|Game Type||Slot Machine|
|Casino Software||Push Gaming|
|RTP Payout %||96.45%|
|Coin Sizes||0.01 - 0.50|
|Bet Stakes||0.25 - 25.00|
Christmas is on its way, and you can hear the sound of Santa’s sleigh. So now it’s time for kids to go and play, whilst the adults go online and spin the night away! There’s no better way to do that than with the excellent (and hilarious) new online slot game from Push Gaming - Fat Santa! Stick with us as we explain why we think it deserves a big comedic pat on the back!
We all know the best part about Xmas is staying home and getting fat, and we can probably blame Santa for setting that trend - forever depicted as the slightly overweight grandad that he resembles. This has been epitomized perfectly by the guys over at Push Gaming with their first Christmas themed online slot game which released in December 2018.
So let’s dig into this festive feast together as we run you through an overview and review the brand new casino slot machine - Fat Santa!
Okay, let’s be clear, we’re not talking about the white beard or the fat belly - unfortunately no, this time we’re talking about the game features of the new Fat Santa slot.
This one is a randomly generated bonus, it can occur at any time during normal gameplay and results in Santa’s Sleigh flying across the reels dropping off some special packages
Now you would think that being Santa’s Sleigh, it’d be dropping presents off! But no, it seems as though Fat Santa, the greedy fat bastard that he is, has stolen far too many pies to fit in his sleigh. So, as it happens, it is Christmas Pies that are being dropped from the sleigh and onto your reels!
The Christmas Pies that fall into place become symbols on each of the reels and then act as expanding wilds adding to any symbols already present from the last spin and contributing to winning lines.
This is the main feature of the Fat Santa slot game and maintains the humorous style already applied to the rest of the game.
The bonus game is triggered by landing two different types of Wild Symbols together at the same time:
Landing these two symbols together at the same time will trigger the bonus game, involving you guessed it, Santa and his Christmas Pies!
So let’s get into the mechanics of the bonus game. You’ll out first of all by receiving 5 Free Spins. In addition, there is a game board displayed on screen showing 5 unlit Santa Symbols and 5 unlit Christmas Pies.
The way to win with this slot feature is by feeding your Santa Symbol with Christmas Pies, each time he eats 5 Pies he’ll grow twice as large and you’ll also receive more free spins setup as follows:
Santa the crazy cat that we all know he is, acts as Wild the entire time - if you reach the advanced stages of the bonus game he’ll get so fat he almost covers the entire 5 reels and 5 rows leading some epic big wins. Sometimes being Fat pays!
An unusual but pretty cool aspect to this slot machine is the Pay to Play option for the bonus game. If you’ve only actually got a few minutes to play this feature could actually be quite handy. Essentially it lets you buy your way into the Bonus Game without having to go through any spins to randomly trigger it.
The price, however, is high. It’s set at 80x the stake amount for your spin. We tried it a number of times, and generally, it seems like it’s all about getting past the first two steps on the ladder. If you get past the first two steps Santa becomes sufficiently fattened to be able to him some Mega Wins.
Now to cover off the technicals. Fat Santa offers a standard 5 reel configuration, with a not-so-standard 5-row configuration. This 5x5 grid is at the heart of the Fat Santa bonus game featuring the expanding square shaped Wild Santa Symbol. There are 50 pay lines with bet stakes that range from £0.25 up to a maximum of £25 per spin. Although if you factor in the pay to play bonus feature you can spin for a whopping £2000 at the top end.
The RTP% (Return to Player) is verified as 96.45% putting it in the upper range of the online slots payout percentages.
This has got to be one of the best Christmas themed online slots we’ve reviewed here at TheCasinoDB. Full of humor, well made and just generally fun to play. The Pay to Play Bonus Game option is a great time saver and really makes the game a lot more exciting as you have the option to shortcut to the fun part.
This game is definitely a few spins, even if you just want to play for free, there is plenty to enjoy as you watch Santa munch his way through many Christmas Pies to fatten himself up for the festive season!