Now that I've written about the summary, intro, graphics, music, and sound effects, next up are the key features.
At OLBG we create slot games reviews that include up-to-date info about all of the essential features such as the theme, paylines, bet range, and bonuses. I’ll finish the review by talking about the play experience, first impressions and expert verdict.
Theme – Christmas
Ho, ho ho! Love it or loathe it, Christmas is just around the corner. So it make sense that there would be a slurry of Christmas-themed slot releases. The Xmas Drop game focuses on Santa and his enormous sack of presents.
In the background imagery, you'll discover a wintery Lapland complete with snow-covered conifers and swirling snow beneath radiant-sunset colours. Plus of course you'll see the big man himself - Mr. S. Claus. When you switch to the bonus game the graphics are pretty much the same, although it takes place under a dark starry night sky.
On the seasonal gold and green coloured grid you'll see various Christmas presents that Santa must deliver on time. In order from the highest value first, there's a bell, teddy bear, christmas tree, candy cane and a snazzy looking stocking. Next up, are the standard symbols of A, K, Q, J and 10.
You can play the classic setup of 5 reels by 5 rows when spinning the Xmas Drop slot game.
Landing winning combos is possible on 19 paylines, these are non-adjustable.
RTP or 'return to player' as you may have seen in written is a way of telling players what percentage (theoratically) will be returned to them in the long term. The figure is usually between 94% and 96%. Xmas Drop is 96.22% which is above average.
Like all other providers, Hacksaw Gaming uses this RTP rate as a default value. If you shop around, you’ll find different RTPs at various operator sites. We’ve saved you some shopping time and listed a few different percentages at some of the most popular UK online casinos which you'll find in the table below.
When deciding which site to play at there are a few considerations to think about as well as RTP. You should also look at payment options, the game library, customer support and welcome bonuses and deals.
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There's a wide stake range for the Xmas Drop game which starts at £0.10 and goes right up to £100.
The max win amount for the Xmas Drop game is 12,500x your stake.
There are 2 Wild Symbols for the Xmas Drop game. First up, is the Wild Santa Symbol, he expands if the expanded symbol is part of at least one winning combo once it has expanded. Expanded Wild Santa Symbols count Wild on every position that the expanded symbol covers. Wild Santa Symbols only expand downwards to the bottom of the grid.
The second Wild Symbol is the Wild Gift Symbol. When a Wild Santa Symbol expands through a Wild Gift Symbol it turns into a multiplier that is applied to the entire expanded Wild Santa Symbol. The multipliers start at 2x and go right up to 200x.
There are 2 Free Spin rounds to enjoy in the Xmas Drop game. Firstly there's the Night Before Christmas Bonus. Landing 3 Scatters triggers entry to the round where you'll play 10 Free Spins. During this feature, your chances of landing Wild Santa and Wild Gift Symbols increase. When playing this round, if you land 3 Scatters you'll receive an extra 4 Free Spins. Landing 4 Scatters triggers the next Free Spins bonus round called Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is the second Free Spins feature that also triggers 10 Free Spins. Each reel can be activated by landing a Wild Santa symbol on that reel. And, once a reel is activated, a Wild Santa symbol is guaranteed to land on that reel on all of the remaining free spins. During this round, if you land 3 Scatters at the same time you'll receive 4 additional free spins.
Like most modern-day slot games there is no jackpot award within the Xmas Drop slot game. If jackpots are your preferred type of game you should take a look at our page with the biggest jackpot slot games.
Play Experience & First Impressions
Ohhh I do love a seasonal slot game. This particular game didn't disappoint as it was entertaining and was centred around the main man himself, AKA Mr Kriss Kringle.
The Santa Claus Is Coming To Town round was hugely enjoyable as it meant that once a reel was activated the Wild Santa symbol was guaranteed to land on that reel on all of the remaining free spins. So knowing that was coming up on each spin was cool. I'm a fan of multipliers and the Wild Gift Symbol went up to an impressive 200x. It was even better when a Wild Santa Symbol went through a Wild Gift Symbol which did happen a couple of times as it meant that the multiplier got applied to the entire expanded Wild which was exciting.