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DECK THE HALLS REVIEW
Game Deck the Halls
As you might suspect, Deck the Halls is a Christmas-themed, 3-line, 5-reel slot from microgaming, with 30 paylines. One of the first things you'll notice about the graphics are the warm images of christmas trees, presents, reindeer and the like that fill the reels. Nowhere will you find a boring King symbol or a 10 to ruin the ambience of the theme; every symbol is a full picture of a Christmas-themed image, and it creates a nice playing atmosphere. Naturally the music also consists of Christmas themes, and while appropriate, may quickly grate on the ears, even when playng during the holiday season. You'll likely want to trun the music off in short order unless you're a really lover of Christmas music.
Of those fun Christmas images, the Deck the Halls symbol functions as the wild symbol, and multiplier, doubling the value of any payout it completes on a payline. This symbol is even more lucrative in the bonus spins games, appearing stacked in all lines of the reel whenever it appears, creating huge winning opportunities and multiplier bonuses. Reaching that bonus spins mode is accomplished via the bell symbol, three of which in any payline results in unlocking the free spins mode. Another symbol to watch out for is the Santa symbol, which can also appear stacked, in both the regular play, and free spins bonus mode.
Within the free spins mode, of which you receive 10 free spins every time you land 3 bells on a payline, all wins are automatically doubled, and as mentioned, the Deck the Halls symbol can be appear stacked and quadruples the value of any wins (which also happen to be much more likely given those stacked symbols).
While Deck the Halls doesn't contain a gambling mode, it does contain an autoplay feature, which can be activated by clicking the rather hard to see expert button on the bottom of the slot. Within there you can choose to automate the next 5 or 10 spins, or even let the game autoplay indefinitely if you'd simply like to sit back and watch for awhile, or even go do something else while the game plays for you (and hopefully provides some nice presents for you upon your return).
If you're looking for a simple, fun, and festive slots game, this one will fit the bill. It is visually pleasing in its ambient warmth, and a fast and fun game to play. It doesn't need to be Christmas to take advantage of the gifts contained within this slot machine.