The month of December is upon us and when it comes to many people around the world, this means only one thing and that is Christmas. This is a magical time of year and based around one day in particular although for many people, the entire month is taken up by festive cheer.
The spirit of Christmas affects many other aspects of our lives, and plenty of people try to jumpon Christmas and use it to market what they have on offer. This is what you can expect from the casino industry, there will no doubt be many Christmas themed offers for players to take advantage of, alongside the range of slot games that have a Christmas theme running through them.
As you would expect, December is when many of these games are released, so our rundown of the best slot games to be released this month features those with this theme.
Here is a look at some of the best for people who want to use their casino gaming as a way of getting into the festive spirit.
Two New Megaways Titles for Christmas
Fans of Megaways slot gaming will be thrilled to see that their Christmas present this year gives them not one, but two great new Megaways titles to enjoy over the festive period.
These games always prove to be a hit and the dynamics on them change as you play, so one minute you could have minimal winning lines, the next you could be up to over 200,000 on one of these new titles.
The Megaways style of gaming may be new to some players, but it is regularly used by others. The number of symbols on the reels changes with this type of gaming, and as the board grows, you unlock a different number of winning lines that you play.
The standard for this is 117,649, though some have fewer than this and a select few will go higher if they really want to impress and attract Megaways fans.
Christmas Carol Megaways by Pragmatic Play
The development team at Pragmatic Play have created their Christmas game this time around using the Megaways engine. With Christmas Carol Megaways you can have up to 200,704 active pay lines on the game, more than the standard Megaways deal, so this will certainly appeal to fans.
There is a jackpot on offer of 20,000x your stake and with cascading reels, free spins and multipliers, there is certainly a lot happening here, and plenty to keep you entertained.
The theme is based around Christmas Carol by Charles Dickins and features his characters the ghosts of Christmas and Scrooge, characters that many people are going to recognise while they are playing along with this title.
Alongside several good game features that we have already mentioned, the RTP on here is a very good 96.48%, another reason why players are going to love this. If you like Megaways and you want a game to play over the festive period to get you in the spirit, this could be the one for you.
Iron Dog Release Christmas Megaways Slot
Iron dog are another development team to turn their Christmas trust to the Megaways gaming style, releasing the simply named Christmas Megaways onto the market. This game uses the standard Megaways platform, which means up to a maximum of 117,649 different ways to win for players.
Multipliers, free spins and cascading reels make this a very fun and feature-packed game to play while the jackpot of 40,000x your stake certainly makes this game worth playing for those chasing a big win.
The RTP is 96.20%, another aspect which shows this game offers a good deal to players. In terms of the game board itself, take one look at this and you will feel in the Christmas spirit.
The game has symbols such as baubles, Christmas trees, presents and festive candles alongside many more. On top of that, behind the gaming board, you will see a snowy Christmas setting that adds more to the game and really makes you feel like you are in the middle of winter and enjoying this period.
This is another strong contender at Christmas, the game looks great, offers a fantastic deal and will no doubt be a big hit with festive gaming fans.
NextGen Release Rudolph Gone Wild
NextGen gaming have announced their Christmas release and straight away, even from just the title of the game, you can tell they have taken the fun route. Rudolph Gone Wild is certainly a fun game, with a slant on the popular Christmas character of Rudolph, one of the reindeer’s.
The game has five reels and 50 paylines to play, while the maximum jackpot on offer is a solid enough 2500x your unit stake. As the name gives a clue, the main part of your focus should always be on collecting wild symbols here.
You will find more than just one type of wild too, flying wilds get random wild symbols added to the reels, snow machine wilds add up to four wilds on reels and Rudolph wilds will put Rudolph onto the gaming board. He moves across the board, allowing you to re-spin while he is on until he finally escapes and you return to the normal game.
If you are looking to relax with something fun during the festive period and you don’t want anything too serious and complex, Rudolph Gone Wild may be the game for you.
Simple Gaming from Habanero with Christmas Gift Rush
One of the biggest parts of Christmas for many people is the giving of gifts. Whether it is between friends and family, to children or anyone else, gifting things to others is a part of Christmas. Now, those who particularly enjoy that side of Christmas can play a slot game that is based on it.
The Christmas Gift Rush title from Habanero is extremely simple, it is an old fashioned style game that has a small 3×3 gaming board and to begin with, just one active pay line. There is the chance to increase this to three during the game but even that offers an extremely simple version of gaming for you.
Just like many old-style classics that players love, you can use nudges to create winning lines here, while multipliers can also be in play to boost up those wins. The game looks like a cartoon, and the slot symbols on offer are gifts or presents that you would give to others. In the background, you can see a snowy scene which screams Christmas as soon as you look at it.
There are no special features on the game other than expanding the win lines and then collecting multipliers to boost your winnings. Both of these can be had by collecting nudges. In this respect, it is a very old-style type of game, something that many players are looking for as a change from the state of the art titles that we see available, many of which are very complicated.
If it’s a relaxing time with something incredibly simple and effortless, and you would like to be reminded of your gaming in the past, check out Christmas Gift Rush this winter.