Christmas Catch Slot Review

Santa’s workshop has never been busier in Big Time Gaming’s latest release, Christmas Catch!

While Santa’s elves are up to their necks in toys, the reindeer are waiting patiently on the roof, ready to whisk off at a moment’s notice and deliver heaps of presents to all the good boys and girls.

As it turns out, we’ve also been very good this year, and Big Time Gaming has something particularly special on the cards for us. With the help of his trusty reindeer, every so often they will swoop in and pick out big wins in the form of Gift Bonus Prizes. If you’ve been extra good this year, you may even receive the Golden Sleigh, complete with a shiny Multiplier value of x10!

As Christmas Eve approaches, listen carefully for the gentle pitter-patter of reindeer hooves on the roof, signaling the arrival of Free Spins, where an abundance of Sleighs with increasing Multipliers await.

Is Santa feeling particularly generous this year? Let’s play on and find out!

Christmas Catch Base Game

Christmas Catch Base Game and Features

Christmas Catch is a 6-reel Video Slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols (or 2 or more of the highest-paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€30 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Christmas Catch has a theoretical RTP of 96.53% and a max win cap of 31,430x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Purple Stocking, followed by Red, Blue, and Green Stockings. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, and Nine. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols are removed from the reels, making room for new symbols to drop in from above via a Cascade feature. This continues until no more wins are formed.

Game Provider Big Time Gaming
Maximum Bet 30
Maximum Win 31,430x
Paylines Up to 117,649
Release Date 01/12/2023
RTP 96.53%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20


During any random spin in both the base game and Free Spins round, a Reindeer pulling a Sleigh may appear on the rooftop, above reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.

When a win occurs on the reels, a number of special Gifts with a random Cash Value can appear behind them. If a Sleigh is above the reels when a Gift is revealed, the Sleigh will absorb the Cash Value, multiply it by the random Multiplier on the sleigh, and apply the total win to your balance.

Each Gift value visible will be absorbed by the Sleigh, regardless of where the Sleigh is positioned above the reels. On occasion, a Reindeer can pull more than one Multiplier Sleigh at a time. In the base game, a Golden Sleigh that lands will always multiply Gifts by x10.

Win Exchange

Whenever a win exceeds 100x your bet or more, you will be given the option to exchange the full amount for 10 Free Spins. Alternatively, winning between 25x and 100x your bet will allow you to trade your total win for a chance to win 10 Free Spins. Your chances of winning the Gamble Wheel are shown in Green.

Christmas Catch: Free Spins

Landing 3 or more Christmas Pudding Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins, plus an additional +2 Free Spins for each Scatter that lands after the 3rd.

During Free Spins, the first Sleigh to land above the reels will have a x1 Multiplier. Each time a new Sleigh lands, it will increase the Multiplier it is carrying by +x1. All Gifts that are absorbed will be multiplied by the Multiplier value on the current sleigh in view.

Landing 3 or more Scatters during this time will award an additional +4 Free Spins, plus an extra 2 Free Spins for every Scatter after the 3rd.

Christmas Catch Free Spins

Christmas Catch Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Big Time Gaming has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet.

Christmas Catch: Our Verdict

Big Time Gaming is participating in the upcoming festivities by introducing us to their very own Christmas-themed slot, with gameplay reminiscent of a prior release, Golden Catch.

Players with an admiration for Christmas will quickly fall for Christmas Catch and the festive vibes it brings. Falling snow, Christmas lights, reindeer, and the jingle of Christmas bells are all part of the delightful package, but was gameplay as warm and inviting?

The Sleigh feature brings back memories of Golden Catch, when the boats would pop up at the wrong time, or just after a ton of Fish symbols were revealed. Big Time Gaming is putting our patience to the test once again, where Reindeer seem to have a mind of their own, whooshing past the roof without a second thought for us.

When the reindeer have finally got the hang of navigating, they can deliver some pretty impressive wins, especially if you’re lucky enough to land the Golden Sleigh with a Multiplier of x10. With these Multipliers in play, even the smallest of wins can be worth a small fortune.

All in all, Christmas Catch has been perfectly pieced together by Big Time Gaming, with elements of gameplay that are both new and old!