Wonders of Christmas Overview
NetEnt is never really original when releasing their Christmas titles. For instance Secrets of Christmas was a clone of Secret of the Stones, Jingle Spin was a clone of EggOmatic and Santa vs Rudolf was a clone of The Invisible Man.
And NetEnt has released Wonders of Christmas, which is a clone of Rome The Golden Age. So all in all, not very original. But hey, there are more providers that do this.
This slot game uses 5 reels that are 3, 4, 5, 4 and 3 symbols high and comes with 20 paylines. Wild symbols can appear on all reels. Scatter symbols only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Wonders of Christmas comes with a huge maximum payout of 100.000 times your bet. Which is massive, especially for a NetEnt game.
Wonders of Christmas Features
Special gift symbols can appear on all reels. Whenever one or more of these gifts appear anywhere on the reels (which can also appear stacked) a golden frame will surround that spot on the reels.
At random the special gift symbols can become golden gifts. When this lands in a golden frame, the symbol becomes wild. During the next spin all adjacent golden frames will also become wild.
On the top left of the reels is a special meter which will fill up to 200. Each gift will award between 1 and 4 increments on this meter when it appears on the reels.
When this meter is full the multiplier on the right will increase.
The multiplier will increase in the following steps. x1, x2, x3, x5, x7, x10, x12, x15, x20, x30, x40, x50, x75, x100, x200, x300, x500, x750 and finally x1000.
This multiplier isn’t active during normal spins, but will become active during the free spins feature.
Free Spins Feature
If you get all three scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 you will trigger the free spins feature.
All golden frames that are still active when you trigger the free spins feature will become sticky golden coins awarding between 0,5 and 50 times your bet.
You will now receive 3 free spins. Only coin symbols appear during these free spins. And each time one or more of these coins appear, the spins are reset to 3.
The feature ends when no more free spins are left or when you fill the entire screen. If you manage to fill the entire screen, all values of the golden coins are multiplied by x2.
And after this the total winning are multiplied with the active multiplier you collected during normal play.
Like I started with, Wonders if Christmas isn’t an original game. But I feel that this doesn’t matter. I know that Rome The Golden Age has never been very popular. And that might have been because of the theme. So now, with this very colorful Christmas theme, maybe more players will discover this game.
It is the highest paying NetEnt slot out there, so it should be more popular.
Those frames that can turn wild during any spin, is a nice feature and can already give some good wins. But of course the free spins is the feature that can really reward huge wins. Especially when you have a giant multiplier. And that’s the good and the bad. Because you want that feature, but you don’t want it too soon. You want to increase that multiplier.
And I know some players don’t like that mechanism.
I would suggest giving Wonders of Christmas a try. I think the game looks great and comes with fun features. And maybe you are the lucky one that can get a huge win on this game. The game is now available at any trusted NetEnt casino, including my personal top 10 on the right.