Ghosts of Christmas
Playtech is a highly respected casino software developer, and is known for well-designed video slots that carry their themes throughout. The Ghosts of Christmas slots game is based on the famous story by Charles Dickens, titled A Christmas Carol, and makes a refreshing change from slots that are based on comic book heroes or popular movie and television franchises, although, of course, these are hugely enjoyable as well.
A Christmas Carol is set in the 19th century. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy miser who won’t share his money, and the impoverished Cratchet family whose father, Bob, works for Ebenezer. Scrooge refuses to help them, but on Christmas Eve he is visited by 3 Ghosts – of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. He ultimately becomes a generous benefactor and learns the true meaning of the holiday.
All of this is brought to life in the 5-reel, 20-payline Ghosts of Christmas slot, which has a very Victorian atmosphere and features several characters from the story on its reels. The graphics have a cartoonish feel as well, which brings an element of quirkiness into the game. Higher-value images include Bob Cratchet and his sick son, Tiny Tim, as a single symbol, as well as a Christmas turkey and the 3 Ghosts themselves.
Playtech’s usual playing cards complete the line-up, and are set on old scrolls of parchment. Scrooge himself sits to the left of the screen, and a low-key, tinkling soundtrack evokes typical Christmas tunes. The detailed bonus rounds, which should immerse you and reward you, really help to take the game and your winnings to the next level.
Scrooge is the Wild in the Ghosts of Christmas slot game, and is able to substitute for all regular icons to complete winning combinations. This boosts your payout potential even more, and the only icons that Scrooge can’t step in for are the Bonus and Scatter Symbols, but theses have special benefits of their own.
Scrooge’s deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, represents the Scatter Symbol and is not limited to appearing along an activated win line. As long as 2 or more appear anywhere, you’ll be rewarded. Landing 3 or more rewards you with up to 15 Free Spins all subject to a 3x multiplier.
The Bonus Symbol takes the form of a clock, and to trigger the Bonus Round at least 3 must land on an active payline. There are 3 different Bonus scenes, based on the different Christmases that the Ghosts represent, and they all involve point-and-click games to award you cash prizes.
Scrooge’s Top Priority
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The betting range for Ghosts of Christmas is from 0.01 to 1000 so everyone’s pocket should be accommodated, and the Top Jackpot is 10,000x the total stake. Win this and you’ll feel like the Cratchet family did on Christmas morning!