Anna Williams

Sleighin’ It Slot Review

The period from October to the start of January is basically just one big holiday. I don’t care what anyone says, once the spooky season hits it’s game over for the year for me.

But, I still think that launching Christmas-themed slots in November is a little excessive. It’s bad enough that Mariah Carey crawls out of whatever pink-glitter hole she hides in throughout the year, now I have to deal with Santa at work too? Come on.

So, it’s with some trepidation that I face the festive season ahead. But, Sleighin’ it slot from BetSoft seems like a good way to kick things off.

Gameplay

Sleighin’ It slot is a 5-reel, 30-payline Christmas-themed game from Betsoft Gaming. We’re all set up with Santa in his North Pole hidey hole, and getting ready to welcome the festive season in style.

Talk about holiday cheer! The 5x4 grid is packed with stunning festive graphics, in a 3D cartoon style. I mean, the symbols practically pop off your screen! It's a sight to behold.

Ugh, let’s get the bad news out of the way quickly. Sleighin’ It slot comes with a pretty dismal bet multiplier, which can reach just 586.63x your stake – ouch. The RTP is reasonable though, hitting 96.19% and there’s a high/very high volatility rate to contend with.

While the €56,316.48 maximum win is low, the progressive jackpots (which we’ll talk about later) make up for it. You can start betting at just €0.30 or take it all the way up to €96. Nice.

I tested Sleighin’ It slot on my iPhone 13 and my MacBook Pro, and it worked really well on both. With that said, I definitely preferred it in portrait mode on my phone (over landscape) as the grid shifts to fill the screen, rather than just mimicking what you’d see on a desktop.

Features

WILD

A stack of colorful gifts spells out the word “WILD,” landing anywhere on the reels and substituting for all other paying symbols.

PROGRESSIVE LINKED JACKPOT

There are four random progressive jackpots which can trigger at any point throughout the game – Mini, Minor, Major, and Mega. There’s no telling how big these prizes can get, but they’ll keep growing until somebody wins them… hopefully that someone is you.

STACKED MYSTERY SYMBOLS

Before each spin, a random mystery symbol is awarded. If any of the paying symbols become mystery symbols, they will fill all of their spaces to create extra wins.

MYSTERY WILD REELS

During the base game, the Wild symbol will become sticky when it lands. This feature can happen at any point, and 1 to 3 Wilds can be active during it.

Wandering Wild Reels Free Spins

The Pick Bonus Free Spins and Wandering Wild Reel Free Spins are kindred spirits. The stack of Wilds on the reels will walk across the grid with each spin, hopefully ensuring wins.

PICK BONUS FREE SPINS

Landing Santa’s red gift bag on reels 1, 3, and 5 triggers Free Spins. You can then choose from four different options:

20 FS plus 1 Wandering Wild
15 FS plus 2 Wandering Wilds
8 FS plus 3 Wandering Wilds
A mystery choice

Performance

I tested Sleighin’ It slot on my mobile and desktop devices, and I was pretty happy with how everything played out. It worked well on Chrome and Safari, and didn’t offer any problems on either my iPhone 13 or MacBook Pro.

Maximum Win

Sleighin’ It slot’s max win only comes in at €56,316.48, however that’s not taking the progressive jackpots into account – which can really boost your win potential.

Conclusion

Overall, I’d say that Sleighin’ It slot was a great way to kick off the Christmas spirit. There are some really nice features here, including four Free Spins options and progressive jackpots.

The multiplier is definitely low for a slot with a high/very high volatility rate, but it’s not everything. The max win is €56,316.48, but the progressive jackpots ultimately make up for it.

Overall, this is a really nice offering from BetSoft and one I’ll be spinning throughout the festive season.

Slot Details

Software: Betsoft Gaming
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 30
Reels: 5
RTP: 96.19%
Bonus Round: No
Progressive: Yes
Free Rounds: Free Spins
Maximum Win: €56,316.48


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