Jingle Balls Features
The game begins with four reels in play and each row is a different height. Don't pay too much attention to the number of symbols as this can continue changing throughout the game thanks to xSplit Wilds. As this modifier arrives, it changes the number of winways by splitting itself and everything to the left and right in half and this is how the maximum 614,656 paylines can be achieved.
Along those paylines, you're looking out for a bunch of regular symbols and a couple of special ones. The mundane-looking presents max out at 3x for a group of six circular gifts while a shabby-looking Santa gets you 6x for a group of six.
Wild symbols are super important in Jingle Balls as not only do they substitute for all other regular paying symbols but can be the subject of some fun modifiers. xNudge Wild will produce an entire stack of Wild symbols and xSplit Wilds can cut these in half along with other symbols on the same row, as mentioned before.
Scatter symbols are the shining star of the show, quite literally, and landing one of these will unlock the 5th reel. Another one will unlock the sixth reel and if you are in a jurisdiction that allows it, you don't even need to wait for them to land randomly. The Wish Upon a Star option will increase your base bet by 50% and will guarantee a Scatter symbol on the second real.
Three or more Scatter symbols unlock the Free Spins games and there are three different stages to this, depending on how many Scatter symbols you land. It's also possible to buy straight into any one of the bonuses if you live outside the UK and are in an area that permits it.
The regular Free Spins Bonus begins as a result of three Scatter symbols and you will see a setup spin performed to determine how many spins you get, what the multiplier is for each of the top character symbols and which character symbol will be activated as your chosen symbol for the Bonus.
Four Scatter symbols produce a Bonus game that is much the same except that all characters will be active throughout the Bonus. Finally, the third Spirit Spins bonus comes thanks to five Scatter symbols and the advantage here is that all win multipliers are doubled.