Christmas Gift Rush Slots

Christmas is a superb time of year, but it sure can be hectic too, right? Think of all the shopping, gifting, and preparation involved. The Christmas Gift Rush slot sounds just as hectic, if we're honest, but it turns out this game is the ideal antidote to festive stress. There's no need to pay a dime to play it if you don't want to, so we checked it out here to find out what's underneath the wrapping.

Which developer came up with this one?

Habanero is behind the Christmas Gift Rush game, and we like the look of it too.

Demo festivities abound…

Yes, there is a practice alternative to the real game - ideal if you haven't seen it before and you're wondering what it is all about.

You can figure out the theme, right?

It's all about the festive season, and while there is a gift rush in the title, it's a relaxing and entertaining Christmas-themed online game to play.

Expect a bright design in Christmas Gift Rush

There are all kinds of fantastic colors in this one, from the bright windows lit up against the snow outside, to all the candy canes on the reels, and the gifts too. It looks superb.

How to play the Christmas Gift Rush slot

This is a three-reel slot - quite a surprise as the game has large reels and it looks far bigger than it is. They have given us a 3 x 3 format though. That said, there isn't a progressive jackpot involved.

The wild symbol is shown as a gift in red wrap with a large gold bow on it. This substitutes for all other symbols you might see in the game.

How many paylines can you play on?

There are three lines running across the reels, but you'll begin on the middle one, shown with a wreath around the edges.

Wagers to look at in Christmas Gift Rush

Coin values go from 0.20 to 100 each, according to your currency. You can play up to 10 bet levels per spin too.

Don't miss the paytable

This game doesn't quite work how you might think, making it even more important to check on the rules before you play.

Look out for the nudge bonus

The base game begins with the middle row active, so you can net a prize on that if you line up three matching symbols (or wilds). If you score a prize, you'll see one random reel nudge down. This unlocks the top row as well. If you get a second nudge following another prize, the bottom row unlocks as well.

If you get a third nudge, you increase the prize multiplier by 1x. This continues with all three rows unlocked for as long as the feature continues. When you get a losing spin, you return to the usual base game.

What about some free spins?

Christmas Gift Rush only has the nudge feature including some respins, so you won't get any free spins.

A sensible RTP in this game

This game has a good return to player value that reaches 96.68%.

Our rating for Christmas Gift Rush

This is an entertaining game if you want to try a three-reel slot, but it does take a little while to get used to the nudge feature. Once you've got the hang of it in the demo, you can decide whether to continue or play with real bets. We're giving this one 7.5 out of 10 for being a little unusual.

Look for the yellow truck and the wild

These offer the best prize potential in the game. You might also experience a multiplier if you get enough nudges in a row to trigger it.

Exploring the demo game

We always suggest playing a demo first, but this one really benefits from doing it. Make sure you take advantage of the demo offered by Habanero here.

Is this festive enough for you to play for real?

Check it out and see what you think. Habanero games appear at several leading casinos if you want to join one.

Mobile access supplied too

Could that be the perfect gift to rush for if you'd rather play on the go?