This year Santa seems to come with a new look altogether. Microgaming’s new slot game, Santa’s Wild Ride, presents Santa in a new image altogether.
Instead of the sledge, Santa is riding a motor cycle in the new game. Interestingly, giving company on the reels are a female pillion rider, and an elfish mechanic. His favorite food is Jumbo Sandwich, which he washes down with Beer. However, certain things have not changed. Roly Poly Pudding, Cookies and Tarts still are available at Santa’s North Pole Home are the same. Motorcycle keys are the scatter symbol, while Santa’s Wild Ride Logo which gives a random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 4x.
Three or more scatter symbols on the reels trigger the bonus round, offers a payout of up to 1.9 million coins. Anything close to that will certainly be a decent Xmas gift for this year. In the said round, players need to choose between three features, all of which offers 25 free spins with double the payouts. First of them, the Stacked Wild feature has the wild symbol stacked all across the reels. In the Expanding Wild feature, the wild symbol expands to make the entire reel wild, while in the Trailing Wild feature, a new type of wild feature is introduced, which creates a trail of wilds as it slides down the reels. However, the bonus round cannot be re-triggered. Also, there is a Free Gift Bonus, which is not played on a second screen. Randomly, Santa introduces a gift box on reels 2 and 4, and the same opens to reveal the bonus credits for the player. It can’t be won during the free spins bonus round.
Santa’s Wild Ride is a 243 Ways slot game. As a matter of fact, Microgaming is releasing more of its games in this format. In this format, there is no defined pay lines, and symbols appearing left to right anywhere on consecutive reels results in a payout. Players can opt for 5 coins of 0.01, 0.02 or 0.05 denominations. The total bet is fixed by default at 30 times the line bet. The game also offers a convenient autoplay feature called Expert Mode.
Microgaming usually releases games for Xmas, and this time as well, they’ve kept that tradition alive. Santa’s Wild Ride has gone live in all Microgaming online casinos.