Santa LinKing Review
At first glance, Santa LinKing from Inspired Entertainment (also known as Inspired Gaming) looks like a very standard fruit machine-style game. With 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines, this is pretty much a textbook slot.
However, as you play you'll trigger many of the game's special functions, including the Santa King and Santa LinKing features, making Santa LinKing a lot more unique than most other fruities. If you've played any other slot in the Reel King series, then you'll be familiar with the format.
The aesthetics of Santa LinKing will appeal to fans of old-school traditional fruit machines. The animations are basic, and the music is largely forgettable and there is nothing particularly outstanding about the look of this game.
Therefore, fans of the more sophisticated, high-def slots of late may not take to this game. But if you don't mind some retro 90s graphics, then this could just be the game for you.
The symbols are cute, and the Christmas theme is done well, from the giant white snowflakes to the snow-covered fruit symbols and predictable Santas. And what this game lacks in visual detail, it more than makes up for with gameplay.
If you take out the special features of Santa LinKing, you're left with a very standard slot game. You have 5 reels and 3 rows, plus 20 paylines to work with. And your job, as usual, is to match symbols across the reels moving from left to right. So far, nothing special.
However, where things get a lot more festive is in the Santa King and Santa LinKing features. Both of these rounds are unique, with one giving you the chance to land multipliers, and the other giving you multi-coloured presents that pay out in instant cash prizes.
All in all, this game offers a relaxed and straightforward experience, much like traditional fruit machines do. But with the addition of some great added extras, this fruity certainly makes things a lot merrier!
With a top prize of 2,500x, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is not the most potentially lucrative game out there. However, with chances to win instant cash prizes via the Christmas presents, Santa LinKing has a lot more winning potential than meets the eye.
Unfortunately, this game does have a rather low RTP of 95%. This is under the 96% average for a slot, but this shouldn't put you off. With all the special features in play, plus a decent 20 paylines, there are still many opportunities to walk away a winner with Santa LinKing.
However, if you are looking for a Christmas Reel King slot with bigger payouts, then we recommend checking out Santa King Megaways instead with a massive 10,000x stake available to be won.
To sum up, we had our reservations about this game but, ultimately, we had a pretty good time with Santa LinKing. The animations are largely forgettable, but the game itself is a lot more dynamic than it looks.
We love the addition of the Santa LinKing and Santa King features, and the option to gamble everything if you wish is always guaranteed to up the ante. All in all, this is a very easygoing slot that gives you chances for some very decent wins.