Game of the Week – Ho Ho Cash
Continuing our look at Christmas-theme pokies, this week we look at Ho Ho Cash. Ho Ho Cash is the latest 5-Reel, 10 payline pokie from Nucleus Gaming. The game has a fun Christmas theme and a free games feature that guarantees a win on every spin. Let’s take a look at this game and the fun features it offers.
Santa is Getting Ready for Christmas
The theme of this pokie is simple. Santa and his elves are getting ready for Christmas. The background for the theme looks to be Santa’s study at the North Pole. There’s a fun Christmas soundtrack complete with sleigh bells.
For symbols, you have toy blocks for Royals along with four of Santa’s elves. Santa himself is the highest paying base game symbol. The gingerbread house is the wild for this game and pays when three or more land on a payline. It pays 100x your bet if you land 5 on a payline.
The symbols are a mix of low, medium, and high paying symbols. However, you will normally need to land a multi-line win to do better than break even on most winning spins. Luckily, there is an awesome free spins game that will help you score some big wins.
Free Spins Game
The Magical Snowman is the scatter for this game. Land 3 or more scatters on the board to unlock 5, 7, or 9 free spins. Free spins do not come with any special multipliers, but every spin is guaranteed to win.
Better still, any Magical Snowman that lands during a free spin will give you two additional spins. I can tell you from testing, you will land at least 2 to 3 additional scatters during the free spins game.
I was able to trigger the free spins bonus game naturally four times during my testing. This is unheard of with most games. Three of the four times, I won no less than 40x my bet. The other time, I won about 20x my bet.
If you don’t want to wait to trigger the free spins game naturally, you can opt for the Buy Feature. This will allow you to instantly trigger the free games feature at a cost of 100x your bet. For example, if you are playing .50 per spin, it will cost you $50 to play the free spins game.
You can reduce the cost of this feature by catching Bonus Buy coins during the base game. Each time you catch a coin, the cost of the buy feature will be reduced. However, this does not trigger enough to give you a sizable discount.
I only tried the Buy Feature one time because of the high cost. I didn’t even break even on my investment. With the frequency that the free games feature triggers, the Buy Feature is not recommended.
Ho Ho Cash a Fun and Profitable Christmas Pokie
Nucleus Gaming tends to put out quality online pokies, and Ho Ho Cash is another great game. While the base game is good, the free spins game is what puts this game over the top. It appears to trigger more frequently than the average online pokie, giving you a great chance to win. Better still, when you do trigger the free games feature, you’ll have good odds of getting additional free spins.
Note that this game does have an RTP of 95%, so you can expect a small bit of volatility. However, the free spins game will help to cushion your variance. Ho Ho Cash is available at Wild Card City, King Johnnie Casino, and all Australian online casinos that offer Nucleus Gaming pokies.
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