iSoftBet has produced a terrific title for those fans of their work that hold a special place in their heart for the winter season. The Nutcracker Slots, based on the popular story of the same name is a blissful experience to behold. The background imagery depicts a snowbound city, filled with glorious tall buildings that are lit up by the Christmas decorations. The colours are rich and majestic.
Numerous little animations bring the urban atmosphere to life and easily evoke the singular spirit of the celebration. The game features 5 reels and 3 rows. Coin sizes can be as small as 1 cent and as large as 1 dollar. The number of available paylines is 20. The maximum possible bet is 20 dollars. Gamblers can profit from a big paytable with many generously paying symbols and several very satisfying bonus rounds.
All the paying symbols have 3 winning combinations involving between 3 and 5 matching symbols. The Mouse King pays 30, 100 and 500 credits. The Queen offers 20, 80 and 300 credits. The Toy Train brings 15, 60 and 200 credits. The Teddy Bear awards 10, 50 and 150 credits. The other symbols are the regular card ones – the Ace grants 8. 30 and 100 credits, the King – 7, 20 and 80 credits, while the Queen, the Jack and the 10 – 5, 10 and 50 credits.
The wild of the game is the Nutcracker - the gentleman, dressed in blue with the fancy, large moustache. It can replace the other symbols in the game with the exception of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Speaking of the Sugar Plum Fairy, it is responsible for the activation of the free spins feature.
You need 3 Fairies in order to start the bonus game. 3 Fairies give 10 spins, 4 Fairies – 20 spins and 5 Fairies – 30 spins. If additional Fairies show up throughout the free spins, additional spins will be granted – 1 spin for 1 Fairy, 2 spins for 2 Fairies, 10 spins for 3 Fairies, 20 spins for 4 Fairies and 30 spins for 5 Fairies.
The Nutcracker wild also has its own free spins effect. Every time it appears stacked on the third reel during the feature, the multiplier affecting the free spin earnings will be increased by 1 – it can reach up to 10 times. If the Nutcracker makes an appearance on the middle reel during normal spins, it will start the so-called Nutcracker Gift Bonus. Gifts will appear on the screen and players will have to select them in order to benefit from 5, 7, 8 or 10 Nutcracker free spins.
The Nutcracker Spins are the game’s second type of free spins. In them the entire third reel is Wild and will remain so for the duration of the spins. Every time a winning combination is formed during the Nutcracker Spins, the triggering symbols will remain in place and re-spins will be initiated until no more winning combinations are formed.
The Nutcracker Slots is based on an enchanting tale and definitely provides magic of its own. The game is gorgeous to look at and extremely profitable, delivering big prizes through spectacular symbols and generous free spins.