Christmas Carol Megaways slot by Pragmatic Play brings to the reels one of the most beloved holiday novellas with a potential that could even have the grumpy Scrooge grinning.
This release is a Christmas reskin of the provider's hit Great Rhino Megaways slot.
The magical holiday tune plays as snowflakes fall against the lamplight in the backdrop. A 6-reel grid with 200,704 Megaways comes with an extra four-symbol horizontal reel on the top of it, filling most of the screen.
The paytable consists of five low-pays as card ranks and five character symbols as high-pays - Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Ghost of Past, Present, and Future. The Scrooge symbol is a Wild, and his gold pocket watch is a Scatter.
Christmas Carol Megaways is a high volatility slot, rated 5/5 on the Pragmatic's scale. The max RTP is 96.58%, and the minimum is 96.47% The RTP changes with the activation of Ante Bet. The max potential win is 20,000x your bet. The hit frequency of 35.7% creates a nice gameplay flow.
Christmas Carol Megaways comes with Ante Bet, a Bonus Buy option for some jurisdictions, a tumble mechanics, and the Free Spins feature with an increasing win multiplier as the main attraction.
Whenever you land a winning combo, those symbols will shatter, and new ones will tumble down to fill their place and possibly form another win on the same spin.
The Ante Bet button gives you the option to raise your bet by 25%, which activates a reel set with a higher count of Scatters in the base game. This gives you a higher chance to trigger Free Spins.
Landing four Scatters will grant you a Free Spins round. For every additional Scatter landed (up to 6), +4 FS will be added.
There are four variations of Free Spins with increasing win multipliers to choose from:
During the Free Spins, every consecutive tumble win will increase the win multiplier by 1x The multiplier doesn't reset until the end of the feature.
If the ghosts of Christmas smile at you, and you land three more Scatters during the bonus round, you will get +5 FS.
And if you get too eager to unwrap that bonus, depending on your country, you might be able to go the Bonus Buy route for the price of 100x your current bet. Bonus Buy is only available when the Ante Bet is disabled.
Pragmatic did well by deciding to dress up one of their top slots in sparkly holiday attire. Christmas Carol Megaways' solid math model and tried-and-true features wrapped in a cozy festive theme are sure to pop up in Twitch streams this holiday season, especially with the addition of the Bonus Buy.
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