If you want to play a slot with an original theme, Gift Rap might just be the game for you. This slot has a Christmas theme with added rapping. You have a series of Santa’s elves who can’t wait to take the mic, while you’ll also find ‘Rappin’ Jack Frost’ in the game. Joining these characters are a collection of traditional toys including a monkey with cymbals, a spinning top and a teddy bear playing the drums.
The fun theme is matched by the entertaining gameplay. This five-reel slot features a high paying wild symbol, a spray can scatter symbol and a bonus feature where you’ll find gifts galore.
Gift Rap, like the majority of online slots today, plays out on 5 reels. This game has a total of 25 win-lines. Players can choose to play any number between 1 and 25 and can also choose to play between 1 and 10 coins.
This slot pays from left to right with wins coming when you land three or more matching symbols in a row. The highest paying standard symbol in the game is an elf with gold ear-rings and a green bobble hat. This male elf is mid rap and has a top prize of 1,000 coins. A red-haired leprechaun style male elf is belting out a tune and is next on the pay table, worth 800 coins for the maximum five. The next symbol shows a pair of female elves both dressed in Santa outfits. This pair are performing a rap duet and have a win amount of 600 coins.
The standard symbols are completed by a range of toys. The purple monkey playing the cymbals is the highest paying of these, worth 200 coins, while a plastic hammer is the lowest paying at 50 coins. It’s nice to see a slot where all the symbols are themed, instead of using the ‘filler’ playing cards.
The wild symbol is the game shows a red bauble showing the title of the slot. This symbol will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter and the bonus. This is also the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 6,000 coins when hitting the maximum five in a row.
A snow spray paint acts as the scatter symbol in the game. Land three anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 5x your total stake. This increases to 20x your stake for hitting four, while the top prize is 80x your stake for the maximum five.
The final symbol in the round is a Jack in the box which contains ‘Rappin’ Jack Frost’. This character looks like a strange cross between a snowman and a member of Run DMC. Land 3 or more of these symbols across the reels and you’ll activate the feature.
You’ll now be taken to a second screen showing a series of gift-wrapped boxes. You’ll pick one box at a time and each will reveal a cash prize. The round will continue until you uncover ‘Rappin’ Jack Frost’, at which point the round will be over. Throughout the feature, Jack bounces up and down to the music towards the left of the screen, while rap music plays.
You might think that a slot with a ‘rap’ theme might have an ‘edgy’ look, but this is anything but. The game is colourful throughout and the reels are filled with toys. The reels do take centre stage, filling most of the screen, with red bows framing the title at the top. Alongside the symbols you have the colourful win line indicators too, just to make sure that there is enough colour! The accompanying sound track is a little different however. There is Christmas music playing against a howling wind which if you listen to in isolation is slightly haunting.
It’s always good to find a slot with an original theme and this slot certainly fits the bill. The combination of rapping and Xmas is quite unique and makes for a fun game. The gameplay is interesting too, with a pick me bonus round replacing the more usual free spins bonus round. This feature is an enjoyable one, where you’ll spend your time trying to avoid ‘Rappin’ Jack Frost’. This game won’t be the best you’ll find at an online casino, but it is certainly worth a spin or two – especially around Christmas.
If you enjoy slots themed around Christmas, then MicroGaming have produced several more titles. Check out the Deck the Halls or Jingle Bells online slots.