Take Santa's Shop Slots
Who can say no to playing a Christmas-themed slot game? We usually reveal the theme as part of our slot game review, but when Santa is mentioned in the title, it's a giveaway, right?
Take Santa's Shop delivers a fine online slot game experience if you want it. It's festive for sure, but it has a few twists and turns that take it in a direction you may not have expected…
Can you guess the name of the developer?
You might, and if you thought of Betsoft, well done. This isn't one of their 3D efforts, but the graphics are as sharp as ever.
You can try before you play for real
We'd find it impossible to think of a recent Betsoft slot that didn't come with a demo attached. Fortunately, we get one to try with this game too.
How festive do you want to get?
Baubles, festive decorations, Santa hats, gingerbread men… it's all here in a Christmas-themed slot game you are going to love. The biggest surprise is that the titular Santa doesn't show up.
Design features in Take Santa's Shop
We love the design of this one, but then it's hard not to love any of Betsoft's most recent releases. They've done well to give us a great slot game theme with some unusual elements involved as well.
How to begin playing Take Santa's Shop online slots
As the game loads, five reels come into view. Each one displays four of the icons you'll see in the paytable. Rather than doing what lots of festive slots do and have Santa as a wild, this game uses a robber. He's got a Christmassy jumper on though, and he also has the usual Santa hat, so he is dressed for it!
He won't replace the scatter symbol, used here as a bonus icon and displayed as the famous sleigh. We'll talk more about this shortly.
Finally, don't expect to see one or more progressive jackpots as there aren't any in play.
Fixed paylines in this game
Fixed lines mean you must cover the lot, and there are 75 of them in play.
How to place your bets
While there are 75 lines here, Betsoft has applied a 20x multiplier to your coin rather than a 75x one. Coins start from just one penny, giving you a betting range that goes from 20 cents to $20.
The paytable explains more
It does, and you can expect to see decent explanations of the various game features in it as well. That isn't always something you can count on, although you can when you view a Betsoft game.
In a Christmas slot? Yep, and these are ornament bombs. A large one is seen just under the fifth reel, and this counts down to 0 starting at 10. Whenever any wild symbols appear anywhere in view, they are replaced by smaller ornaments that tick down as well, matching the value seen on the larger bomb.
This continues through 10 spins until 0 is reached, at which point all bombs on the reels explode. Each explosion puts a wild in that position, so you could have several of them by this point. Anything won is calculated and awarded and then the whole process begins again.
How to net some free spins
Remember Santa's sleigh? You need just three of these in any positions to receive 15 free spins. The ornament bomb in the corner of your screen stays on whatever number it has reached until the spins are over.
Before you begin going through your 15 freebies, you'll receive five, seven, or 10 wild symbols on the reels. These are randomly awarded and positioned. Once the first spin is done, the wilds move to different positions. This occurs again on each spin.
In our experience, those wilds mean far more prizes are granted during the games. We did well with five wilds, so we can imagine how much better the prizes would be with seven or even the full 10 wilds.
If you are curious, the RTP for this game is a decent 96.08%.
This is an excellent slot once again from Betsoft
You can always rely on this developer to come up trumps, can't you? They've done plenty here to earn a score of 9/10 from us. Would you agree?
Winning potential in Take Santa's Shop
The best payout is worth 359.7x your bet, although it is unclear whether that is on a single spin or a single prize. However, if you played through those free games with 10 wilds in action, we can imagine you could do rather well out of them.
The demo supplies the perfect start
Still curious to know how the game works? No worries - just load the demo and go from there. You can play with demo credits to figure out whether this is the ideal Christmas slot game for you.
Play for real whenever you're ready
You'll need to be a member of a Betsoft casino to do this, but it shouldn't take long to find a suitable casino to join.
You can also try the game on mobile
The game was designed by Betsoft to work fine on Android and iOS devices, so grab your smartphone or tablet and try it on a touchscreen today.