We’ve surely seen it all by now, the famous Charles Dickens book from over 150 years ago has been developed into a popular casino game that is ready for all of you gaming enthusiasts to enjoy to your hearts content. The best thing about this game is that if you like to get into a festive mood, this is an ideal way to do so and maybe you just love and can’t get enough of Christmas and need something to remind you of it all year round; in this case A Christmas Carol would be a good place to begin.
This game is one of the more recent additions to Betsoft’s portfolio and uses some of the most cutting-edge technology available within the industry to turn this classic tale into a truly responsive and engaging slot.
Looks & Feel:
If you need an excuse to get into the Christmas cheer, this slot is more than what you need to help you along with the festive period. The graphics are relevant to what you would expect from this current day and age of casino games and the animations and sound effects are smooth and this helps with the overall feel that Betsoft were trying to deliver.
This slot is a 5-reel that has a maximum of 25 fixed paylines that players get to choose from or can select them all at once; which are spread across a total of 3 rows. There are a bunch of Christmassy related symbols that you will find, including a pile of wrapped presents, a golden bell, a pile of gold coins, Scrooge and a sign with “Scrooge’s Bank” written on it. The lesser value symbols for this game are made up of the playing card icons 10, J, Q, K and A.
The bonus icons for this game consist of a cooked Christmas turkey, this plays the part of the wild for A Christmas Carol and this will replace all the other symbols except for the scatter, which are the ghosts from the story.
Christmas Past Free Spins:
When you land on 3 of the Christmas Past scatter icons anywhere on the reels, you will activate this bonus round where you will receive a total of 3, 6 and 12 free spins depending on whether you landed on 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols.
Each of the spins will give a guaranteed win and you can even trigger more features or retrigger this feature, throughout the round.
Christmas Future Free Spins:
Same as above, when you land on 3, 4 or 5 scatter icons of the blue ghost, which is the ghost of Christmas Future, you will be awarded 3, 6 and 12 spins respectively.
This feature doesn’t differ much at all from the Christmas Past free spin round, and you can trigger all the other features during this bonus round.
Christmas Present Free Spins:
This is where things get slightly more interesting and the Ghost of Christmas Present scatter symbols, when you land 3 or more anywhere on the reels, will cause any ghost icons on the reels to turn wild and you will be paid out accordingly.
If you enjoy the thrill of being able to double or nothing your last win, you will be pleased to know that A Christmas Carol has a gamble feature that enables players to bet their most recent win in a heads or tails fashion and players can win double their efforts.
This is a game that will appeal to the players who feel like being brought into the mood for the festive season and it also works as a great standalone game for the other 11 months of the year, if you’re an enthusiast for something a little more Christmassy. The game is completed with the high-level of polish that we constantly get from Betsoft titles time and time again.