Numerous films and other streams of pop culture often choose to portray things we are used to seeing in one way as something else altogether. This is often a hit with audiences, who love to see time-honoured characters act in ways previously unknown. Santa’s Wild Ride from Microgaming offers something similar – a Santa who has apparently more into partying and living the motorcyclist lifestyle than carrying out his duties as father Christmas!
It is very hard not to love a slot game like Santas Wild Ride because it’s just so different and yet so amusing. The slot symbols it features – a Santa on a motorcycle, a mug overflowing with beer, an elf with a drill, and various food items - are downright comical. The effects and music are also quite good. Perhaps the only thing that could be improved is the graphics; at times they appear a bit choppy and could use an update to make the game a complete experience.
Before you strap on your helmet and saddle up with Santa on his chopper, you must decide how much you want to wager on this wild adventure. Change the bet level to bet anywhere between $1.50 and $7.50 per spin. One thing that is fairly unique about this slot is that it does not utilise pay lines the way nearly all other slots do. Rather, it has 243 ways which allows you to win on line combinations that otherwise would not be profitable.
Santa’s Wild Ride has a number of wild features: First is the scatter symbol, which comes in the form of the motorcycle keys. Three, four or five these anywhere on the reels will multiply your bet by 5, 10 or 50 respectively. This also wins a hefty 25 free spins while awarding you an expanding, stacked or trailing wild. The Santa’s Wild Ride icon multiplies your bet randomly by 2, 3 or 4. Finally, the gift bonus gives you a random prize when it appears on either the 2nd or 4th reels.