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Take Santa's Shop slot review

Added by Betsoft. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

User rating:

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Expert rating:

3.3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Betsoft

Release date:11/2020

RTP:96.08%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 360

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Bonus game or special game

Freespins

Wilds

Random wilds

Buy bonus game

Themes

Heroes & villains

Fairy tales & fantasy

Christmas

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
96.08%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 360

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
50
Betsoft score (compared to other slots of supplier)
62
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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Take Santa’s Shop sees a criminal try and rob the workplace where Santa Claus is having the gifts for all the children made! Even though we obviously don’t approve, we might as well drop by and see if the Wilds, Free Spins and Bonus Game leave anything for us.

Created by Betsoft and released in 2020, Take Santa’s Shop is the unofficial sequel to Take the Bank, which features the same character and many of the same mechanics. Assuming you haven’t played the previous slot, we’ll go over this one together. The game features a 5-reel, 4-row playing field with a respectable 75 paylines.

You’ll immediately notice the workshop in the background surrounded by snowy trees and a full moon, while the reels are filled with a variety of Christmas-themed symbols. Even the low-paying card letters are made to look like ornamental pieces. There are quite a few animations to see when playing the game, including when there is a win as well as the Random Wild mechanic.

When it comes to the sound, Take Santa’s Shop doesn’t go for originality but rather for familiarity. During the base game, we’ll hear a casual-sounding but original Christmas song that features light bells. Wins are punctuated by more standard jingles and whenever the bombs show up we’ll hear a fitting explosion.

Symbols

Take Santa’s Shop has a large selection of symbols combined with a larger number of paylines. This, combined with the features and the payouts, results in the slot being rated as having Medium Volatility. Expect regular decent-sized wins, sometimes punctuated by large wins due to the Free Spins mode or the special Random Wilds feature.

The symbols in the game include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Bonus: When there are 3 Santa’s Sleigh Bonus symbols on the screen, the player receives 15 free spins.
  • Snow Globe: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Gingerbread Man: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Stocking: Max. 0.9x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Bells: Max. 0.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Rocking Horse: Max. 0.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Candycane: Max. 0.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 0.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 0.3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 0.3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 0.3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 0.3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 9: Max. 0.3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.

The payouts in this slot are very low but this is compensated by the fact that you’ll win frequently. The wins won’t be very high but you are treated with a steady supply of them anyway. Perfect for players who enjoy the kick of winning but aren’t too bothered by how much it is.

To augment this a bit, players can pick a bet between £0.20 and £20 per spin. The max. win of 360x your bet is very small but to be expected.

Features

Take Santa’s Shop makes use of some fun, rather unique features to spice up the basic gameplay. Players will be able to enjoy the standard game as they go while the features are spread out somewhat.

To start with, a quick overview of the features:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Random Wilds: Whenever the Robber appears on the screen, it adds an ornamental bomb to the tile. Every 10 spins, all ornamental bombs on the screen explode, adding Wilds to that tile. This happens continuously during the entire game.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 Bonus symbols on the screen to activate the Free Spins mode. Players receive 15 free spins to play with.

The most unique aspect of this slot is the Ornamental Bombs feature, which translates into Random Wilds. The game is continuously counting down from 10 with every spin. Every time it reaches 0, all Ornamental Bombs on the screen explode, adding Wilds to the tiles they were attached to.

The way to get Ornamental Bombs on the screen is to have the robber symbol appear. When they do, it adds an Ornamental Bomb to its tile with the countdown on them. This can result in only a handful of Wilds or it can fill the entire screen with Wilds, but either way, you are almost guaranteed some wins every 10 spins.

I thought this was a fun and interesting mechanic that helps in creating some stability in the slot. Even though you won’t necessarily always win with these Wilds, it makes it very likely you’ll walk away with something.

The Free Spins mode isn’t as interesting, operating like the regular kind. The one thing to note is that the Ornamental Bombs aren’t part of this and the countdown also pauses. Instead, during the free spins mode there are 5, 7 or 10 Wilds placed randomly on the screen. They move around every spin and can often help in creating wins that way.

In Conclusion

Even though Take Santa’s Shop is a sequel of sorts to another Betsoft slot, it is not required to have played it. I would recommend this game to anyone who is either a big fan of Christmas or those who enjoy a steady trickle of wins.

The game isn’t looking to reward you with any bank-breaking jackpots but instead, it offers the fun kick of getting a win, making it a small win and having it occur very frequently. Especially during the free spins mode, I noticed that almost every spin was a win, even though the amounts were nothing to write home about.

As someone who is more a fan of the features and getting wins than I am looking for major jackpots, I think this slot hit a great balance. The game is not complicated to learn but keeps surprising with its Ornamental Bombs and random Wilds.

Overall rating:

3.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.08%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 360

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£20

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    Reels:5

    Rows:4

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:75

    Min. lines:75

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    Languages

    You can play Take Santa's Shop in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 19 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Take Santa's Shop supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 11/2020
    13th newest on Betsoft 271st newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.08% 0.22% > average
    54th highest on Betsoft 1,391st highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 360 x your bet
    108th highest on Betsoft 2,327th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 75 275% > average
    13th highest on Betsoft 481st highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    76th lowest on Betsoft 1,293rd lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    98th highest on Betsoft 2,219th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Betsoft 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Betsoft

    Release date:11/2020

    RTP (Return to player):96.08%

    Max. win:bet x 360

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.3

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