Ho Ho Ho, a video slots game designed and released by Microgaming, aims to keep the Christmas spirit alive with an authentically Christmas-themed slots game. The game features popular Christmas symbols, and some of these include Santa Claus, the red-nosed Rudolf the reindeer, wrapped gift boxes, a candy cane, Christmas tree, eggnog, and the gingerbread man. To add to the Christmas spirit, the game incorporates entertaining graphics as well as festive background music.
Betting Options and Reel Symbols
The Ho Ho Ho slots game features five reels and fifteen pay lines. Before beginning, players must place their bets, choose their pay lines, and then click on the ‘Spin’ button to spin the reels.
As in most slots games, players will also have the option of choosing a ‘Bet Max’ button, where the maximum amount that can be bet will automatically be selected. They may also have the option of choosing the ‘auto play’ feature, in which they can pre-set the line bets, pay lines, and amount of spins that ought to be played automatically. The auto play feature may be stopped at any point when bonus rounds are reached or players wish to stop for any other reason, by clicking on the ‘Stop’ button.
Once the reels have been spun, these then may or may not land on a winning combination, as pre-set by the game and visible in the pay table. The Ho Ho Ho slots game also offers various extras, such as wild symbols, bonus features, and a gamble feature.
Santa Claus, the Wild Symbol
The wild symbol in the Ho Ho Ho slots game is the figure of Santa Claus. This symbol may be used to substitute any other symbol, except for the scatter symbol, the gift. In substituting symbols, the wild symbol can be used to make up the best possible winning combination.
Also, landing five wild Santa Claus symbols on an active pay line will result in a win of 15 000 credits.
A Gift, the Scatter Symbol
The scatter symbol in the Ho Ho Ho slots game is the wrapped gift icon. The scatter symbol offers two bonuses. Firstly, if two gifts appear on any of the five reels in an active pay line, players will receive a winning payout.
Then, the gift symbols also trigger the Free Spin bonus feature. If a player lands three or more gifts on a pay line, this will activate the Free Spin bonus feature. Real money pokies Australia players will be rewarded with twenty free spins, as well as a 2x multiplier. The multiplier acts on all the winnings made within the free spins round, meaning that players will win twice as much in the Free Spins bonus feature than in normal game play.
The Free Spin bonus feature may be re-triggered.
The Gamble Feature
The Ho Ho Ho slots game also offers a gamble feature. At the end of each winning play, players may try to double their winnings by selecting the gamble feature. In this feature, one card will randomly be drawn from a pack of virtual playing cards, and the player will have to guess whether this card is red or black. If the player guesses correctly, then the winnings made will be doubled. If the player guesses incorrectly, all winnings made up to that point will be lost.