You don’t really associate Christmas with foxes, unless you’ve played one of the previous two games in the Foxin’ series. For the uninitiated however, Foxin’ is one heck of a rich fox, who lives in a plush mansion and drives a swanky sports car. He and his fox pup can be really lavish with their Christmas presents.
The game has a very attractive design and elegant graphics, which create a definite festive atmosphere with a Christmas tree and other decorations. Still, we wish there was some more animation other than the foxy gestures of our hero, who also happens to be the wild card, and the gold-coins-scattering scatter symbol.
This slot is played across 25 paylines and five reels with three rows. Players are rewarded when 3 or more identical symbols land across the reels from left to right. Some of the high-paying symbols also afford a prize when two of the same lock in.
Foxin’ Wins: A Very Foxin’ Christmas has various player-enriching elements like random cash payouts,
free spins, which double the prizes, and the Super Bet feature. It increases the bets, and also your chances of landing identical symbols. The scatter symbol can be particularly rewarding if three of them appear on the reels.
As usual, the smallest payouts are made with combinations of the card games symbols ranging from nines to Aces. The higher symbols on the pay table are the Christmas tree, a roll of dollar bills, and the gingerbread house.
The highest prizes come from Foxin’s posh set of wheels. The wild fox becomes a ‘land-in’ for other symbols in creating winning permutations. His precocious pup is wilder; the lad can create many more rewarding combinations when players activate the SuperBet feature.
The highest prize in the base game is 1,000 coins should you get 5 of Foxin’s foxy sports car across all 5 reels. The most valuable payout in the entire game can yield a small fortune of $125,000. This can be achieved during the free spins round where winnings get multiplied by two.
Foxin’ the wild is one of the symbols with a great payout. When Foxin’ lands in combinations, he can trigger wins from $50,000 in the base game to $100,000 in the free spins round, which can also be retriggered with a bit of luck.
The scatter symbol, a pot of gold coins, can land anywhere on the wheels. The pot of gold, which always lands with a thud, also pays well. It can pay up to 100 times the stake irrespective in which position they land in.
The pot of gold can also activate other features when they show up at least three times. One of them is 10 free spins, during which the fox pup, also a wild symbol, appears more frequently, when the SuperBet feature is active. All prizes are also doubled during the free spins game, as noted above.
Foxin’ Wins: A Very Foxin Christmas does not offer any choice with respect to the number of active paylines. The game is spun across all 25 paylines, though players have the option of choosing from the wagering level window. The average return-to-player (RTP) ratio varies throughout the game, but hovers at 95% plus. The game reaches the maximum RTP of 95.6% during SuperBet spins at level 2.
There is always a chance that players will be awarded a bonus games feature after a paid spin. Players may be offered one of the games, Fox Funds or Shakedowns, which can pay out random cash prizes.
This feature is common to many NextGen slots, where you simply pay to have more wilds appear on the reels. Since wilds can replace any symbol except the scatter, they facilitate more winning combinations of all values. The SuperBet wild is the fox pup. You can activate the SuperBet at two levels.
When the SuperBet is not active, you are wagering between a minimum of $0.025 per payline to the maximum of $625and the fox pup is nowhere to be seen. When you activate him at level 1, he will appear only on reels 2, 3, and 4, the three center reels. Now you pay from 0.035 to $875 per spin.
Push the SuperBet lever to 2 and your wager is set between $0.50 and $1,250 across all paylines. However, the foxy brat will now also appear on reels 1 and 2. He can land on all 5 reels, increasing your chances of landing winning permutations manifold.
NextGen has completely optimized Foxin’ to give you foxy treat this Christmas even while you are on the move. The game is compatible with all mobile platforms like Android, Windows Phone, iOS, and Blackberry, etc. Hence, this Foxin’ can play out equally well on virtually all Smartphones and tablets, just like his its two earlier avatars.
Additionally, Foxin’ has been conceived with HTML5 coding, which auto-adjusts the game’s platform to the small screen and enables it to play out in full HD graphics and audio quality. It makes the game extremely entertaining and rewarding irrespective of where you are playing from, be it during a ride, while waiting in a lobby or taking a coffee break.