Jingle Bells Bonanza Features
This might sound harsh, but on paper, this game is a mess! It reads like an Ikea instruction manual but it really isn't all that complicated. In its broadest sense, you have a 5x3 set of reels with 20 paylines on which to land a prize. There are five Royal symbols which, at a stretch, can get you 5x for a group of five Aces. After that, come the five Picture symbols with the little red teddy bear producing a 50x prize for five-of-a-kind.
Wild symbols are also available but these require Bell symbols to pay the reels a visit first. The bells will do two things and the first is to leave behind a frame. Its next job is to add an extra notch to the Cash Drop Progress Meter.
Any Bell symbols that land below a frame will add a multiplier to that frame. When a Scatter symbol lands, the frames are converted into Wild symbols and can help to create a winning combo. If they previously had a multiplier applied, this will also be included in any potential win.
A Scatter symbol landing on reel one and reel five will trigger the Cash Drop game, and there’s a lot more to this feature than meets the eye.
You can enter the feature on several different levels with the most basic and understandable being the regular Cash Drop Bonus. This regular version, like all the other levels of this game, is a three-life respin game. Land a cash value and your lives are replenished.
Depending on how far along the progress meter was when you triggered the bonus, you may receive added extras and thus bring about the Big, Super, Mega and Ultimate levels. You get one extra gift for the Big level, two for the Super level and so on.
So, what are these gifts I hear you cry! Your wins could be doubled at the end of the Bonus, the progress meter may be increased, the rows might expand or a Golden Cash Drop symbol could arrive.
And what in the name of Santa's sack is a Golden Cash Drop symbol? This is a good question and the answer is threefold—well, fourfold if you include the multiplier. Beyond an automatic 20x multiplier added to your wins, you can also see a ‘+’ symbol, a single arrow symbol and a four-arrow symbol. The ‘+’ symbol will increase any locked wins by up to 10x, the arrow symbols are collectors. A single arrow collects cash values and adds them to its own in one direction. Four arrows get you the same benefit but in four directions.