Every new Christmas slot tries to bring in a sense of festivity to the new online casino which adopts it. Indeed, the leading gaming software providers launch around Christmas new online slots which adopt the theme of Christmas.
I decided to give 5 new 2019 Christmas slots a spin and see which one I believe is best. Don’t look now, but spoiler warning – I’ve already ranked them in the tabs below according to best in the first tab.
#1 Raging Reindeer
#2 Festive Indulgence
#3 Santa VS Rudolf
#4 Sweet Bonanza Xmas
#5 The Christmas Slot
The Christmas Slot
Let me start with last place. The Christmas Slot is a Green Jade Games slot. And while it does offer some great expectations due to its name, it falls short of what I look for in a descent Christmas slot game.
First off, the theme itself has a bit of an old feel to it. The theme focuses around gifts and Christmas ornaments which is cool, but I don’t understand why they had to make the graphics look old, or give the Christmas gifts themselves a retro look, showcasing some pretty old toys.
Sweet Bonanza Xmas
This slot by Pragmatic Play had all the makings of a great Christmas slot when it came to concept, but when concept turned to reality it fell off the drawing board. With a theme which resembles a lot of popular mobile games such as candy crush, the game play was supposed to be off the roof. Turns out that the actual game play seems a bit distant from providing the gamer with that positive experience. The fruit and candy fall of the reels completely and then stack up again, making the flow of the slot seem a bit odd to me.
The whole design and focus around fruit and candy for a Christmas slot seems to miss the main theme of the holiday. To me that, together with the missed game play were why this slot only made it to fourth place.
Santa VS Rudolf
Now the Santa VS Rudolf Christmas Slot is where things start to change for the better. The theme itself is humoristic and fun. The design and theme of this slot are both relevant and good, Santa on one side and Rudolf on the other. The sled, the bag of Santa gifts, and additional Rudolf neck chain with bells on it give the reels a natural and flowing feel.
A word about game play. It flows, and is fun and effortless. The five reels complement each other in their spinning, and offer unique scatters and winning combinations.
This is an overall fun and complete Christmas slot.
This Microgaming Christmas slot is my second personal favourite. The Festive Indulgence Christmas slot offers everything I was looking for in a Christmas themed slot game. From beautiful design to enticing graphics and animations. This slot has a great flowing feel to its game play and a strong emphasis on the Christmas spirit.
It offers all the major elements of Christmas which are present in the reels themselves. You get to see Santa, gifts, cake, turkey, and leprechauns. It is simply a joy to play.
Say congrats to the best Christmas slot – Raging Reindeer – by iSoftBet. This slot encompasses all of the aspects which I believe should be in a good Christmas slot:
- A beautiful Christmassy Design
- Great game play
- Flowing Reel spins
- A humorous theme
- Beautiful graphics and animations
- Mega win + Big Win options
This Christmas slot is just a joy to play. The animations and winning options change constantly and keep the player engaged. I loved playing it and recommend it very much.
With Christmas coming up in just a few days you’d be seeing more and more Christmas themed slots coming out. To play the above slots for free you should check Twin Casino, via our review, and Scatters Casino through our review. It's a shame though that one of our newest casinos which we reviewed doesn't offer as many new Christmas slots for 2019, we are talking about Avalon78 Casino.