Jingle Bells Power Reels slot review
Jingle Bells Power Reels slot by Red Tiger is a seasonal near-clone of their other big-reels slots, or Power Reels as they call them. Hitherto, we've had the dreary Jack in a Pot (where it should stay!) then the far superior Tiki Fruits slot which at least provided good bonus round and latterly their Zeus Lightning Power Reels slot. The grid is set over a typical warm Christmas scene, log fire roaring and gentle carol music to spin to with the odd interjection from Santa if you're luck. So can it be a seasonal surge for our bankroll here, or will Santa miss our chimney this year?
On the reels
As is typical with this mechanic, Jingle Bells Power Reels slot has 8 reels of 6 rows each with stacked symbols and 40 fixed pay lines. the symbols pays for 8-of-a-kinds are Wild Presents 25x stake, Bells 15x, Star 7.5x, Baubles 6x, Stocking 5x, Sweets 3.5x with five card values paying 2.5 down to 1.2x for 8OAK. Snow Globe scatters appear on all reels and before we see the bonus, there are a few modifiers.
If Santa appears, you will get one of four random modifiers awarded:
Mega Wild - a 5x6 Wild is pushed on to the reels, guaranteed win.
Christmas Tree Multiplier - he shakes the tree to reveal a multiplier for your next winning spin.
Raining Wilds - hr tiptoes across the reels tossing 1x1 and 2x2 Wilds on them for a guaranteed win.
Winning Reels - he wipes the low-value symbols off to reveal reels of high values with a guaranteed win.
You need 3 Snow Globes anywhere to trigger these. The game awards from 7 upwards and you are likely to get more for more than 3 scatters triggering them. During them, you can retrigger them and you have very frequent modifiers in play to these may help if you're going to get close to the proclaimed 6,000x maximum win!
Jingle Bells Power Reels slot has a 95.78% RTP and does justice to the Christmas theme. The modifiers help the base game along and can produce some early presents but the free games are where the big pays should occur. The 5x6 Wild is as rare a heartily welcomed mother-in-law on Xmas day but you can still get some good hits with those Raining Wilds. I must say, this game is pleasant to paly and does actually bring a bit of Christmas cheer...