Are you a fan of watching or reading the various adaptions of the Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol?” If so, this merry slot game might be the perfect fit for you this holiday season. With all the best-loved characters including Tiny Tim, the three ghosts and who could forget Scrooge himself, Christmas Carol Megaways combines classic festive nostalgia with the fun of an online slot. Christmas Carol Megaways is a Pragmatic Play creation played on a 6×8 Megaways grid. As a Megaway slot, it has a huge 200,704 pay lines. In order to win combos, players must match the snowy symbols in matching formations across the board from left to right. Bonus features include several free spins rounds, some with unlimited win multipliers as well as a feature buy button. Bets for this game range from 20p to £100 per spin. The maximum win potential is a massive 20,000x your stake. Christmas Carol Megaways is a high volatility slot straight from icy London in the 1800s with a return to player percentage of 96.48%.
Graphics and Theme
Christmas Carol Megaways is a bright and colourful online slot which has embraced its theme with both arms. The background for the base game is a snow-lined street from London in the Gregorian era. The board is a frozen gilded mirror of sorts, which looks like something you may find in the cold recesses of Scrooge’s home. The regular symbols are a variety of letters, whereas the special symbols are portrayed as a handful of the iconic characters from the book. These include Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas present, future and past (the ghost of Christmas past looking particularly menacing as the grim reaper). When you trigger the bonus round, you are taken to a range of new settings, including Scrooge’s accounting office. The music for this game is an uplifting festive piece, designed to bring good cheer to all who play the game.
Bonuses for this game revolve mostly around triggering the various free spins rounds on offer, yet there are other bonuses to be won apart from these. The first decision players need to make though, is if they would like to play with the Ante Bet option switched on. This will mean that players pay an extra 25% per spin but will get double the chance of triggering the bonus round as more scatters will be randomly added to the reels.
The first feature for this game is the Cascading Wins feature, one that is common in Megaways slots. The bonus feature is triggered when you get a win on the reels. It refills the winning symbols with new symbols for another chance to win. The feature repeats itself until the player loses a repeat spin.
The main bonuses, however, are triggered when you manage to land 4 of Scrooge’s pocket watch on the reels on the same spin, this will trigger the Free Spins round. Each extra scatter you land over these 4 adds four extra spins to your tally. The bonus rounds you may pick from when this feature is triggered are explained below.
-15 spins with the progressive win multiplier starting at 1x.
-10 spins with the progressive win multiplier starting at 5x.
-5 spins with the progressive win multiplier starting at 10x.
-Mystery Choice – between 5 and 15 free spins and a multiplier between 1x and 10x.
Scatters such as the pocket watch can only land on the top reels when players are within the bonus round. If you land three on the top reels, you get an extra five spins. There is no limit to the number of free spins you can win in this way. The progressive win multiplier will also increase with +1 for each cascading win. Luckily for the player. The multiplier does not reset on losing spins, plus there is no maximum limit you can hit for the multiplier.
Additionally, there is a bonus buy option. It costs you 100x your stake but will give you at minimum four scatters on the next spin. Sadly, this is not available for UK players.
Game How to Play
Pragmatic Play makes setting up and playing Christmas Carol Megaways easy with a range of betting options provided along the bottom of the screen. Using this menu, players can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits. Once these parameters are set, players may spin the reels. This can be done either by using the manual spin button or by setting up automatic spins. To win, players must match symbols across pay lines from left to right.
Christmas Carol Megaways on Mobile
Christmas Carol Megaways can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.