Fat Santa Slot Review – Push Gaming
It is now October which means Halloween themed slots will be due for release in the coming weeks. But we have announcements for Christmas themed slots already, the holidays are coming up quick and providers are prepared. Push Gaming is one of the first to announce their themed slot for the year. Their new slot is called ‘ Fat Santa‘ and is due for release 27th November. We have some time to wait until this date but have some good information and screenshots until release.
The name of this slot gives a lot away, they have released a previous slot called ‘ Fat Rabbit’ and looking at screenshots this new game looks like a complete reskin which is very disappointing. Why not something more original to celebrate the holiday like other providers. But for those who haven’t played Fat Rabbit let’s go through the game’s features.
The slot has a grid format of 5 by 5 with very colorful artwork and simple formatting. The slot has two base game features, landing a Santa symbol on the first reel and a wild pie will unlock 5 free spins. Just like in Fat Rabbit but with a rabbit symbol and a carrot wild. The other actual feature in the base game will trigger randomly after spinning. A sleigh will come onto the screen and go over the reels while leaving wild pies behind randomly placed on reels. The amount of wilds is always random and can be very low or high. Just like in Fat Rabbit but it’s with a tractor and the carrot wilds. This feature will be teased regularly.
For lower tier symbols this slot has baubles with different colors representing diamond, ace etc which is common in push gaming slots. The for higher tier we have a snowman, elf and other Christmas themed symbols. The artwork is very cartoonish and brightly colored. Then we have the Santa symbol for the scatter on reel 1 and a pie symbol for the wild.
To initially get free spins you need to land the Santa symbol on reel 1 then a wild on any of the other reels to unlock 5 free spins. The Santa symbol will move to the pie wild which initially unlocked free spins and eat it. Where the symbol travels to is where it will stay until more wilds land in the free spins. During free spins, you need wilds to increase the size of the wild. You need 4 pies to unlock the next size up of the wild which is 2 by 2, then 3 by 3 after 5 more pies. When you level up you gain 2 extra spins. The more pies the better, the highest level is where the wild will fill the whole grid and pay 1000x. This bonus feature can be a dud as it can sometimes be difficult to even get to level 2.
Overall I’m disappointed this is just a reskin. Fat Rabbit was a big hit slot when it was initially released, but don’t think it will now it’s just reskinned for the holiday session. You might as well just play the original game unless it’s for a Christmas themed stream. I cannot judge this slot much as there is no originality. But its nice they did release something for the end of the year.
Bonus Game- 3/5