Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays
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Happy Holidays Microgaming Slot

As we’re writing this review, Christmas is fast approaching and just as inevitable as at least one new pair of socks is a brand new festive game from the guys over at Microgaming. These games are rarely brand new with the developer often preferring to add a new festive theme on top of an existing game and that’s what they’ve pulled off here. However, they haven’t gone for one of the easy options in this case, instead transforming a contender for best online slot of all time into a festive treat. Indeed, Terminator 2 – Judgement Day provides the gameplay and a whole host of festive symbols provide the freshness and we’re going to take a look at whether this is a metaphorical Christmas treat or merely a lump of coal.

243 Lines of Christmas Action

Things start off in style with perhaps our favourite betting pattern out there right now, that being 243 ways to win across a standard five reel board. If you’ve got three or more adjacent symbols then you don’t need to worry about patterns at any point as they’ll contribute to a win regardless and this kind of system always makes for an excellent wild card. Here, that’s represented by the Happy Holidays logo and happiness is virtually guaranteed each and every time it lands. Even if you don’t win on a particular spin, there’s always a chance of triggering the random base game bonus, which will award instant cash for every high value symbol in view. If you’ve got a bauble scatter on the board when this symbol hits then you’ll be even happier as that solitary tree decoration is enough to whisk you off to the free spins round.

Holiday Free Spins

That’s not the only way to grab yourself some free spins either, as you can always fall back on the more traditional method of landing three or more scatters on the board at the same time. Do so and you’ll grab yourself ten free spins, but they won’t start until a couple more rows are added to the board and the winning ways is pumped up to a massive 1,024. This is where the biggest wins are to be found and the snowman even gets in on the act as a sort of second wild card, filling in as any of the other high value symbols on the board.

If we had the choice of the reskin for this year’s Christmas Microgaming slot then we’d have gone with Terminator 2 as well so that instantly makes it a must play for us. Even if you’ve never played the previous title, it’s as good now as ever and if you want to get into the spirit of things then Happy Holidays can be played for free at the top of this review, or for real cash prizes at one of the great Microgaming casinos that we’ve featured over in the sidebar.

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