Christmas Carol Megaways: Gameplay & Review10 December 2020
Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol story is a welcome inspiration for slot developers. After all, the boss wants to see a Christmas slot by the end of the year and by building a slot around this modern fairytale, all the symbols have already been invented.
Christmas Carol Megaways from Pragmatic Play also uses the classic Christmas story to make a winter slot. You play with the different ghosts, the frugal Ebenezer and 200,704 ways to win.
Christmas Carol Megaways specifications
- Software: Pragmatic Play
- Kind of game: Video slots
- Paylines: 200,704
- Roll: 6
- Min. effort: €0.20
- Max. effort: €125
- Jackpot: No
- Progressive: No
- RTP: 96.47%
- Bonus game: Yes
- Wild symbols: Yes
- Scatter symbols: Yes
- Stacked symbols: No
- Autoplay option: Yes
- Multiplier: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
Christmas Carol Megaways Rules
The Christmas Carol Megaways playing field consists of six reels. These reels are not all neatly divided, but due to the Megaways way of playing, similar to the Flowers Fortune Megaways slot, there are between two and seven symbols on each reel.
Also, the middle four reels have an extra row, where there is always one symbol. Because you win if the same symbol is anywhere on the first three reels (or more), you get a varying number of pay lines with a maximum of 200,704 ways to win every spin.
The wild helps you to complete combinations. After each winning combination, the symbols disappear from the combination and new symbols appear. This way you can achieve multiple winnings within the same spin.
How does Christmas Carol Megaways work?
Christmas Carol Megaways is easy to understand, but you just need to know how the pay lines and symbols work. We, therefore, explain the rules of the game step by step below.
Determine the stake
Before you start, you determine the stake. You do this by pressing the + or – next to the play button, which opens the betting menu. Here you can adjust the number of coins, the coin value or the total bet to arrive at your ideal bet. You bet a minimum of €0.20 and a maximum of €100 here.
Activate the extra bet
If you want extra chances on the bonus, you can activate the extra bet. This will cost you 25% of the current bet, bringing the maximum bet to €125.
Spin the reels
The regular play button starts the game. With this, you play one spin at a time. If you prefer to play faster, hit the word ‘autoplay’ at the bottom of the play button. Here you select up to 1,000 spins that are played automatically and you can also determine the speed of the spins.
Buy the Bonus in Christmas Carol Megaways
During the game, you have a chance to win free spins in the bonus, but you do not have to wait for this. For the price of 100x your basic bet (so without the extra bet), you get direct access to these special spins.
Have you won a sum of money? Beautiful! You can easily pay out the amount of money won by going to the cashier and requesting your payment. You can also use the money to try out other slots.
Christmas Carol Megaways Symbols
The symbols are the characters from the Christmas Carol story, supplemented with the highest values from the card game. All values of the symbols are based on your base bet – if you choose to play the extra bet, the 25% will not count towards the symbols. The 10, J and Q give you 1x your bet back for every possible combination of six symbols. For the K and A, you get 1.5x your bet.
Little Timmie is also worth 1.5x your bet. Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge’s assistant, gives 2x your bet. The Spirit of the Past gives you 2.5x your stake, while the Spirit of the Present gives you 5x your stake. The highest win is for the Spirit of the Future, which is worth 50x your stake for each combination. In addition, this is the only symbol that also yields a small profit with two symbols in a row. Ebenezer Scrooge himself is the wild and the golden bells count as a scatter symbol.
Christmas Carol Megaways Extras/Bonus Games
If you hit four or more scatters, you get the bonus with free spins. You can choose how many free spins you get. For every combination you make, the multiplier goes up one step. You can choose to start with a higher multiplier, but then you will get fewer free spins.
There are three options with four scatter symbols: 15 spins where you start at 1x, 10 spins where you start with 5x and 5 spins where you start with a 10x multiplier. There is also a ‘mystery’ option, where you get one of the options in spins and one of the options in multipliers, so you have a chance to win 5 spins with a 1x multiplier, 15 spins with a 10x multiplier or everything in between.
Except for the ascending multiplier, the bonus is the same as the regular game. You, therefore, have a chance of winning multiple wins within the same spin, with the multiplier increasing one step with each combination.
You can already see it coming, but Christmas Carol Megaways is not an innovative slot in which Pragmatic Play opens all creative registers. Still, the game plays wonderfully. The music fits exactly, the Megaways provide a zipper of winnings with which you can sing it out until the bonus comes and with the increasing multiplier you have a chance of a big profit when you get that bonus.