Sugar Rush Xmas Slot Review

We’re heading back into Pragmatic Play’s very own candy-filled dream world in Sugar Rush Xmas! 

Over a year has passed since we overindulged in all things bad for us in Sugar Rush, now it’s time to pig out on sweet treats in a snow-coated Xmas addition.

Aside from the obvious change in scenery that fits in with the upcoming festivities, Pragmatic Play has kept gameplay identical to the first. We’re a firm believer in changes to gameplay when it comes to a sequel, and would usually roll our eyes at the thought of the same features and mechanics, yet we’re quite happy to see Multiplier Spots make a comeback.

Will the latest Sugar Rush slot get our blood pumping and heart racing once more? Let’s play on and find out!

Sugar Rush Xmas Base Game

Sugar Rush Xmas Base Game and Features

Sugar Rush Xmas is a 7×7 Video Slot with a Cluster Pays mechanic. Winning combinations are formed when 5 or more of the same symbols land Horizontally or Vertically to each other.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options to choose from. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.50% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Pink Lollipop, followed by the Orange Heart, Pink Jellybean, and Green Star. Low-paying symbols fall to Red, Purple, and Orange Gummy Bears. Sugar Rush Xmas does not include Wild symbols.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the grid, making room for new symbols to drop down from above via an Avalanche feature. This will continue until no more winning clusters occur.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines Cluster Pays
Release Date 30/11/2023
RTP 96.50%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 7x7
Minimum Bet 0.20

Multiplier Spots Feature

During gameplay, whenever a winning cluster forms, all positions behind winning symbols will be marked with a Sweet Wrapper. If another win is formed over a position with a marked spot, a Multiplier starting from x2 will be added to this position.

Further wins on the positions marked with a Multiplier will continue to Double, up to a maximum of x128. Multiplier values are applied to all winning clusters that land on top of them. If more than 1 Multiplier spot is involved in the same winning cluster, their values will be added together and applied to the win.

When no more winning clusters are present, with the next base game spin, all Multiplier spots are reset and cleared from the grid.

Sugar Rush Xmas Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Scatters during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, all positions that are marked with Sweet Wrappers or Multiplier values will remain in place until the end of the Free Spins round, increasing in value with each winning cluster that forms on top of them, up to a maximum of x128.

Landing 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Scatters during this time will award an additional +10, +12, +15, +20, and +30 Free Spins respectively.

Sugar Rush Xmas Free Spins

Sugar Rush Xmas Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.50%)

Sugar Rush Xmas: Our Verdict

The idea of Sugar Rush was super exciting at first, yet this latest addition doesn’t quite deliver the magic as much as we had hoped. Now that we’ve exhausted every aspect of the original, there’s nothing else to wow us in Sugar Rush Xmas…besides the snow of course.

Fans of the original Sugar Rush will be delighted to see another coming out of the woodwork. Multiplier Spots fill the reels after winning clusters form and enhance the games’ capabilities by growing their Multiplier values, up to a whopping x128.

Things only progress from here, with marked positions and Multiplier values sticking to the reels like a trodden-on piece of gum. When Sugar Rush Xmas really gets going, it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as wins of up to 5,000x form on the grid, making it feel like all your Christmases have come early!