Santa’s Big Bash Megaways Slot Review – Iron Dog Studios

It has been a very long time since my last Iron Dog Studios slot review, the latest was for the game titled ‘Pirate Kingdom Megaways’. Which has an impressive max win capped at 40,000x and a Free Spins feature with lockable reels plus multipliers. Today we are learning all about one of the first Christmas-themed releases to be announced. This slot is titled ‘Santa’s Big Bash Megaways’, set to release November 24th across all sites.

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This slot shows off the well-loved Christmas theme, with the festive season coming up in under 2 months now. The spooky season is nearly over and now the casino industry is announcing their last games for the year 2021. The game background is set inside a cosy home, with a lit fireplace on the left and a very vibrant decorated Christmas tree on the right side of the reel set. There is lit tinsel wrapped around the games screen border and Christmasy characters representing premium symbols. Such as elves, gingerbread men and Santa Claus. The visual style is well crafted and represents the fun festive theme well.

Santa’s Big Bash Megaways has a setup of 6 reels by 2-7 rows, this includes up to 117,649 Megaways. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.04% and a max win capped at 25,000x. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.

Santa’s Big Bash Megaways Pay Table & Symbols

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There are 13 symbols in total, this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by pixies, gingerbread men, a scrooge, elves, and Santa Claus. In addition to these regular symbols are present wild, magic baubles and Rudie the reindeer. The highest paying symbol is the Santa Claus premium, which pays 20x for 5 across all reels. Wilds appear on reels 2-6 during both the base game and the Free Spins feature. Substituting for all symbols except the magic baubles.

Magic Bauble symbols can only appear on tumbles during base game spins. The maximum number of these symbols appearing at one time is 3. Each symbol activates 1 – 3 baubles on the Christmas tree.

Santa’s Big Bash Megaways Features

When a win occurs all symbols part of this combination are destroyed and all other symbols on the reel set fall to the bottom. All destroyed symbols are replaced with new symbols that fall from the top of the reel set. With a higher chance of wild stars appearing. Tumbles continue until no more winning combinations occur during the spin.

Rudie The Reindeer appears in the base game and can award the following;

  • 2-4 additional wilds on tumbles.
  • Up to 3 positions on the Christmas tree.
  • A single re-spin without losing the Christmas tree position.

Rudie The Reindeer appears in the Free Spins feature also and can award the following;

  • 2-4 additonal wilds on tumbles.
  • Up to 4 additonal Free Spins.

The Free Spins are triggered by activating at least 8 Baubles on the Christmas tree. Each successive win activates 1 bauble and mini-features such as Rudie The Reindeer can also add baubles. During spins reels with 7 symbols lock at that number for the remainder of the feature. This will also award a 1x multiplier increase. On the final spin locking, any reels will award 1 additional spin that can also re-trigger. Additional Free Spins can also be awarded if multiple successful tumbles occur, with a minimum of 4 for additional spins to be awarded.

8 Baubles Awards = 8 Free Spins.
9 Baubles Awards = 9 Free Spins.
10 Baubles Awards = 10 Free Spins and a starting multiplier of x2.
11 Baubles Awards = 11 Free Spins and a starting multiplier of x2.
12 Baubles Awards = 12 Free Spins and a starting multiplier of x3.
13 Baubles Awards = 12 Free Spins and a starting multiplier of x3. Plus an increased chance of Rudie The Reindeer appearing.

Conclusion

Overall, I think this slot is an exciting Christmas slot release to look forward to and shows off some fun mechanics. Including the well known Megaways mechanic and a max win capped at 25,000x. Be sure to try out this game for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.

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