Game of the Week – Epic Holiday Party
Christmas season is finally here and Australian online casinos are already rolling out the Christmas themed online pokies. Epic Holiday Party is the latest 243 ways to win pokie from Real Time Gaming. It’s more “naughty” Santa than nice Santa. However, the prizes available are very nice. Learn more about this game along with how you can trigger the free spins game and unlock up to four progressive jackpots.
The Most Interesting Santa Holds an Epic Holiday Party
Epic Holiday Party looks more like what would happen if the “Most Interesting Man in the World” held a holiday party. Other than Royals, the symbols for this game are four scantily clad hot women what I call the “Most Interesting Santa in the World.”
This game is a 243 ways to win game and is also an upgraded levels game. Each level you upgrade to increases the amount you bet each time. It also unlocks the progressive jackpots. The base level awards the basic prizes.
Upgrading to Level 1 unlocks the Mini jackpot and raises the payouts on all non-Royal symbols. When you upgrade to Level 2, you unlock the Minor jackpot, and non-Royal payouts increase. Level 3 unlocks the Major jackpot and Level 4 unlocks the Grand jackpot. The best overall payouts are when you play Level 4, but you’re also playing 10x the base level bet.
There are two wilds in this game. The first is a bag of gold. This replaces all symbols but the Multiplying Wild and Scatter. The crystal ball with presents Wild is the Multiplying Wild. If you’re at Level 2 or higher, you get a multiplier for any wins paid out by this wild. Multipliers go up 1 for each level you upgrade. Level 4 is worth a 5x multiplier.
Of course, the best feature in the game is the Free Games feature.
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree for Free Games
The Free Games Christmas Tree is the scatter for this game. Get a scatter on three consecutive reels and you’ll unlock the free spins bonus game. At the start of the game, all Royals are removed, increasing your chance to win. Free spins are re-triggerable.
It took a while to unlock this feature, but once I did, it paid off nicely. On my very first free spin, I was able to retrigger the Free Games feature, so I got 24 free spins total. Ultimately, I received a $46.60 win on the free spins, or about 25x my initial bet payout.
Four Progressive Jackpots
If you like jackpot pokies, this is a game you should consider. There are four jackpots available, Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand. Anytime a Wild symbol appears on the screen, an available jackpot may be awarded. If you’re eligible for more than one jackpot, you will unlock the Jackpot Pick bonus.
During the Jackpot Pick Bonus, you will have 12 options on your screen. When you pick an option, an available jackpot will appear and you’ll receive that jackpot.
Jackpots range from around $100 to $5,000 for the Grand Jackpot. Not the most massive jackpot in the world, but definitely ones you’ll have a decent shot to catch.
Epic Holiday Party a Sexy and Profitable Good Time
Real Time Gaming pokies can be a bit of a disappointment, especially if the symbols are low paying. This game is one of the exceptions. I really like the theme and the ladies definitely make for some nice eye candy.
I was able to unlock 5 of a Kind a few times during the base game, which kept me from having a ton of variance on the way to the Free Games feature. While the payout could have been better, I still managed to turn a profit for my test session.
Epic Holiday Party is a medium variance pokie with solid payouts and obtainable progressive jackpots. It is definitely a game you should check out this holiday season. You’ll find the game at Red Dog Casino, OzWin Casino, and all online casinos in Australia offering Real Time Gaming pokies.
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