Join a jolly armadillo as he dashes through the snow in Armadillo Studios latest festive slot title, Armadillo Does Christmas, powered by SlotMatrix.
Armadillo Does Christmas is a 5×4 reel slot with 25-paylines and bonus features including symbol upgrades and random wilds.
88.13, 94.17 and 96.02 per cent
Low value symbols come in the form of playing card suits, with spaces, clubs, diamonds and hearts. If the right amount of paying combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.04 and x0.2 the player’s stake.
Next up, stockings, flower ribbons and bells depict the medium value symbols, offering between x0.12 and x0.48 the player’s preferred bet.
Polar bears, reindeers, elves and armadillos represent the high value symbols for this title. These symbols can offer between x0.2 and x2.4, depending on the amount of matching combinations that land at once.
Whiskey bottle bonus symbols can drop into play. When four whiskey bottles land at the same bet value, a party respin will be triggered. This party spin triggers four different random base game features at once in one free spin.
Wild W symbols are also included, substituting for all low, medium and high value symbols in the paytable. These wilds can also offer a payout between x0.32 and x2.4, depending on the amount of wilds that land in a winning combination.
Instant win text symbols are available, awarding a random multiplied bet amount between x1 and x200 the player’s stake.
Sledge bonus text symbols can also land on the reels, triggering the trail bonus game if three land on the reels at once. Three different trail game modes are available, with three board game-style maps offering a range of prizes.
Throughout the base game, symbols can land that affect the trail bonus game mode. These include a red heart with a green background, which offers an extra life for the trail game.
Christmas presents also affect the trail game, increasing the prize amount showcased on tree squares in the trail game by adding x5 to its initial value of x10. This can be repeated up to x60.
Candy cane symbols will increase the value of stocking prize amounts in the trail game by a multiplier value of x1. This can be repeated up to x5, with stocking prizes starting at x1.
Finally, ski symbols can also be collected for the trail game. When the super skis square is passed in the trail game, it causes all subsequent coin prizes to be increased by a multiplier which is decided by how many skis are collected in the base game.
During the base game, many bonus features can be triggered on random spins. Random wilds can be placed across the reel-set, with one to four wilds available.
Wild reels can also be activated, causing a complete reel to be filled with wild symbols to increase the spin’s win potential.
Colossal reels are also available, fusing adjacent reels together to allow giant symbols of 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 sizes to land on the board, depending on how many reels are fused together.
Random multipliers can also be provided, showcasing a multiplier value of x2, x3, x4 or x5 to be applied to any line wins on that spin.
Additionally, a symbol upgrade feature can be activated, causing all low value symbols on the reels to be replaced by randomly selected identical symbols of a higher value.
With the trail bonus, players are presented with one of three board games as the armadillo acts as a game piece. All board game maps have different set-ups but offer a maximum win of x2,000 the player’s bet if the armadillo makes it to the end of the board.
In each turn, a random number between one and six will be presented to the player, showing how far the armadillo will move along the board. Players will hope to pass different prizes and avoid ice holes that end the bonus feature.
Prizes offered across the board include coin multiplied bet amounts between x1 and x200, skis that multiply every subsequent prize, Christmas trees that offer prize amounts between x10 and x60 and stockings that awards the sum of all coin values within a three space radius.
Other spaces include backwards signs which send players back between one and six spaces and the trail prize pot which awards the x2,000 prize at the end of the game.
This game feature will end once the armadillo lands in an ice hole, unless the player has extra hearts remaining, players start with three hearts but can gain more by collecting red heart symbols in the base game.
WHAT THEY SAY
David Stoveld, CPO of Armadillo Studios, commented: “Armadillo Does Christmas is the perfect slot to wrap up a successful year for us as our Armadillo steps into Santa’s shoes for a jolly good time. We went an extra step to make sure this title has all it takes to bring joy to the players during these festive times.”
To try your hand at the Armadillo Does Christmas demo, click here.