The Christmas Carol Megaways pokie has plenty going on on its 8x6 reel megaways set up, with 6 reels plus an extra horizontal 4 space reel across the top. The game has 10 paying symbols, comprised of 5 card symbols and 5 higher paying character symbols. Scrooge is the game’s wild and subs for all symbols apart from the pocket watch scatter, which can trigger free spins.
The megaways mechanic means the number of spaces on the reels changes with each spin and the cascading reels, where winning symbols disappear to make room for new ones, creates chances for extra wins.
Players can enjoy this action-packed game from Pragmatic Play for free here at Online Pokies 4U in demo mode.
Theme, Graphics & Soundtrack
With a festive theme, this game focuses on Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. This pokie recreates the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who, at Christmas, is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future. Scrooge features in this game as the wild and is joined on the reels by Bob Cratchett and Tiny Tim, as well as the three ghosts. The game looks visually stunning, with the reels set in front of a wintery street scene with snow falling and street lamps glowing. The soundtrack is suitably festive, which enhances the atmosphere of the game.
Players who enjoy Christmas themed pokies will definitely enjoy the theme of this offering from Pragmatic.
Christmas Carol Megaways RTP and Variance
The RTP of Christmas Carol Megaways is 96.48% and this is a high volatility game so players may have to be a little patient, but there are some generous wins available in this game.
How to play Christmas Carol Megaways
Follow our steps below to get started:
1. Players can press the menu icon in the bottom left-hand corner to open a settings menu where they can adjust their total bet and adjust sound settings.
2. Click the speaker icon to turn the volume up and down.
3. Press the i icon to view the paytable and game information.
4. Either side of the spin button are - and + buttons which open a popup to allow players to adjust their bet.
5. Underneath the spin button is an Autoplay button, which allows players to set the number of automatic spins and stop limits.
6. Players can turn on the Ante-Bet feature by moving the slider on the left-hand side of the screen. The total bet will be increased.
7. When all game preferences have been set, just click Spin and enjoy the game responsibly.
Bet Sizes & Paytable Wins
Christmas Carol Megaways has a minimum bet of 0.02 and a maximum bet of 100.
Here are the payouts for matching 3, 4, 5 or 6 of each symbol respectively, based on the minimum bet:
10, J, Q - 0.02, 0.04, 0.08, 0.20
K, A, Tiny Tim - 0.04, 0.08, 0.12, 0.30
Bob Cratchett - 0.06, 0.10, 0.16, 0.40
Ghost of Christmas Future - 0.06, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50
Ghost of Christmas Present - 0.20, 0.40, 0.50, 1.00
The top-paying symbol pays out for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of a kind on a payline as follows:
Ghost of Christmas Past - 0.20, 0.40, 2.00, 5.00, 10.00
Landing 4 or more pocket watch scatter symbols triggers the Free Spins bonus round, where players are given 4 choices, depending on the number of symbols landed. Players can opt for a greater number of spins, with a smaller starting multiplier or a smaller number of free spins with higher starting multiplier, an option between the two, or a random option.
The Free Spins round takes place on special reels and during the feature, each spin increases the win multiplier by one. With up to 23 free spins on offer and a highest starting multiplier of 10x available, players have the chance for some big wins here. To add to the winning potential, if players land 3 scatters during the round they will be awarded 5 more free spins and the extra spins can be triggered with no limits!
Players have the option in this game to activate the Ante-Bet feature. When this function is turned on, the symbol values remain the same but the bet increases by 25%. The benefit of the feature is that there are additional scatters on the reels, so the chances of triggering the free spins are actually doubled.
Overall Christmas Carol Megaways Review
Christmas Carol Megaways is a fantastic festive pokie and is really going to appeal to fans of Christmas themed games. But, there is so much more to enjoy in this game than just the Christmas theme, so this is one everyone should try. Firstly, the megaways mechanic always keeps play lively - pair this with cascading reels and you have a great gaming experience. But there’s so much more with Christmas Carol Megaways, and the great thing about the game is that there is plenty of scope for players to adjust the game to how they want to play. The choice of spins/multiplier combinations in the bonus plus the Ante-Bet function, which allows players to double the chances of triggering free spins, means that the game is always exciting and entertaining.