Fiction’s most famous miser gets the slots treatment in Scrooge’s Jackpot, a 5 reel, 20 payline jackpot slot from Leander Games. Based on Charles Dickens’s novel, this Christmas-themed game comes with stacked wild reels, a turkey-inspired pick me round and a free spins feature where stacked wilds hit on every spin. Join Ebenezer and friends from between 20p and £100 per spin on all devices.

The design in Scrooge’s Jackpot is impressively done – a Dickensian street scene forms the backdrop to the reels which include gold A to 9 playing cards and ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas yet to come. Jacob Marley is the top paying standard symbol, awarding 500 coins if you land 5 on a payline. That amount is also on offer from the wild that substitutes for everything bar the scatter and bonus symbols.

An animated Scrooge appears next to the reels – he can spring into life at random on any spin to trigger the Candle Wilds feature. This turns all of the symbols on a reel or reels wild. There are 2 other bonus features on offer in Scrooge’s Jackpot. Firstly, you have the Festive Feast Pick Me Bonus feature which is triggered by landing the bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. Choose from the turkeys to simply reveal cash prizes.

The main attraction is the Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered by landing the Free Spins symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin – here you can look forward to 7 free spins. That might not sound like many. The Candle Wilds feature is live throughout though so expect to see plenty of stacked wilds which can quickly get the coins flowing.

As its name suggests, Scrooge’s Jackpot also offers a chance to win a progressive prize – it’s triggered at random and can hit on any spin.

Many Christmas-themed slots are overloaded with saccharine so it’s good to see something that has a festive theme without being dripped in sugar. Visually, it works very well. The street scene offers a good backdrop with Scrooge and Tiny Tim overseeing proceedings.

The features work well enough too. There’s nothing too flashy on offer but the stacked wilds in the free spins round can deliver plenty of action. This slot version of Dickens’s famous tale is simple but pretty good. If you’re looking for a festive spin without the tinsel and baubles, then Scrooge’s Christmas Jackpot is certainly worth considering. I also recommend you try some of Leander Games’ other offerings with Rise of the Vikings and Alice Cooper good options.