Yule Be Rich is another addition to the world of real-moneyChristmas slots, this time coming from 1x2 Gaming. A simple slot that benefits from multiplying wilds, our reviewers found this cute little game got us into the Christmas spirit in a heartbeat!
Playable from $0.01 (for one payline) to $22.50 a spin (for all nine paylines), Yule Be Rich is a low to medium variance (volatility) slot that is clearly aimed more at hobby players than high rollers.
There is no autospin option so the reels must be spun manually on each spin.
A classic design sees snow-capped mountains and festive-ferns in the background, while two Christmas-themed symbols appear on the reels.
Nine adjustable paylines is a small number but does allow for lower bet limits, while payouts from this 95.31% slot game should be fairly frequent, although big wins are rare.
Symbols are split into two types with this 1x2 Gaming Xmas slot. First, you have the lower value symbols, the 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. These symbols payout for three or more on a payline.
While card suits are conventional filler symbols, there has at least been an effort to keep these in tune with the theme, each is red and wearing a Santa hat.
The highest value here is the A symbol (unsurprisingly) which pays 22x stake for three of a kind, 40x stake for four, and 80x stake for five. This is pleasingly high for a lower value symbol.
The higher value symbols will all payout for two or more adjacent on a payline, these are:
the gingerbread man (5x stake for two, 24x for three, 40x for four, and 100x for five),
the snowman (6x for two, 32x for three, 75x for four, and 300x for five),
a cute reindeer (7x, 40x, 150x, and 500x), and the highest value symbol,
a Christmas angel (10x, 45x, 200x, and 750x).
750x stake is a big win for a five of a kind, and it gets better when you bring in the wild.
The wild is a neon snowflake symbol and substitutes for all bar the two scatters, the wild also doubles any win it is a part of, giving a max of 1,500x stake for five angels.
The two scatters are Santa, three or more of which trigger the free spins feature, and an elf, which only appears in the bonus feature, paying up to 200x stake (for five on a payline).
3 Santa symbols give the player 5 free spins,
4 symbols award 10, and five triggers 15 spins.
The extra elf symbol appears during this round for extra wins, and the 2x multiplying wilds are also in play, so big wins can be built up throughout the feature, especially if 15 spins are triggered.
This feature can’t be retriggered as the elf takes the place of the Santa scatter, but with up to 1,500x available on every payline, there’s still reason to look forward to this feature, which tends to trigger pretty regularly.
Android and iOS players can enjoy the Yule Be Rich slot on both mobile and tablet devices via apps and the mobile web browser from your favorite online casino sites.
As is often the case with simple-looking slots, the design translates well onto mobile screens in both portrait ad landscape view, and touchscreen controls make for an immersive experience. As one would hope, the free spins and multiplying wilds are both present in the Yule Be Rich mobile slot, as are the 9 adjustable paylines. The minimum and maximum betting limits are also the same. That’s about all there is to this mobile-friendly Christmas online slot machine.
1x2 Gaming has been quietly making a name for itself underneath the better-known giants of the industry. Consistently releasing excellent slots, the efforts of the developer paid off with an EGR award for Game of the Year in 2019. This licensed and regulated software provider has released a host of entertaining slots into the online casino world, including Alice and the Red Queen, Book of Merlin, and Puppy Payday, all notable for their unique designs and exciting gameplay.
Any other time of year Yule Be Rich would be a disappointing slot. There isn’t much going on, only one feature, and a limited number of paylines. But it isn’t any time of year, it’s Christmas, and things are different!
As a Christmas slot, the high-value symbols in the base game, combined with the multiplying wilds and the free spins feature with its extra scatter are enough to ensure entertainment.
A nostalgia-ridden Christmas slot, it’s fair to say we won’t be playing this slot past January 1st, but it’s going to be one of our favorites throughout December!
You probably won’t be rich playing this slot, regardless of what the title tells you, but you should have a lot of fun!