Deck the Halls Slots

Deck-the-HallsDeck The Halls is a Christmas themed slot machine, the perfect title to try out when the winter holidays are right around the corner. Microgaming did a very good job with this particular slot machine, the design being one of the better ones in this category. There is no shortage of Christmas and Santa themed slot machines out there, so the fact that this is one of the better ones says something about its quality, especially when it comes to the design.

You get plenty of chances to win a prize, since you bet on 30 lines, but that top payout is not quite impressive enough, being worth up to $2,000 only. There are free spins in the game, multipliers, wilds and scatters, all good things to encounter along the way.

Features of Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls has stacked wild symbols that multiply their payouts, scatter symbols that trigger free spins, and they also benefit from prizes bigger than normal.

First of all, let’s take a look at the wild symbol, an image that gives us the Deck the Halls Logo. It will pay the biggest prize of the game, but for that you need a combo of up to five symbols of this type, all on the same win line. The Game Logo wild is accompanied by a x2 multiplier, meaning that each time it manages to help you out, by substituting for another symbol, it also doubles the prize offered by the new combo. During the base game this is a regular wild, but during free spins it appears in stacks of three wilds.


Another stacked symbol, though a regular one, is the one with Santa on it. It’s stacked both during the free spins and in the base game, but it has no features, so you can just expect more big prizes from it (the second best paying symbol of the game).

The Bells are used in the scatter symbol, an icon that awards prizes and free games, and all you need is for it to appear in a couple of random locations. The prizes will multiply the total bet by 2x to 100x, depending on how many of the five symbols you have at the same time.

Free Games Feature

As long as at least three Bells are present, you’re going to win a round of 10 free spins from them. All their prizes are doubled, but that’s as long as a wild doesn’t get involved. If a stacked wild does contribute to a combo while the free spins are running, then the multiplier for that payout is at x4.


Betting options and jackpots

Luckily, the spirit of Christmas doesn’t come at a too high a cost, the bets going up to $15 only in this slot. Each of the 30 lines can get 1 to 10 coins, with the values being between $0.01 and $0.05. You end up with $0.50 line bets this way, and a $15 total.

With all five wilds present on a line, you can win 4,000x, or 40,000 coins. That means only $2,000 in this game, but it’s a small investment that you have to make to get it.

Design and symbols

The action takes place in a house, with objects that are in many cases decorations that are placed in the Christmas tree, but that’s not all you will see on the reels. There is Santa as well, bells, a stuffed bird and all sorts of other Christmas inspired images that I loved seeing. The reels are surrounded by green decorations, with a red wall as the background. Overall, a gorgeous Christmas themed slot machine, just the thing to put you in the mood for the holidays.


Symbols: Game Logo (4,000x, wild), Bells (100x bet, scatter), Santa (1,000x), Christmas Tree (500x), Fireplace (400x), Stuffed Bird (300x), Gifts (200x), Star Decoration (80x), Reindeer Decoration (70x), Globes (50x), Christmas Tree Light (40x) and Pine Cones (30x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The design, the large number of lines and the features recommend it as a good slot machine, but keep in mind that you will not get rich playing it. It’s a great title otherwise.

This Deck the Halls slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.