All About Christmas Review
This 5×4 grid has reels that spin in front of a roaring fire. There are stockings, presents and trees, but does it bring the Christmas spirit?
What you’ll find in this All About Christmas review
Twinkling lights will cheer us up, but they’re not enough to convince us that a pokie deserves a top rating. For every casino review we write, including this one, we need to look at the following:
- Graphics and sound – For any theme, but especially Christmas pokies, the artwork and sound effects need to dazzle and delight.
- The symbols – We check the symbols to see how they fit the theme and to get an idea of the payouts.
- Features – Like gifts under the tree, features are what bring excitement.
- Bonus game – Like Christmas dinner and your favourite festive film, the bonus game takes the enjoyment to the next level.
- Maximum win – We check the highest potential win you can expect.
- Minimum and maximum bet – For bankroll management, it’s essential to know how little or much you can wager.
- Payout rate – Although it’s theoretical, the RTP still helps us judge and compare pokies.
- Volatility – We get a feel for the playing experience by knowing if the wins are big or small and frequent or infrequent.
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All About Christmas symbols & payouts
Will it be a traditional Christmas, a modern and luxurious event, or all about festive food? We get our first impressions from the symbols and maximum win.
The low-paying icons are snow-topped playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A.
The high-value symbols are a Christmas pudding, bells, a tree, a snowman and the man himself, Father Christmas.
There are 40 fixed paylines, which pay from left to right, with the highest combination per line.
Min/max bet, autoplay option
You can start up to 100 autoplay spins by clicking the two circling arrows. The minimum wager is $0.40, and the maximum is $80.
All About Christmas RTP
The maximum RTP is 96.15%.
All About Christmas is a high volatility pokie.
Jackpot and/or maximum win
The maximum win is 160x your stake.
|The symbols are what you’d expect for a Christmas pokie, and they’re quite cheery. However, the maximum win is like opening a disappointing present. It’s underwhelming, but you try to keep a smile on your face.
It’s time to see what’s inside that stocking hanging up on the All About Christmas fireplace.
Wilds, re-spins and other features
There are a few gifts to unwrap as you play this pokie, including multipliers and free spins.
The present is the wild symbol. It substitutes for the other paying icons to create winning combos but can’t stand in for the bonus symbol.
It’s like Christmas comes early when you get a stack of wilds. They land on reel three and transform into a random multiplier of up to 10x that applies to your winnings.
Santa’s sack is the bonus symbol. When a stack of them lands on reel one, the Hold and Win feature begins. The sacks lock into place, and the rest of the reels respin. If any new scatters land, they’re held on the reels, and the spins continue. It stops when there are no new sacks or the reels are filled.
If you cover the whole grid, the bonus round begins with eight free spins. If you win less than 10x your stake by the end of the round, you get to go again with eight more spins!
Hold and win
During the free spins round, the Hold and Win feature is activated. If you land a stack of one symbol on the first reel, it’ll be held while the other reels respin holding that symbol in place if it lands anywhere else. It gives you a better chance at a bigger payout.
All About Christmas graphics & sound
Has Golden Rock Studios applied some Christmas magic to the animations and sound effects?
|Optimised for Mobile
|Upbeat Christmas music with bells.
|Transparent reels over a fireplace.
|Some Festive Sparkle Shines Through
|The backdrop does have a warm and cheery feel. However, the soundtrack gets annoying and distracting within a matter of seconds. The graphics on the symbols don’t match the overall style of the game, as they’re too garish and cartoon-like.
Solutions if you have some issues with a game
Not every ribbon you tie is perfect, and sometimes the wrapping paper is too small for the present! In the same way, issues can sometimes occur when playing All About Christmas. Here’s what you can do to rectify them.
- Like retying the ribbon, sometimes you just need to start over again. If the game freezes, refresh, and you’ll be able to pick up from where you left off.
- When the pokie malfunctions, the spin and bet won’t count, and your money will be refunded. Don’t worry; you can use it for the next one, though.
Father Christmas is off his game
Naming a pokie All About Christmas doesn’t guarantee that it’ll deliver everything on a player’s list. There are a few hits and more misses here.
The features are fun, but the free spins aren’t easy to trigger, so you don’t benefit from the Hold and Win mechanic. For that reason, we rate it 6/10.
Other slots to play if you like All About Christmas slot
- Aloha! Christmas Edition
- Christmas Gift Rush
- Fat Santa
- Merry Christmas Megaways
- Moon Princess: Christmas Kingdom
What’s the highest-paying symbol?
Father Christmas is the highest-paying symbol.
Can players from New Zealand play All About Christmas on mobile?
Yes, this pokie is optimised for mobile play.
Who made All About Christmas?
This pokie was made by Golden Rock Studios.
Can NZ players mute the All About Christmas soundtrack?
Yes, the settings menu lets you mute the music and the sound effects.
How do NZ players trigger the bonus game?
You need to fill the screen with the Santa’s sack bonus symbol following the Hold and Win feature.
How many free spins do players from New Zealand get in All About Christmas?
You get eight free spins to start and can trigger more.