Holiday Spirits Slot Review

The classic Christmas tale of Ebenezer Scrooge gets a slots re-working courtesy of Play ‘n GO in the Holiday Spirits slot. Played using a rather unusual 3 reel, 3 row, 5 payline grid, it comes with plenty of extras that would make the ultimate festive miser crack a smile. They include multipliers of up to 20x and a trio of re-spin features which are based on the ghosts that haunt Scrooge in Dickens’s famous tale. Superbly designed, find out whether this slot will be leaving you with Christmas cheer in our detailed Holiday Spirits review.

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Holiday Spirits Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

The Holiday Spirits slot comes with 3 reels, 3 rows and 5 paylines. To create a winning combination, you’ll need to land a 3 in a row combination of the same matching symbol or wild on 1 of the game’s 5 paylines.

As usual for a Play ‘n GO title, you can play at all bankroll levels as stake sizes range from between 10p and £100 per spin. Just scroll the numbers below the reels and pick your levels. Autoplay is available here too. Just click the gold button to the right of the main spin to pick how many autospins you want plus stop loss limits.

Slightly surprisingly given that Scrooge is the star, the Holiday Spirits RTP is 96.54% which is slightly higher than we’ve come to expect from a Play ‘n GO release. Slots from this developer are usually around the 96.2% mark.

This Christmas cracker isn’t overly explosive either. The Holiday Spirits volatility is in the medium range. On a scale of 1 to 10, we’d put the variance at about 6. The maximum win is 1,600 x your total stake.

Theme – Audio & Design Features – join Scrooge in this Christmas themed offering

Holiday Spirits slot base game

The visuals in the Holiday Spirits slot are very appealing. With a Christmas theme, it’s based on the Ebenezer Scrooge character from Charles Dickens’ 1843 A Christmas Carol novella.

You can tell you’re in the rich Ebenezer Scrooge’s house rather than poor old Bob Cratchit’s rather humbler abode. The imagery here is high spec and very easy on the eye. It’s another thumbs up for the Play ‘n GO design team.

Flanked by a roaring fire and a Christmas tree, the wooden-style reels feature a snow globe, candy canes, a Christmas stocking, a holly wreath, the 3 Christmas ghosts and the chain-ridden figure of Jacob Marley. He pays 4 x your total stake for 3 in combination.

Scrooge, sporting a top hat and a fine pair of whiskers is the wild. He replaces all the standard symbols in a winning combination. Land 3 Scrooge wilds on a payline and you’ll win an award equal to 16 x your total stake.

The 3x3 game engine and re-spin features are very well suited to play on the small screen. Combine those features with the superb visuals and the Holiday Spirits mobile slot is a very impressive all-rounder.

Bonus Features in Holiday Spirits

In the classic festive story, old Ebenezer wasn’t exactly renowned for spreading much in the way of Christmas cheer. There are plenty of goodies on offer here though courtesy of multipliers and the trio of re-spin bonuses which can deliver some top action.

Ebenezer’s Clock feature

Sitting atop the reels is an impressive old clock. This can whir into life on any spin randomly and trigger the Ebenezer’s Clock feature. In the process, it will deliver a multiplier boost to a winning combination. The potential multipliers on offer from the clock are 2x, 3x, 5x or even 10x.

Ebenezer’s Gift feature

The Ebenezer’s Gift feature can trigger on any spin where the clock is active. Instead of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x multipliers, the boosts here send payouts soaring by 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x or 20x. Effectively, it offers double the rewards of the Ebenezer’s Clock feature.

Win Spins features

The main bonus features are triggered in a slightly unusual manner. Instead of landing scatters or bonus symbols, the Win Spins features are activated if you land 2 full stacks of the same symbol with a multiplier active but you don’t create a winning combination. The stacked symbols are frozen in place and you’ll play out 1 of the following re-spin features:

  • Win Spins of Christmas Future feature: these play out if there’s a 2x multiplier active on the triggering spin. Re-spins follow until a new winner is formed. The multiplier increases to 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x on each successive winless re-spin until you do land a winning combination.
  • Win Spins of Christmas Present feature: if there’s a 3x, 4x or 5x multiplier on the triggering spin, you’ll play the Christmas Present win spins. Again the stacked symbol is locked and the other reels spins. Here the multiplier from the triggering spin is in play.
  • Win Spins of Christmas Past feature: here, the multipliers start at 10x and then decrease to 5x, 4x, 3x and 2x with each successive winless re-spin. You are guaranteed a win on your last re-spin.

Holiday Spirits Review Summary – Scrooge delivers plenty of festive cheer

The story of Scrooge has been re-told many times on stage, screen, radio and even comic book. The Holiday Spirits slot version is very impressively done. Visually, it’s terrific. The imagery is classy and easy on the eye. The features stack up well too, offering some decent variety.

It’s not as volatile as some slots in the Play ‘n GO catalogue but that will probably appeal to the casual players who are more likely to have a go during the festive season. When it comes to gameplay, it’s identical to the Chronos Joker slot, just with a different theme.

Altogether though, Holiday Spirits is a playable slot to add to the Christmas collection. If you want festive cheer, there’s no better game than the Fat Santa slot by Push Gaming.

Holiday Spirits FAQs

What is the Holiday Spirits RTP?

The Holiday Spirits return to player rate is 96.54% which is above average and slightly better than what you might normally expect from a slot from the Play ‘n GO catalogue (normally 96.2%).

What is the Holiday Spirits max win?

The maximum win from a single spin is 1,600 x your total stake. Medium variance, there are plenty of bonus features which can give you multipliers for big payouts.

Is there a Holiday Spirits free spins feature?

Instead of free spins, there are 3 win spins features that dominate. These come with rising, static or falling multipliers depending on how you triggered the feature.

How do the random features work?

The Ebenezer’s Clock feature can randomly trigger to give you a multiplier up to 10x on your win. However, the Ebenezer’s Gift feature can comes into play when the clock is active and double the multiplier up to 20x.

Holiday Spirits Slot Information

  • Game:
    Holiday Spirits
  • Provider:
    Play 'n GO
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels :
    3
  • Paylines:
    5
  • Stakes Range:
    10p to £100
  • Bonus Features:
    Yes (5)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    NA/NA
  • RTP %:
    96.54%
  • Max Win:
    1,600 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.