Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways: Slot Review

Christmas was a bit funny in 2020. No matter how much you avoided it, your Christmas was disrupted in some way due to the pandemic. This year, there’s a real sense that people want to make the most of this festive period by going full out when it comes to presents, decorations, attitude, and no doubt this will extend to Christmas nights out too. Iron Dog Studio’s Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways shows that not even Santa is exempt from fully committing to the festive cheer this year, as we see Santa in a very different light…

Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways is sure to send you headfirst into the Christmas cheer, with plenty of multipliers, bonus spins, a max win of 25,000x your bet and 117,649 ways to win. Join Santa as he tries navigating preparing for Christmas day whilst having one too many the night before. Read our Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways slot review for further information relating to the slot.


Key Features

Reels 6
Rows 2-7
Paylines 117,649
Highest Payout 25,000x your bet
Min. coins per spin 0.20
Max. coins per spin 100
RTP 96.04%
Developer Iron Dog
Wilds (Yes/No) Yes
Jackpot (Yes/No) No
Free Spins (Yes/No) Yes
Bonus Round (Yes/No) No
Respins (Yes/No) Yes
Scatter symbols (Yes/No) No
Release date 24/11/2021


Meet Rudolph & friends!

Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways uses the Megaways engine by Big Time Gaming. This works by having between 2 and 7 symbols will on every reel at random. The more symbols per reel, the more ways to win! This is where the 117,649 ways to win come from, as there are many opportunities to win mega.

The grid is set in Santa’s workshop and a warm fire to the left, with a Christmas tree tracking your progress towards free spins with Christmas baubles. Whilst most chase presents on Christmas, with Santa’s Big Bash, baubles are the real prize as these will allow you to get one step closer to the biggest payout.

Low-paying symbols are standard royal 10 through to A, which are brightly lit and festive. Land 6 of the same symbol or more will pay out between 12x to 15x your bet. The high-paying symbols are the gingerbread man, Jack Frost, Santa’s little helpers, the elf, Ebenezer Scrooge for some reason, and Santa, who is a little worse for wear! The most significant paying symbol is Drunk Santa, and by landing 6 symbols, it will pay out 25x the bet. Finally, the Christmas Present symbol is the wild. It will appear on every reel bar reel 1 and substitute for all symbols bar the baubles.


Give the Gift of Megaways

As stated above, baubles are what you are chasing in Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways, not presents. A cascading effect is on this slot, as with most Megaways slots. If you’re unfamiliar, this mechanic allows winning rounds to last that bit longer as it removes the winning symbols, and new symbols replace the space, creating further winning potential.

Other exciting features in Santa’s Big Bash! is the Rudie the Reindeer feature. Rudie can appear randomly at any point during the base game or free spins. He will bring goodies with him, including adding 2-4 extras wilds on the cascading feature. In addition, he can fill up to 3 positions on the Christmas tree and give you one re-spin without losing the Christmas tree position.

The Free Spins feature in Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways provides players with a Free Spins feature triggered by activating at minimum 8 baubles on the Christmas tree on the right-hand side of the reel. Forming more consecutive wins will reward you more within the free spins round.


8 Baubles 8 free spins
9 Baubles 9 free spins
10 Baubles 10 free spins | 2x multiplier
11 Baubles 11 free spins | 2x multiplier
12 Baubles 12 free spins | 3x multiplier
13 Baubles 12 free spins | 3x multiplier | More Rudie


The “Buy Free Spins’ feature is not available in the UK but can be an option if one cannot be bothered waiting for the bonus feature to rare its head. Buying it out with 70 to 250x your total stake will award you 13 free spins with a 3x starting multiplier.



Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways makes good use of the Megaways engine by incorporating it with an exciting theme that will put you in the festive spirit. The payout is generous, with 25,000x your bet up for grabs. With 117,649 ways to win, there are more ways for you to score well this Christmas period. Play Santa’s Big Bash Megaways with Casino442. If you’re new, register and deposit $€£ 10 and receive a $€£ 10 free bet. Always check our promotions tab or our socials, where our up-to-date offers are posted and shared.



Theme Christmas, Santa
RTP 96.04%
Volatility High



Q. What is the Return to Player (RTP) for Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways?

A. The RTP for Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways is 96.04%. This is pretty average for a new slot game.

Q. Are there free spin bonuses with Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways?

A. Yes. There is a free spins bonus round that is activated by landing a certain amount of successive wins. Read our review to get a complete breakdown.

Q. What is the maximum I can win with Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways?

A. The maximum payout for Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways is 25,000x your bet.

Q. Are you able to play for Santa’s Big Bash! Megaways?

A. Yes! You can play this game and others for free through Casino442’s ‘demoplay’ feature.

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