Santas Wild Ride shows us that even Santa Claus can be a bad boy, as this Microgaming online slot has him as a biker, riding a motorcycle, accompanied by a beautiful girl and having an elf mechanic taking care of his ride. There are all sorts of cookies and sandwiches in there, appropriate foods for Santa, but the game has something different in most of its symbols, and that’s a plus since there are so many other titles with a regular Christmas theme. Wilds with random multipliers, scatters and free spins with three types of wilds (stacked, expanding or trailing), are among the features which you will get from this game. It is also a slot with 243 ways to win and with payouts of $200.
Betting and Prizes
It’s a cheaper game than most, even with the maximum bet selected for it. You get 30 bet lines that you can use to place a wager, and all of them need to be active. You have a minimum bet of $0.30, with 30 coins in it, or a maximum bet of $7.50, where each line gets 5 coins of $0.05.
The big payout comes from a wild, and it will give you 800x back, which could mean 4,000 coins, or $200 cash.
Santa's Wild Ride Slot Features
Santa’s Wild Ride is the logo which was picked for the wild’s role. Should you land three or more of these next to each other, on a line and from left to right, they will form a combination with a prize of up to 800x. Otherwise, you can still use the symbols as substitutes, even if they’re on their own. A random multiplier, of 2x to 4x, is applied to wins.
The Blitzin Bike Keys are shown in the scatter. The same 3 to 5 Keys which will pay you 5x to 50x the total bet, will also offer you 25 free spins, where you pick one of the three types of features to have along for the ride. You can pick stacked wilds, expanding wilds, or you can have trailing wilds. All the wins obtained during free spins are doubled in value.
The third feature is a Free Gift Bonus. It is triggered when the Gift symbols appear on reels 2 and 4 during the same round.
Theme & Design
The bad boy look that Santa has in the Santa’s Wild Ride slot extends to the rest of the themed icons. You have a beautiful girl riding alongside him, which may or may not be Mrs. Santa, and then there is the elf, only here he is a mechanic. Things like motorcycles, keys or the North Pole sign are also present, as are the lava cake, sandwich, beer mug and cookies.
It’s an interesting game, one that I would recommend during the holidays, perhaps even over those that are much more traditional.