Happy Holidays Slot Review

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Overall impression

Graphics - 76%
Gameplay - 5%
Bonuses - 2%
Value - 1%
Summary:

97% RTP but is extremely tight I mean really tight... there is nothing festive about this slot they should have called it SCROOGE!! the graphics have saved this slot getting just 1 percent

21%
Game Information
Name:Happy Holidays
Software:Microgaming
Game Type:Video slot
Paylines:243
Progressive: No
reels:5
Whats hot: Whats not so hot:
Sublime graphicsLoads of spins required to trigger the free spins
Frosty Feature
Free spins feature

Where to play?

Microgaming’s Happy Holidays video slot decks the halls with some festive fun, it’s a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game that offers a non-progressive jackpot win of 80,000 coins. The online slots can be played on mobile phones and desktops for free or for real cash.

Aside from it spectacular Christmas theme it comes with a ‘Frosty Feature’, a ‘1024 Ways Free Spins’ and during the free spins the ‘Snowman’ transforms into a high paying symbol that awards the highest possible win. The reels can be spun from as little as £0.30.

”Microgaming’s 1024 ways to win Happy Holidays is an idyllic Christmas slot that sets the scene for some frosty wins.”

Like so many Microgaming slots before it it comes across as the ‘perfect’ game that creates the illusion of wins. The game’s return to player (RTP) percentage hovers around 97% but shoots up during the free spins feature. From a graphic point of view the developers did a sterling job and against the backdrop of the reels the snowy scene really brings Christmas to life. On the reels you’ll see kids on a sledge, cookies, a snowman, Santa, a turkey, kids opening presents, stockings filled with goodies and a Christmas tree.

Base game wins are okay but tends to er on the small side. That said, when the ‘Frosty Feature’ is triggered randomly (pays for all high value symbols) wins can be quite remarkable but don’t bank on it because it appears once in a blue moon.

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Game Play

An Auto Play feature comes in handy especially if you intend on playing the game for a long spell. The smallest bet per spin is 30 pence while high-staked players can spin the reels up to £30 per spin.

Wilds

The wild icon is the ”Happy Holidays” slot logo, to form a winning combination it replaces all the other symbols on the reels except the scatter and the snowman during the free spins.

Frosty Feature

The feature is triggered randomly especially if you had a couple of dry spins, when it’s triggered all the low-paying symbols freeze while the 5 highest paying ones awards you an instant cash prize.

The snowman offers the best cash prize, it’s safe to say that it pays on average 15x your stake but if you’re lucky it can be higher. The nice thing about the ‘Frosty Feature’ is that when a scatter (Golden Bauble) pitches it automatically triggers the free spins mode.

Free Spins And Scatters

The scatter icon is the Golden Bauble, 3, 4 or 5 of them triggers the Free Spins feature awarding you 10 free spins for 3. Whilst the free spins feature is active the snowman transforms into a high paying symbol offering extra wins. The reels can also become expanded during the free spins with 1024 ways to win. Unfortunately the free spins feature can’t be re-triggered, during the bonus game winnings are collected automatically.

 

Verdict

Okay where do I begin. One has to give Microgaming credit for creating a slots with top-draw graphics and the fact that it creates a sense of ”homeliness’, but that’s as far as it goes for me. Irrespective of the innovative streaks (Frost Feature) the slots falls flat on its face and here’s why. First, triggering the free spins feature is awfully difficult, I finally triggered it after 275 spins at an average of 30 pence per spin!

The biggest win occurs during the free spins where you can win as much as 2,933x your stake. Will I play it again? Not a chance, if you’re you’re looking for a slots where the odds are not so heavily stacked against you I recommend Play N’ Go’s (https://casinowhizz.com/slots/holiday-season-play-n-go-slot-review/).

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