Santa’s Big Bash Megaways slot

Santa’s Big Bash Megaways slot review

santa's big bash megaways slot gameSanta's Big Bash Megaways from Iron Dog Studio promises to bring some Christmas cheer to the Megaways enthusiast. We retain elements of other similar games from this developer, such as their equally seasonal Christmas Megaways slot and its progeny in the form of 1 Million Megaways BC slot and Pirate Kingdom Megaways slot so Iron Dog have played it safe. A warm fireplace and tree set the background, tinkling Xmas music plays and you find all the expected symbols in play too on the reels. So can Santa deliver a boost to our bankroll down this chimney or will it end up well and truly bashed?

On the reels...
No scrolling reel of 4 symbols here so the 2-7 rows of the 6 reels on Santa's Big Bash Megaways can produce from 64-117649 ways to win with symbols stacked. Wilds in the form of Presents can land on reels 2-6 and the top 6-of-a-kind pay is Santa at 25x bet, Elf 7.5x, Scrooge 5x, Gingerbread Man or Pixie 2x with five card values from 1 down to 0.3x. You get a few modifiers here. Firstly, 1-3 Baubles can appear after a tumble and add 1-3 jumps to your progressive Bauble free spins trail which we will read about shortly.
Rudolf the Reindeer may also appear an award up to 4 more Wilds on a tumble, up to a 5x multiplier for that spin, up to 3 positions on the free spins Baubles trail or a single re-spin where the Bauble trail remains.

Free Games
You need to light up 8 Baubles on the Tree trail by the right for 8 free spins. Each tumble adds 1 Bauble and the others will appear from the features described above usually. Each one over 8 awards +1 spin but for 10 or 11 you get a 2x multiplier to begin the bonus, if 12 then it's 3x. The best is 13 which awards 12 spins, a 3x starting multiplier and more Rudolf random modifiers. In the free spins these are up to 4 extra Wilds on a tumble, a random locked 7-row reel, up to 3x added to the multiplier in play and up to 4 extra spins. All tumbles add 1x to the multiplier and don't reset between spins and any spin with 4 tumbles adds +2 spins with +1 for each over the 4, maximum 4 spins. Any reel Rudolf stacks with the full 7 rows will lock in place as 7-rows for the remainder of the round and add 1x to the multiplier. We are told the maximum win is capped at 25,000x bet here.

Our View...
Santa's Big Bash Megaways has a 96.00% RTP and the feature can be bought in some jurisdictions at any level from 6 spins to the maximum 13+ trigger for 70 to 250x stake. The sounds, music and animations do the theme justice and the modifiers bring some joy to the base game when it all goes quiet. The bonus is hit and miss as you would expect from a volatile slot with this substantial potential but isn't as hard to trigger as it is on several other Megaways games although the frequency can be rather 'lumpy' in that you go a long while without before getting a few in relatively short space of time. Never mind a big bash, this Santa could give you big cash if you're on his list...

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