Christmas Carol Megaways slot is a November 26th 2020 release from Pragmatic Play. Brought out just in time for the run up to Xmas it sees the tale of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol brought to life in slots form. There’s a free spins bonus round with increasing multiplier and a max win of 20,000x on offer. There are a maximum of 200,704 ways to win and a cascading wins function is used which will see symbols from winning combinations explode and make way for new ones to fall in place which could potentially create another win.
Sound and Graphics
Value for Money
Christmas Carol Megaways will make for an entertaining Xmas slot to get you in the festive spirit. The free spins bonus and option to choose between the number of free spins and your multiplier value or to to simply gamble it, is a function which adds a good bit of extra thrill to the game but it’s nothing new. The high volatility led to a lot of pretty dead bonus rounds and I even got 0 on one go. However, there is always the chance to hit it big and that’s what makes it attractive to more seasoned slots players. So is it worth a few real money spins? At Xmas, for sure it’s one of the better options along with the Holiday Spirits slot from Play’N Go.
Christmas Carol Megaways Stats
Up To 200,704
2 to 8
November 26th 2020
Free Spins Bonus
To trigger the free spins you need to land 4, 5 or 6 Gold Coin symbols. This will give you a range of options to choose from regarding to how your bonus round will play out. There is also the option to choose a randomly generated starting number of free spins and multiplier value, this will select the number of free spins corresponding to the number of Scatters you have available, so the maximum possible bonus would be to get 6 Scatters and then use the random generator to get 23 free spins starting at a 10x multiplier. The worst you could get would be to gamble the free spins bonus on 4 Scatters and get 5 free spins with a 1x start – this happened to me a few times . . . The multiplier will increase 1x with every winning combination formed. This has no maximum but the free spins bonus is capped at 20,000x and the game will stop if you hit this threshold.
- 15 free spins + Starting 1x Multiplier
- 10 free spins + Starting 5x Multiplier
- 5 free spins + Starting 10x Multiplier
- 19 free spins + Starting 1x Multiplier
- 14 free spins + Starting 5x Multiplier
- 9 free spins + Starting 10x Multiplier
- 23 free spins + Starting 1x Multiplier
- 18 free spins + Starting 5x Multiplier
- 13 free spins + Starting 10x Multiplier
Bonus Buy + Double Feature Chance Bet
There is the option to buy the bonus outright and ensure that 4 Scatter symbols land. This costs 100x of the stake level you are playing on. You can also click on a button the left which will increase your bet size by around 20% and brining more Scatter symbols into play on the reels, effectively doubling your chances of triggering the free spins bonus.
Sound and Graphics
Christmas Carol Megaways is set on the background of a Victorian London street at night covered in snow with a flickering street lamp and the snow still visibly falling. There are also a couple of candles burning away set atop of the reels. It helps to create a real Xmas type feel. Once you get to the free spins bonus you’ll see snow fall as the scene transitions into an indoors setting, perhaps that of Scrooges home where you are looking out from the entrance of the house up to the large candlelit staircase with a rocking chair placed at the bottom. The music during the free spins round is quite happy and upbeat but seems a little at odds with the setting which had a haunting type look to it. During the base game you have Xmas type music that adds a little sense of wonder to the game and might help to put you in the xmas spirit.
Premium symbols are, in ascending order, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, The Ghost of Xmas Past, The Ghost of Xmas Present and The Ghost of Xmas Future who will pay the most at 50x for 6 of a kind.
Lower paying symbols are Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 playing cards. You also have a Wild symbol which can substitute for all symbols apart from the Scatters. The Scatter symbols are Gold Coins.
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