Ho Ho Tower Slot Review

If you ever played ELK Studios’ fabulous Hong Kong Tower, then you’ll love Ho Ho Tower.. If you haven’t played Hong Kong Tower, then you’re in for a treat: Ho Ho Tower brings all of the fun of the former game, updated with a Christmas vibe. We love it – the whole year round…and with 99 paylines, we think you will too!


  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Holidays
  • Lines: 99
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Wild Symbol: Ying Yang Bonus symbol
  • Free Spins: No
  • Software: ELK Studios

How to Play

Ho Ho Tower plays similarly to most slot games, with a few fiddly settings you might want to get to grips with before your whole bankroll disappears in a puff of snow!

  • First, set your total bet. You do this by clicking on the stack of coins symbol on the bottom left-hand side of the screen. There, you’ll see the options you can have for your total bet – from 10p to £50 a spin.
  • There’s a nice little extra – the Betting Strategies option. ELK Studios includes some helpful advice on how to use 4 different betting strategies, which you can select from the ‘Total Bet’ screen. These go from ‘casual player’ to ‘high roller’, and are called the Optimizer, Leveller, Booster and Jumper. It’s worth having a go at each of these, and seeing what works best for you.
  • Choose the autospin option if you’d like your reels to continue spinning automatically – you can set either 10, 25, 50 or 100 autospin rounds. You can also do this by holding down the Play button, and you’ll see it kick into action automatically.
  • Otherwise, click the Play button, and get spinning!

Important symbols in Ho Ho Tower:

♦ Wild: Ying Yang Bonus symbol

♦ Scatter: Ho Ho Tower ‘Mystery’ symbol

♦ High value symbols:

  • 7
  • Two red lotus flowers
  • Decorated Christmas bush

♦ Other symbols:

  • Two pieces of candy,
  • Candy cane,
  • One piece of candy


While there isn’t a progressive jackpot attached, there are some pretty cool extra features, plus a rather nice jackpot which – if you’re lucky enough to win it – will definitely go some way to helping fund your Christmas gifts this year and for a few years to come.

Spinning the Bonus symbol – a Ying Yang symbol with ‘Bonus’ splashed across it in gold – will give you either extra lives or will trigger the Wheel of Sky Bonus game – more on that later – but could also win you up to 306,150 coins.


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Special Features and Bonuses

It’s like Christmas comes early with the bonus features available in Ho Ho Tower!

  • Ho Ho Tower Mystery Feature: if you’re lucky enough to see the mystery symbol appear on the reels, you’re in for a surprise – literally! The Mystery feature symbol turns into another randomly selected symbol, giving you chances for extra winning combinations – but the word on the street is that it more often than not turns into the Bonus symbol…
  • Ying Yang Bonus symbol: Spin this onto the reels 3 times for 1 extra life for the Wheels in the Sky Bonus, see it appear 4 times on the reels to get 2 extra lives or 5 times to enter the bonus round.
  • Wheels of the Sky Bonus: You’ll be transported to the Ho Ho Tower roof, where the first wheel will give you a cash bonus, and maybe even a Level Up symbol – which takes you to the next wheel. The second wheel will give you bigger wins, and the third wheel – where you can use your extra lives to go for the third wheel, where you can win even more. You’ll get a whopping x5000 your stake for your prize, in addition to your prizes from the first and second wheels.

Graphics and Sounds

This is where the Christmas theme is at its most obvious! Snow falls on the background to the Ho Ho Tower, while candy canes, Christmas bushes and….lotus flowers…spin on the reels. You’ll see some lovely animation pop out of the screen when you spin a win too.

The soundtrack is fantastic – we hope you enjoy the jazz version of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’, which plays as you spin the reels. Once you win entry to a bonus round, you’ll hear triumphant, bell-heavy ringing. It’s all, needless to say, highly Christmassy, and will definitely get you in the spirit!


We’re all about the Christmas cheer at any time of the year – but for even the biggest humbug out there, Ho Ho Tower will bring the feel-good factor. We loved the strange and exciting extra features, as well as the low stakes and high stakes max and min bets. We recommend this one for anyone who loves that Christmasy feeling.