Santa's Village Slots

Before we get into the review proper for this new Habanero slot game, we must point out how festive it looks. We're in a beautiful village, knee-deep in snow, and the flakes are falling as we are treated to some of the highlights of the game when it loads. Once that is complete, we go inside one of the stone-built cottages to play the game itself.

And Santa's Village looks superb on the reels, too. Let's find out whether the gameplay matches the gorgeous design we get here.

Reels and lines

You get five large reels in this game, with 15 fixed paylines in play.

Coin values

Coins are worth between a cent and $20 each. It's also possible to play between one and 10 coins per line.

Santa's Village special festive icons

Watch for the wrapped gift, because this is a powerful wild. It replaces everything else that might appear on the reels.

Is there a festive bonus feature to find?

There is a map feature you can unlock if Santa should appear as part of a winning line in the main game. You will see Santa walk one position for each Santa that appeared to trigger the map feature. If he reaches a blue dot, you win another feature.

The game can trigger one of three free spins rounds. Santa Free Games reward the player with 12 free spins. Santa is wild in this feature. You're also guaranteed one or two wilds per spin, although they won't appear on adjacent reels.

You can also win Sleigh Free Spins. In this version, you get 12 free games and you could see between two and four gifts dropped into place on the reels before they stop spinning.

Oh, and did we mention the Sticky Respins feature yet? You get 12 free games here too, but each time you get a winning combination - any will do - the game gives you two sticky respins. The winning combination you had will remain in place while the respins occur, meaning you could get bigger prizes.

Download the ho-ho-Habanero festive slot Santa's Village and play today!

We love the map feature in this game! The great thing about it is Santa's position at the end of the feature is recorded, so when you trigger it again, he'll continue walking. That means you could be closer to triggering the free games than you might think. This could be one of our favorite festive slots this year.