Christmas Tree by Truelab released on 01.12.2020 is a 7-reel & 6-row online slot with 0 cluster pay and a 96.40% RTP. This is a Christmas-themed game offering players a max win of up to 25000x their stake. Christmas Tree can be played on all devices from €0.40 to €40 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
- Win up to 25,000x
- Highly volatile cluster pays action
Christmas Tree comes from Truelab, a relatively small independent studio in partnership with Yggdrasil as part of the YGS Masters programme. This yuletide themed slot operates a cluster pays mechanic, rewarding clusters of 5 or more symbols which connect via edges of the diamond-shaped grid. The action takes place aboard the Christmas Tree where a cascade mechanic is in play. A series of features are triggered after hitting 3 consecutive wins, including a free spins round with an increasing win multiplier. This slot is highly volatile but can be highly rewarding.
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How to win big in Christmas Tree – Free Spins (Miracle Feature)
5 free spins are triggered by 3 consecutive cascading clusters wins. During free spins the Snowman to the left of the Christmas Tree is constantly active, producing wilds by throwing snowballs onto the tree. Furthermore, for every winning cascade, the win multiplier increases by 1x.
- Bet Win
Three successive cluster winning cascades trigger one of the ‘Miracles’. As well as Free Spins, the other two ‘Miracles’ are Bet Win and Multiplier. The Miracle a winning player receives is shown in the gold frame to the right of the tree. Trigger Bet Win to earn a spin of a wheel of fortune which contains ‘Bet Wins’ of between 5x and 1,000x. Trigger Multiplier for a wheel of fortune which applies a win multiplier of up to 30x to the win which triggered the feature.
A Blizzard randomly occurs after a non-winning base spin and results in 3-9 mystery symbols. The mystery symbols all transform into the same regular symbol.
Another random feature which occurs in both the base and bonus game is the Snowman. The Snowman throws a snowball at a low or medium value symbol on the tree and it, along with all other examples of that symbol on the tree transform into wilds.
Look and Feel of Christmas Tree
There’s no doubting the theme of this game. The game is set in a snowstorm with an animated snowman looking at a brightly lit Christmas Tree adorned with strips of coloured lights, candy canes, Santas, fairies, sweeties, and baubles. Meanwhile, a jingly, urgent, Christmassy refrain accompanies play throughout. The aforementioned candy canes, sweeties and baubles etc. act as the game’s symbols which pay in clusters of 5 up to 27. The highest paying symbol is Santa who pays 1x the bet for a cluster of 5, all the way up to 15,000x the bet for a full grid of 27 symbols.
Christmas Tree is a decent holiday-themed game. The base game action can get a little frustrating as it is very difficult to string consecutive winning cascades together, which is unusual for a cluster pays slot. However, as the main features are reached with just 3 successive winning cascades, this is hardly surprising. The big draw is of course free spins, and with good reason. The abundance of wilds and the increasing win multiplier can set off some spectacular wins.
A solid effort from Truelab, and a worthy addition to the Yggdrasil’s Masters collection of slots. Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.