Ho Ho Ho is a slot game created by Microgaming. As the name suggests, the game is based around a very straightforward Christmas theme, with all the expected cultural references present and counted for. The graphics, however, are a little basic and not on the same level as other modern slot games, and there is perhaps not as much charm as could have been achieved in the symbol designs. The game is still enjoyable, however, and one can still have a great deal of fun during the festive season.
The music is where the game really shines, with charming instrumental version of Christmas carols playing in the background. In terms of play design the game uses a standard five reel, fifteen line play system, which is less then some other games. But, with the player given the freedom to adjust betting lines between spins, there is still enough freedom to keep the proceedings interesting. Ho Ho Ho is available on desktop, mobile phone and tablet. Please keep in mind that if playing on desktop that the latest version of Flash will be required. Flash is free, and can be found with a quick search via any search engine.
Basic Play Rules
Ho Ho Ho uses the standard rules of slot games, requiring a bet to be made and the reels to be spun. Any symbols matching in the play area after a spin will grant payouts, with the amount of each payout dictated by the symbols in the sequence.
The most valuable symbol, which is to be expected n a game called Ho Ho ho, is Father Christmas, who may match a minimum of three times and maximum of five times. His five match payout is enough to give anyone a jolly Christmas. He also acts as a wild symbol, and will match with any other symbol to create a matching sequence. Note he will also animate when granting payouts. Some of the less valuable symbols are a candy cane, Christmas cake, eggnog, and a gingerbread man. The midrange symbols include Rudolph the red nosed reindeer and a Christmas tree.
One interesting aspect of the game is the gamble feature, which is accessible after a standard win is achieved. The online gambling feature allows a player to take a double or nothing coin toss after a win, with the potential of doubling the win, or losing it. If the coin toss is won and money doubled, the player may go again, as many times as they prefer, until deciding to quit or the money is lost entirely.
Christmas Bonuses Galore
To make the big wins in Ho Ho Ho the player must look out for the present symbol. This is the scatter symbol, and will match with itself in any position on the reels. If matching three times it will grant two free spins, if matching four times it will grant twenty free spins, and if matching five times it will grant a whopping sixty free spins. Needless to say, these free spins can be very lucrative for the player.