It is a tradition that all major game providers release a Christmas slot every beginning of December.
Game developers giving existing, successful titles a superficial Christmas makeover, is also turning in to somewhat of a tradition.
Netent already successfully pulled this off with Christmas Fruit Shop (a clone of Fruit shop) and Secrets of Christmas (Secret of the Stones).
Jingle Spider is also a clone of an existing slot: Eggomatic. We wonder why Netent chose to convert the Eggomatic game into a Christmas slot: it is not everyone’s friend due to its rather strange bonus mechanism.
How does the Jingle Spin slot work?
The Jingle Spin game is staged at Santa’s toy factory. Wearing cool safety goggles and with help from his fairies, every turn he pulls the big lever.
This action sets a large wheel in motion, full of great prizes, such as free spins, extra wilds, mystery prizes and cash prizes.
When the wheel stops at a price, the price ends up on a conveyor belt running above the reels.
If you manage to spin a wild symbol on one of the 5 reels and this wild is positioned directly underneath a price, you win the present.
There are 4 types of presents that you can win:
- Free Spins (up to 50 free spins)
- A cash prize (up to 2,500 coins)
- Extra wilds (up to 6 extra wilds in a cluster)
- A mystery prize (1 of 3 prizes above)
Betting levels, variance and payout percentage
The Jingle Spin slot has 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols and 20 fixed win lines.
You bet from as little as € 0.20, and that goes up to a massive € 200 per spin.
This slot is a medium variance game with a theoretical payout percentage of 96.48%.
Symbols and payouts
If you want to win, be extra alert on The Christmas ball symbols: 5 Christmas balls on an active pay line awards you a whopping 1,000 coins.
The medium paying symbols are the orange slices, the Christmas tree, the reindeer and the pine cone. They yield between 300 and 500 coins for a 5-of-a-kind.
A 5-of-a-kind of 10, J, Q, K and A is worth between 50 and 75 coins.
Free spins bonus
The free spins bonus is the most desirable feature to win. Not only will you receive a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 50 free spins, but the entire belt will be crammed with gifts as well.
This boosts the chance of winning a price, unlike the primary game that often produces a lot of empty spots on the belt.
What do we think of Jingle Spin?
Jingle Spin is a fun game, that can hooks you as a player: you will notice it is sometimes difficult to stop playing.
If the conveyer belt is full of great prizes, you will notice a tendency to continue playing, even though you will not always be able to grab all the prizes.
At times Jingle Spin can be a very frustrating game: just when you want to quit, you will be tempted by beautiful possible prizes.
Sometimes this can make people feel disillusioned, or you feel cheated. That is exactly why this slot will not be for everyone: the original Eggomatic slot also has as many fans as it has haters.
None the less, the Christmas theme will appeal to many people: who does not like Christmas?
3 out of 5 stars.