Well, with an online slot named “Jingle Bells Ride” we’re guessing we don’t have to go into too much detail about the theme of the game! What is new, in terms of the types of slots we feature here at Free Slots, is that the Jingle Bells Ride Christmas slot is made by Viaden – a lesser known online casino game producer. That isn’t to say that this Xmas slot is in anyway lacking in quality – in fact, it’s rather good! You’ve got atmospheric, festive music in the background throughout your playing session, cute little jingle bells that chime when you spin, and friendly voice that wishes you a “Merry Christmas” when you spin a winning symbol combination. The graphics are colorful, featuring lots of the imagery we associate with this special time of year, and the animations, while not 3D, are authentic and fun. The Christmas fireworks bonus round is an innovative feature too.
Viaden has added a humorous twist to the symbols on this Christmas slot. Jingle Bells Ride features a reindeer posing in a ski mask, looking cool as a cucumber; a Christmas elf who was unlucky in the looks department to say the least, and a macaroni penguin dancing around in the snow with a pink sash….as you do at Christmas if you’re a penguin. Anyway, moving on to the other symbols: the special symbols on Jingle Bells Ride are the Christmas elf, which is the wild, and the Christmas stocking bonus symbol. Other symbols include Santa Claus holding a Christmas rocket and the gingerbread man and Christmas tree. The other symbols are high value playing cards made to look like Christmas tree decorations, from 10 through to Ace (this is a feature commonly found in Playtech slots too; check out Santa Surprise for a Christmas slot by Playtech that has this also).
|Min Bet per Line||$0.10|
|Max Bet per Line||$1|
Wagers and Jackpots
Jingle Bells Ride is a 5-reel slot with 5 paylines. That’s a very low number of paylines when you compare this game to those made by Playtech, Net Ent and Betsoft, also available here at FreeSlots. You can bet on up to all 5 lines with a maximum minimum wager of 0.10 $/£/€ and a maximum wager on 1.00 $/£/€ in whichever currency you use, if you play for real money. That being said, this is not a high roller slot game for real money players. The maximum win from a regular spin is 9000 coins for 5 wild symbols; the lowest is just 3 coins for 2 of either the reindeer or the penguin. There is, however, the “Sky Rocket Stars” bonus game…
Other ways to win
Spin between 3 and 5 bonus symbols (the Christmas stocking) and the Sky Rocket Stars game will be triggered. You’ll be taken to another screen to play this interactive bonus round. Some Christmas firecrackers have been set up on a snowy hill, ready to be launched into the starry winter night. Select the sky rockets you want to fire and watch as they explode into pretty trails of light, revealing your bonus prize.
Music, audio and graphics
Jingle Bells Ride comes with great Christmas music – it doesn’t just play Jingle Bells over and over again. The graphics are not as cutting edge as those of some of the 3D slots we feature, but they’re entertaining and authentically festive.
The Last Word
All in all, this is a cute, Christmassy slot worth playing for free spins and enjoying the bonus round. Eight out of ten.
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