Free Santa’s Wonderland slot
Santa’s Wonderland free play demo
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Santa's Wonderland slot by Pragmatic Play is as colourful as you would expect of a Christmas theme. The calming seasonal music, the toys and baubles complete a relaxing vista although it's pretty typical for this genre of game overall. We have clearly got a mix of the Play'n Go grid game formula as seen on Moon Princess slot and their latest version, Reactoonz 2 slot but on a bigger scale as with Red Tiger's Jack in a Pot slot. So can Santa deliver a gift-wrapped raise for our bankroll here or will we be wondering how it went so fast?
On the grid...
An 8x8 grid start us off with pays for adjacent clusters of 5+ symbols on Santa's Wonderland slot. The pays for highest category wins (25+) and the lowest of 5 are: Teddy 500/0.5x, Train 250/0.25x, Plane 150/0.15x, Orange Bauble 75/0.1x, Red 50/0.1x, Green 37.5/0.1x and finally Blue at 25/0.05x. Wilds can appear via modifiers and winning tiles are replaced from above. You have 5 different colour Snowflakes behind the grid as the spin starts and getting a winning cluster over any of them activates their particular modifier.
Expose a Snowflake on the grid and you get its modifier and more than one can be earned in a play.
Refresh - Blue Snowflake, after wins stop the grid is cleared except for Wilds and new symbols tumble in.
Wild Santa - Purple, after wins stop all instances of one chosen symbol are changed to Wilds.
Blocks - Yellow, blocks of 2x2 symbols are added randomly.
Supersize - Red, a random 3x3, 4x4 or 5x5 colossal block symbol is added.
Lucky Santa - Green, 5-15 Wild tiles added after wins stop.
After every win, the number of removed tiles is counted in this meter on the left. Collect 140+ to trigger Midnight Riches You start at level 1 with a 3x multiplier and all modifiers are played out in order. Reach 116 to trigger level 2 with a 6x multiplier, get 120 on this level to trigger level 3 on a 9x multiplier, collect 124 for level 4 at 12x and finally collect 132 here to trigger level 5 at 15x. Your win is capped at 5,000x, surprise surprise.
Santa's Wonderland slot is volatile with a 96.23% RTP. As I said, it's a mish-mash of the Pragmatic levels mechanic alongside Play'n Go's progressive modifiers grid-based games. It's good on the eyes and ears but is frustrating falling short of the Midnight feature by a few tiles repeatedly. That said, the feature can pay well and is entertaining to observe and you can also hit some decent amounts via the base game Snowflake modifiers. Nothing really to see here when all's said and done, I cannot consider it anything but yet another stocking filler Christmas slot...