- Software Betsoft
- Reels 5
- Paylines 25
- Min bet $0.02
- Max bet $0.1
- Release Date 2015
Pros and Cons
Getting Started with A Christmas Carol
Players get to celebrate that time of the year on the reels with this Betsoft Christmas package. Inspired by the Charles Dickens novel, the game re-enacts the story of the old rich miser Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts of Christmas, Past, Present, and Future. There is an excellent combination of Wilds, Free Spins, and other features to reward those who play nice.
How The Game Is Designed
Betsoft’s trademark high-resolution graphics and animations characterize this 5 feel video Slot. The animations in this game are phenomenal, creating a sense of Christmas magic. You will see ghosts bursting out of the screen and symbols dancing about when you make a winning combo. The reels are transparent and offer 25 fixed paylines. The playing screen shows the grumbly Scrooge as he lies in his bed with all but a grin on his face staring at the game board miserably while you spin away his riches. The symbols are beautifully crafted with utmost attention to detail, and besides the playing cards, they are all familiar items to the classic story. They include:
- Scrooge’s bank
- Jacob Marley
- Gift boxes
- Bank Logo
- Ghost of Christmas Present
- Ghost of Christmas Past
- Ghost of Christmas Future
- Good coins
- Turkey dinner
- Gold bell
The wild symbol is the Turkey dinner icon, and it can substitute for all others except for the ghost feature symbols. Payouts depend on the symbols that drop on the reels. The 10, J, Q, K, and Ace pay the lowest while taking center stage is your favorite Christmas meal. The Turkey dinner pays from 800 up to a very handsome 2,400 coins when you land 3 or more on the reels. The slot is medium variance, you can expect frequent wins, and the bet per spin ranges from $0.50 to $125.
Slot Game Sounds And Music
Come Yuletide, you know the holiday jingle is where it’s at. A festive soundtrack accompanies the beautifully snowy setting in the background. Carols hum faintly during the base game, and the volume spikes every time you land a win. While it is possible to play this slot outside of the Christmas season, you will need to prepare yourself for more than a few bouts of musical nostalgia.
The special features are linked to the famous Christmas ghosts who try to show Mr. Scrooge the errors of his stingy and rather cruel ways.
Present Wild Feature
The green-colored Ghost is the Christmas Present symbol. Spinning three or more of it turns the ghosts on the gameboard into wilds. The reels are then re-evaluated to award new pays accordingly on any available win lines. The Present Wild can be activated as an additional feature during the Past/Future Winning Spins and will only begin once the latter ends.
Past Winning Spins
Land three, four, or five yellow Ghosts on the reels and trigger three, six, or twelve spins, respectively. Each bonus spin guarantees one winning line, and can also trigger another bonus feature within the game.
Future Winning Spins
Finally, the Ghost of Christmas Future is blue, and just like the Christmas Past, three or more of it dropping on the reels also triggers free spins.
The gamble feature here offers the chance to double up on your winnings by merely choosing heads or tails in a coin toss game. The right prediction sees your coin collection get a 2x multiplier while a wrong prediction sees your winnings floating back into the Scrooge’s bank.
Our Say On A Christmas Carol Slot
There is no better way to jerk you into the Christmas spirit of goodwill giving, than playing this game even if its for free to try first. The varied betting range means that everyone is welcome to experience a bit of Christmas cheer, and even the grumpy old Scrooge can’t ruin the holiday spirit. Not everyone may be a fan of the story. Still, this beautifully animated 3D slot will captivate you from the first spin with rich gameplay, spectacular features, and as many goodies as you can only get at Christmas.