What is “Santa Paws” mobile slot about?
Santa Paws is a 5-reel, 20 selectable payline slot, developed by Microgaming, which features Wild symbols, Scatters, Free Spins and a Bonus game. The name of this slot comes from the main character, which is a bear on skis dressed up as Santa. The coin values range from $0.01 to $0.50, and a maximum of 10 coins can be bet per line, which makes the maximum bet 200 coins, eventually leading to the fixed jackpot win of 4,000. This slot game can be enjoyed on any mobile HTML5 device, such as a smartphone (iPhone or Android) or a tablet, without the need of downloading software.
Look & Feel
Microgaming has decided to make this game very festive and bright, with the symbols being animals found in the arctic dressed up for Christmas. There is a festive feel to Santa Paws with its snow-capped playing card values and symbols such as a Snow Owl, a Penguin, a Red-nosed Whale, and the main character, a Snow Bear, dressed as Santa. The game looks alright, but none of the graphics or sounds are particularly outstanding, with modest animations and cartoon graphics.
Game and Winnings
The game is played with 20 lines, 1 to10 bet levels and different coin values. You can adjust the denomination by using the Coins button. The jackpot is fixed, and the maximum win is up to 4,000 coins or 20,000$. There is also the option ‘Bet Max’ which maximizes the bet lines, bet level and coin value. The button ‘Payout’ brings up the paytable, allowing the player to see the possible winnings.
The scatter symbol in the game is the Penguin, and landing 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spins round, including a random multiplier, which pays out up to 7 times your winnings. If you hit 3 scatters during that feature, you are given more free spins.
What is different about this game is that there are actually two Wilds. The Rudolph Whale and the Santa Paws symbol act as Wild Symbols, and a substitution to all the other symbols apart from the scatter. However, the Red-nosed Whale acts as a Wild symbol only during the Bonus levels.
There is also a gamble feature included in Santa Paws, which appears with clicking on the ‘Gamble’ button after a winning spin. In the pop-up window the player tries to guess the colour of the next card which is drawn from a deck, and if they guess right, the winnings are doubled or quadrupled.
Screenshots for Santa Paws
Santa Paws Details
Santa Paws is a non-complicated, low to medium volatility holiday-themed game, which can be enjoyed on any mobile device. There is also a downloadable application version of the game in the iTunes Store.