Feuding robots don’t usually get us feeling festive but iSoftBet has tried to change that with the creation of Robo Smash Christmas Edition. It’s a 5 reel, 15 payline slot that’s full of unusual seasonal cheer including free spins, stacked wilds, up to 4x multipliers and sticky reels. Join the battle from between 15p and £150 per spin.

A snow-capped junkyard is the setting for Robo Smash Christmas Edition which pits two tribes of robots in a seasonal scrap. That may not sound especially Christmassy but the symbols have all been given a festive flourish. Joining the standard lower value playing cards are an assortment of robots sporting woolly hats, reindeer antlers, elf outfits, gift boxes and fairy lights. Very lovely they all look too.

The robot with the helicopter rotor and the candy W is the wild – when these land, they can explode into life and expand to turn the whole of that reel wild. Land the robot wild on the middle position on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and with it, 5 free spins.

The robot wilds move 1 space towards the middle reel and then back out to the edge again with each free spin. You’ll be able to boost your winnings here courtesy of a multiplier which starts at 2x on free spin 2 before going on to 3x on free spin 3 and 2x on free spin 4 which will double and treble any wins you land.

Many Christmas slots are overload with schmaltz so it’s nice to come across something with a festive theme which isn’t dripping with saccharine. Robots aren’t what immediately spring to mind when we think of Christmas. Perhaps surprisingly the unorthodox theme works pretty well. The design is very well done and there plenty of action on offer in both the base game and feature.

This isn’t the most volatile slot you’ll come across as the variance is in the low to medium range so expect plenty of smaller payouts and lots of play for your money.

If you’re looking for some festive fun but don’t want the chocolate box view of Christmas found in most other slots, then the scrapyard antics on offer at the Robo Smash should do nicely. Be quick though, it’s only around until the 5th of January (2017). I recommend you take a look at iSoftBet’s other offerings with Skulls of Legend and Paranormal Activity worth playing.