Santa's Village Slots

Santa's Village Slots

We're guessing that most people would want to take Santa up on the offer of a trip to his village. You may not get a chance to meet him and ask, but you can take the chance to load this slot game to supply you with the next best thing.

We checked out the Santa's Village slot to find out more about it. Did we like it? Check out what we thought here.

Who's the developer?

We have a game from Habanero to play here.

They have done well to supply a demo

Yes, the game does come with a practice version, so it's easy to load that and to see what it is all about.

What does the theme offer?

It is a festive theme, as you knew it would be, and it looks charming. We are promised Santa's Village though, and this does appear when you get further into the game.

It boasts a beautiful design

As the game loads, you see an outdoor scene with snow gently falling. As you go through to the game proper, you go indoors by a roaring fire. The reels are superimposed over the top of the cozy scene, giving you a chance to take in the Christmas tree, gifts, and comfy sofa.

How to play the Santa's Village slot game

The game has the usual 5 x 3 format in play, although as we said, you'll see everything hovering over the backdrop, so it looks amazing. The game does include a wild symbol, and this looks like a wrapped gift. It replaces everything else, but only pays out on its own if you find five in a row. You also need to watch out for Santa…

Are there any paylines in this game?

The paytable confusingly says there are horizontal pays in action here. This means you need adjacent matching icons to score prizes.

How much does it cost to play this game?

You can bet 15 coins per spin to cover all the possibilities. There are 10 bet levels to choose from too. Furthermore, the coins go from 0.01 to 20.00 each.

More rules and explanations appear in the paytable

The info button takes you through to this. We encourage you to read it before taking even the first practice spin on the reels.

Look for the map feature bonus round

Whenever Santa appears in a winning combination - and this could be one or more wild Santa symbols - you'll load the map screen. Santa walks one position for each Santa wild you found. There are red dots and blue dots, and progress is saved between rounds. Be aware that changing your bet will mean Santa starts at the beginning again, although the game does save your progress for each bet level you play.

There are features to unlock whenever Santa reaches a blue dot. These all involve free spins, so we'll cover them below.

Three ways to play the Santa's Village free spins

Santa free spins give 12 free games with Santa as a wild, and one or two guaranteed wilds on each spin. All winning combos revealing a wild will see the wild expand to fill the reel before pays are awarded.

There is also a Sleigh free game feature. This also gives you 12 free spins, but this time you might get between two and four gifts dropped onto the reels for each game.

Finally, there are Sticky Respins on offer. If you get this version, you do still receive 12 spins, but this time, each winning combo gives you two sticky respins plus another free game. Winning symbols are the ones that stick, while everything else triggers the respin. This means you might get more wins or bigger ones than you would otherwise have done.

RTP info wasn't available

We couldn't find this anywhere in the game.

Did we enjoy visiting Santa's Village?

We did, and it is clear that the map feature is the highlight here. Once you're there, you've got the chance to see if Santa can walk far enough to get to a free spin round. With three of those to play, there is a lot to look for and plenty of opportunities for a longer playing session - even if you're only trying the demo. This is worth 9/10 for sure.

Lots of winning opportunities in Santa's Village

He won't bring you any wrapped gifts, but there are some reasonable prizes in the paytable.

The best way to begin play is with the demo

This is free, of course, since it gives you practice credits to work with. They give you a while to play, so that you can see how various parts of the game work. It might take a while to reach any free spins…

Will this be your ideal Christmas slot to play?

You can work out the answer to that when you check out the game in your selected casino offering Habanero games.

You've got mobile access too

The game looks detailed enough to work well on any mobile device, so be sure and check them out today.