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Tons of Festive Fun!: An Introduction to Fat Santa

We get to go to the North Pole and spend time with Father Christmas as we reveal our thoughts on the Fat Santa slot game. Push Gaming is the creator of this joyful game, which blends a cheerful aesthetic with some potentially thrilling additions. Santa's Sleigh has the ability to soar over the reels on any spin, leaving a path of mince pie wilds in its wake. Keep on reading our review of Fat Santa for more details, but for a how-to-play guide check out the game guide instead.


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Fat Santa Game Information

Game Name: Fat Santa

RTP: 96.45%

Game Provider: Push Gaming

Reels: 5

Theme: 2D/3D, Cartoon

Paylines: 50

Feature/s: Free Spins

Min & Max Bet: 0.50 - 50

Volatility: Med-High

Biggest Possible Win: £11,001

 

First Wish: Is Fat Santa’s Gameplay on Our Nice List?

50 paylines are available on a 5x5 grid when playing the Fat Santa slot machine and if you’ve played Push Gaming’s previous release Fat Rabbit, you’ll be pretty familiar with what to expect as this is essentially a festive reskin. Starting with reel 1, you must land three or more matching symbols or wilds across one of those fifty paylines to produce a winning combination. The RTP for Fat Santa is 96.45%.  This medium volatility slot machine combines both frequent lower-value wins and the occasional large bonus payment, making it the best of both worlds. Even while you might not be able to strike the enormous jackpots seen in high volatility slots, you will still be able to enjoy enough wins from lower base games to keep you smiling as you decorate the Christmas tree.

Second Wish: Do Fat Santa’s Game Theme and Symbols Give Us Festive Feelings?

The Fat Santa slot machine has a Christmas theme,  and it is set in a lodge in Lapland. The images are lively, vivid, and vibrant perfect for getting through the cold winter months. Many holiday-themed slots have an unduly sweet design, but Push Gaming has struck the perfect balance with this one. The backdrop of the reels features pine woods, snow-capped mountains, and a festively decorated cabin.

As you spin, a lively little backup tune plays. It's cheerful enough to be joyful without being overly corny, which is certainly appreciated!

Four lower-value club, diamond, heart, and spade bauble symbols can be found on the reels. The gift box, the snowman, and Rudolph are more satisfying. The most profitable standard symbol is Santa's elf. To receive a prize of 0.8, 4 or 20 times your entire stake, land 3, 4, or 5 of these in combination.

Santa is one of the two wild symbols in the game and the second wild is the mince pie. When they are both a component of a winning combination, they both act as stand-ins for all the conventional symbols.

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Third Wish: Do Fat Santa’s Features Fill Up Our Stocking?

The gameplay of most slots with a Christmas theme is rather straightforward, perfect for relaxing this holiday season, and Fat Santa is no exception. Fat Santa has a few extras that can turn it into a real Christmas party. Most of the best action seen in this slot centres around wild symbols.

Santas Sleigh Feature

The Santa's Sleigh feature can be activated on any spin by letting Santa's animated sleigh fly over the reels. As he goes, he leaves a trail of mince pies in odd spots on the reels. More significantly, for the subsequent spin, all of these symbols become wild.

Free Games Feature

The way the Free Games feature activates is a little different. The feature is triggered by landing a wild Santa symbol and a mince pie symbol anywhere on the reels in the same spin, as opposed to landing three scatters. Five bonus spins are your starting total, but there are ways to increase that somewhat meagre amount.

This game also has a somewhat unique gameplay style. During every free spin, a regular-sized Santa Wild will appear on the reels. In the event that you also land a mince pie wild, Santa consumes the mince pie and moves across the reels, adding it to a metre.

Expanding Wild Santa Feature

Santa becomes larger and becomes a 2x2 wild once he has consumed enough pies to fill the metre (and stretch his waistline!). Additionally, this expansion raises your total number of free spins, this is known as the expanding Wild Santa Feature. The procedure restarts when the metre is reset. Santa will grow into a 3x3 wild if he consumes enough mince pie wilds to fill the metre. Santa grows larger the more pies he consumes. More bonus spins are added with every expansion. If fortune favours you, Fat Santa has the ability to transform into an enormous 5x5 wild symbol, awarding you with a maximum of 13 bonus spins:

Level

Mince Pie Wilds

Free Spins

Santa Wild Size

Level 1

Collecting 4

Awards 5 free spins

1×1

Level 2

Collecting 5

Adds +3 free spins

2×2

Level 3

Collecting 5

Adds + 2 free spins

3×3

Level 4

Collecting 3

Adds + 2 free spins

4×4

Level 5

N/A

Adds + 1 free spin

5×5

 

Bonus Buy

You’ll see some slot reviews mentioning a Bonus Buy feature, but this option isn’t available to UK players.

Genie’s Farewell

The Fat Santa slot machine makes for the perfect game to get you into the Christmas spirit. It has bright and cheerful graphics and packs more features into its gameplay than a full-to-the-brim Christmas stocking! Not to mention the bonus features on offer such as the Expanding Wild Santa Feature are unlike the typical bonus features we commonly come across. If you’re excited to Spin the Fat Santa slot, but are also curious as to what other festive fun is out there waiting to be played then explore the Spin Genie blog 6 Days of Crimble - Top Christmas Slots, to discover more.

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