Has Christmas Comes Early in the New Play’n GO Online Slot – Xmas Magic?
It’s that time of the year when the allChristmas themed slots start to arrive at our casinos, we checked out Raging Reindeer from iSoftBet and now its time to take at look at Play’n Go’s offering Xmas Magic which will be playable at Unibet Casino.
The Xmas Magic slot uses a slightly larger than normal 5×4 reel layout and comes with 50 adjustable paylines, using the backdrop of Christmas themed house with chimneys you will find the reels adorned with stockings, candy canes, snow globes and mistletoe and even Santa Claus dropping Wild presents down the chimneys.
Whilst this does sound like an appealing backdrop for a Christmas slot, it also didn’t go unnoticed that this machine is unusually similar in terms of mechanics to the Happy Halloween slot previously released by Play’n Go, and on further testing it turns out that this does seem to be what we would be called a re-skin of an older slot.
The basic mechanics of this slot are the heavily stacked premium symbols on the reels, capable of scoring quite large base game hits with 50 paylines in play, the bonus round is where things heat up as added wilds are dropped down the chimney on each free spin during the bonus round giving heavily stacked wilds on the reels by the end of the bonus round.
These added wilds all in a large clump on the reels can make for some fantastic wins during the bonus round when they all align and land in view but likewise, you can also have some very disappointing bonuses when this doesn’t happen. The biggest factor here though is the ability to fully re-trigger the bonus round meaning even more added wilds!
The bonus round, in essence, is a kind of all or nothing affair with mediocre wins when the wilds don’t line up and huge wins if they do, so it’s definitely worth taking note that this machine even with a Xmas theme does come with quite a bit of variance too!