Winter Wonderland Slots
We found Winter Wonderland Slots to be a play it safe game that takes Christmas and ice skating themes to town in a slot that pays out decently well. While the gameplay does not impress, the graphics are gorgeous, and it is the best season of the year. This makes playing it year round feel a bit odd, but that said, it is still a good time, and may help cool you off in the hot summer months. We enjoyed our time with it, and mostly wish they had tidied together some of the items a bit more. All in all, however, there is not much to complain about with this game, and it is an accessibly solid entry in the genre.
As you can tell from the cover and title, the premise of Winter Wonderland Slots is an odd combination of 'Christmas' and 'cold'. It works, but they took many a liberty with it, and may as well have picked one and ran with it rather than stretching them both awkwardly together. You will see all manner of holiday and season items go past, most of which are unexpectedly articles of clothing with little meaning to them. They made some odd decisions, but for the most part it is cute and well done.
The graphics in Winter Wonderland Slots are pretty good, albeit a little odd in their design choices. Of all the things, for example, why would you choose a relatively mundane looking beanie when it so easily could have been a Santa hat or something similar? Even the mittens are a bit out of place. That said, the graphics are crisp, clean, colorful, and inviting, giving us little to complain about other than the seasonal nature of the theme.
At 5 reels and 20 pay lines, there is not much to Winter Wonderland Slots that have have no seen before. Bets range from a penny to $10, making this reasonably high rolling should you choose to go that way.
The bonus game here activated when you match that symbol on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels, letting you choose targets and accordingly prizes. You will not know at the time what you are getting, but this keeps things fun and random. Lucky plays a big factor, but we always default to the middle choice and did well.
Pays out reasonably often too, making for a good time.
+ Nice graphics + Colorful presentation + Good production values + Picked the best season
- Gameplay is fairly standard
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible * Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved * Jaded slot vets * People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games * Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games * People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online * Looking for something truly innovative in the genre * You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems. It may play better in the winter, but that's just a guess given the theme.
The bottom line is that Winter Wonderland Slots is a somewhat holiday themed game that has presents and skis alongside one another in ways we never thought we would see. With neat bonus games and gameplay that is standard aside from that, it is not the most inventive game, but it is a cozy and well crafted one. We enjoyed our time with it, and would not have it any other way, save for a slight shift in tone and presentation to make it a little less odd in our minds when the snow outside is replaced by scorching rays of heat. That might be why they choose gingerbread cookies over chocolate chip, as those hold up better year round. Poor snowman though. Is he going to melt if we play the game in the summer?