Like so many other software groups do around the end of the year, Endorphina released Book of Santa in December 2019 to coincide with the holiday season. There’s no need to guess the theme of this video slot game, which boasts 5 reels and 10 pay lines – its images, soundtrack and title say it all.
Book of Santa slot comes with a great look and a snug, heart-warming atmosphere, without being too crammed with carols and mistletoe, as some Christmas-themed slots are.The reels are cleverly placed in a fireplace, with a glowing fire in the background.
Images on the five reels include sleighs, bells, stars and the most important icon of all, the Santa Book which records who’s been good and who’s been bad throughout the year! These images are complemented by high card numbers (Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace).
Players will find that Book of Santa reminds them of Novamatic’s slot, Book of Ra, only with a Christmas theme.
Book of Santa has some very comfortable betting ranges. Choose between 1 to 10 active lines and the line bet, with the chance to wager up to $50 at a time. The higher end bets should satisfy the high-rollers among us.
There is no progressive jackpot linked to Book of Santa, but the max payout is a 5,000 x your stake for a screen full of symbols – or a potential $250,000!
Endorphina seems to be a fan of games with a RTP 96%, and Book of Santa fits the mold.
The slot doesn’t have a huge amount of bonus features but just enough to keep things interesting and rewarding.
Play Book of Santa on desktops and laptops, as well on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The game has been customized for smaller screens so that you don’t lose out on any of the enjoyment and rewards.
This is a fairly high volatility slot, which means that you won’t land many smaller wins, but when you do hit a jackpot, the amount will be large enough to make you happy! The game is set at a 96% Return to Player rate which is relatively normal for video slot games by this software company.
The amount you can win obviously depends on the amount you bet. Start by choosing anything between 1 to 10 active lines, and then the line bet. Wager as little as $0.01 per spin, or as much as $50.
The Santa symbol is the one you want to look out for because, when it creates winning combinations, you’ll earn up to 500 x the stake per symbol. Get a screen full of them and you could win 5,000 x your stake (or $250,000).
The Book symbol is multifaceted and play a big part in the amount that you could potentially win in this game. The symbol is used as a wild and a scatter which is quite unusual in contemporary video slot games.
As a wild symbol, the Book is fairly standard. Landing just one of them in combination with matching symbols will create a winning combination and see you get paid out accordingly.
But it’s as a scatter symbol that the Book symbol really stands out as a winner. You need to land just three scatters anywhere on the reels to get a prize of up to 200 x your stake. Most importantly, it serves as your key to the bonus feature of Book of Santa – the free spins feature.
As we noted above, landing three scatter Book of Santa symbols unlocks the free spins bonus feature.You’re awarded 10 free spins to start with, but the rewards don’t stop there.
Before the free spins feature begins, Santa leafs through his book to choose a random symbol from the symbols on the reels. This now becomes the ‘honorary’ symbol with the ability to expand. If enough of the randomly picked symbols land on the reels during one round, the symbol expands and brings with it extra rewards. The expanded symbol pays on non-adjacent symbols and on enabled pay lines only.
Imagine if the Santa symbol is picked as the random symbol – a screen full of wild Santas during the free spins feature lands you the top jackpot of $250,000 if you’ve bet maximum!
Free spins can be re-triggered during this feature.
After each spin, you get to play a thrilling card game for the possibility to either double your wins or lose them from that round. This is an optional feature so don’t be obliged to play it.
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We’re always game for a slot machine that has a celebratory theme, and we found it in Book of Santa by Endorphina. It’s a great option at any time of the year, especially when you’re looking for a high volatility game with some nice features thrown in, and thus the potential to see your bankroll grow. We would’ve liked to see a progressive jackpot thrown in for good measure, but maybe that will be on our wish list to Santa next year!