Christmas may only come round once a year, but with the Jolly Gingerbread slot from the team at Mobilots, you can enjoy all the cheer of the holiday season on your mobile any day of the week.
A more conventionally designed video slot than the arcade-style Gemmer, Jolly Gingerbread is a 5-reel, 30-payline title that includes wilds that substitute for any regular symbol, free spins and a bonus round, the latter two of which are triggered by scatter symbols anywhere on the gameboard.
As with most of Mobilots slots, Jolly Gingerbread is a fully adjustable game, meaning players can choose to play with anywhere between 1 and 30 paylines enabled. Although this consideration doesn’t affect the frequency with which they’ll hit the free spins and bonus features as these are triggered by scatter symbols, it will have a bearing on the number of wins they’ll create each spin.
As such, we’d strongly recommend playing with the maximum 30 paylines enabled; and with only two coin sizes available to players – $0.10 or $0.20 – doing so won’t break the bank as the most a spin will ever cost you is $6. For this investment, you’ll win a minimum of 5x your line bet for matching three lower value icons and will also be in with a shout of landing a 500x regular jackpot.
Wilds are also far more prominent in Jolly Gingerbread than they are in some of Mobilots other titles – meaning winning paylines will generally come around more frequently – and with the bonus round also awarding instant cash prizes to boost your winnings, it is a fairly low variance slot overall.
As alluded to in the intro, Jolly Gingerbread is a video slot that features a cute Christmas theme across its reels, with all of the regular ten-to-ace playing card symbols depicted as tasty gingerbread treats. The game also includes three unique regular symbols, namely a reindeer, an elf and Santa Claus himself, while the titular Jolly Gingerbread man is the slot’s free spins scatter symbol.
A Christmas present sealed with a bow is the game’s wild icon, with a stocking filled with candy canes acting as a bonus symbol to complete what is a consistently bright and well-illustrated theme. The bonus feature also takes players away from the main gameboard to a completely new screen where they get to pick a prize, providing a bit more depth to the slot than other Mobilots titles.
In terms of audio, the game is similarly cheery, with a jolly Christmas jingle playing in the background and the ringing of sleigh bells used to heighten the suspense whenever a feature can be activated.
In addition to the game’s regular payouts, Jolly Gingerbread also features two main bonus features that are activated whenever three or more gingerbread man or stocking scatter symbols appear anywhere on the game board. The first offers players between 5 and 20 free spins depending on how many icons they match, while the second gives them up to 3 picks in the bonus round.
While the free spins feature is obviously fairly self-explanatory, the bonus round differs from the conventional game and will see players transported to a new screen with the word “bonus” written in gingerbread letters. Players will then be able to pick a letter to unveil a cash prize, with more picks awarded based on the number of stockings they hit when initially triggering the bonus feature.
With regular prizes of 10x or 20x your total bet, getting three picks during this round allows players to easily surpass the game’s regular jackpot in terms of winnings, making it potentially a very lucrative feature and one that will keep their winnings ticking over between their regular spins.
Although the cute graphics and sound may not be to everyone’s taste, Jolly Gingerbread is nevertheless a consistently rewarding slot that is perfect for players on tighter bankrolls. The game is relatively low variance and allows players to regularly access its bonus features, meaning there are plenty of regular winnings to be had even if they don’t manage to trigger the jackpot payout. While it would be nice if the game featured entirely unique symbols, there is still enough going on in terms of graphical flair to make it an engrossing title that offers holiday cheer all year round.