Ah, Christmas, the most festive time of the year. It is a period where people exchange gifts, sing, and look to be there for one another. As December comes to a close, slot providers look to take advantage of everyone looking for some X-mas fun and look to release games that feature a festive theme, utilizing casts of characters most associated with the winter months. Thus, as the interactive gaming space grows vast, more and more Christmas slots appear on the World Wide Web as every year draws to a close. Below, we look at the best ones that hit online casinos in 2021.
Jingle Ways Megaways
Red Tiger Gaming is a Malta-based game developer that got up and running in 2014. They got bought out by NetEnt in 2019 but maintained as a separate brand and did not falter from their mission to create engaging products that appeal to spinners of all experience levels. Jingle Ways Megaways came out on December second, and it is somewhat of a sequel to Red Tiger’s 2020 game Jingle Bells Power Reels. It is a reskin, boosted with Santa’s Gift modifiers, and a max prize of x 10,500.
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza
Reel Kingdom is a relatively new company that made a massive splash with their hugely successful 2020 fishing-themed release titled – Big Bass Bonanza. That slot already has several upgraded versions floating around casino lobbies. In late November, Reel Kingdom, a Pragmatic Play partner, looked to enhance their selection of Big Bass games by unleashing a Christmas edition. Essentially, this is the original game with a holiday makeover. It has the same math model and extra features. Fans of the first game may play this one as a decent change of pace, but it will likely lose its novelty when January passes.
Plenty of Presents
Just for the Win are a team of Swedes from Stockholm that entered the online gambling sector in 2016 and instantly teamed up with industry juggernaut Microgaming. So far, they have released over forty titles, and their most popular one is a Santa-themed reskins of their 2020 game – Wolf Howl. That said, Plenty of Presents does bring a jolly atmosphere to a set of five digital reels and produces heavy doses of Christmas fun. Its return-to-player percentage is a bit low at 94.07%, but the max prize here is a whopping x25,000 a player’s stake.
Diamond Link Mighty Santa
Greentube is the interactive division of Novomatic, one of the most notable land-based gaming product suppliers in Europe. Greentube has been around forever, and during their almost twenty-five-year existence, they have churned out close to four hundred online products. Diamond Link Mighty Santa may not go down in history as the best Greentube game ever, but it is a quirky one featuring a buff Santa who looks like someone who does not take lip service from anyone. The slot gameplay offers a bonus round with random multipliers and four progressive jackpots. Thus, it is a dynamic reel-spinning romp.
Christmas Carol Megaways
Here is a title that is a bit of a cheat, as it came out in late 2020. However, this Pragmatic Play reimagining of Charles Dickens's famous novella about Ebenezer Scrooge and his rediscovery of the magic of Christmas is so good we could not leave it off the list. Moreover, it currently ranks as the most-played holiday-themed product in the slotverse, so there is another reason to mention it. It implements BigTime Gaming’s Megaways engine while boasting cartoony, painterly graphics. The max win here gets capped at x20,000 a gambler's bet, on a max wager of $100.