The Holiday Season game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing providers in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Holiday Season is 4%.
The Holiday Season game is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high. There are 10 paylines, playing from left to right, excluding the “Champagne” Scatter symbols, which pay any.
Wild - The Wild symbol is depicted by the “Gift Box”. Wild symbols do not substitute for Scatter symbols.
Scatter – The Scatter symbol is the “Champagne” symbol.
Wilds – 3 “Gift Box” Wild symbols will pay 50 times the original bet. 4 “Gift Box” Wild symbols will pay 200 times the original bet and 5 “Gift Box” Wild symbols will pay 1000 times the original bet.
Scatters – 3 or more “Champagne” Scatter symbols will trigger 5 free spins. You are guaranteed to win on every Free Spin. If you reveal a “Champagne” Scatter symbol during your Free Spins you will be awarded with an additional 2 free spins. You can re-trigger free spins up to a maximum of 20 times. This feature is where you can land the top prize of up to five hundred thousand coins.
Holiday Season is clearly suffering from too much turkey and eggnog. My first thoughts when playing this game is that Play ‘n Go can do so much better. We all get it, that in December if you don’t have a Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year themed game that you might miss out an important market. However, this feels like no more than a token gesture from Play ‘n Go. The game looks OK but take a look at some of Play ‘n Go’s other games and you’ll see straight away that they can offer so much more than this. The symbols are better than plenty of software developers, but they are pretty standard and unimaginative for Play ‘n Go. The bonuses are as bland as I have seen from Play ‘n Go, offering little more than some Wild multipliers and free spins. The House Edge is at the usual 4% for Play ‘n Go, which is a little more than we would want to see. I hope that this game doesn’t become the default December game from Play ‘n Go and that they actually release something a little more imaginative for us all to feast on at some point in the future.