|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.20 - 200|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins, Bonus Feature|
We all remember the awful Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens’ famous novella ‘A Christmas Carol’. With all the different films and retellings of the beloved story, why not revisit it with an online slot game as well? Enter software developer Playtech who have released a compelling game called Ghosts of Christmas. The great news is that it boasts some pretty fantastic graphics featuring all the necessary bells and whistles that a good slot game needs today. This includes 3D, high-definition visuals, great animations, and a lovely design that seamlessly incorporates the theme. You will see Ebenezer sitting in his nightgown right beside the reels, completely deprived of sleep and waiting up for his next visitor.
The layout in Ghosts of Christmas is quite conventional, though, featuring a 5 reel and 3 row grid. It also comes with up to 20 active paylines for players to place their wagers on, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily need all 20 of them active. The paylines are flexible, and therefore, so is the betting range. Stakes in this offering start off at a minimum of only 1p per single spin and the maximum bet will set you back some £200 per spin.
The Ghosts of Christmas Bonus, which you can trigger by landing at least 3 Bonus symbols at the same time, will take you to a pick me game with one of three theme related scenes. For example, you can activate the Ghost of Christmas Past scene where you will have to pick from school desks; the scene with the Ghost of Christmas Present will offer you a selection of presents to choose from; and finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come will present you with an eerie selection of gravestones. Each pick will give you a certain cash prize, and depending on how many symbols triggered the feature, you will get 3, 4 or 5 picks.
Mr. Scrooge acts as the game’s Wild and also its most lucrative symbol. If you line up five of him on an active payline you can count on a prize worth 10,000 coins. In addition, the Wild can land anywhere on the screen and it will be able to replace most of the other symbols, too. It can boost your winnings by contributing to winning combinations throughout gameplay, however, the Wild will not be able to substitute for the Scatter and Bonus symbols.
This brings us to the final special feature in Ghosts of Christmas – the Freespins Bonus. It is perhaps the more attractive of the two, and once again, to trigger the bonus you will need to land at least 3 Scatter symbols at the same time during a spin. The Scatters can land in just about any position anywhere on the five reels, and once you have activated the feature you will first need to go through a very brief pick-me game: select one of the triggering symbols to reveal the number of freespins you will receive.
You can count on getting up to 15 freespins, and what’s more, these will be subject to a 3x multiplier. Better yet, you can even retrigger the feature by landing another 3 or more Scatter symbols simultaneously. This will add an extra 10 freespins to your count, and thus, you can potentially benefit from a grand total of up to 25 freespins.
It’s always a joy to find a slot game that gives you that tingling sense of excitement, and Ghosts of Christmas certainly delivers on all levels; outstanding visuals, a compelling soundtrack, and entertaining gameplay. Not to mention that there is the possibility of landing some pretty handsome wins at fairly regular intervals in this medium variance title.