A Christmas Carol happens to be one of the most famous stories surrounding the festive period, and Pragmatic Play are on hand with Christmas Carol Megaways to bring it to life in slot form. And we can say from the get-go that this is a slot with a great theme and many more things to like.
There are up to a whopping 200,704 ways to win in this Megaways game, and as standard with slots of this type, the paylines are spread across six reels. And, if the number of active paylines didn’t sell the game enough, there’s also a big 20,000x the bet top prize, and players can spin the reels from just 20p.
Of course, the theme of the game, and the fact that it's a slot based on a famous story, is going to be a huge selling point. But what Pragmatic Play does in this mobile-compatible release is include other components that will keep players interested long term.
The slot game is based on Charles Dickens' hit novel A Christmas Carol really allowed Pargamtic Play to get to work in producing some brilliant artwork. The backdrop of the slot is a snowy London street, which is a perfect fit. And it's also in line with the nineteenth century, the era from which the story is derived.
There are playing card symbols – 10, J, Q, K and A – which pay the least in this slot, and the icons such as Ghosts of the Past, Present and Future, Tiny Tim, and Bob Cratchit will pay more as premium offerings. The Ghost of the Future pays the most at up to 50x the bet.
There has to be a place for Scrooge in this slot, and he takes on the role of the wild, substituting for other regular symbols. But the wild can’t pay directly as it won’t appear on the first reel.
A handful of features are included in Christmas Carol Megaways, and they begin with Tumble, where winning icons are removed and replaced by ones from above, which can chain wins together.
Four pocket watch scatters will start the free spins feature, but the more scatters in view, the better, as players will have options to work with. For example, six scatters can be worth:
There’s also the chance to randomise, which can see four scatters produce one of the above combinations too.
As the above shows, the free spins feature is very much the place to be, but landing the scatters can take some time. So, for some impatient players, they will have the option to buy their way into the bonus round for 100x the stake, which could be worth it in some instances.
It was only a matter of time before a slot developer created a game based on A Christmas Carol, and Pragmatic Play have really done it justice. Not only have they brought the story to life through the design and graphics, but they’ve also made it a great slot in its own right via the bonus features too.