By Simon Wright Dec 7, 2022
This month, Swintt’s studio has been transformed into Santa’s workshop as the software provider’s talented team of elves prepare to roll another Christmas classic off the production line in Santa Pets – a brand-new cluster pays slot that’s bursting with festive features.
Played out across an expanded 7×7 reel matrix, this jolly holiday slot boasts all the makings of a cozy Christmas at home with your favourite four-legged friends as players spin their way to maximum wins of up to 7,000x their stake in front of a roaring fire that’s decorated with stars, bells, bows and baubles.
As they might have guessed from the name, players will find an entirely unique line-up of base game symbols comprised of cute animals and their most beloved toys, with dogs, cats and rabbits all among the highest-paying icons. Santa himself features as a substitute wild that will replace any regular symbol to complete winning clusters, with St Nick also playing a key role in triggering the main feature.
Should three or more Santa symbols appear during a base game spin, players will be rewarded with 10 Free Spins that feature a special multiplier meter. Now, whenever a winning cluster is formed, the symbols will disappear as new ones drop down from above as normal, only this time, each subsequent win will increase the multiplier meter from an initial 2x up to 8x to unlock the game’s biggest payouts.
Should they need help in working their way to symbol-smashing wins, players will also have access to six festive-themed boosters that can be triggered at random after a set number of spins or instantly purchased for an additional stake. Much like the booster system debuted earlier this year in Candy Gold, each of these power-ups boasts a unique ability that can seriously boost their winning potential.
Available boosters include three gifts – the Santa Gift, the Super Santa Gift and the Mega Santa Gift – each of which add a random wild, 2×2 giant wild or 3×3 mega wild to the reels respectively. On top of that, players can also purchase symbol upgrades like Santa Bomb, Ultra Santa Bomb and Santa Rocket, which transform rows, columns and 9×9 grids into one of the game’s highest-paying creature symbols.
As players will no doubt be in a rush to get their last-minute Christmas shopping done, Santa Pets also features an optional turbo mode that can be activated or deactivated at will for even faster spins. With all this and more just waiting to be unwrapped, the new game promises to be an instant Christmas classic that will fill players with festive cheer when it debuts at Swintt’s online partners this month.
David Mann, Chief Executive Officer at Swintt, said: “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Swintt’s studio – and we wanted to share that happy holiday spirit with players in a brand-new slot that offers cluster pays, multiplier Free Spins and a stocking stuffed full of fun, festive booster features.”
“Playing more like a mobile game than a classic reel-based slot, Santa Pets will offer a fresh new spin on the traditional online casino experience. Debuting at our partner casinos just in time for Christmas, it promises to be the perfect winter warmer as Swintt gears up for the most magical time of the year.”
If you want to try out Santa Pets, there are numerous casinos which we have reviewed on Casinomeister which carry games from Swintt, including the accredited King Billy Casino.