Santa Claus is not coming on a sled this time but on his custom-made chopper. The Microgaming slot machine Santa’s Wild Ride is more packed with action than your regular Christmas game and can also generate big wins. The 243 ways to win can be very useful, especially during the free spins mode which has one of three wild features and tripled wins for the prizes as gifts.
With all the slot machines with a Christmas theme available, Microgaming decided to take a slightly different approach to the iconic character and made sure jolly old Nick showed off his wild side in this slot machine. Santa’s Wild Ride shows Santa Claus as a biker and combines the winter elements with various riding symbols. The screen, which has three rows and five reels, will always have 243 ways to win on it to generate gifts for all players. Wild symbols are shown as the game logo and in addition to substituting for other symbols, they can also multiply the win they help complete by 2x, 3x or 4x. The keys symbol is a scatter used to trigger 25 free spins when 3, 4 or 5 appear at the same time. When the feature starts, the player can select one of three free spin functions: stacked wilds which appear across all reels, expanding wilds which can expand to take up the entire reel or trailing wilds which create a trail of wilds as the symbol slides down the reel. Also, all the wins obtained during the free spins are doubled. The result of the combinations of features is wins which can go up to 1,900,000 coins, which is very impressive and one of the biggest max prizes for regular video slots. Santa has two special gifts in the game and they can appear on reels 2 and 4, respectively. Both of them at the same time will start the Free Gift Bonus. As mentioned before, the bike rider theme features Santa on a chopper and this is the highest paying regular symbol. Joining him are symbols of his wife, an elf mechanic, the sled represented by a green motorcycle, and his mailbox at North Pole filled with letters. The six lower symbols are images of cake, sandwiches, beer, pies and cookies.