Deck the halls
Play Deck The Halls from Microgaming for free
About Deck The Halls
Reel type: 5 reel, 30 paylines
Software giant Microgaming first released Deck the Halls at the end of 2012. Although it tends to be heavily promoted during the festive season, the game has proven to be a firm favourite with fans all year round.
Now a classic, this 5-reel, 30-payline slot is one of the most popular online games with a holiday theme that brings players a magical Christmas atmosphere as they spin their way to festive fortune.
Deck the Halls screams quality, with its exceptionally attractive interface and fabulous features guaranteed to deliver fast-paced fun and frolics. An innovative game of medium-to-high variance, this video slot can reward players with potentially enormous wins. Both the base game and the Free Spins feature allow for lucrative loot that will have your cup overflowing with Christmas cheer.
With no download necessary and a 40% of winning spins, the game is full of good will and precious prizes at any time of year – especially if you hit the jackpot of 4000 coins!
A variety of options gives players control over graphics effects and other features of the game, making for a personalised experience to suit each individual.
Deck the Halls!
The Christmas scene is beautiful. The hand-drawn imagery delights and dazzles as you feel like you are looking at a vintage picture book. Designed for lovers of all things seasonal, the graphics are pretty and quaint and make no apology for depicting an old-fashioned Christmas that focuses on traditional, homely themes.
Sparkling tinsel surrounds the reels, and symbols include all things festive – Santa Claus, bells, stars, lanterns, baubles and pine cones. Stockings, Christmas trees, roast turkey and gifts are the higher value symbols. The Deck the Halls Logo symbol is Wild and stackable within the Free Spins round, and the Santa is stackable in both the Free Spins round and the base game.
The colours are bright and robust, and the atmosphere is cosy and warm. Shamelessly sentimental, the graphics are sweet and certainly not for the cynical. The predominance of reds, greens and golds contribute to the vibrancy of the seasonal setting, and the background music of Twelve Days of Christmas puts the game right at the heart of the winter festival.
Whatever the time of year, playing Deck the Halls will have you hankering after chestnuts roasting and open fires, mulled wine and mistletoe and a sack full of goodies to put under your tree.
With 5 reels and 30 paylines, Deck the Halls allows a highest possible bet of 300 coins – available through the Bet Max button. The minimum coin size is 0.01, and the maximum is 0.05, so the game sets fairly low limits despite its medium-to-high variance.
The base coin size can be changed by using the + and – buttons, and the number of coins per line is set via the Coins button. Hit Spin to start the game, and off you go!
Apart from the Deck the Halls Logo Wild symbol, the Santa symbol will give you the most reward per bet. The fact that he’s stacked increases the likelihood of his landing you multiple winning combinations. Winning spins are fast and frequent, albeit not enormous.
Although the game has 30 paylines, low-rollers cannot readily avail themselves of all of them. Paylines are unlocked according to the number of coins you’re prepared to stake – 10 coins bet will unlock 10 paylines only.
The jackpot is 4000 coins and won by landing five Deck the Halls symbols in a line.
The game advertises the possibility of winning up to 2, 400, 000 coins, but that highly unlikely possibility depends on the perfect landing of Scatters and Stacked Wilds while in the bonus round, with all 30 lines activated.
Scatters, Wilds and Free Spins
The Wild Deck the Halls Logo can replace any symbol apart from the Bell Scatter symbol and gets you the highest payout of 4000x your original stake if you land five in a payline. The Logo is only stackable during the Free Spins Bonus game, whereas
Santa is stackable in both the base game and the Free Spins Bonus game.
The Bonus game is where you’ll reap the most reward, and it’s really just a series of free spins that can be reactivated.
The Scatter symbol is of two bells and landing at least three of these can trigger the Free Spins feature that gives you ten free spins and doubles all your wins. You can even quadruple your gains during the feature, if your winning combination includes the Deck the Halls stacked Wild. Free spins are reactivated by again landing three more Scatters within this round.
The Free Spins Bonus round is where the real money is, and as such is what you’ll be waiting for as you spin your way through the base game. It’s not a round that comes easily – it can take hundreds of spins before it’s triggered. But the winning combination of Stacked Logo Wilds, Stacked Santas, and 4x Multipliers is worth waiting for.
There’s no doubt that Deck the Halls has the potential for enormous wins, but they are few and far between, and the stakes are high indeed. High-rollers with a lot of patience are in for some spectacular rewards, and an RTP of 95.38% with a maximum bet of 300 coins sends you on a wild ride to potentially huge prizes.
For those who prefer to play it safe, the smooth gameplay and charming graphics are enough to keep the slot interesting and fun, with hopefully enough winnings to feed the festive spirit.
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