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Introducing the Christmas Tree slot
Christmas Tree is the latest slot to be offered from Yggdrasil Gaming in partnership with True Lab games. The slot provides 7 reels, and uses the cluster pays mechanic. The slot has two randomly triggered base game features that will provide you with matching symbols and or wilds, three successive cascades which will bring the Christmas present feature into play which can award you with cash prizes of up to 1,000x your stake, multipliers of up to 30x or free spins. The free spin feature will see you benefit from wilds on every free spin and a multiplier which increases with every cascade. There is a solid return to player that sits at 96.4% and the top win of up to 25,000 times your stake is available on every spin.
Theme and Design
The Christmas tree is quite obviously a Christmas themed slot and due to the name, the reels are set within a diagonal format within a tree. There is an upbeat soundtrack and this colourful game also has a dancing snowman to the left of the reels.
Game Play and Statistics
In this slot you will see that there are no conventional reels or pay lines instead it is played with seven reels on a cluster pay mechanic. You need to land five or more identical symbols in a diagonal cluster to form a winning combination and the bigger the cluster the higher your win.
When it comes to placing your bet, this slot caters for all budgets and can be played from a minimum of 40p per spin to £40 per spin and with this bet range this is guaranteed to appeal to a huge audience. You can change your stake simply by clicking on the bet level button. The slot also provides you with an auto play function where you can set from 10 spins upwards as well as add loss and single win limits if you so desire.
The return to player that is offered in the Christmas tree is slightly above the average of 96% as it stands at 96.4% and the game provides a hit frequency of 31.6% which theoretically means that every one out of three spins will give you a winning cluster. The variance sits in the middle with the biggest wins coming from the free spins, and the maximum win is 25,000x your stake on each spin.
The Christmas tree slot is available to be played on all devices which is particularly good if you wish to play regardless of where you are. The layout however does work best on tablets or desktops as there are a lot of symbols on display and although they are fine on phones, they may be a little more difficult to see.
On the reels you will come across various Christmas tree decorations which are the symbols. The three lowest value symbols are represented by the baubles, the medium value symbols include sweets, bells and candy canes, and the high value symbols are represented by an Angel and the man himself Santa Claus. The Angel is the most rewarding symbol of the entire game. The wild is represented by the snow globe and can be used to substitute for all symbols to create winning combinations.
When it comes to the bonus features this slot is all about continuous cascades. There are two random base game features that will help you to win and landing three or more successive wins will award you with cash prizes, multipliers, or free spins. In the free spin feature wilds are added to every free spin and cascades increase the multiplier with no limits on how high it can get.
The cascading feature comes into play when you land a winning cluster that is made up of five or more of the same symbols. The winning clusters fall off the grid and new symbols fill the empty positions allowing for continuous wins. The cascading will continue until you have no more winning clusters available.
The snowman feature is randomly activated by the animated snowman. Snowballs are then thrown at the lower medium paying symbols randomly and every symbol that has been hit will be transformed into a wild.
The Blizzard snowman feature can activate randomly when you have no winning clusters remaining and you will see a Blizzard that sweeps across the game and adds from 3 to 9 mystery symbols. These mystery symbols then transform into one of the regular symbols or the snow globe wild to provide you with an additional chance of forming a winning cluster.
If you land three or more cascades, the Christmas present feature becomes active and you can be rewarded with one of the following three presents. First is the bet win which will give you a prize of between 5 and 1,000x your total bet, next is the win multiplier which will award you with a multiplier between 2x and 30x your win and finally the third present is the free spins which gives you entry to the free spin features with a starting five free spins.
The final feature is the free spins, and these are triggered from the Christmas present feature. You begin the feature with five free spins and the snowman feature is then active on each of the free spins. For every cascade that you land the multiplier will increase by 1 and this is unlimited. Unfortunately, you cannot win additional free spins in this feature, but the cascades can come into play and theoretically deliver unlimited free spins.
In terms of appearance and gameplay the Christmas tree slot is quite simple and basic. The layout however is quite different from the norm and therefore provides players with something new which is always very welcome. This slot is about the cascades which can lead to big stake multipliers, free spins, and additional multipliers.
The key to landing the big wins in this slot is the free spins feature as the multiplier can increase infinitely. There is also the bet win prize of up to 1,000x your stake in the Christmas present feature and therefore this can also provide you with a large and instant reward.
In terms of Christmas slots, the Christmas tree is as good as they get particularly in terms of win potential. The slot is hugely entertaining, expertly executed, and a real joy to play and for this reason and the fact that I do enjoy a good Christmas slot, I would rate the Christmas tree as a solid 9.5/10 an urge everyone to give it a go, who knows it could be the Christmas present you have been waiting for.