Ho Ho Ho Slot by Microgaming Review
The Ho Ho Ho online slot comes with 5 reels and 15 paylines. The slot is developed by Microgaming. The game involves eight regular and two special symbols — the Wild and the Scatter. The first one can replace all the symbols, except for the Scatter, and complete combinations. For a combination of two, three, four or five Scatter symbols you get 1, 2, 20 and 60 times your total bet respectively. Three or more Scatter symbols win you free spins. In the Ho Ho Ho slot you can try to increase your win in a double or nothing round. The maximum multiplier is x15,000.
How to play the Ho Ho Ho video slot by Microgaming
When you upload the game you are given 2,000 credits. To make the reels spin you need to choose the number of active lines. You can do it by clicking the Select Lines button.
With the help of Select Coins you can set the number of coins per line. Coins — game currency of the slot. The Ho Ho Ho slot allows you to set from one to ten coins per line. The coin value can be adjusted with the help of the "-" and "+" buttons and ranges from 0.01 to 0.50 credits. To launch reel spins choose Spin or Bet Max. The second button starts spins with the highest number of lines and coins.
To see the line pattern just hover the cursor and click one of the figures on both sides of the reels.
- Expert — changes the Regular game mode to the Expert. When you activate the Expert mode, an additional Auto Play button, Spin section and 5X and 10X buttons appear on the screen. Using the first button you can control auto play settings. 5X and 10X buttons activate five and ten auto spins respectively
- Help — opens an information page with the game rules
- View Payout — opens the Paytable. To close it you need to click Back to Game
In the top right corner you can see an icon with a loudspeaker. It turns music on/off.
Information sections on the display:
- Demo Credits — shows the number of demo credits in your balance
- Spin — shows you the number of auto spins done (only in the Expert mode)
- Lines — shows the number of active paylines
- Coins — the number of coins staked
- Bet – the bet size in credits
- Win — the number of credits you have won for the previous spin
Symbols and multipliers of the one-arm bandit Ho Ho Ho
A winning combination is a set of two or more identical symbols that land on adjacent reels from left to right. Below you can see the list of all the symbols and multipliers for their combinations.
- Scatter — an icon with a present. A prize for a winning combination of two to five Scatter symbols is multiplied by the total bet. Combinations of these three symbols also win you free spins. Two Scatters award you x1 multiplier, three Scatters get you x2, four Scatters — x20, five — x60
- Wild — an icon with Santa Clause that can appear anywhere on the reels. The Wild symbol can replace any icon and complete combinations. It can't replace Scatters. Multipliers for combinations with the Wild symbol: two Wilds — x5, three — x50, four — х1,000 and five — х15,000. Notice, that multipliers for this symbol are multiplied by your bet per line
Here are multipliers for combinations of three, four and five regular symbols:
- A candy cane — x5, x15 and x100
- Cookies — x5, x15 and x60
- Eggnog — x8, x25 and x80
- A Christmas pudding — x8, x50 and x90
- A Roasted Turkey — x10, x50 and x100
- A Christmas tree — x12, x80 and x200
- Santas sleigh — x15, x100 and x400
- Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer — x20, x100 and x500
To get free spins you need to have three or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the game screen. A combination of three Scatters awards you 20 free spins. To start, click Start Free Spins. You can't change bet or line settings in the free spins round.
If you collect another combination of Scatters, the additional free spins are added to your previous free spins. Every prize of this round is doubled. When all the bonus spins are done the prize will be added to your game account.
After any winning combination you have a chance to activate a risk round. To do so, you need to click the Gamble button. In the opened window you have to guess the colour of a card. In case you are right the win doubles. After five correct guesses the game stops.
Control buttons of the risk game:
- Red — to select the red colour of the card
- Black — to select the black colour of the card
- You Win — the sum of your current win
- Gamble To — your win if you guess the colour of a card
The Ho Ho Ho slot features low variance. It means that winning combinations land quite often but the payouts are not big. The game doesn't provide a bonus round but has free spins with multipliers and the risk round. The video slot is themed to Christmas. It is perfect for users who like free spins and frequent wins.