Game developer – iSoftBet
Number of reels: 5×3
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Without counting themes that are made by every major developer and are also as widely-known and played by players, some of the best including the fruity, adventure and diamonds themes, the Holiday theme is one of the most used in the i-Gaming sector.
On the reels, you will see more of the most used and widely-known symbols in the Christmas theme, symbols like playing cards, a teddy bear, a toy train, a girl and a little mouse. As with most online slots, there are TIERs that are used to categorize the payouts that each and every single symbol offers.
The lowest paying TIER is symbolized, of course, with the playing cards that are in general from 9 to Ace. These playing cards, 9,10, J, Q, K and ace in most cases, offer payouts that do not exceed more than 3 or 4x your stake.
The second TIER consists of the special symbols that are part of the theme in each and every single game. In this case, the second TIER consists of such symbols as a teddy bear, a to train, a girl and a little mouse.
The third real is always the most important one and contains things like the scatter, wilds and other symbols that have the bonus feature as the main target.
The wild in this game is the toy soldier, an integral part of the story and online slot here. It replaces all of the other symbols except the scatter, which is represented here by the Sugar Plum Fairy.
What’s more important and enticing and what makes this game unique is the fact that The Nutcraker has not 1, but 2 feature game.
The first one, the Fairy Free Spins feature – make the correct combination and land 3, 4 or 5 of the Sugar Plum Fairy symbol on the exact same spin and you will receive either 10, 20 or 30 free spins, depending on the number of symbols you match.
If you manage to land the Nutcracker wild stacked on the number 3 reel, a multiplier increases x1 and up to a maximum amount of 10x. Every time 1 or 2 scatters will land and form the correct combination, you’ll receive an extra 1 or 2 free spins. Land 3, 4 or 5 for the full re-trigger of 10, 20 or 30 extra free spins, up to 60 free spins that can be won in total.
The 2nd and probably the one you would like to see more often, the Nutcracker Gift Bonus & Free Spins feature – land the Nutcracker stacked on reel 3 in the base game in order to trigger this round. Here, you have the opportunity to choose from the gift boxes to reveal how any free spins you’ll be awarded. This is between 5 and 10.
The stacked wild remains locked in place throughout the feature. If you land a winner, you’ll be awarded a streak respin. The winning symbols lock and place with the respins continue as long as a new matching symbol joins the cluster.
We really liked The Nutcracker. The visuals are superbly done and the fantastical backing track has a magical feel. The 2 free spin rounds offer plenty of potential too. We landed the Nutcracker Gift Bonus & Free Spins feature more regularly of the 2 and managed to turn 5 free spins into a payout of over 160 times our stake.