Jolly’s Gifts is powered by Side City Studios/NextGen Gaming and has 5 reels and 40 paylines. Playable from 30p to £30 a spin on all devices, this toy/Christmas themed slot benefits from up to 5 wild re-spins, up to 24 free spins and mystery gifts.
Visually, you are taken to a Christmas setting as snowflakes form the backdrop – with a Christmas jingle playing as you spin the reels, symbols include hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades as well as toy trains, gingerbread men, toy soldiers and reindeers. The little girl (Jolly) is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols bar the scatter – it also is the most valuable symbol giving you 25 times your stake for 5 on a payline.
When it comes to bonus features, there are 3 – first up is the Jolly’s Wild Re-Spins feature which is at random on a base game spin where a scatter win doesn’t occur. You will be rewarded with up to 5 re-spins with a wild reel appearing on either reel 3, 4 or 5.
After each re-spin, the wild reel moves 1 reel to the left – between 1 and 3 floating wilds land on the preceding reel. These remain for just 1 respin. The feature continues until the wild reel reaches reel 1 – you are guaranteed wins on your last 2 re-spins.
Then you have the Free Games feature where 3 scatter symbols appear simultaneously on reels 1, 2 and 3 – you will then get 12 free spins. The gift box symbols are replaced by wilds and the Jolly’s Wild Re-Spins feature can be triggered. You can also win an extra 12 free spins taking your total to 24 free spins.
Lastly, there’s the Jolly’s Mystery Gifts feature – gift box symbols appear stacked on all reels in the base game. After any spin takes place, any gift box symbol will be replaced by the same randomly chosen symbol for bigger wins. You can get any symbols except the scatter.
Jolly’s Gifts is a soft slot which feels more for children than anyone else – don’t let that fool you as it has the potential to pay out big sums, especially in the Jolly’s Wild Re-Spins feature. I found it to be a medium variance game with maximum wins of 750 times your stake on each spin. If you like Christmas themed slots, I recommend NetEnt’s Secrets of Christmas or ELK Studios’ Taco Brothers Saving Christmas.