Deck the Halls Slot
Ho ho ho! Deck the Halls is – as if you haven't guessed – a Christmas-themed online slots game. It's powered by Microgaming, and has a maximum of 30 paylines and five reels. All the symbols in this fun-filled festive slot are yuletide-related – baubels, bells, reindeer, presents and other tree decorations. 'Deck the Halls' comes from the song of the same name, which encourages you to decorate your home with bows of holly. Thankfully, this game has nothing to do with the terrible (6% on Rotten Tomatoes) 2006 movie starring Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito in which two families fight to outdo each other on the Crimbo decorations front.
Your choice of coin size in this game runs from 0.01 up to 0.05. There are thirty possible paylines and all are selectable, and you can choose your coin size from one to ten. Your final bet size is all three values multiplied together. The more lines you have in play the more chances you have of a winning line of course, and the more coins you gamble with the bigger the payouts when you do win.
When you're happy with your wager, hit the 'Spin' button to see what Santa has in his sack for you!
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at x5 for three pine cone, lamp or golden baubels symbols. The jackpot is for the appearance of Santa – five of Mr Claus will win you the top prize of 1,000x. Unlike real life, you'll be hoping that Santa pops his head out of the chimney more than once a year! Santa is stacked in this slot – he's obviously been enjoying too much sherry!
The 'Deck the Halls' symbol acts as the wild symbol, and all wins that contain a wild symbol are doubled. The wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter.
The 'bells' symbol acts as the scatter symbol in this game. Land more than two scatters and you win ten free spins in which all wins are doubled. The wild symbol also becomes stacked during free spins, and any wins containing a wild symbol during free spins are multiplied by four.
Despite the tinsel, this game is as basic an online slots game as you can get, although there is a possible jackpot available of 2,400,000 coins (30 paylines x 4,000 for five wilds doubled x ten coins wagered), which would be enough to bless anyone with a decent-enough Christmas! We guess this slot is a little like a bottle of advocaat – you get it out the cupboard once a year but for the rest of the year it is completely forgotten about!