Christmas Jackpot Bells Review
Love Christmas but hate gimmicky games chocked full of features? Christmas Jackpot Bells is the game for you. It combines fruit machine slots with a Christmas theme to make something truly unique.
Developed by Playtech, Christmas Jackpot Bells is the sequel to slot nostalgic trip Jackpot Bells. It features traditional gameplay that you’d see on a fruit machine in a casino. You spin with the potential to hit big. It’s definitely for players who want to cut out the nonsense and play for the thrill of winning.
The design of Christmas Jackpot Bells is almost identical to the first game - only with a dash of holiday spirit. With added tinsel, snow and trees around the reels - it feels extremely festive. This added with the music playing Jingle Bells cement Christmas Jackpot Bells as a true Christmas game.
Fruit symbols are still the same and have no Christmas detail - which is a little disappointing. Just the slightest bit of snow would have pushed the game that extra detail. It’s more confusing that they made the bells more festive but forgot about the fruit.
Sadly, it does make it feel a little like a quick cash grab to create another jackpot game. Despite this, Christmas Jackpot Bells is still fun to look at as it puts you in the holiday mood right from the start.
Don’t worry about complicated gameplay - Christmas Jackpot Bells is as simple as it comes. You set your bet, spin and win if you are lucky. Winners enter the progressive jackpot to potentially win big.
Menus are just like the first game and can be found at the top of the screen with instructions and sound options. Turbo, spin, bet level and autospin can be found at the bottom of the screen with bets starting at 2.00 and going up to 25.00. There’s even the chance to set it to 99 autospins in case you can’t be bothered to spin yourself.
The RTP is 96.03% and is just over the average. Christmas Jackpot Bells has medium volatility with a max payout of at least 2,500x your stake. The lack of features such as free spins and multipliers can be frustrating which means that your winnings are based purely on luck.
Christmas Jackpot Bells is a slot for people who prefer the minimalist style with some festive spirit thrown in. There aren’t any gimmicks or wacky features to grab your attention - instead it’s all about winning big by simply spinning the reels. Bear in mind that it’s almost identical to Jackpot Bells so don’t expect new features and you’ll be fine.
If you are in the spirit for a Christmas themed slot without the hassle of learning complicated features - then Christmas Jackpot Bells is the one for you. For those of you wanting an exciting Christmas game with more of a yuletide sparkle - Sweet Bonanza Xmas might be the right choice for you.