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The wombat says: Well done Microgaming, of Eagle’s Wings slot fame, as this wombat loves a pun as much as the next marsupial! Yes, those slot wizards have made a very bad play on the word ‘Wrap’, throwing in some ‘rappers’ instead and tied the whole thing up nicely in a Christmas-themed bow.
Santa’s big-eared traditional elves have also been replaced by a load of rapping pixies sporting gold chains, with big hoop earrings and clutching microphones. Bling, Bling Bling! They’s like the Epic Gems slot, I am sure.
There’s no gangster Santa Claus knocking around though, (much to our disappointment), he’s probably too busy on lock-down from the Feds or keeping it real in Lapland. Anyway, let’s take a look at this nutty slot and see what it’s made of…
Gift Rap slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 pay-lines: a whole load more than the Cosmic Cat slot in other words! Your reels are made up of traditional kids’ toys symbols (the kind that might be found in an elves’ workshop) and include; a brightly coloured squeaky hammer toy, a lurid spinning top, a kid’s karaoke set, a cute teddy bear with a drum and a mechanical cymbal-clashing monkey. There’s also a pair of female elf rappers having a good old warble, and then two other elves – one wearing a green beanie, and the other with a ginger barnet – both of which are your most valuable symbols in the game.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Xmas baubles too, Wombat Fans, as they will act as the Wild symbols in this game and will substitute for all other icons in the slot to help you make winning combos!
The graffitied can of festive snow spray acts as your Scatter here, and although it won’t set off any bonus rounds, it does pay an 80-coin jackpot if you land 5x of them. But fear not! As the Rappin’ Jack Frost bonus symbol triggers off the Gift Grab feature if you land 3x or more of them on the reels. They will also make a satisfying ‘boing’ sound as they hit too.
Gift Grab Bonus
It’s bonus time! There are no Free Spins here, but a Pick ‘Em Bonus feature will appear instead. Next, you’ll be taken to a second screen displaying a whole load of wrapped-up Christmas pressies with cash amounts hidden underneath them. Pick the presents and scoop the cash wins until you uncover the one with Rappin’ Jack Frost inside. The game is then over (sad face) and you can collect your winnings. It really is Christmas!
Hmmm… We’re not convinced that spirit of Christmas was with Microgaming when they came up with this slot, in fact this wombat thinks that they’ve been a bit Scrooge-like.
Why? Well, the Gift Grab bonus round is the only extra feature in Gift Rap slot, and although we like quirky theme, we can’t help but feel like an empty-handed Tiny Tim (but without the gammy leg). Where are all the presents??! It’s a fun game but lacking in the chunky wins to make it a Christmas to remember.
Wombat score: 3/5
It’s ‘Yo Yo Yo’ instead of ‘Ho Ho Ho’