Santastic is a progressive online slot game by real Time gaming. It is actually a cross between a progressive slot, with all that that offers like beautiful animated graphics, crystal clear sound, and am immersing story line, and a traditional slot. It is traditional in that it only has three reels and up to five paylines, like the one armed bandits of the olden days.
The game is set in Santa’s snowy village, and the object is to help him to deliver all of the presents in time for Christmas. Launched in time for Christmas day 2013, the slot is a big hit at holiday time, helping players get into a festive mood. This slot is more for the fun players than the really serious ones. The slot does offer a progressive jackpot, and a payout of its own, but it won’t be big enough to satisfy the serious online slot enthusiast. All together Santastic is a nice slot game to suit both the experienced and novice players.
Symbols and Wilds
As this Santastic is a Christmas themed slot game all the symbols are, yes you guessed it, Christmas symbols. In the mix you can find reindeer, Santa, Santa’s helper, North Pole sig, Snow man, stocking, and a teddy bear.
There are two versions of the wild symbol, with one showing up on reel two and the other only in reel three. Since this is only a three reel game, getting two wilds on two of the three reels is pretty good.
Like wilds called with different names sometimes in the top 5 Aussie pokies games, the first wild is called the double wild, showing two stockings hanging from a mantel piece with the word wild underneath. This adds a two times multiplier to any prizes formed with its influence. The second is the triple wild, with three stockings hanging from the mantle which carries a three times multiplier. If both wilds are found, then both multipliers can be used for a total of six times multiplier. Wild symbols cannot substitute for symbols that give the progressive jackpot.
Bonuses and Features
The first noticeable thing is that two bonus meter signs are placed on both sides of the reels. Each of these keep the player interested by showing them what can be won through the Festive Feast feature. This can quite easily be triggered by finding a combo of three of the same symbols to appear.
Players will get the usual payout of that combo, plus access to the bonus feature. The Festive Feast bonus feature can see players win three, ten or twenty five free games, 2500 times your total bet or jackpot spins. Beware however of the No Bonus field!
Santastic is also a progressive slot, which means that it has a progressive Jackpot. This jackpot is displayed above the screen at all times. To win this, three jackpot symbols must occur in any of the paylines, but have to be all in a row and all on one payline. Alternatively if you find a jackpot symbol in the centre of reel three will win you a jackpot spin, which can also trigger the progressive.