Santa King Megaways
When you load the Santa King Megaways slot, you might well think that you have settled down to watch one of those famous Christmas movies, like Wombat Alone in the Burrow or the Wombat that Invented Christmas. And that’s becuse the soundtrack from this game is straight out of the Hollywood Holiday play list.
If you’re after a Christmassy game with a different spin to it, then you should check this slot from Inspired Gaming out. It runs the Megaways mechanic (licensed from Big Time Gaming). The game has cascading reels (where symbols drop into previous winning spots and the number of ways to win can reach a mind boggling 117,649. Yup, that’s even more than 6 reelers like the Electric Avenue slot from All4 Studios.
Look and Feel
Chirpy and happy is the name of the game here, with bright and colourful graphics. The design isn’t going to win any art awards, but it’s quite pleasing in it’s own way. That Christmas music can get on the nerves though- the game accelerates off into Jingle Bells if you get into the feature.
It looks pretty familiar if you have played the Reel Kings Megaways slot. Yep, it’s had the Christmas glitter treatment!
The action takes place on 6 reels and 4 rows with an extra row of 4 up top, set against a snowflake background with a stash of presents below. Watch out for the usual classic fruit machine symbols with sprinkling of snow on top. The top payer is the sack of presents- six of these will shower you with 50x your total bet. The crown with the Santa hat is wild, which substitutes for all symbols. It appears on the extra reel only.
One of the most famous features in Santa King Megaways is the ‘DING’ that you will hear.
In the base game, one or more reels will turn yellow (with a “ding”), starting from the left.
Each win and subsequent cascade (where the winning symbol disappears and the one above drops into its place) turns a new reel turn yellow – if you turn 6 you will head into the Reel King Feature, (you can check your progress with the arrows to the left of the reel set .
If you get more than 6 consecutive cascades, you will trigger the Super King feature or the Mega King feature.
Reel King Feature
OK, so you are trying to build up your yellow indicators.
If you land 6 or more cascades on the trot, you will head into the feature. Pay attention here, there are a lot of features here!
6 cascades: you will get 1-2 Reel Kings
7 cascades: you will get 2-3 Reel Kings
8+ cascades: you will be awarded the Mega King feature with 3-6 Reel Kings
The more Reel Kings you can get, the better as they spin the mini slots they hold with symbols that are either blue, yellow and pink. Depending on the combinations of colours, you will be awarded a win. 3 pink presents are the top payer, followed by yellow and blue. A mix of colours is the lowest payer.
The reels of the mini-slots will turn yellow, much like in the base game. When all 3 reels turn yellow, you will get into the free spins trail above the reels. If you don´t light up the reels, the King disappears. When there are no more Kings left, the feature ends.
Free Spins with Unlimited Multiplier
There is a quick option to gamble your free spins before you enter the round (you can win up to 25 extra free spins if you are successful. Check the wheel for the exact number).
When the free spins feature kicks off, the slots background becomes red: the action is about to start! Each win and subsequent cascade will nudge up the Unlimited Win Multiplier by one (check the red arrows to the left of the reel set to check your progress).
Similar to the base game, each time you hit a win, the reel furthest left will turn red, followed by one more reel. If you are able to change the whole reel set to red, a Santa King appears who will give you up to 3 extra free spins and bump up the multiplier by up to x3.
Well, I like a Megaways slot, and Santa King is no exception. Where else can you play slots within a slot? It takes some getting used to, but this should could you entertained if it’s snowing outside
Wombat Score: 4/5
- How do they pack so many Ways to Win into this game?
There are 117,649 Ways to Win on the Santa King Megaways slot. That’s a bucketload and a function of the number of reels (6) and rows (7).
- What is the difference between the Santa King Megaways slot and the Reel King Megaways slot?
In a phrase, not a lot really. They are practically the same game. The Santa King slot has had a Christmas makeover. That said, they are pretty fun to play.