Stakelogic’s state-of-the-art casino games are changing how players play.
Stakelogic is all about innovation and revolutionizing the online gaming industry. This software developer provides highly animated, intensely graphic slot games that represent the most advanced games available in the market.
Stakelogic made its debut in 2015 and has one of the most colorful pasts of any casino software provider on the net. The foundation of the slot company is built upon the now-defunct Sheriff Gaming, which explains why a handful of the titles found in Stakelogic’s arsenal may be familiar to players who once played Sheriff’s titles. However, the Novomatic/Greentube owned software developer has not acquired its reputation by stepping on the toes of others.
The software developer has produced its own games since 2016, and the Netherlands and Malta-based developer stands out for its range of cinematic, 3D slots. The Slots 360 Degree software they develop has helped them attract partnerships with leading casinos. Now, Stakelogic is aiming to incorporate its flashy graphics and dynamic gameplay into the recent Megaways™ craze.
Mystical Santa Slot Details
The Christmas season is upon us and slots players will be able to enjoy the first Megaways slot that conveys the festive spirit of the winter holidays. The Mystical Santa Megaways is the second Stakelogic slot utilising the Megaways mechanics. Judging from the in-game details we have, Stakelogic is trying to outperform itself and provide players with an even more enjoyable slot with a decent payout potential.
- RTP: 96.114%
- Variance: MED
- Betways: 117649
- Max. win(coins): 388800
- Min bet (Max bet) $, €, £0.2 (40)
- Reels (Rows): 6 (7)
- Game release: 02.12.2019
Gameplay and Atmosphere
You will be exposed to a well-designed Santa Claus theme, the kind that has a main character set off to deliver presents, with the help of elves, reindeer, snowmen and all sorts of other related symbols (globes, Christmas trees) and less related Royals (still, very well designed and somewhat appropriately decorated for the holidays). I loved the quality of the design in Mystical Santa Megaways, it’s just what was needed for a slot that is offered for the holidays.
The base game takes place in a snowy winter wonderland that’s complete with snow-covered trees, a nighttime sky, and Santa’s sleigh flying in the distance. The free spins (covered later) take you inside of a cozy living room that’s stocked full of presents.
Mystical Santa Megaways will have 6 reels with 117,649 Megaways, the system which made the game engine famous. It’s going to pay well, up to 9,720x total stake.
RTP and Volatility
RTP wise it will be at a reasonable 96.11%. All in all, it should be a very interesting slot with medium volatility, just the thing for the Christmas holidays. It also has regular and multiplier wilds, cascading reels, random Elf gifts, scattered Christmas Trees and free spins with increasing multipliers.
Betting and Prizes
The wagers allowed for Mystical Santa Megaways will go anywhere from $0.20 to $20, and this gets you all ways to win from a round, no matter how few or many appear.
The expected top payouts of Mystical Santa Megaways should be somewhere in the region of 9,720x total stake, more than enough to get us interested in it, even if it wasn’t for the excellent Megaways engine or the typical theme and design.
Mystical Santa Megaways Slot Features
While Santa is the prevalent figure in the title and on the reels, the gameplay and features hinge on the ever hardworking elves. And there are abundance of gifts and surprises on this slot just like you expect to find under a Christmas tree.
It all starts with Mystery Gift Boxes when an elf randomly appears on any spin in the base game or free spins. Opening the box will reveal one of four modifiers that will be applied to the current round.
Matching symbols: a random number of matching symbols are added to create a win
Extra wilds: a random number of bauble wild symbols are added to the reels
Multiplier wild: One multiplier wild symbol is added to a random position on the three centre reels
Free Spins: a random number of Christmas tree scatters are added to the reels to potentially trigger the free spins.
The gifts could become more valuable when you land four or more scatters in view within one spin sequence. Four will get you 12 Free Spins while any further will add +5 free spins. When you happen to hit three or four scatters in the extra reel during the feature, you will be awarded an extra +5 and +10 free spins respectively.
While the Mystery Gift Boxes can trigger on any free spin, it is again up to the elf to make it a magical bonus round. The win multiplier will start at x1 and will boost by x1 every time an elf appears, no limits. Any pays with a multiplier wild will be multiplied by the current round multiplier.
Payouts and Symbols
Symbols include Santa, Rudolph, a Christmas tree, elf, ornament, snowman, and A through 9. Santa pays the most out of the regular symbols by delivering 50x your stake for six symbols.
The highest-possible payout in this game is 9,720x with features included. This top prize isn’t massive, but it should be adequate for most players.
Final Thoughts on Mystical Santa Megaways Slot
Mystical Santa Megaways doesn’t shake up Xmas with its traditional take. However, it definitely serves as a nice introduction to the Christmas Megaways genre.
Stakelogic has done a solid job with the graphics, symbols, atmosphere, and music. They’ve also included plenty of features to spice up the action.
You’re not going to rush to this slot for the 96.1% RTP and 9,720x top payout. However, these aspects are at least in line with industry averages.
According to me the only possible drawback to this game is that it’s a bit too typical. If you’re expecting an uptight theme, you won’t find it with this slot.
Overall, Mystical Santa Megways is an average slot with some surprises and little to complain about. The audiovisual production is solid and the mathematical engine provides good entertainment. Of all the Christmas themed slots we’ve reviewed so far, this one definitely belongs to the top.