Ding Dong Christmas Bells Slot Review

Listen to the sweet tune of Christmas bells in Pragmatic Play partner Reel Kingdom’s latest release, Ding Dong Christmas Bells!

Get into the festive spirit with adorable bell symbols that each represent an item or character associated with the most magical time of the year. Stay in tune with Bell symbols on the reels, that release Musical Notes to their respective Bell above the reels, in hopes of triggering Free Spins.

Boost your chances by activating the Ante Bet feature, or simply jump straight into the action by purchasing the Bonus Buy option, where applicable. Triggering Bells will transform into Wilds during Free Spins, activating their own x2 Multiplier that applies to all wins they are part of.

Will these Christmas Bells chime for us, to the tune of 2,100x? Let’s play on and find out!

Ding Dong Christmas Bells Base Game

Ding Dong Christmas Bells Base Game and Features

Ding Dong Christmas Bells is a 5-reel Video Slot with 10 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€250 per spin, with a range of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.05% and a max win cap of 2,100x.

In terms of symbols, all High-paying symbols fall to Yellow, Pink, Red, Blue, and Green Bells. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, and Nine.

Game Provider Reel Kingdom
Maximum Bet 250
Maximum Win 2,100x
Paylines 10
Release Date 04/12/2023
RTP 96.05%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Ante Bet

Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Ante Bet feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 50%. Once active, your chances of triggering Free Spins are naturally higher.

Bell Symbols

In the base game, all 5 Bell symbols are associated with a matching Bell above the reel set that shares the same colour. Each time a Bell symbol lands, it will send Musical Notes to the corresponding Bell above the reels. Each time this happens, there is a chance of triggering the Free Spins round.

Ding Dong Christmas Bells Free Spins

When the Free Spins round is triggered, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Bell symbols will transform into Wilds. This depends on how many Bell symbols are randomly activated at the time of the Free Spins trigger. Wilds substitute for all other symbols from the paytable.

During Free Spins, each Wild Bell symbol will equip a x2 Multiplier that is applied to all wins that feature Wild symbols. If more Wilds are part of the same win, their Multipliers will be added together and then applied.

Bell symbols that are not active during Free Spins can also be randomly activated when touched by Musical Notes. Once this happens, the Bell symbol will transform into a Wild for the remainder of Free Spins, awarding an additional +5 Free Spins.

Ding Dong Christmas Bells Free Spins

Ding Dong Christmas Bells Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Reel Kingdom has granted players access to a Mystery Bell Free Spins option for 100x your bet. (RTP 96.05%)

Ding Dong Christmas Bells: Our Verdict

Out of all the Christmas-themed slots we’ve covered so far, Ding Dong Christmas Bells has to be the least exciting of them all in our opinion. It’s disappointing that gameplay isn’t quite as enticing as the design, given how well Reel Kingdom has pulled it off.

Limited to collecting Bell symbols, the Ante Bet feature and Bonus Buy option are a much-appreciated addition to the game, but only if you’re lucky enough to have access to them. Without these, you’re left with grinding your way into Free Spins, which isn’t really worth the hassle in all honesty.

To add insult to injury, Ding Dong Christmas Bells is only capable of delivering max wins of up to 2,100x…not quite the Christmas gift we had hoped for. If you’re a true fan of Reel Kingdom slots, then you may feel obligated to give Ding Dong Christmas Bells a go…but don’t say we didn’t warn you.