Christmas Carol Megaways Slot Review

Based on the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, the Christmas Carol Megaways slot is a Pragmatic Play game with 6 reels and up to 200,704 ways to win. You get a visit from the 3 Christmas Ghosts as there are tumbles for continuous wins. It’s all about the Free Spins feature where you choose from free spins and multiplier options. Beginning with a multiplier up to 10x, every tumble increases the multiplier. With unlimited free spins and multiplier to match, you can use the Ante Bet feature to double your chances of landing the free spins. It comes with a 96.5% RTP with max wins of 20,000 x stake per spin.

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Christmas Carol Megaways Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

The Christmas Carol Megaways slot uses the Megaways mechanic by Big Time Gaming. With 6 reels, the number of symbols per reel changes randomly on each spin. The outer reels (1 and 6) can have up to 7 symbols each with reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 having up to 8 symbols each. If all 6 reels have the maximum number of symbols, there’s 200,704 Megaways to benefit from.

Playable from 20p to £100 per spin, you can select your bet/stake and coin value to change your total stake easily. There’s an Autoplay facility where you can opt for up to 1,000 autospins. With Turbo and Quick Spin modes available, there are win and loss limits too.

The Christmas Carol Megaways RTP is 96.5% which is higher than the average. The variance is very high and classed as 5 out of 5 by developer Pragmatic Play. This means most wins will be small with the occasional big payout. When you do get a big win, they can be huge. The max win is 20,000 x your total stake per spin.

Christmas Carol Megaways Theme – Audio & Design Features – join Scrooge this Christmas

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The Christmas Carol Megaways slot is based on the A Christmas Carol novel from Charles Dickens. Set with a snowy London street in the 19th century, the graphics are crisp and high definition. The soundtrack is rather cheerful considering how grumpy the lead character is.

On the reels you will see low value A, K, Q, J and 10 royals. The higher value symbols are represented by Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim as well as the  Ghosts of Past, Present and the Future. The Ghost of the Future is the most rewarding symbol as 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 in combination will pay 1, 2, 10, 25 or 50 x your total stake.

Ebenezer Scrooge is the wild symbol and appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, on the top row only. Substituting for all symbols except the pocket watch scatter.

With all Pragmatic Play slots created using HTML5 technology, you can enjoy Christmas Carol Megaways on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. The high quality graphics and animations look good on smartphones but laptops or PCs will give you the optimal visual experience due to the Megaways layout.

Bonus Features in Christmas Carol Megaways

The Christmas Carol Megaways slot comes with 5 bonus features. There are tumbles, free spins with unlimited win multipliers, an Ante Bet option to double your chance of landing the free spins and a buy free spins feature.

Tumble feature

When you landing a winning combination, the Tumble feature will be triggered. The winning symbols are removed from the reels. New symbols then occupy the vacated spaces allowing for successive wins. Known as Cascading Symbols/Reels in other slot games, the ‘tumbles’ keep coming as long as a new winning combination is created.

Free Spins feature

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The Free Spins feature is played when you land 4 or more pocket watch scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You then have a choice of 3 free spins and multiplier options. The more triggering scatters, the more free spins you’ll begin with in each case:

4 Scatters 5 Scatters 6 Scatters
15 free spins + 1x multiplier 19 free spins + 1x multiplier 23 free spins + 1x multiplier
10 free spins + 5x multiplier 14 free spins + 5x multiplier 18 free spins + 5x multiplier
5 free spins + 10x multiplier 9 free spins + 10x multiplier 13 free spins + 10x multiplier

If you were to trigger with 6 scatters for example, you would choose from 13, 18 or 23 free spins with a 10x, 5x or 1x multiplier respectively. You decide whether you want more free spins or a bigger starting multiplier. The wise choice would be to opt for the bigger starting multiplier as just 1 win could land you a much larger payout.

You also have a random choice. If triggering with 4 scatters for example, you would get 5, 10 or 15 free spins with a 1x, 5x or 10x starting multiplier. You could end up with the maximum number of free spins and highest multiplier.

As with many Megaways slot games, there’s an Unlimited Win Multiplier feature. Every tumble will see the multiplier increase by 1. Only increasing, there’s no limit to how high the multiplier can go.

Finally, landing 3 scatters during the feature will give you 5 additional free spins. There are no limits to the number of retriggers meaning unlimited free spins.

You can also buy your way into the Free Spins feature using the Buy Free Spins feature. It will set you back 100 x your total stake. This option however isn’t available in the UK.

Ante Bet feature

The Ante Bet feature can be chosen when you play Christmas Carol Megaways. If you were to use it, the minimum stake would rise to 25p per spin and the maximum to £125. Basically,  a 25% extra cost per spin is added.

For a more expensive cost per spin, the chance of triggering the Free Spins feature is doubled as more scatters will appear on the reels.

Christmas Carol Megaways Review Summary – will put a smile on the infamous miser

The Christmas Carol Megaways slot is a good game. Visually, it’s excellent and the gameplay has plenty of variety and the scope for big wins. The key to winning big is in the free spins due to the unlimited win multiplier.

Unfortunately, Pragmatic Play has reskinned the Great Rhino Megaways slot. That’s not to say it won’t appeal to players because it has all the elements to make Scrooge smile this Christmas. In the Free Spins feature, make sure you pick the highest starting multiplier as this will increase your chances of winning big.

If you want a Megaways title that is different, the Odin Infinity Reels Megaways slot by ReelPlay combines Megaways with their unique Infinity Reels mechanic for unlimited reels and number of ways to win.

Christmas Carol Megaways FAQs

What is the Christmas Carol Megaways RTP?

The Christmas Carol Megaways return to player rate is 96.5% which is high. It’s highly volatile though so expect smaller wins most of the time.

What is the Christmas Carol Megaways max win?

The biggest possible win per spin is 20,000 x your total stake. Whilst this can be won on any spin, your chances increase in the free spins due to the unlimited win multiplier.

Is there a Christmas Carol Megaways free spins feature?

Yes, the Free Spins feature gives you 3 free spins and starting multiplier options. With a multiplier up to 10x to begin with, each tumble increases the multiplier with no limits. You can also win an unlimited number of extra free spins.

How does the Ante Bet feature work?

The Ante Bet feature sees your stake increase by 25%. For this added cost, more scatters are added to the reels to double your chances of triggering the Free Spins feature.

Christmas Carol Megaways Slot Information

  • Game:
    Christmas Carol Megaways
  • Provider:
    Pragmatic Play
  • Type:
    Megaways Slot
  • Reels:
    6
  • Paylines:
    Up to 200,704
  • Stakes Range:
    20-25p to £100-125
  • Bonus Features:
    Yes (5)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier :
    5-Unlimited/Unlimited
  • RTP %:
    96.5%
  • Max Win:
    20,000 x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.