Designed to be one of Microgaming’s special titles for Christmas 2019, Festive Indulgence is a game with typical traditional style graphics, using images of things that we love about the winter holidays. It’s also a game with higher than average potential, but I will let you learn more about that as you read our review.
Festive Indulgence is a 5 reel slot machine, which will have only 9 active lines, so it’s one of those slots that will not offer you a lot of combinations. On the other hand, it is still capable of paying as much as 3,000x total stake, provided that you’re in the free spins mode. Besides free spins, the game has scatters, 3x multipliers and wilds, all of them helpful in one way or another.
Betting and Prizes
You’re required to use bets in order to cover all available lines, so there will be 9 coins included in each round’s wager. You spend as little as $0.09 to get the reels going, but you also have the option of going as high as $45 per spin. As you can figure out yourself, the wagers per line will reach a maximum value of $5.
Now, the prizes offered by Festive Indulgence will reach an excellent 1,000x total stake in the base game, or as much as 3,000x total stake ($135,000) in free spins mode, where 3x multipliers will boost all wins. I found the game’s top payouts to be decent motivators for players, especially since most Microgaming slots will do a lot worse there.
Festive Indulgence Slot Features
While it doesn’t have the most unique features around, Festive Indulgence does offer you enough to make it interesting.
It starts with a wild symbol, taking the form of a Wreath. It’s a replacement for a regular symbol, but not for a scatter. It is capable of paying you on its own, with rewards of up to 111.11x offered per line. For best results, have wilds covering all positions on the reels, as that will get you the game’s jackpot.
Should enough scatters appear in view, meaning at least 3 symbols with the Christmas Present, there are 15 free spins coming your way, along with top prizes of up to 500x. Once you get to this stage, you will find that all wins formed are going to be tripled in value. It’s because of the game’s 3x multiplier, which is only available for free spins. While the base game would pay at most 1,000x total stake, in free spins mode the rewards will get up to 3,000x. Stacked wilds are present, and so the odds of combinations forming out of Wreaths alone increase significantly here.
Theme & Design
Expect to find a Christmas themed design, and a fairly high quality one, based on Microgaming’s experience in this area. You will discover a game which has lower value icons initially, at least when you’re looking at the gingerbread Royals, but as you go through the golden bells, pudding, turkeys, elves and Santa icons, you get better and better rewards. The Wreath and the Christmas Present are the slot’s feature symbols. All in all, a good game to have around for the holidays.
Expect the sort of game that will make the holidays enjoyable, using the expected graphics and features, doing enough to make it fun for you, and potentially paying well also.