Winter Wonders Slots

Winter-WondersWinter Wonders is the typical Christmas themed slot machine, something that pretty much every developer seems to have. Rival Gaming is no exception, so they created a slot machine with snow men, with Santa, Christmas trees and plenty of presents for its players. It uses snow quite heavily, a winter landscape being the one that sets the mood for the game, with snowmen used in it and in the logo area.

It’s a rather average slot for Rival, with 5 reels, 15 lines and a combo of scatter and wild symbols, giving you free spins, multipliers and cash prizes. As for the biggest prize, it’s at $12,500.

Features of Winter Wonders

Two feature symbols were added to Winter Wonders, a wild and a scatter. Both have multipliers, but the second one also gets you free spins.

Santa is seen behind the word Wild, in the symbol that has that role. Acting as a regular wild symbol, Santa also has a multiplier of 2x, applied to any wins that it has a contribution in. The substitution power of a wild is well known and quite popular, being probably the most common feature that a modern slot machine has to offer. In this case, you get prizes as well from it, directly if wilds form a combo of their own. Get two to five wild Santa symbols on a line, and your reward will be 10x to 5,000x the line wager.

The Sleigh scatter will do two things for you. First of all, it awards a cash prize that is a multiple of the round’s total wager. This type of scatter triggered prize is not common for Rival, but every other slot developer seems to make heavy use of it. You can get up to 100 times the wager, if you get up to five scatter symbols. The minimum number required to get a prize is two scatters.

Free Games Feature

The scatter symbol that awards prizes also triggers the free spins, only you need 3+ symbols instead of 2+. No matter how many scatter symbols you get, the reward is the same, a round of 10 free spins that has 3x multipliers in place. Retriggering the free spins is possible, the requirement being the same one.


Betting options and jackpots

A $2.50 line bet is the most you can invest on a single spin of the reels, and with 15 lines that can be active, this means up to $37.50. A line bet can take between 1 and 5 coins, while denominations can be up to $0.50, with the starting point at $0.01.

The jackpot’s promise is that it will put in your pocket 5,000 times what your line bet was. In this case, it can mean up to $12,500 cash.

Design and symbols

This being a Christmas themed slot, it should be no surprise that you’re going to get a lot of snow and all kinds of Christmas decorations on the reels. A winter landscape is visible behind the game area, with snowmen on both sides of the logo, with leafless trees and with a huge amount of snow. The same white color is used as background for the symbols as well, all of them designed well and looking just like they should. You will be looking forward to the holidays once you play this game for a bit.

Symbols: Santa (wild, 5,000x), Sleigh (scatter, 100x the wager), Silver bells Logo (1,000x), Christmas Tree (400x), Candy Cane (400x), Stockings (200x), Presents (150x), Candles (125x), Stuffed Turkey (100x), Christmas Holly (100x), Coffee (90x), Christmas Globe (90x),


Is It Worth Playing?

It is worth playing, but I would mostly recommend it when the winter holidays are near, to get you in the right mood. Otherwise, it’s not a game you would choose over another based on payouts or features, it’s not good enough for that.

Winter Wonders can be found at any Rival casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.