Santa’s Coming to Town
Xmas Magic slot from Play’n GO is a 5×4 playing area slot with up to 50 variable paylines. In time for the festive season, this 2019 release offers a sack full of wilds, extra spins with stacked wilds, 4x scatter wins and gamble feature. We can find up to one million coins in our stocking this Christmas Day!
Xmas Magic from Play’n GO is a very high volatility slot with an RTP of 96.50%.
Xmas Magic – Game overview
The spirit of the festive season is back in the air as we find ourselves in a giant square with Christmas garland lacing the windows and wreaths above the doorways. The higher-value symbols include the mistletoe, a stocking, candy canes, mug of coffee with whipped cream and a snow globe. The lower-value symbols include the 9 through to Ace poker symbols. The slot is brimming with a merry tune and magical sound effects, such as Santa’s sleigh bells, that are a reflection of the spirit of Christmas.
The slot has an RTP of 96.50% and can be played with wagers starting from £0.01 and going up to £25. The optimised games are mobile, tablet and desktop ready. Use an Android or iOS device when journeying.
Game features of Xmas Magic
Stacked highest-value Mistletoe Symbol
The mistletoe symbol is the highest-paying that can appear as partially or fully stacked on any reel. It also forms a winning payline with as little as two symbols as do the stocking and candy cane symbols which are the next two highest-value symbols.
The game is based on Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas.
Christmas Present Wild
The slot also comes with a Christmas present which acts as a wild symbol, substituting for every other high-value and low-value symbol.
Santa Claus Scatter Symbols & 10 Free Spins + Stacked Wild
A Santa Claus symbol acts as the scatter and rewards 4x total bet in sets of three. This will also trigger 10 free spins where two additional wilds are added to the second to fifth reels, on top of existing wilds. The free spins can be re-triggered while active for a chance to collect up to 20 free spins in total and 1,000,000 coins!
Feature highlights include wilds, scatter pays, extra spins with stacked wilds and a gamble feature.
If one’s not entirely happy with their winnings, then they can put them on the line with the optional red/black or card suit gamble features. These are triggered on any winning round and offer us a chance to double or quadruple our winnings. Guess wrong, however, and a player will lose their winnings.
Xmas Magic opinion: Scrooge-like Returns
Xmas Magic taps into the spirit of Christmas and does make for a new take on a rather crowded Christmas theme. It does offer several features, and with up to 50 paylines, we’d expect some potentially lucrative payouts. Alas, after playing this slot a few hundred times, I felt that cracking more significant wins of every 20x bet was very difficult to achieve. One could say that my returns were downright Scrooge-like which we don’t want from a high volatility game.
I’m a fan of Play’n GO games such as Book of Dead, and Play’n GO keeps churning out new, very high volatility games and Xmas Magic is no exception. Unfortunately, it felt like that the only thing that I’d be getting from Play’n GO would be a lump of coal in my stocking. If one’s a fan of high volatility, I can’t come up with a compelling argument to choose this slot over others out there.