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Xmas Magic Online Slot

Xmas Magic

The joy of the holiday season shines through in Xmas Magic Online Slot by Play’n GO. A city that sparkles with Christmas lights is the backdrop for the reel set, where classic Christmas images like snow globes, candy canes, hot cocoa, and the jolly Santa Claus himself appear as symbols. I enjoyed the uncomplicated gameplay, although more features would have been great. That being said, the free spins round packs a lot of excitement and winning potential, with up to $400k in prize money possible from a single spin.

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Game Details

Software providerSoftware:

Play 'n Go

RTPRTP:

96.50%

Reels amountReels:

5

Slot VolatilityVolatility:

High

Slot Game TypeGame type:

Video Slots

Slot PaylinesPaylines:

10

Min coin betMin coin:

0.10

Max coin betMax coin:

100.00

Free spins offeredFree spins:

YES Yes

Wild SymbolsWild symbol:

YES Yes

Progressive jackpotProgressive:

NO NO

MultipliersMultipliers:

NO No

RTP and Variance

The RTP for this game is 96.50%, slightly above the industry average and high enough to let you know that you will get a theoretically good return on your wagers. The high volatility indicates that you should expect big wins but spread out, sometimes quite thinly, over your spins.

How to Play

The game’s layout has the spin, Autoplay, and bet control buttons arranged below the reels. You can also check out the paytable and menu from here.

Xmas magic start screen

Bonus Features

Free Spins

The main event for this game is the free spins round, and you will need to land 3 Santa Claus scatter symbols on the first three reels to get it rolling.

Xmas magic scatter

This gets you ten free spins, and the high-paying mistletoe symbol will always land as a four-symbol high stack. That’s not all, though, because an additional high-value will be randomly chosen to land as a 4-symbol stack, and 2-5 new wild symbols, which can also appear stacked, will be added to the three central reels on every free spin.

Xmas magic free spins
Stacked symbols make the wins stream in during free spins.
Gamble

After every winning spin, the game will allow you to beef up your winnings. Click the blinking ‘gamble’ button, and you will be taken to a new screen to bet what colour or suit a face-down card will turn up. Get the colour right and double your prize, or get the suit correct and get a 4x winning boost. Just remember that guessing wrong means you lose your winnings, so proceed carefully. This is an “old school” feature you won’t find in most modern games, but you can still enjoy it in titles like Magic Spins and Burning Sun.

Xmas magic gamble
Test your luck to double or quadruple your winnings.

Game Symbols

Xmas magic paytable1
9, 10, J, and Q pay 4x your stake for five on a payline, while K and A pay 8x.
Xmas magic paytable2
The snow globe and hot cocoa pay 8x your stake for five on a payline, the candy canes and Christmas stockings pay 10x, and the mistletoe pays 20x.
Xmas magic wild
The wild will stand in for any other symbol besides the scatter.

Free Play or Demo Play

Getting your head around this game could cost you a few dollars before you’re familiar, so why not take advantage of a free demo? You get to play with virtual credits and guard your precious cash while you take your time exploring all the game’s features and mechanics.

The demo version will start you off with a generous$ 25,000virtual balance, but resist the temptation to go all out. Playing how you usually would is the best way to use the demo to your advantage and learn what playing for real money would be like.

Conclusion

Xmas Magic slot will feel a bit middle-of-the-road to players looking for a bonus feature-packed experience, but those who enjoy more spartan slots will find little to complain about. The base game doesn’t deliver much excitement unless you put everything on the line with the gamble feature. I felt the game woke up when the free spins round got going. The stacked symbols make this feel like an altogether different game and will produce many thrilling winning moments. The $400k top prize also adds to this game’s appeal and helps it stand above similar titles in this category. There’s still so much more holiday cheer; you can find it in games like Happy Holidays and Aloha! Christmas Edition today.

Author Lisa Michaels

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Lisa started off as a croupier at her local casino. However she found her niche in writing and has subsequently used her real-world gambling experiences to help produce and review the many online slots that are released monthly. Lisa also contributes to keeping you up to date with Canadian newsworthy stories.

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