ALL ABOUT FAT SANTA SLOT
Push Gaming have been innovative and forward-thinking in 2018, joining the likes of Red Tiger Gaming and Quickspin in a shift towards more high variance, big potential payout games. This is of course all in the wake of the Megaways™ revolution and Big Time Gaming’s extraordinary rise to prominence in the industry.
This year, after Push’s Fat Rabbit came Tiki Tumble with lots of free spins and stacked wilds, and the cluster-pays game Jammin’ Jars, as well as Blaze of Ra. Every slot has been characterized by slick and beautifully executed animations, illustrations and graphics. And despite some frustrating sessions where we were beaten down in our attempts to even unlock the bonus rounds, Push Gaming slots have become as important to The Slot Buzz as other favourites like Thunderkick and of course BTG.
So we’re more than a little delighted that the guys from Old Street in London, and soon to me Malta, have delivered a re-working of the excellent Fat Rabbit for Xmas, with a hungry Santa who just loves a pie, and this time, to avoid those frustrations, a simple Buy In to the free spins round! Thanks very much!
Fat Santa Game Set-Up
So, fans of Fat Rabbit will be familiar with the look of this one – though it’s had a festive, seasonal make over with a cosy fireplace and Xmas tree in the background. There are 5 reels, 5 rows and 50 fixed paylines to play on. The bet range is 25p to £25 and just like Fat Rabbit, the RTP is set at 96.45%.
Fat Santa Game Symbols
The low value symbols are some cheery Xmas baubles, in 2 shades of green, orange and red. The premium symbols consist of a Xmas present box, a snowman, a weird-looking reindeer creature and a little elf who is the highest paying symbol at 20x for five on a payline.
There are two wilds in the game.
First is the Fat SantaWild, which also pays out 20x for five in a row, as well as replacing all other symbols AND growing in size in the free spins round as he consumes pies. Second is the Wild Pie symbol which substitutes for all others bar the Fat Santa wild. The pie also key in the features explained below.
Fat Santa Slot Features
There are two features to watch out for in Fat Santa:
Santa’s Sleigh – The sleigh will fly across the screen on random spins, dropping mince pie wilds onto the reels to increase the chances of a win.
Free Spins –To kick off the free spins you will need to land a Santa Wild AND a Mince Pie Wild on the same spin. This gives you 5 free spins.
When a Pie lands, the Santa will move towards it and eat it, adding to the Pie Meter at the side of the reels. Every five pies collected moves the player one more place on the meter, increasing the size of the Santa symbol up to a maximum of 5×5. You will also gain extra free spins with each upgrade.
Just like Fat Rabbit the chance of a colossal 5xt wild on the reels brings on big win potential up to more than 6,000x.
NOTE: It is also possible to Buy-In to the bonus round at a cost of 80x at any time in the base game.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
This is an early Christmas gift for us! We loved Fat Rabbit first time round and this cheery re-work is excellent. The option to Buy-In to free spins is a nice touch, though expensive at 80x – let’s see how the playing your way in works out first. We’re toasting Fat Santa as this year’s best seasonal slot and recommend you take it out for a few spins before new year.