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Christmas Megaways

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Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with festive surprises on the slot from Iron Dog Studios. Christmas Megaways is taking you to a winter wonderland across six dynamic reels with reactive wins, multiplier wilds and a free spins round with locked reels and an unlimited multiplier that can lead to wins of up to 40,000 times your bet.

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€1 for 100 Free Spins OR min. €20 for 100% up to €200 + 100 FS
Main termsFull T&C Apply
New Customers Only
Deposit Bonus€1 for 100 Free Spins OR min. €20 for 100% up to €200 + 100 FS
Extras100 Free Spins on Mega Moolah
No Deposit Offer
Bonus availableValid until further notice
Time to meet requirements30 days
Bonuscode
OperatorRootz Limited
MGA licenceMGA/B2C/599/2018
Max bet size€5
Max Cashout
Deposit bonusNo limits
ExtrasNo limits
No deposit max cashoutN/A
Wagering Req.
Deposit Bonus35 X Bonus
Free spins35 X Bonus
ForfeitableYES
Sticky BonusNO
18+, new players only. NO UK. Min deposit is €1 for 100 free spins on selected games only. Min deposit for bonus & free spins is €20. Max bonus €200 + 100 free spins on Mega Moolah. Wagering 35x bonus. 10 spins/day credited over 10 days. T&Cs apply. Play responsibly. www.BeGambleAware.org

Slot Details

Christmas Megaways is a video slot with six reels, up to seven rows and up to 117,649 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Sail the high seas on desktop or mobile devices from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with a default RTP of 96.20%.

Core to the gameplay is the trademarked Megaways engine under licence from Big Time Gaming, no two spins are the same as the number of ways to win is randomly determined at the start of a new spin. The game will select between two and seven pay symbols for each reel, creating anything from 64 to 117,649 win ways. Any win will set off a chain reaction, which will see the winning symbols explode and new ones cascading into to place, potentially creating more winning combos. The process continues as long as a new win occurs after a cascade. All wins are accumulated and paid once a spin sequence ends.

A wintery wonderland is opening up when you load the game, taking you to a magical scene with serene snow-covered hills and scattered red gift boxes with a golden ribbon. The reels are populated by the usual festive decorations with the Christmas tree being the top premium. An enchanted festive orchestra piece coupled with reel noises provides the main audio.

Christmas Megaways Screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 0.6x to 1x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are complemented with Christmas baubles, Advent candles, a trio of gift boxes, Santa’s gift sack and a Christmas tree as premiums. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 25x your stake.

The game has two types of wilds. The standard star wild marked with the word itself, appearing on reels two to six and substituting for all regular pay symbols. A blank icon marked with x2 Wild can land as well on reels two to six in the base game only and, while also performing the usual substitutions duties, it will multiply any win it is part of by x2. Up to three multiplier wilds can appear on every spin with each being multiplied by each other, providing the potential to hit x2, x4 and x8 win multipliers. There are no scatters on this slot as it uses a different mechanic to trigger the free spins.

Christmas Megaways Slot Features

Iron Dog Studios is making good use of their most popular Megaways slot and after releasing a branded version that allows any casino to have its own game, they are now adding a festive sibling to the collection of Pirate Kingdom Megaways clones.

Just like on the original, the display on the right with four stars is your path to triggering the feature. Each winning tumble within a spin sequence will illuminate one anchor on the meter. The game will trigger 8 Free Spins after the fourth successive winning tumble and will add +2 free spins for each additional winning tumble in the same spin sequence, up to a maximum of 14 free spins. During the round, collecting again four anchors within a free spin will award +2 free spins and any further anchor another +2 free spins, no limits.

Christmas Megaways Free Spins

Two extras in the bonus feature will have a significant impact on your potential winnings. Any reel displaying seven symbols on a free spin will see a festive golden frame forming around it and turning it into a Locked Reel, which means that on all following free spins you will always have seven symbols landing on the reel. Plus, each locked reel will increase the win multiplier by x1, irrespective of a win hitting on the same spin. Locking a reel on the last free spin will retrigger one additional free spin.

The second extra is the well-known progressive Megaways multiplier. It starts at x1 and will increase by x1 after each winning reaction, no limits. Any multiplier from the Locked Reels will be added to the overall multiplier.

Lastly, Christmas Megaways offers a Buy Free Spins option that has become the norm on Megaways slots. Clicking on the button will lead you to a selection screen where you can pick the number of free spins and the starting number of locked reels. Obviously, you can get more reels locked throughout the feature via the mechanic explained above. It will cost you up to 130x your bet to purchase the feature which will give you instant access to the free spins.

  • 6 Free Spins: No locked reel – 30x your bet | One locked reel – 40x your bet
  • 8 Free Spins: No locked reel – 50x your bet | One locked reel – 80x your bet
  • 10 Free Spins: No locked reel – 90x your bet | One locked reel – 130x your bet

Final Verdict

Who knew we would see so many clones of Pirates Megaways? Never change a winning team… and all that, Iron Dog Studios is taking cloning to an unseen level. About a dozen casino operators ordered the branded version of Pirate Kingdom Megaways, which is already rather odd. Having now more of the same thrown in for the holiday period might not excite too many players. Nevertheless, the game itself is actually rather playable and a respectable win potential of up to 40,000 times your bet. Nobody would decline to find that kind of present under the tree.


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