the graphics aren’t up to the usual standards, we are sure Ho Ho Ho will deliver the goods.
Ho Ho Ho is a 5-reel, 15 pay line slot that offers players a lower than usual RTP of just 95.88%. Your reels are set against a night-time cityscape and are packed with festive fun. Higher paying symbols are Rudolph, the sleigh and the Christmas tree, with lower value symbols being the turkey, Christmas pudding, egg nog, gingerbread man and of course the candy cane. Whilst the reels aren’t spinning there’s a peaceful tune playing along, but it is soon cut short by the spinning of the reels. During the bonus spins feature there is the louder one line of Jingle Bells that plays until the reels stop spinning. You will also hear Santa loudly shouting Ho Ho Ho when a win is formed, which we felt added to the fun of it all.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 1p per line in play and can be increased up to £2.50 per line in play. This means spins can cost from just 1p up to the maximum of £37.50 per spin, making it affordable for all players. Bets can be amended by changing the active lines, the coin value per line and the coin level as well. Use the button below the lines active and the coin value to click through until you reach your desired amount of lines and the bet per line you wish to run with. Just to the left of these buttons you will see a plus and minus symbol, this is your coin level and it can be adjusted at any point in game play too.
Wild Symbol – Santa himself is your wild symbol and he can land anywhere on the reels. He will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter and he is your highest paying symbol in the whole game. The Santa wild offers a whopping £1,500 win if you land x5 symbols on an active pay line, which would certainly make us jolly!
Scatter Symbol – A large red Christmas present is your scatter symbol and landing three or more of these anywhere on the reels will trigger the bonus spins. Scatter wins are also in play during Ho Ho Ho and this means by landing two or more scatters on the reels, you will be awarded an extra prize amount on top of any line wins showing.
- 2 scatter symbols will award x1 the bet amount as an extra win,
- 3 scatter symbols will award x2 the bet amount as an extra win and trigger the bonus spins,
- 4 scatter symbols will award x20 the bet amount as an extra win and trigger the bonus spins,
- 5 scatter symbols will award x60 the bet amount as an extra win and trigger the bonus spins.
Bonus Spins Feature – Landing three or more of the present scatter symbol anywhere on the reels will trigger the feature. You are allocated x20 spins to play through, whether you land x3, x4 or x5 scatter symbols on the reels. All wins during the bonus spins are awarded a x2 win multiplier for the duration of the round, meaning there are big wins to be found here. The bonus spins can be retriggered as long as you land three or more scatters on a spin. Scatter wins are also in play during the bonus spins feature too, adding just another bit of excitement to the round for you.
Gamble Feature – On every winning spin you will be given the chance to gamble your win, in a bid to increase your winnings further. If you choose to hit the gamble button you will be taken to a new screen which will have a playing card on it. You can choose either the colour or the suit of the card and if you win you will either double or quadruple your win. Choose the correct colour to double your win or the correct suit to quadruple our win. If you choose incorrectly your winnings are removed and you are returned back to the main game. But if you do choose correctly you are given a chance to guess again. You are given up to the maximum of x5 guesses before you are returned to the game, with any winnings accrued from the gamble feature itself.
Ho Ho Ho is a nice simple game to play, packed with festive cheer and a main feature that does not disappoint. We enjoyed playing this slot, but what enhanced our experience was the fact that the bonus spins feature triggered often. Main game wins are fairly regular too and then add to it those scatter win extras. You’ll feel like Ho Ho Ho makes Christmas come early and you’ve been on Santas nice list. Avoid the gamble feature if you can, as in the long term you will lose more than you win. We understand that some players will be drawn to it due to the nature of the gamble feature itself. But if you do play it don’t do it on every win, or you will soon burn through your winnings.