With a title such as this, it won’t come as a surprise that A Visit from St Nick is a Christmas-themed slot. The game, like many others, puts a lot of focus on more traditional seasonal imagery, including baubles, stars, elves and of course, the jolly man in red himself. High 5 Games have developed this release, so it is not the most commonly found Christmas slot doing the rounds on the net. Even so, if you like bonus rounds such as free spins, there is plenty to be snapped up in this release, so it is worth hunting down.
A Visit from St Nick captures the magic of Christmas Eve (if you have children who believe) and brings that to the forefront in the form of a slot. There are 5 reels and 243 paylines spanning them. Bets are a touch on the expensive side, at 50p per spin at their cheapest, and £200 a game at their most expensive. However, a decent non-progressive return of 600x your stake is there for the taking if you play your cards right. This is a medium variance slot and one which has a fair return to player rate of 96%.
There aren’t too many special features for players to snap up in this game, but the free spin bonus is undoubtedly an exciting bonus to land. More on that in a moment, though. First, let’s look at wild symbols.
Wilds do show up in this game, and they aren’t bog standard, either. These symbols can provide players with multipliers provided they appear in a winning combination. Those multipliers could double, triple or quadruple your winnings. Wilds are powerless to replace scatter icons, though.
Scatters take on the shape of a reindeer (and for once, it isn’t necessarily Rudolph). Landing 3 or more reindeer symbols in any position on the screen during a base game spin will activate the slot’s free spin bonus round.
This is the highlight of all the features in A Visit from St Nick. Once three scatters appear, players will get to choose from 5 possible free spin bonus rounds. Each bonus round comes with multipliers, but the more spins you decide to accept, the lower the value of the multipliers will be. Players can opt to play with 3 spins with 9x – 24x multipliers, or they can opt to play with 5 spins and 6x – 15x multipliers. Another option is to choose 7 spins, and if you do so, winnings will be boosted by 5x – 9x the standard rate of pay. The final two possibilities provide 9 and 12 spins, with 4x – 6x, and 3x – 5x multipliers, respectively.
A Visit from St Nick is ideal if you want to play a slot which offers you total control over your free spin bonus. However, it must be said that this game is a touch difficult to find, and there are better Christmas slots out there on the net.