With a duo of high-powered bonus features, this slot’s benevolent appearance belies its thrilling true nature.
I noticed that all the reels had a small button labelled ‘Respin’ underneath them. This allowed me to respin individual reels in the base game to complete winning combinations or to try and get an elusive third scatter symbol to trigger the bonus round. The amount I paid to respin each reel is determined by the likelihood that the respin will result in a win or feature trigger.
I had to land a minimum of 3 scatters to trigger free spins, landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters generates 10, 12 or 25 free spins, respectively. A special expanding symbol was chosen before each free spin and if it appears on 3 or more reels, it will expand to fill them.
Mrs Claus slot is as lucrative as it is reassuringly traditional. I thought the slot’s theme was well constructed and featured some charming visual elements that give it a cosy Christmas feel. On the bonus features end, I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of the Hyperspins feature which adds an element of control to the gameplay experience and allowed me to leverage my luck on individual reels. The top possible payout per spin is an impressive amount of $625 000, cementing this as one of my personal favourite holiday-themed slots of all time.