Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas always seems like it is just around the corner, and it truly is one of the most magical times of the year. Internet betting software developer Play'n Go knows this and is attempting to bring that holiday magic to you with its Merry Xmas slot machine.
Merry Xmas is a 5 reel, 15 payline video slot that features Kris Kringle himself, as well as reindeer, ornaments, bells, candles, hot cocoa, and candy canes. The slot also features wild symbols as well as Christmas gifts, which can set off a bonus round that allow you to select presents, which unveil a nice cash prize. Unlike most slot machines, Merry Xmas pays you for a win of three or more adjacent symbols on a payline, even if the combination doesn't start on the first reel. This means you tend to see frequent, albeit smaller, wins on this machine.
The overall theme and presentation of the Merry Xmas slot is very well done, and the game is almost relaxing as you spin the reels. The background of the game brings you to a cold, snowy winter's night, with Christmas tree lights providing the main source of illumination in the game. The music is very peaceful, adding to the overall ambience of the game.
I was a big fan of Merry Xmas, and have played the game a few times prior to my write-up. While the game is a bit light in the feature department, I found the look and feel of the game more than compensates for this, and I was still able to strike up some impressive wins through the wild symbols and the gift bonus round. It is well worth a shot, particularly if you're in the mood around that most special time of year.