Christmas Krampus Wonder 500 Review
Not every Christmas story can be based around feelings of joy, but not many are as dark as Krampus! German for ‘claw’, this ancient folklore figure would visit naughty children along with Santa, but while Santa filled the good children’s boots with gifts, Krampus dished out his own special form of punishment to the naughty ones! Thankfully, this half-goat figure seems to have had a change of heart and he’s taken a leaf out of Santa's book this year.
Light & Wonder could have gone really dark with this production but in general, it has been left fairly light-hearted and the only mention of Krampus is during the Free Spins game when you start collecting Christmas presents. The music is a little monotonous and the overall design isn't anything to shout about. That said, it does its job just fine.
There are regular Wild symbols to enjoy during the Base game and these are replaced by the special Krampus Wild symbols throughout the Free Spins Bonus. This has helped to keep the main part of the production feeling quite lively but watching those Christmas present values appear with no chance of collecting them does make the Base game quite frustrating!
It will come as no surprise that the max win is only 500x. That is standard with games like this and the idea is that you will see more action, more often. The RTP is a little low at 94.07%, compared to the original Christmas Krampus game, but this will be because you’re getting more access to the good stuff! The volatility is around the medium mark.
This game won't just appeal to practising pagans but it will also certainly strike a chord with those who have an alternative view on Christmas proceedings. You can't expect much in terms of huge payouts but you will see plenty going on throughout your spins as a result. It's a fairly specialist type of slot with a very specific theme—the choice is yours!