The quirky and popular Netent slot Egg-O-Matic has received an overhaul for the festive season. Jingle Spin has the same pay mechanic and win potential but with a Christmas theme. The hilarious pressure cooker randomly emitting surprise eggs on to a conveyor belt has been replaced with Papa Elf and his little helpers as well as a Christmas wheel that contains baubles instead of eggs.
Jingle Spin is a medium-variance video slot with a 5×3 reel set and 20 fixed pay lines, featuring wild substitutions, a bauble wheel with three extra symbols and a free spins round. The RTP is set at a generous 96.48%, featuring a maximum win of 94,750 coins in the free spins. Bet sizes range 0.20 to 200 coins. The game is in HTML5 format, allowing for festive slotting sessions from any desktop or mobile device.
A wintry window with ice patches holds an intricate game window with a range of baubles and other tree decorations as pay symbols. A tall Christmas tree stands on the left, while Papa Elf is turning the festive surprise wheel on the right. A festive soundtrack is accompanied by the noises of the surprise bauble wheel as well as the elves when they are passing the baubles to the next in line.
The festive theme continues with the pay symbols, starting the low end with 10s to As. The premium symbols are five different baubles and other tree decorations. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 2.5x to 50x the bet. The wild symbol is a gift box, substituting for all symbols. There are no bonus symbols on the reels as the feature is triggered by baubles coming from the surprise wheel.
The Christmas Surprise Wheel
A Christmas surprise is always welcome and on Jingle Spin we can have one on every spin. Papa Elf is turning on every spin the Christmas Wheel that contains surprise baubles with extra symbols. In the base game the wheel has up to four empty spaces between the baubles while in free spins all positions on the wheel will contain a bauble.
Any bauble stopping on the arrow will be handed to the little helpers on top of the game window. Every following spin, they will hand the bauble to the next in line until it disappears on the left. The bauble is awarded when a wild symbol stops on the same reel on a spin. The gift box will open and award the surprise displayed at the top. The choices for the baubles are coin wins, spreading wilds, free spins as well as a surprise bauble, which will award one of the three extras.
The coin wins range from 2.5x to 125x the total stake. Spreading wilds turn all adjacent and diagonal symbols into additional wild symbols. The best option is when it lands on row two of reel two or three as it will create a jumbo block of nine wild symbols. The free spins bauble will award the amount of free spins shown on it.
The Festive Free Spins
Having a wild symbol land on the same reel as a green bauble will award seven to 50 free spins. During the free spins round more green baubles can appear, adding extra free spins if the bauble is collected. Throughout the round, the Christmas bauble wheel will have no empty spaces and will hand one bauble to the helpers on every free spin. This guarantees that any wild landing on the reels will award a prize. However, once collected, the space will remain empty until it reaches the left of the game window. The choices for the baubles are similar to those in the base game but the high-value coin wins and spreading wild baubles will appear more often.
After Secrets of Christmas, Flowers Christmas Edition and Fruit Shop Christmas Edition, this is the next festive conversion Netent has done in the past years. Maybe it would be time, they released once a truly new Christmas slot. Having said that, with Egg-O-Matic they have chosen an entertaining slot with good win potential for their 2018 Christmas surprise. Jingle Spins will be a good alternative for the festive season.