Jingle Bells Power Reels: All You Need to Know
After Red Tiger's first edition ground-breaking success, the one that followed, Jingle Bells Power Reels slot, features the festive, cozy Christmas scenery like the first release.
Although the Santa is nicer and the grid has been expanded to about an 8×6 layout, the entire gameplay is still the same as the original Christmas theme version.
Jingle Bells Power Reels Bonus Features
A couple of things have changed, regarding the bonus feature, since Jingle Bells' first release in 2015. The things that changed include;
- An expanded reel. The updated Jingle Bells Reels now has an 8×6 grid, allowing it to accommodate more features.
- Both the pick bonus game that leads you along the snowy path towards Santa's grotto and picks bonus game during the free spins round are gone. In lieu, now, you are awarded free spins based on the number of scatters that hit the reels in the base game. Also, all of the four festive reel modifiers are left unaltered in this updated edition.
Wilds are gift-giving slots that are wrapped like presents and substitute all paying symbols. These wilds can appear as regular 1×1 wilds, 2×2 wilds, and the massive 3×3 mega wilds shared amply across your screen by Santa.
Scatters are filled with several Santa's gifts and bring a more cozy Christmas charm to this online casino slot. Three globe scatters the free spins round, which awards all four-reel modifiers.
During Free Spins round and base game, random real modifiers called Santa's Gifts. This gift spreads the season's greetings and joy in 4 different ways. Santa tiptoes into the bright room at any moment, during a free spin or any given base and gives the following awards;
- Christmas Tree Multiplier: Santa shakes the Christmas tree, and random multipliers fall out, which you can apply to your next win.
- Mega Wild: Santa pushes a 5×6 Mega Wild across the poor and positions it on the reel of guaranteed wins.
- Raining Wilds: Santa's sprinkled wrapped gift boxes across the reels turn into wilds for guaranteed wins.
- Winning Reels: Santa spread Christmas joy by transforming standard reels to shimmering magic reels that have only high playing symbols in view.
The festive snow globe scatter symbols trigger the free spins. This free spin round gives up to 20 free spins, along with Santa's gifts and random juicy reel modifiers.
Although the jolly Santa can tiptoe into your reel at any moment while in a base game, he brings more gifts during this free spins session, hence, you benefit from reel modifiers much more during the free spins round than you would during a base game.
Jingle Bell's Power Reels Jackpot
Though none of the versions of this slot has a jackpot of any kind, Santa has been nice this year to increase the maximum potential to a juicy 6000 times your stake. But not stopping there, there are also possibilities of winning more.
RTP and Volatility
Developers hiked the mid-range volatility to high for some bigger wins. However, we were disappointed to discover the drop in RTP. The RTP dropped from its initial percentage of 96.18% to 95.78%. This drop will be felt by the original title fans and pretty much any player.