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Happy Holidays slot from Microgaming


Happy Holidays slot from Microgaming
Oh, the warmth of the fireplace, the shiny decorations on the Christmas tree, everybody around in a good mood. Dreaming of the festive days with gingerbread, candied fruits, and mulled wine. Giving presents, getting too. Wishing that every day is one happy holiday!

If you too feel possessed by the Christmas vibe, you can start a holiday session on one of the many marvellous mood 'generators' - festive online slots offered nowadays at the Canadian casino lobbies by different developers. Jingle Bells (by Red Tiger), Holiday Spirits (by Play’N Go), Santa vs Rudolf (by NetEnt), Festive Indulgence, or Deck the Halls (from Microgaming). Many, many choices - to name just a few. We advise you to try the Thunderstruck Wild Lightning slot by Microgaming for free.

One of these festive slots that can instantly put you in a joyful mood, filling you with the wish to delight yourself with the 'cocktail' of excitement, risk, and pleasant cheer, is the Happy Holiday slot machine (2015).

The slot comes with a lavish RTP of 96.62% and a Low-Medium Variance, and an outstanding potential of 2933x the total bet (or 88000 coins playing with max bet). This is realized in the Free Spins, where the slot has an enlarged playing field with all possible combinations working. So:

  • from 5 by 3 grid, or 3x3x3x3x3 equal to 243 - win ways in the main game, goes
  • to 5 by 4 grid, or 4x4x4x4x4 equal to 1024 - win ways in the bonus spins.

Check the Happy Holiday slot machine for free in the DEMO mode via the link on this page.

Personal testers’ opinion

This game is full reskin of the Terminator 2 (2014) - one branded slot also from Microgaming, which we adore, by the way. We usually publish only disbelieving/skeptical opinions and downhearted words toward developers, using such practices. Just this time, we will cut some slack, skipping the negative remarks, as we reckon that anything dressed in Santa clothes (even slots) should not be 'punished' with severe language.

Happy Holiday slot machine also has an excellent probability of a hit - over 44%, which will say that inside 100 spins, 44-45 will bring some payout. As a result, our team scored a fantastic 1456x the total bet maximum win at Happy Holidays. Not so feeble for a low-medium volatility game! However, we cannot skip mentioning that the Free Spins are triggered not that often - statistically, once in 135 spins (0.74%), and for them is reserved only 37% of the total prize pool. Also, the slot scored 5.88 (out of 10) points on the wagering scale, and we usually will advise to go ahead and try to complete the requirements, but not this time, as we have some doubts regarding balance keeping during the base game via the smallest stakes.

Hidden parameters and settings

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus is statistically, every 135h spin (0,74%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 44,13%.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 63% in the usual spins and 37% in the bonus feature.
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 1 456x.
  • The average winning from the bonus was 47x.
  • Volatility is 5,73 out of 20 (from low to average).
  • The cycle length is from short to average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,88 out of 10.
  • RTP of 96.62% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation at the casino.

Bonus Game

In addition to the Free Spins, there is a bonus round named Frosty Feature. It is launched on a random non-winning spin, only during the regular game. It will reward mystery cash prizes for the high-value symbols present on the reels. If even 1 Scatter is enough to be dropped during this feature, and the Free Spins round will be triggered.

Settings

  • Number of reels - 5
  • The number of payouts is 243 in the usual spins and is 1024 during free spins.
  • Cost of one coin - from 0.01 to 0.10
  • Number of coins per line - from 1 to 10
  • The range of coin sizes - from 0.30 to 30
  • Maximum winning - x3000 (5 symbols of Scatter)
  • Wild symbol - yes
  • Scatter - yes (Golden Ball).
  • Free spins - yes (10 free spins with an additional symbol Snowman and 1024 ways of forming the pay combinations are triggered by dropping out 3 and more Scatters).
  • Bonus game - yes (Frosty Feature is launched after losing spin and randomly brings the additional winnings and free spins).
  • Maximum winning in the bonus - 88 000 coins (in free spins mode)
  • The expected payout percentage is 96.62%

Where to play?

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Written by Kamen Valev
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