Christmas Vibes Accumul8 Slot Review 2023
Let the festivities begin in Light & Wonder’s 4th addition to the ‘Accumul8’ family, Christmas Vibes Accumul8!
Making the most of the Christmas holiday, Light & Wonder has chosen to use this as the theme for their latest installment to their Accumul8 series, but like many Christmas slots, will it lose its shine in the new year?
Topping their previous Accumul8 titles, Light & Wonder has thrown in Wild symbols which make the base game a lot more appealing and easier to form wins. Landing 3+ Scatters sees you into the Free Spins round, where Multiplier symbols and a Cascading Multiplier await!
Christmas Vibes Accumul8 is the gift that keeps on giving, but will we be the lucky recipients? Let’s play on and find out!
Christmas Vibes Accumul8 Base Game and Features
Christmas Vibes Accumul8 is a 6×5 Video Slot with Accumul8 Ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 8 or more of the same symbols land in non-adjacent positions across the grid.
The minimum bet available to players is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€10 per spin, with plenty of other betting options in between the two. Christmas Vibes Accumul8 has a theoretical RTP of 96.00% and a max win cap of 7,500x.
Like all Accumul8 titles so far, Christmas Vibes Accumul8 features Cascading Reels. Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the grid and new symbols will drop down from above. Once a cascade occurs, there is a chance that more winning combinations will form.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is Santa, followed by the Reindeer, Elf and Snowman. Low-paying symbols fall to Yellow, Red, Purple, Green and Blue Gifts. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters and Multipliers.
If you’re a huge fan of Light & Wonder’s Accumul8 series, you will know all too well that not much goes on in the base game in terms of features. That being said, all the excitement can be found in the Free Spins round where you will come into contact with juicy Multiplier symbols and a Cascading Multiplier which is new to the series.
Christmas Vibes Accumul8 Free Spins
Landing 3, 4 or 5+ Scatters across the reels in any position triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15 and 20 Free Spins respectively.
During Free Spins, Multiplier symbols with values between x2 and x10 come into play. Each time a Multiplier symbol lands in view, it will remain on the grid until all Cascades are complete.
The value of the Multiplier will then be applied to the total win from that particular spin. If more than one Multiplier symbol is present at any one time, their Multiplier values will be added together and applied to the total win for that spin.
To further compliment the Free Spins round, there is also a Cascading Multiplier active during this time. Each time a Cascade occurs, the cascading multiplier will increase by x1, multiplying all wins by this number. Each new spin will reset the cascading Multiplier back to x1.
Landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 Scatters across the grid during Free Spins, awards an additional +3, +5, +10 and +15 Free Spins respectively.
Christmas Vibes Accumul8 Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
Light & Wonder has granted players access to their Buy Pass feature, where you can purchase the Free Spins round for a total cost of 55x your current bet.
Once active, you will be randomly awarded 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins. (RTP 96.12%)
Christmas Vibes Accumul8: Our Verdict
In a lot of ways, Christmas Vibes Accumul8 comes out on top as the preferred option. It has obvious seasonal appeal which may bolster its popularity around the holidays, but in terms of actual raw potential it comes out as the slot with the lowest potential overall with 7,500x as a maximum.
Perhaps Light & Wonder were overstating the potential of the previous games, and Christmas Vibes Accumul8 is simply just more realistic. The new cascading multiplier coupled with multiplier symbols takes Christmas Cibes Accumul8 to a level that we haven’t seen thus far in the series, and the continuous improvements from game to game are obvious in our eyes.
Perhaps there’s a New Year or Easter accumul8 slot in the pipeline? Time will tell, but its safe to say that the accumul8 series is growing on us.