Armadillo Does Christmas Review
No one knew what to expect with Armadillo Goes West but players ended up falling in love with the slot and the mascot. Armadillo Studios knew it had a worthy mascot and decided to give the famous Armadillo another online slot with Armadillo Does Christmas.
He's just as grumpy as before but just happens to look a little more festive this time. His goal is to head to the North Pole to find Santa but he just happens to keep getting into trouble. Help him on his journey and be rewarded handsomely through bonus trails, bonus rounds and surprise modifiers!
The grisly Armadillo returns but with a Santa outfit this time. However, his bag of goodies is filled with items that you definitely do not want as he has spiked baseball bats and dynamite at the ready.
The funniest thing about this slot is the shoes that Armadillo happens to wear as they just look so stupid. He was barefoot in the original, so it's crazy to see him have tacky-looking shoes. This does add to the humour of it all though!
As for the background, you'll find typical Christmas items from trees to candy canes throughout. This adds to the festive theme but is done with Armadillo Studios' unique twist with dangerous-looking creatures that are supposed to be cute. For example, there is a polar bear that should be adorable but looks terrifying with the eyepatch and bandages.
This slot feels like the Bad Santa of online slots. Most Christmas slots are extremely cheesy and a little too cheerful. This slot manages to find the right balance between festive and funny making it quite unique.
It's fair to say that if you loved the previous Armadillo slot, then you'll love this one. The gameplay is almost identical with modifiers, free spins and the bonus trail. Both the bonus round and modifiers are fine, but the real fun begins with the trail.
You literally move through a grid like a video game to try to land coin symbols and not die. You even have lives adding even more to the effect. This is the most exciting part of the slot and is definitely worth the wait.
According to the developers, the RTP varies between 96.02% to 88.13%. For the most part, we experienced 96.02% which is over the average standard and found the gameplay quite fair. It's definitely above the level of the previous Armadillo game and we're grateful that Armadillo Studios seems to be improving with the RTP.
Sadly, the maximum win is a little lower but we accept this due to the higher RTP. In this game, you can win up to 2,000x the stake through the bonus trail with the multipliers. It's nothing too special but it'll certainly please players that happen to reach this amount.
It's fair to say that there is no Christmas slot quite like this one. It's utterly charming and both dark at the same time. Armadillo Does Christmas brings in the joy of Christmas without being too cheesy or overly annoying.
Of course, it helps that the gameplay is absolutely fantastic with all the features. There is so much going on that you are bound to trigger something in your gameplay. This could easily be a Christmas classic for slot players looking for something a little darker and funnier.