For many, Christmas is all about overindulging themselves. Maybe you’ve done it too. That extra mince pie, too much turkey, too many trimmings… ah, it’s easy to say yes to, isn’t it?
We are surprised no other software developer has created a slot game around this theme before. One of them has this year though, with the release of the Festive Indulgence slot. What kinds of indulgence are mentioned here, we wonder?
Microgaming is behind this one, so we are keen to learn more. Aren’t you?
Most Microgaming titles do come with a practice version for players to try, and this is going to be the same.
Yes, it’s Christmas! The idea is to expect all the usual festive icons you might see in other slot games. They’re all present and correct in this slot too, right down to the turkey.
The opening screen for the game features a sparkling wreath lit with multicolored lights and adorned with gold decorations. From there, things only get better. As the game itself loads, you can see Santa himself on the reels, along with a helpful elf, the festive turkey, some Christmas puddings, and lots of other familiar sights.
This game is based on five reels and doesn’t have any progressive prizes available. You are looking at the prizes on the paytable alone here.
The game does have a wild icon, shown as that festive wreath seen on the opening logo image. The festive gift is your scatter symbol, so that can pay out scatter prizes whenever just two or more appear in the same spin. The scatter is the only symbol the wild wreath doesn’t replace.
Meanwhile, Santa and the elf appear on separate icons, but each has the power to deliver the biggest prizes in the game. Santa has the power to appear in stacks too.
There are just nine of them in this slot game.
Yes, and a 9-cent bet is all you need to bet on all the lines. The biggest bet is way bigger than that at $45.
You can read more about how various symbols work and what you need to find to score a prize as you play.
While Festive Indulgence does offer players a lot to look out for, this doesn’t include a bonus feature.
You can, and this is the best bit of the game. Find three or more gifts appearing in any combination of positions in one spin and you will receive 15 free games. Every spin comes with a 3x multiplier to enhance your prizes. Better yet, the wild wreath can appear over all the reels during these spins. It also has the power to appear in stacks, so there is a reasonable chance you could see several wilds in just one spin here. The freebies can also be retriggered in the same way they originally were.
We do – several sources quote the return to player value at 96.10%. That’s a healthy figure.
If you like volatile slot games, this could be one of your festive top picks this year. We’re rating this at 8 out of 10 for the various elements involved in it (although a bonus would have been good too).
The potential to hit a big payout is better in the free spins feature. The chance is there to hit up to 3,000x your triggering bet on a single free spin if you get the right combo appearing on the reels. However, there are plenty more prizes to be won that still rank as very nice to have.
The practice version means you can try the slot just for the entertainment value. If you don’t want to move beyond that, there is no need to.
You can never be sure you’ll scoop any prizes in any slot game. Remember, Festive Indulgence is a volatile slot, so be sure that suits you before you start betting for real.
You can play on Android or iOS devices if you would rather play on the move.