Christmas Carol Megaways Review
The famous Dickensian ghost story of the present, the past and Christmas yet to come seems to have caught on with several developer’s, Pragmatic Play among them. Titled with the same name as the classic Christmas tale that it’s themed on, this slot features 6×8 tumbling reels with all the famous characters. There’s the underpaid clerk, Bob Cratchet and Tiny Tim, miserable Scrooge himself and the three spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve.
|SLOT FEATURES||Increasing Multipliers, Free Spins|
|RELEASE DATE||26 November 2020|
|GAME PROVIDER||Pragmatic Play|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||6 Reels, 8 Rows, 200,704 Ways to Win|
|BET LEVELS||£0.20 – £100|
|MAXIMUM WIN||20,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.48%|
Christmas Carol Megaways Bonus Features
This Christmas-themed slot shares some the bonus features with the developer’s earlier released Raging Rhino Megaways. Especially the free spins round where you can choose between four free spins options with increasing multipliers. But, as is the case with many holiday-themed slots, more often than not they are just reskins of existing games, made quickly and released just in time for the festive season. Nonetheless, the tumbling reels with 200,704 ways to win mechanics and the very generous max potential here make up for the lack of innovation in this particular slot.
It would be hard to imagine a slot based on the classic Christmas Carol tale without the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge, and so he takes the place of the wild substitution here. In Christmas Carol Megaways it substitutes for all symbols except scatters and lands on positions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the top vertical reel only.
As significant as the clock symbol is for Scrooge on Christmas Eve, it’s also fundamental in this holiday-themed slot for its triggering abilities. 4 of the clock scatters anywhere on the reels will activate the free spins round in this Megaways slot.
Just before the free spins game begins, you’ll go on to select one of four options awarding free spins and starting multipliers. The number of free spins and multipliers will depend on how many triggering scatters hit the reels. The more triggering scatters hit the reels, the larger the number of free spins.
The first 3 options triggered with 4 scatters possess 5, 10 and 15 free spins and increasing 10x, 5x and 1x multipliers respectively. Triggered with 5 scatters, the free spins options escalate to 9, 14 and 19 free spins while 6 scatters award 13, 18 and 23 free spins of your choice. The respective starting multipliers remain in the same order. Or you can choose the mystery option with an ‘x’ number of free spins and starting multipliers.
The increasing multipliers are the very reason why the free spins round is capable of bringing you the max potential of up to 20,000x your stake. That’s because, during the free spins game, your starting multiplier will increase 1x for every winning tumble, indefinitely. After every collapse, the total prize will be multiplied by the current multiplier.
Landing 3 more scatters during the free spins round will add another 5 free spins to your play balance, without limits.
Christmas Carol Megaways Jackpot
You can win up to a spectacular 20,000x your stake on Christmas Carol Megaways. That’s quite a generous top prize from the developer considering that there aren’t any jackpot payouts involved in the gameplay.
RTP and Volatility
Even though it’s a holiday-themed online slot, it’s not one of the ‘sit back and relax’ games. Plenty of risks are involved in this high volatility slot but fortunately the RTP rate here is pretty high too. It varies between the min of 96.47% to a max of 96.58% depending on whether you place a regular or Ante bet.
Where to Play Christmas Carol Megaways
Christmas Carol Megaways on Mobile
Whether you’re at home or on the move during the holiday season, you can still join the Christmas Carol Megaways festivities via your mobile. The game’s design and mechanics are built to respond to any iOS or Android device so you can enjoy uninterrupted gameplay even if you have to leave your house.