Santas Wild Ride Slot Review (Microgaming)

Santa does exist, well at Microgaming powered online casinos in a 5-reel 243 ways to win video slot machine. Released in late 2010, this slot game quickly became a player favourite within a short amount of time. The payouts, the bonus features and the humor in the game keep you coming back time and time again for more.

The theme is Christmassy, with a twist. Santa isn’t sporting a sleigh led by a red-nosed reindeer, in this version he has a Harley! That’s right, he traded in his old ride for some new wheels and he has plenty of jackpot reel combinations to fill your stockings with if you were on the right list this year. The slot game has all the characters you would expect to find with Santa in the title, but unlike the other Christmas themed slot games, this one is much more fun to play.

The coin denominations vary in between $0.01 and $0.05 and is also available in multiple currencies, which is great for players all over the world. The maximum bet allowed is $7.50 per spin, which is quite a small bet for more risky players, but the payouts are more than enough to keep any player happy. The highest paying win in the game is 800 coins, which does sound small but with 243 ways to win that possibility of hitting the combination is more often than other slot games.

The wild in Santa’s Wild Ride is the Logo. This symbol will act as a substitute for all other symbols in the game besides the scattered Harley Keys. Having a wild symbol greatly increases the chances of a winning combination, and without paylines the possibilities are nearly endless. Not only is the wild a substitute, it’s also a multiplier. It will multiply all wins it helps create by 2, 3 or 4x at random.

The scatter triggers the free games and you can win up to 1,900,000 coins and 25 free games in the feature alone.  Three or more scattered Harley Keys will trigger the free games and the games may be retriggered. All winning combinations are doubled during the bonus game and there are added wild symbols that appear on the reels that make winning combinations appear more often. There are trailing wilds, which slide down on position; stacked wilds and expanding wilds during the feature. Keep an eye on the reels because the payout could be massive.

The second bonus feature is a Gift Box Bonus and this is activated by a scattered gift box on reels 2 and 4 simultaneously. Once activated, you will pick from the two boxes to reveal a prize amount. This game cannot be retriggered.

Santa’s Wild Ride has a lot to offer players and is now available at every casino using the Microgaming platform. In my opinion it’s one of the best games released by the software in the recent months and there are many players who agree with me. Check out Santa’s Wild Ride today!

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