Microgaming’s Deck the Halls slot game has been around for a while now having first been released in 2008. The fact that it has been around for over a decade is a testament to its popularity, and there is no doubt that this Christmas themed game will get you in the Christmas spirit.
Having been around for nearly 12 years, Deck the Halls does look rather dated, with every spare pixel being utilised for the game’s visuals. These include a red background wallpaper and plenty of sprigs of holly, there is also the 12 days of Christmas tune playing in the background to really get you in the Xmas mood.
The game offers 30 paylines across 5-reels and comes with a high volatility and an RTP of 95.38 per cent. Bet values range from $/€/£0.01 to $/€/£75 for each spin, so there is plenty of choice for the casual and serious gambler.
The reels are set out with sparkling Christmas decorations with each symbol smartly designed to feature an object associated with the season of goodwill such as baubles and pinecones and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. The more valuable symbols are represented by items such as stockings above a fireplace, a turkey and a Christmas tree.
The scatter symbol is a pair of Christmas bells, and this game also features two wild symbols, and these are the Deck the Halls logo and Santa Claus. The Deck the Halls symbol is only stacked on the base game, whereas the Santa Claus symbol is stacked on both the base game and on the free spins feature. The great thing about these stacking symbols is that they can appear on top of one another on the reels, which in turn will assist the player in creating many more winning combinations.
Talking of free spins, this game has ten available and they are triggered when you land three or more of the Christmas bells symbols anywhere on the reels. Plus, any winnings you may accrue when this feature is activated will be doubled but if you are fortunate enough to land a winning line that includes the Deck the Halls stacked wild, your winnings will be multiplied four times. On top of that, there is no limit to the number of free spins you can win as more free spins can be triggered if you land three additional scatters on your spins.
Another great feature of this game is the fact that the cautious gamer will not miss out, with the scatter symbols being active no matter how many paylines you have selected.
As Christmas slots games go, Deck the Halls has a fun appearance with smooth gameplay and even though there are several Christmas themed slots games available, there is plenty here to keep you coming back.