A Christmas Carol is one of the world’s best-loved seasonal tales. Penned by Charles Dickens in the 19th century, the story tells how mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge mended his ways thanks to the intervention of ghosts from Christmases Past, Present and Future. Now the essence of that tale has been brought to life in great style in the Scrooge Megaways slot game from iSoftBet, and it’s every bit as impressive as you would want it to be.
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Step Into a Victorian Christmas Scene
Scrooge Megaways has six reels that are presented against a Victorian Era backdrop. Snow falls on the kind of London street that is often portrayed on Christmas cards, and that shouldn’t be a surprise, given the fact that A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843.
As its name suggests, this slot uses the Megaways mechanic (under license from Big Time Gaming) so the number of rows on each of the six reels will vary from spin to spin, and so will the number of ways in which you can win. The maximum number of symbols that can appear on any given reel is seven, and if you max out all reels you’ll have 117,649 ways of making a winning combination.
Visuals are suitably atmospheric, as is the theme music that plays throughout. Scrooge himself will comment on proceedings from time to time, and there are plenty of other impressive sound effects to listen out for. Spin the reels to make combinations of symbols that include a top hat, a ball and chain, a turkey with all the trimmings and a frowning Ebenezer Scrooge.
Just as Scrooge was visited by ghosts, so you too can expect to encounter otherworldly surprises from time to time. These will occur randomly to trigger a feature called Hauntings of Christmas and give you one of two possible modifiers.
- The Bonus Award modifier increases the number of scatter symbols on the reels, increasing your chances of landing enough to trigger the Scrooge Cash Respins feature.
- The Max Megaways modifier will ensure that you get the highest possible number of symbols on the subsequent spin so that you can enjoy the maximum number of Megaways to win.
The main feature in this game is Scrooge Cash Respins. This can be triggered via the Max Megaways modifier mentioned a moment ago, or by getting at least five scatter symbols on the reels. You can also buy the feature at any point.
In this part of the game, you will receive three spins or a special reel set to land multipliers or blank spaces. Multipliers (which can include more generous Past, Present and Future versions) will hold in place and top your respins up to three. Collect as many multipliers as you can before the respins run out, at which point you will be paid your total bet multiplied by the total of collected multipliers.
Scrooge Megaways is a fantastic slot that we can easily imagine playing each year as a new kind of Christmas tradition. Take it for a spin this year and you might want to think about doing the same.