A Christmas Carol Slot

Another Christmas slot in which Santa is nowhere to be seen, Betsoft takes a page out of a classic book – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
This tale about the pitfalls of greed features the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge, who shares his fortune with no one. Online slot gamblers are in it for fun and fortune, and the three spirits of Christmas support this endeavour with different bonuses.

  • 3D slot
  • 25 paylines
  • Wagers between £ 0.50 and £125
  •  RTP of 94.58 %
  • Low to medium volatility

A Christmas Carol Slot Design

Betsoft makes beautiful 3D slots and this one is no exception. The reels are tastefully framed in gold, but their position is quite the surprise, as they sit in the middle of Ebenezer Scrooge’s bedroom. There he sits in bed in his pyjamas and his cap and watched the reels spin away.

Since the desktop versions of Betsoft slots are based on Adobe Flash, the reel motion isn’t always smooth, but it’s what on the reels that counts: the three spirits of Christmas are already waiting to take him to a journey from his bedroom to past, present and future Christmases. Once these bonuses are triggered a little cinematic plays for each round. This is typical for the amount of effort Betsoft puts in their storytelling and 3D animation.

The symbols are made up of the usual card faces for low-paying symbols, rendered in a nice font, and higher-paying symbols that fit the theme of the slot. You will find some coins, a sign for Scrooge’s Bank, a stack of Christmas presents and Scrooge himself. The bonus symbols are represented by three ghosts.

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A Christmas Carol Slot Bonus

This online slot comes with a wild symbol. The mighty Christmas turkey can appear on every reel and substitutes any other symbol.
Since the turkey are fairly rare, one of the spirits of Christmas helps to even the score. 3 of The Ghost of Christmas Present (green) convert all ghost symbols on the reels to wild symbols.

This bonus can appear during the base game as well as the free spins. If you hit any green symbols during the free spins, the feature will trigger immediately.

Additionally, A Christmas Carol comes with a gamble feature. After any win in the base game you can make the decision to double up or lose all. All you need to do is to press the gamble button and choose heads or tails before flipping a coin.

A Christmas Carol Free Spins

This slot has two different types of free spins.

The young Ghost of Christmas Past (yellow)awards Past Spins. During these free spins, the reels spins backwards. That’s not just a cool effect, but also guarantees you a line win with every spin.
Depending on how many bonus symbols you land, you gain the following number of Past Spins:

  • 3 yellow bonus symbols: 3 free spins
  • 4 yellow bonus symbols: 6 free spins
  • 5 yellow bonus symbols: 12 free spins

The feature can also trigger during the bonus round.

A Christmas Carol – Slotsia Verdict

A Christmas Carol is a well-designed experience in which unfortunately even gaining wilds takes some effort. Wins, once scored, tend to be generous, but you may spin the reels for a while with few surprises. That is exactly while triggering any of the free spins bonuses is a big event, both for Scrooge and yourself. Scrooge has to leave his bed and you can look forward to some big rewards. The maximum win on this slot is a great 513 000 coins. However, low-paying symbols are definitely more common, and so you will have to decide whether you are happy with slightly more frequent low-paying wins and a certain wait for a bonus round.

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