Happy Holidays Game Review

March 14, 2019Blog Standard

No matter what time of year it is, you can feel festive with Happy Holidays online slot. It’s a 243 ways to win Microgaming video slot that’s themed around Christmas time and the holiday season. As such, you’ll be treated to fitting music, snowy symbols and you may even be able to jingle all the way to the bank with a big win.

How To Play Happy Holidays Slot

Happy Holidays is very easy to play but you should always check the paytable before you begin. Click ‘Pays’ on the right of the reels to see the prize symbol values and learn how the special features work.

You’ll see that Santa Claus is the highest paying standard symbol. Get 5 of a kind for 800x your coin value multiplied by the number of coins staked. The Happy Holidays logo is wild and can substitute for any other symbol except scatter symbols and the snowman in free spins. Wild symbols can also combine with one another to award a payout of up to 1,500x for 5 of a kind. Way wins are formed when matching symbols appear in succession from left to right on adjacent reels, beginning at the leftmost reel.

Scatter symbols do not follow the same rule and can combine anywhere on the reels. Get 2 or more scatters for a return on top of way wins, up to 100x your total bet for 5 scatter symbols. 3 or more scatter symbols will trigger 10 free spins. In free spins, an extra row of symbols is used to create 1024 ways to win. The snowman symbol can also transform to complete the highest possible pay for that spin.

The Frosty Feature can be activated after any non-winning spin in the base game. Any Santa, Presents, Snowman, Sled or Tree symbols award a bonus amount. During the feature, only one golden scatter bauble is required to trigger the free spins game.

This is a very simple slot to set up and you’ll be ready to play in seconds. Click ‘Bet’ and then use the arrows to determine your coin value and number of coins. The overall cost per spin will be displayed below. Once you’re ready to play you can either click ‘Spin’ to play manually or ‘Autoplay’ to program in up to 500 automated spins.

There is a tab in the bottom right which opens up a menu. The ‘Options’ screen allows you to use the quick spin feature, adjust the graphics quality and toggle the use of certain game sounds. You can view your number of spins and best wins for the current session on the ‘Stats’ screen and the ‘Help’ button opens another window with to display detailed game rules and instructions. You can also access the help menu via the question mark in the top right. The speaker icon allows you to mute/unmute all game sounds.

Happy Holidays Slot Tips

You can play Happy Holidays video slot at Leo Vegas but it’s unfortunately not available on mobile. This slot does not feature in any welcome packages but can be played with bonus cash. In fact, we rate this game as a good choice for playing through the wagering requirements of a casino bonus.

Although you can pocket some nice wins on this slot, it’s not a get rich quick type of game. We tested it out at £3 per spin and found that the majority of wins in the base game were mediocre. There were few barren spells and our balance didn’t fluctuate far from its starting point.

The best chance of getting a good payout is in the free spins bonus game. Here your bankroll will remain unaffected while the feature plays out. Winning combinations are more frequent because of the extra row of symbols and the snowman substitutions make more 5 of a kind combinations possible. We hit the feature three times to win £98.70, £112.70 and £161,90 respectively.