Of course it depends on the day, but it’s probably not Christmastime at the moment you’re reading this review. Nevertheless, when you’re playing Ho Ho Ho, an inviting, 15 pay line, 5 reel slot from Microgaming, you can always feel like it’s that special time of the year. Give this game a go and maybe Santa will put a nice jackpot in your stocking!
It’s hard not to be in the Christmas spirit while playing this game. Ho Ho Ho really goes out of its way to create that magical atmosphere: It features a whole range of icons associated with what is perhaps the most popular holiday of the year, including Santa himself, the candy cane, the Christmas tree, eggnog, a sleigh full of presents and the gingerbread man. The gentle background music only adds more charm to the delightful experience of playing Ho Ho Ho.
Before hopping on Santa’s sleigh, you must first decide how much you are going to wager on this wintertime adventure. Ante bets range from $.01 to $75. Once you have settled upon the ante amount, give the ‘spin’ button a click to get the reels moving.
Ho Ho Ho has a number of features to help bestow the holiday cheer: Foremost of these is the wild feature, which is represented by Santa Claus himself. You can win 15,000 credits if you have five of these appear on an active pay line. Santa can also substitute all symbols except for the scatter icon. The gift-wrapped present is the key to triggering the scatter bonus. If three or more of this symbol appear anywhere on the reels, you win 20 free spins which benefit from a 2x multiplier.
Finally, if all this is not enough for you, Ho Ho Ho also offers the gamble feature: At the end of each winning round you may elect to try and double your winnings by trying to guess whether a card randomly drawn from a deck of playing cards will be red or black. Guess correctly and your winnings are doubled; guess incorrectly and all you have won up to that point will be lost.