Post Published: November 19, 2018
Author: Aaron


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Jingle Bells Slot Review – Red Tiger

Red Tiger is a bit late to reveal their Christmas slot but has the wait been worth it? The slot has a Santa bonus, and free spins with extra base game features included. Surprise: many people don’t know this slot was initially released on BetFair in 2015 exclusively and is now coming out on all sites for this year. So the slot isn’t as new as we thought but it’s releasing on other sites on the 20th of November. Find out more in our Jingle Bells slot review!

santa base game

Just looking at the slot, it is a colourful jampacked slot! Looking at the stats provided by Red Tiger it is not as volatile as you would hope. The RTP is 96.18 %, Volatility rated 3/5 and a hit rate of 24%. To top all the stats, the max win is only 800x which is very poor.  Regardless, it is fun to play for the Christmas spirit.

Jingle Bells Slot Review Base Game Features 

The First feature is Raining Wilds, Santa will walk across the screen throwing presents some will land on reels and turn a position into a wild. Sometimes, the position might “miss” and not count. This feature is okay, but sometimes you only get two wilds which doesn’t help paylines much.

The Second feature is Winning Reels; Reels will turn into winning reels randomly in the base game, this means only premium symbols will be present.

santa wild reel

The Third feature is Mega Wilds.  Santa will appear and move a 3 x 3 giant wild onto the reel. When the wild is in place, the other reels will spin usually and land. I would typically get the wild on reels 2,3 and 4 which is the best place if you get symbols to match on reel 1 and 5. I also got 50-200 x when testing which is a great hit for the base game.

The fourth feature is Christmas Tree, Santa will go over to the Christmas tree on the right of the slot to turn it on. Then the win that occurs will be multiplied by the multiplier presented on the tree. It will increase if the lights are lit all the way to the top of the tree. Typically 2-10 x.

Jingle Bells Slot Review Symbols

santa symbols

This slots symbols are very colourful and festive. There is five lower Tier which are 10, J, Q, K, and A, which are just text with different background colours. There is 5 higher tier which are a candy cane, stocking, baubles, star and bells. The highest paying symbol is the wild present symbol with a payout of 400x for 5 over all reels. There is also the free spins symbol of a sack filled with toys and the Santa bonus symbol of a red sleigh with presents.

Jingle Bells Slot Review Bonus Features 

For the free spins, you need three scatter symbols in the base game on any reels, you then need to pick between 3 sacks filled with toys which will reveal the number of spins, typically between 8-25. Santa will appear on some spins throwing wilds or other features featured in the base game to make the free spins more volatile and exciting.  Very simple free spins but do not seem very volatile compared to the other bonus feature.

santa second bonus

For Santa’s bonus, you need 3 sleigh to scatter symbols on any reels. This reminds me of the bonus feature on totems lightning. A map is shown where the higher you ascend the bigger the multiplier is for your bet size. You start at the bottom and pick 1 present out of 5 presented after every turn. The presents will contain 1-6 jumps or a number of jumps with collect. I would typically get to 30x-60x when testing which is mid-range. This is an okay bonus feature as the top win is 800x, but you need some good luck getting to the top. This is quite typical as with other Red Tiger games.

Jingle Spins Slot Review Conclusion

Overall, this slot does excite me for Christmas this year with its festive music, Santa appearing for features and the colourful design. Unfortunately, the slot is not that volatile. With the max win being only 800x it does put me off playing it. Regardless, it is a fun slot to play but the free spins do not pay much and Santas bonus can be annoying and pay 20x after picking one present with jumps and collect instantly. In any case, if you love Red Tiger you will enjoy this slot, and it can be okay in the base game for a balance boost grind due to features appearing often.

In conclusion, this slot will be out on all good casinos very soon. Remember to check out my Twitch stream as well to discuss this slot and watch awesome gameplay.

Gameplay – 4/5

Volatility – 2.5/5

Bonus/ Features – 3/5