New Hold & Win slot from iSoftBet in the form of Lanterns & Lions Hold & Win.
In Play'n GO's new slot Beasts of Fire, angry buffaloes can contribute to increased winnings and meteors can expand the number of reels.
On Christmas Eve, Videoslots will award 100,000 free spins to the winners of their Mystery Fridays, where players compete for 100 free spins on the slot Santa.
Christmas greetings from us and from Videoslots
Before we dive into this year's second-to-last slots article, it is appropriate for us to also wish our readers a Merry Christmas. But there is nothing more boring than receiving a Christmas card from a distant cousin with the text Merry Christmas on it, so instead we offer a Christmas joke!
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Lanterns & Lions Hold & Win
The first game of the week is Lanterns & Lions Hold & Win. The slot has an Asian theme and refreshingly enough, some may think, it has nothing to do with Christmas. The question is whether this is because a very small part of Asia actually celebrates Christmas or if the developers at iSoftBet just want to spare us more cliché Christmas games.
But instead of getting upset about the lack of Asian Christmas traditions, let's take a closer look at what the game actually contains. There are a number of bonus features to look out for, not least the Hold & Win feature. Some of the features offered include:
Red envelope: the red envelope visible in the right corner is randomly activated and pays out a win of 8, 88, 888 or 8888 times the bet.
Scatters: with 3 scatters in the form of dragons, either the bonus game or the Hold & Win function is activated.
Bonus game: gives 8 to 12 free spins with many more wilds that can also expand to cover entire reels. Wilds can also expand in base mode.
And finally, the Hold & Win feature that is triggered by scatters or five or more lanterns. In this mode, players receive three respins with the triggering lanterns remaining sticky, and each new premium symbol that lands also becomes sticky, plus the respins are reset to three again. The game has an RTP of 96 percent, five reels and three rows, 25 paylines, a maximum win of 8,888 times the bet, and medium volatility.
Those who are interested in slots with background stories may get hooked on Play'n GO's new game Beasts of Fire. Because here, a meteor has crashed and transformed buffalos, giving them superpowers. I don't know if Hollywood directors are lining up to get their hands on this script, but a well-thought-out theme can enhance the experience for some players.
If you are completely uninterested in the appearance of the slot, you may not care that the game board faces snowy mountains and besides buffaloes, there are also bears, eagles, and badgers. The game's wild, a buffalo at sunset, replaces other symbols and can only be spun on reels two, three, and four.
Design of the playing field: 3-4-4-4-3.
Max win: 25,000 times the bet.
The slot has originally 576 paylines but these can be increased to 12,348. This is done through the meteor symbol that can land on reel three. This can happen three times in total and also leads to the slot's maximum number of paylines. A bonus game with ten free spins can also be activated with the help of golden scatters.
The function called the attacking buffalo is triggered randomly and leads to higher chances of getting the most valuable buffalo symbols. This function is activated even more often in the bonus mode and is called Fire Beasts. This leads to higher winnings and greater opportunities to get respins.