A Look at Santa’s Wild Ride Online Pokie
December 16, 2016
Santa’s Wild Ride is a Christmas themed online pokie with a difference, but not that much of a difference. Some things have changed. Santa is delivering toys riding a motor cycle. Accompanying him are a female helper and an elf mechanic. Santa has given up on milk and cookies and has taken to a jumbo sandwich that he wolfs down with beer. The scatter symbol in Santa’s Wild Ride online pokie is the motor cycle key. The things that have not changed include roly poly pudding, Christmas tarts and Santa's North Pole home. Santa's Wild Ride logo is the wild symbol that comes with a random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 4x.
The free spins bonus is the most exciting feature of Santa’s Wild Ride. It is triggered by three or more scatter symbols landing anywhere on the reels. You can select from one of three features, each of which awards 25 free spins with doubled payouts, but a unique set of benefits. In the Stacked Wild feature the wild symbol appears stacked across all reels. In the Expanding Wild feature the wild symbol can expand to make the entire reel wild. The Trailing Wild is a new feature. It creates a trail of wilds as it slides down the reels. The free spins bonus round cannot be retriggered. Santa's Wild Ride also has a Free Gift Bonus feature. You may land a gift box on reel 2 or reel 4 in any random spin. The gift box will open and reveal the bonus credits awarded. This feature will not trigger during the free spins.
Santa's Wild Ride is a 243 ways to win online pokie. There are no defined paylines, but like symbols appearing from left to right anywhere on consecutive reels result in a payout. You can wager up to five coins per payline with a maximum coin size of AU$0.05. As is the practice in most 243 ways to win online pokies, the total bet per spin is automatically fixed at 30 times the line bet.
Santa’s Wild Ride is an online pokie from the portfolio of Microgaming. It is live at Australian online casinos like Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and Roxy Palace. There are several Christmas themed online pokies in the Microgaming portfolio that draw high traffic in the month of December. Some of them are Santa Paws, Ho Ho Ho, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Secret Santa and Happy Holidays.