All about Mystical Santa Megaways™ Slot
The massive Megaways™ revolution just got Christmassy with Stake Logic’s latest release, bringing together the twin joys of expanding reels and the annual festivities. Stake Logic are the latest in a line of studios getting on the Megaways™ bandwagon via a licensing deal with Australia’s Big Time Gaming.
Mystical Santa Megaways comes complete with 6 columns, up to 7 rows and up to 117,649 ways to win, boasting a festive grid able to produce win cascades, reactions, standard and multiplier Wilds.
Mystical Santa Megaways Themes, Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
No doubt you will be overcome by the holiday spirit as soon as you load Mystic Santa and lay your eyes upon now-coated trees in the background and the purplish night sky above decorated with polar lights. You will be greeted by Santa and one of his most trusted elves who will both spread the Xmas cheer across the reels each time you click on the Spin button. The design is immaculate, lovely artwork – straight from a Christmas card, updated with a little animation here and there.
One glance at the paytable and you can see which icons will be populating the reel grid. Lower-paying symbols are reserved for standard playing card values, except that they are presented as gingerbread cookies trapped in ice blocks. Premium symbols are represented by a snowman, elf, reindeer and Santa – the latter pays 200x the stake for a 6-symbol combo.
Look out as well for the Wilds (Christmas tree ornament with Wild written on it), Multiplier Wilds (a mechanical wind-up music/pop up box) and Mystery Symbols (wrapped presents with a question mark on them) and Scatters (the top of the Christmas tree).
Mystical Santa Megaways™ Features
Mystical Santa is packed with features that land regularly and keep the gameplay interesting in both the base game and bonus rounds. The expanding reels format keeps you on your toes too, giving up to 117,649 ways to win per spin. The Wilds replace regular icons, and Multiplier Wilds add a multiplying value to any Wild-powered win, up to x10. And combinations of multiplier values in one winline are multiplied together to give uber-wins!
Mystery symbols are triggered by an elf who appears on the reels and starts throwing presents around. They can reveal one of the four possible bonus treats: free spins, extra Wilds, matching symbols or Multiplier Wilds.
The generosity of the elf is one way to get freebies; the other is to collect 4 to 6 Scatters in view. The player is awarded 12 free spins, and each additional Scatter adds 5 more to the count. The free spins round is played with a win multiplier up to x5. The bonus can be retriggered with as many as 3 Scatters (5 new spins) or with 4 Scatters (10 new spins).
The Slot Buzz Verdict
Mystical Santa Megaways™ slot is a pretty decent Xmas gift to slots players, mixing the now classic expanding reels gameplay with some tasty wins from the usual mix of multipliers and free spins. The lower-than-usual variance may not appeal to high risk slots fans, but Stake Logic are spreading the cheer to a wider audience, and all power to that!