Deck the Halls Online Slots Game
Isle of Man-based software development company Microgaming created the Deck the Halls video slots game to reflect festive season goodwill, so the game symbols and the design of the playing interface are appropriately Christmassy, resembling traditional seasonal wrapping paper. They include a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, stockings around a fireplace, roast turkey, Christmas tree ornaments, pine cones and Christmas lights in a cheerful red-and-green themed frame, accompanied by appropriately seasonal music like “Deck the Halls” and other festive-season songs, augmented by occasional sleigh bells. The animations and sound FX combine to create the warm, welcoming atmosphere typical of the season.
Deck the Halls is played on five reels and three rows, with a total of 30 bet lines available. Players are allowed a maximum bet of 10 coins per line, for a total maximum bet of 300 coins per spin. As with most slots games, wins in Deck the Halls require three, four or five matching symbols in unbroken succession, beginning on the leftmost reel. The free spins and multiplier features, when combined, deliver the most impressive wins for the player. The return-to-player rate is 95-96%, ensuring that Deck the Halls pays out slightly better than the average slots game.
Deck the Halls Logo is the Wild
The Deck the Halls logo serves as the game’s Wild symbol, and as such it can substitute for all other symbols except the Scatter icon. Not only can the Wild complete a winning combination, but it also doubles any wins on a bet line in which the Wild forms part of the winning run of symbols.
During the Free Spins rounds, Deck the Halls logos can be stacked, meaning they will cover all the slots on the reel and greatly enhance the number of winning bet lines that can be scored. The game also features multipliers like the Christmas wreath, which doubles the pay-outs on winning bet lines. During Free Spins rounds, multipliers increase from X2 to X4, and are also always stacked, making them more useful in completing winning bet lines.
The Santa symbol is stacked whenever it appears in Deck the Halls, so it is also an important component of several impressive winning combinations.
Scatters Bring Free Spins
In keeping with Deck the Halls’ sentimental seasonal imagery, the Scatter symbol is a pair of Christmas bells linked by a sprig of holly bound in a red ribbon. Three or more Scatter icons landing in any position after a spin will activate the Free Spins feature, allowing the player 10 free spins while at the same time doubling all the wins made on those spins. If three bells come up in any position during a Free Spins round, they will trigger another 10 free spins.
Five Wilds on a bet line scores the highest single pay-out of 4000 coins, but combined with stacked multipliers in a Free Spins round, this could result in a total pay-out on that bet line of 32000 coins. In free games, the maximum jackpot win rises to 2.4 million coins.