Mariah is on the radio; people are beginning to panic about presents and offices are booking (virtual) venues for their end of year parties. It can only mean one thing. Christmas is just around the corner. To celebrate this festive time of year, NetEnt have created a slot game as merry as the bearded man himself. This exciting game is played on a conventional 5-reel 3 row board with 20 pay lines. To win combinations, players must match the symbols, including picture symbols from left to right. Symbols in this game take the wonderful shapes of all the festive icons we know and love, such as elves and baubles. Jingle Spin also comes with a range of bonus features which include free spins, Wilds and instant wins, all wrapped up in the same Christmassy theme. Bets for this game range from 20p to £200 per spin. The maximum win available is 2500x your stake. Jingle Spins is a medium volatility slot straight from Santa’s grotto, with a return to player percentage of 96.48%.
Graphics and Theme
The charming graphics of the Jingle Spins slot give a warming and endearing feel to the game. Symbols include a variety of letters which have been cleverly stylised to look like Christmas baubles. Special symbols include wooden reindeer, orange and cinnamon parcels and decorated pinecones. One of the simplest but most entertaining graphics involves the row of elves which sit atop the reels and joyfully pass bonus features to each other with each spin. The board has been made to look like a frosty window looking out into the silent night. Your playing partner for this most Yuletide game is Santa, who helpfully pulls the lever each time the board is spun. The music is a light and jolly piece with sleigh bells in the background, which is delightfully interrupted by the “Hup-Heys” of Santa’s elves passing bonuses along the top of the reels.
There are four main bonus features in this game. Jingle Spins bonuses are all about accumulating baubles of different colours and types. These collected baubles are released when the wheel on the right of the screen, accompanied by Santa, lands in the bauble position on any spin.
If this should happen, the bauble is passed to one of the elves that sits on the top of the reels. From this point with each subsequent reel spin, the bauble is juggled along the line of elves from right to left, before it drops off after the 5th spin.
Each bauble represents a different feature, which can be seen in the little label on each bauble. These include prizes such as a cash prize, Wilds, mystery spins and free spins. To activate the feature described in a bauble, the bauble must be lined up with a Wild win that lands on the reel beneath it.
The prize baubles include the following:
Coin Win Bauble – This bonus will trigger an instant win when it drops down to the reels below. The size of the coin win is determined at random but will be between 50x and 2500x your stake.
Spreading Wild Bauble – When this particular bauble falls from the elves grip, it behaves as a regular Wild, substituting for other symbols. However, it also has the ability to expand across the reels, helping to form more wins.
Free Spins Bauble – If one of these baubles should fall onto the reels, players can win between 7 and an amazing 50 free spins. Again, the amount of spins that you receive is random.
Surprise Bauble – The last bonus you can receive from the magical elves is the surprise bauble. As mentioned, this special bonus and the others are triggered when a wild win is won below it. The Surprise Bauble can have within it either Spreading Wilds, Free Spins or a Coin Win.
If a Wild lands on the reels and does not activate one of these features, it instead has the ability to be substituted for any other symbol, helping players win combinations.
The Free Spins round when triggered has its own setting and come in sets of 7, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 50. The number of spins you will be granted can be seen in the bauble which activated the feature. In a generous move, NetEnt have designed the game so that once you are in the free spins mode, every free spin generates another feature bauble for the elves to pass down onto the reels. This means that you have effectively a bonus game which can be further enhanced with features on top.
This, as you can imagine, can lead to some terrific gameplay and prizes.
Game How to Play
Setting up and playing this truly joyful game is relatively simple. Before you start the feature, look for the menu items at the bottom. Here you can click the “I” button which will bring up the paytable as well as other useful information on the rules and how to operate the game. Included in the menu is a control which lets you vary the size of your bet per spin. Once you have these criteria set, including upper- and lower-win limits, players are free to spin the reels using the manual spin button or with the use of automatic spins.
Jingle Spins on Mobile
Jingle Spins can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.