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Added by Genesis. Information last updated: 02/03/2021
Game supplier: Genesis
Max. win:bet x 500
Mobile version:Support all devices
Fairy tales & fantasy
Expert's review Ville Saari
Get ready for some Christmas cheer. Santa is jammin’ with his sax and you get to enjoy this cool and colourful Xmas slot.
When Christmas comes around there are certain traditions some of us uphold. Some might turn their homes into winter wonderlands, some might just put the tree up and stay warm with a nice hot chocolate. Then there are people like me, who go all out and even play nothing but Christmas-themed slots during December.
Genesis’ Jazzy Christmas is a slot for Christmas people. The game was released in 2017 right before Christmas. It is colourful, festive, a bit comical and the music is nothing but jazzy Christmas songs like the name implies.
If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, then this is the game for you. It is everything you could want from a festive slot.
Graphics and sound
If you think about cheesy, over-the-top, cartoony Christmas stuff, then you can pretty much imagine what Jazzy Christmas looks like.
An animated Santa and a snowman are sitting by the reels. The better your game is going, the wilder their animations get. The snowman is even a capable drummer when needed. In a way, there isn’t much to say about how the game looks. It’s just American plastic Christmas.
What is great about this slot, is the music. It’s all classic Christmas songs as jazz versions. If you love Christmas songs, then you can easily listen to this slot for hours. The songs are well done and could easily be heard on any Christmas radio.
The game’s appearance is going to be somewhat divisive. If you are a Christmas person, then you are going to love the comical, cheesy style. But if you aren’t, then all you see is a cheap game with a seasonal theme.
Symbols and wins
Reels are filled with Christmas magic, as all the symbols have something to do with the theme. Genesis found a good way to use the common card numbers in a way that looks good.
The low-tier symbols are all different coloured baubles with card numbers on them. The high-tier ones are Christmas bells, candy canes, Christmas apple and Santa himself. Santa can also be seen as a special symbol, as it can activate its own feature, Holiday Jammin’ Respin.
If you look at the paytable, you will see that the wins are quite small across the board. This was shocking to me at first, but then I realised that it’s not actually so bad. Getting just three of the same symbol in a row is not just one win. The game has 100 paylines and that small win will easily hit five of them at once.
As for the special symbols, you get a standard wild and a gift box. These boxes are full of free spins and you need three to activate them. They are a rare treat, so enjoy them if you can hit them. I had to play for a good while before getting my one and only activation. They also felt a bit underwhelming, so I’m not that worried if I never hit them again.
The game has high volatility and the wins are wildly disproportioned. One moment you are getting just half of your bet back and next, you are filling the screen with the best symbol in the game. That Santa’s Holiday Jammin’ Respin feature is the thing to go for in this game and felt like the best way to win big.
Santa is having a great time and the music just flows through him. His own Santa symbols are great, especially on the first reel. On reel 1, the symbols are actually stacked, and if a single part of that stack is visible, all of them are nudged in. This activates the Holiday Jammin’ Respin feature.
You always get two free re-spins and every Santa and wild will be locked in place. Your task is to collect as many of them as you can during the re-spins and at the end, you win according to how many you got.
If you have been nice, Santa will leave you gifts. Get a gift box on reel 1, 2 and 3, and you get 10 free spins. You can expect to see more wild symbols during the spins than in the base game.
You can get more spins if you get three gift boxes during the Free Spin feature. There is no cap on how many spins you can get, but they are not that easy to come by. Holiday Jammin’ Respin feature can also be activated, which is particularly good with the extra wilds.
I simply love Christmas and everything related to it. That’s why I love playing Christmas-themed slots all throughout December. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have standards for my games, quite contrary actually. I only want to play the best Christmas slots out there.
In my books, this is a good Christmas slot. It has the right amount of light-heartedness, it has great music and everything is colourful and relaxed. This game isn’t about realism or some big storyline, it’s about enjoying the quiet times. The moments where you can just sit down, have your favourite hot drink in front of you and just forget all the sorrows.
So, during December, this is a great choice for a festive slot. It has everything a Christmas slot should have and it is a good game to play. Outside of December, it’s probably going to be a bit much. Even I don’t want to play a game like this on a hot summer’s day.
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RTP (Return to Player):97.09%
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You can play Jazzy Christmas in English, Chinese
Jazzy Christmas supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD
Ville is an industry veteran, who has written thousands of gambling-related reviews and articles since 2009. He is an IT engineer with a passion for game and strategy optimisation, and to teach the world to play better.