Christmas Megaways Slot Review

Iron Dog Studio is inviting players to get festive in its Christmas Megaways slot. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a game that comes with all the yuletide visual trimmings and is played using the Megaways game engine that’s played using tumbling reels and offers up to 117,649 ways to win. Other baubles in play include multiplier wilds which can combine to boost payouts by up to 8x. Trigger the Free Spins feature for free spins with an unlimited win multiplier. Payouts here can get very jolly indeed, reaching a maximum of 40,000 x stake per spin.

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Christmas Megaways Slot RTP Details & Wager Limits

The Christmas Megaways slot uses the Megaways engine from Big Time Gaming. Therefore, between 2 and 7 symbols can appear on each reel on each spin. This determines how many Megaways are in play. If you had the minimum 2 symbols on all 6 reels, the number of Megaways is 64.

If all 6 reels have the full complement of symbols, you’ll have 117,649 ways to create a winning combination. Basically, the more symbols per reel, the more ways to win. The meter to the side of the shows how many Megaways are live on any given spin.

Stake levels in Christmas Megaways range from 20p to £20 per spin, rising to a maximum of £20 per spin. Click on the coins in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and adjust to suit. You can run between 10 and 999 autospins if required. There are also options to set win and loss stop limits or end the autoplay whenever you trigger the free spins round.

The Christmas Megaways RTP is 96.2% which is about average. The volatility nudges into the high category. The most you can win from a single spin is some 40,000 x your total stake.

Theme – Audio & Design Features – yuletide cracker

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There’s a suitably jolly feel to the design in the Christmas Megaways slot. With an obvious Christmas theme, it’s set against a Polar backdrop. It’s quite simply done which is no bad thing as some Christmas slots go really OTT when it comes to design. The visuals here work very nicely.

The reels are made up of colourful A to 10 royals and an assortment of Christmas trinkets including baubles, candles and stockings full of gems. The diamond symbol is the most rewarding giving you 1, 2.5, 5, 12.5 or 25 x stake for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 in combination.

Christmas Megaways is available to play on all types of devices including mobiles, tablets and computers. Even with all the moving parts from the Megaways mechanic, the imagery here stands up well when playing on a small screen. The classy visuals combined with the classic Megaways features make for a solid combination.

Christmas Megaways Bonus Features

Behind all the tinsel and glitter you’ll find plenty of the gameplay staples that have made Megaways slots so popular. With 3 bonus features, there are cascading reels, wild multipliers and a free spins round with expanding multipliers.

Cascading Reels feature

Winners in Christmas Megaways are created by landing matching symbols on adjoining reels from the leftmost reel. After a winner is created, those successful symbols are removed and a cascade takes place with new symbols dropping in. If a new winning combination is formed, the process is repeated. These continue until there’s no new winner on show or you’ve landed enough consecutive wins to trigger the main bonus feature.

Multiplier Wilds feature

Also boosting your chances are wild multipliers which can hit on reels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. As well as substituting for all other symbols, they also come with a 2x multiplier attached.

It’s possible to land up to 3 wild multipliers on the same spin. Multiplier values can combine too. Land 2 wilds in the same combination and you’ll get a 4x boost. Land all 3 and the payout rockets by 8x.

Free Spins feature

Landing scatter symbols usually triggers the main offering. In Christmas Megaways, you need to land 4 or more cascade wins in succession to activate the Free Spins feature. A quartet of cascades delivers 8 free spins. Each extra cascade on top of that adds another 2 free spins to that total, up to a maximum of 14. Gold stars illuminate after each cascade so you can see how close you are to triggering the feature.

There are a few differences to note during the free spins too. Each time you land a winning cascade, the multiplier increases by 1. This doesn’t reset following a winless cascade either, it can keep on rising throughout the feature. There’s no cap on the multiplier either.

Cascades aren’t the only way to increase a multiplier either. When a reel expands to its full size and displays 7 symbols, it locks and will display 7 symbols for any free spins you have left. Each locked reel also increases the win multiplier by 1. Lock a reel on your last free spin and you’ll receive 1 extra free spin.

Retriggers are possible too. With 4 cascades you’ll get 2 more free spins with 2 more added for each subsequent cascade. Once again, the maximum number of free spins from a single set of cascades is 14.

Christmas Megaways Review Summary – more festive cheer  

I enjoyed this seasonal slot from Iron Dog Studio. The Christmas Megaways is identical in terms of gameplay to Branded Megaways by the way. The design has a festive feel but it’s not too saccharine.

The gameplay offers many of the elements we’ve come to enjoy from the Megaways mechanic. You could win up to 40,000 x stake per free spin. The key to big wins is from the increasing multiplier in the free spins.

There’s nothing revolutionary on offer but if you like this game engine with a sprinkling of festive magic, then you’ll find just that in Christmas Megaways. Another option is the Christmas Carol Megaways slot by Pragmatic Play which has more bonus features and up to 200,704 Megaways.

Christmas Megaways FAQs

What is the Christmas Megaways RTP?

The Christmas Megaways return to player rate is 96.2%. Average for a slot game. The variance is in the medium to high category with the bigger wins coming from the multipliers.

What is the Christmas Megaways max win?

The maximum win per spin is a whopping 40,000 x your total stake. The key to big payouts is from the multipliers in both the base game and free spins.

Is there a Christmas Megaways free spins feature?

Yes, land 4+ successive cascades and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature with a minimum of 8 free spins. There’s an increasing multiplier which increases by 1 with each cascade win or each time a reel is filled with the maximum 7 symbols. You can also retrigger for unlimited free spins.

What are multiplier wilds?

Land a win that includes a wild and the Multiplier Wilds feature is triggered. The payout receives a 2x multiplier boost and is doubled. Land 3 wilds and the multiplier increases to 8x. This also applies in the Free Spins feature.

Christmas Megaways Slot Information

  • Game:
    Christmas Megaways
  • Provider:
    Iron Dog Studio
  • Type:
    Megaways Slot
  • Reels:
    6
  • Paylines:
    Up to 117,649
  • Stakes Range:
    20p to £20
  • Bonus Features:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    8-Unlimited/Unlimited
  • RTP %:
    96.2%
  • Max Win:
    40,000 x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.