Christmas Plaza DoubleMax Features
The Christmas Plaza DoubleMax slot is firmly focused on massive wins. It won't bring you loads of different feature opportunities other than the clever Dropdown mechanics during the base game and the free spins feature.
One of the ways that it can go about producing these massive prize hauls is to utilize a progressive multiplier. It's in play at all times, including the bonus round as well. Let's take a look at how the features work and how the valuable multiplier system can affect the payout potential.
The Dropdown system is cascading reels by another name. We've seen it a thousand times before but it never gets boring. The symbols will seemingly fall from the sky and land in place on the grid. In order to hit a win, you'll need a series of 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols to land along one of the 25 pay lines. And when they do, they will disappear.
In their place, lands 1 wild symbol. The rest of the empty spaces are now filled with more regular symbols. Each time a win lands, you'll see the multiplier bar begin to double in size to the left of the reels.
This will only continue to progress as long as the Dropdown symbols continue to create yet more wins. It has the potential to amass some fantastic prizes but the free spins bonus round has a distinctive edge when it comes to the progressive multipliers.
Free Spins Feature
Triggering the bonus feature relies on 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols landing on the game board. This is a highly volatile game so don't expect it to happen all the time. Depending on how many scatters are in view, you'll be awarded 7, 10 or 13 free spins. But you don't have to accept your fate at this point.
You have the option to gamble if you want. If you are awarded 7 spins, then you can gamble for 10. If you get it right, then you get 10 spins. But get it wrong, and you get zero. The same happens when you are awarded 10 spins; you can gamble for 13 but you might end up heading straight back to the base game.
The real star of the bonus round is, again, the progressive multiplier. But rather than resetting when a win does not land, it stays in place throughout the feature. And we aren't talking about an X2 or an X4 maximum multiplier here. This will continue infinitely and can multiply by over 1000 within the space of a few free spins. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to retrigger the feature as scatter symbols are not in play during the bonus round.
Players outside the UK don't need to wait around for the scatter symbols to land. They can purchase the buy-in option. For 100x your stake, you're able to purchase a key to the bonus door, so to speak.
A further extension to this feature is the Golden Bet system whereby you pay 25% more on top of your wager with each spin. But the reward is that the bonus symbols are twice as likely to land.