Piles of Presents Review
Last time around, Santa unleashed Plenty of Presents on players. However, this time he's decided to deliver Piles of Presents instead. Just For The Win is back with another Christmas slot to get you in the festive mood.
Playing on 5-reels with 20 paylines, this slot keeps it simple and straightforward to pick up and play. However, do not let that fool you into thinking this slot is boring. It's the furthest thing from that with free spins, multipliers, fixed jackpots and bonus wheels! It's easy to get into the Christmas mood with Piles of Presents.
There's a cosy mood emitted the minute that you open up the slot. In the background, there is the glow of a roaring fire paired with stockings, presents and a Christmas tree. It looks like a house from a big Hollywood Christmas film!
Alongside Santa, there are other Christmas symbols with teddy bears, nutcrackers, trains and drums. These are definitely intended to be Christmas presents to match the name.
One thing we are thankful for is a subtle music choice. During spins, there are bells and other Christmas sounds mixed to create a soft musical score. This is not too cheesy and we found it to be quite soothing. There's always the stereotype that Christmas slots need to be loud but this slot showcases that it does not.
When the game loads up, you'll find out that there are two main features. The first is the free spins round with the bonus picks beforehand. The second is the bonus wheel triggered at any random moment when a Christmas token lands.
With the free spins round, you'll be able to gain extra multipliers, spins or symbol upgrades before the round even starts. With the bonus wheel, you'll gain the chance to win one of the fixed jackpots. It's all straightforward but entertaining nevertheless.
Whilst the win potential is nothing bad, we were quite disappointed compared to the previous game. Plenty of Presents has a higher RTP of 96.50% and a massive win of up to 25,000x the stake.
Sadly, Piles of Presents only goes up to 5,000x the stake with an RTP of 96.17%. That's not to say that this is bad but it's a huge step-down. Of course, we'd be happy with 5,000x the stake, but it's disappointing that Just For The Win has not improved on the previous game and regressed.
Piles of Presents is definitely not the worst Christmas slot that we've come across, but it's not the greatest one either. We absolutely loved the gameplay with the presents opening up before the free spins round. This felt extremely rewarding making the bonus round even better!
However, the win potential could've definitely been a little better. Despite this, we can still recommend this slot due to the amazing gameplay. If you are looking for a festive slot with a little bang, then Piles of Presents is an easy choice.