Santa Surprise: Introduction
Santa Surprise is a festive season-themed and medium volatility Internet casino game made by Playtech, a Douglas-based gambling software maker. Santa Surprise, which is a video slot game, is among the Christmas-branded games and somewhat resembles Merry Bells. Playtech released Santa Surprise in 2015. Santa Surprise has five reels and 3 rows (5 by 3 grid), and twenty pay lines. Generally, Santa Surprise players aim at matching at least two symbols in any specific active pay line and they can match up to five symbols (five of a kind).
Santa Surprise: Game Review
The possible winning combinations in the Santa Surprise main game are associated with these eleven symbols: Santa Clause face (Wild), snowy home (Scatter), Christmas tree (Bonus), Christmas bell, Christmas stocking, green ribboned gift, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10. The minimum bet for Santa Surprise is $0.01, whereas the maximum bet is $1000; bet sizes are in the 0.01-5.00 range. British Pound and Euro currencies are also supported.
To begin playing Santa Surprise, players click the respective “-“ and “+” icons so as to select their preferred number of pay lines and line bets. They then press the “Spin” icon at the bottom right side. The reels, which start moving, will stop now and then at random in order to determine if there are any matching symbols. Turbo Play mode and Auto Play option not only quicken a Santa Surprise game round but also make it somehow hands-free.
The paytable of Santa Surprise has eleven sets of payouts. The Wild symbol and the Christmas bell or Christmas stocking have the highest and lowest payouts, respectively. The Wild’s highest payout is 10,000 for 5X (five matching Santa Clause faces) while the bell or stocking’s lowest payout is 2 for 2X. Other Wild payouts are 2000 for 4X, 200 for 3X, and 10 for 2X. The snowy home offers 500 for 5X, 50 for 4X, 5 for 3X, and 2 for 2X; furthermore, over three snowy homes offer 10 free game rounds and has can multiply wins by three. At least three matching Christmas tree symbols trigger a bonus round, wherein the player opens several Christmas gifts.
The Christmas bell offers 500 for 5X, 150 for 4X, 40 for 3X, and 2 for 2X. Christmas stockings: 400 for 5X, 100 for 4X, 25 for 3X, and 2 for 2X. Green ribboned Christmas gift: 200 for 5X, 70 for 4X, and 20 for 3X. Ace: 150 for 5X, 50 for 4X, and 15 for 3X. King: 125 for 5X, 40 for 4X, and 10 for 3X. Queen: 100 for 5X, 30 for 4X, and 10 for 3X. Jack: 75 for 5X, 20 for 4X, and 5 for 3X. 10 symbol: 50 for 5X, 15 for 4X, and 5 for 3X.
Santa Surprise has a side game, which is accessed via the “Gamble” icon; hereby, the players predict if the following card is a black or red one; pressing the “Collect” icon lets the player cash in on their prizes ($2500 maximum payout) and reverts to the main game.
The graphics and the Jingle Bells tune in Santa Surprise conjure up a merry-making festive season. As aforementioned, there are Wild and Scatter symbols, and a bonus round. Its jackpot is non-progressive. Flipside: any ongoing Santa Surprise game starts afresh in case of re-opening it by re-signing in after Internet disruption.
Santa Surprise: Strategy
Santa Surprise’s RTP rate and house edge are 97.05% and 2.95%, respectively.