NetEnt’s Christmas Games
Published on by James
The holiday season is always a fun time of year – mulled wine for everyone, Christmas markets to explore, lots of lovely food and a seasonal tree to put all your family’s presents under.
It’s no wonder people look forward to it all year round, what is there not to love?!
For iGamers like us, there’s also something else to look forward to – Christmas themed slots!
For the last few years NetEnt have released some really great Christmas slots, and we want to round them up for you here.
Some are reworked Christmas editions of fan favourites and others are completely new concepts like the brand-new Jingle Spin, which was released on 29th of November. Read below for more details and festive themed fun!
The Presents Under Last Year’s Christmas Tree
In 2015, NetEnt decided to make their firs venture into the Christmas themed games market. Given their expertise and success with all the other types of video slots, there were certainly high hopes for what was to come.
Over the next two years they produced Christmas themed variations on two popular games, Fruit Shop Christmas Edition and Flowers Christmas edition; followed by their first Christmas original: Secrets of Christmas.
Fruit Shop Christmas edition is a 5 reel, 3 row, slot with 15 different bet lines.
The game has all the same features as the normal Fruit Shop slot e.g. wild substitutions and Free Spins.
The way in which Fruit Shop gets its Christmas theme is quite cool: everything has been frozen over with ice – a simple but effective design.
Flowers Christmas Edition also has 5 reels and 3 rows, but has 30 fixed bet lines.
Like Fruit Shop, the Christmas version shares all the same features as the classic version.
Again, the Christmas theme here is brought to life by the dusting of snow on the symbols and scenery.
Secrets of Christmas is the first original Xmas game from NetEnt.
It is a 5 reel, 3 row, 25 fixed bet line classic-style slot. The symbols and graphics are Xmas themed – along with gingerbread houses, hot milk and cookies, and stockings (not those kinds of stockings, you deviant).
The game has your typical Wild Substitutions and Scatter Symbols, but also has a nice Free Spins round that is properly Xmas themed: It lets you sit under the Xmas tree and have a go at opening presents with Free Spins.
The Present Under This Year’s Tree: Jingle Spin – The Brand-New Slot!
The most recent Christmas release from NetEnt is Jingle Spin. It was released on 29th November and has got off to a Christmas-cracker of a start. We’re already hearing rumours of it being a great success and maybe NetEnt’s best Christmas game to date!
The slot has a really cool mechanic of having both a 5×3 reel and an additional Christmas Wheel on the main page.
The wheel, which is covered with Christmas baubles that contain cash prizes or Free Spins, is operated by a steam-punk-looking Santa Claus.
When it stops, at the end of every spin, the baubles get passed on to the Santa’s Elves who sit on top of the slot reel.
These baubles then play the really neat roll of being the modifiers for the wild symbols, which are empty present boxes on the slot reel.
The baubles are passed along the top of the reels by elves who drop them into any present boxes that appear under them.
The game is packed full of features like spreading wilds, Free Spin rounds, Christmas coin wins rounds, surprise baubles and even more. These all add up to make this a top-quality Christmas game, and it certainly feels like NetEnt have made their best Christmas game to date with this one.