It seems that every Christmas holiday season, there's always a series of great slots based around the season that come out of the woodwork. While these games are available throughout the rest of the year, they're often forgotten about. Play'n GO developed their Xmas Magic slot to help get you in the mood, and I must say it does a great job of it.
Xmas Magic is a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot set in a Victorian era English town that's decked out with wreaths and tinsel. The game's symbols are a mixture of standard icons (9, 10, J, Q, K, A) as well as festive symbols like snow globes, cocoa, candy canes, stockings, a wreath, a gift, and Santa Claus himself. The icons are decent, although they do seem to be a bit dated in terms of art style. This almost seems like something I'd see in an RTG slot from ten years ago, rather than a newer style video slot from Play'n GO, who normally puts out sharp games.
The features in this slot include wild symbols, scatters, stacked symbols, stacked wilds, and a gamble feature. The free spins are set off when you score three scatters (Santa) on the reels. you're then given 10 free spins, which get extra wilds on the reels. The free spins can be re-triggered once, letting you try to get some more wins.
The features and layout of the game give Xmas Magic a posted default return to player percentage of 96.5%, which is the same average that most Play'n GO games have. As with all of this developer's games, the developer has lower RTP versions available that casinos can choose to offer. The lowest with this game is 84.6%, and you should avoid it at all costs.
This game is decent enough, but it doesn't do much to make itself stand out from the crowd. This is one that is good for play from late November to late December, but won't be one that'll garner much interest from punters throughout the rest of the year.