🎶 It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling, and Everyone telling you “be of good cheer”… It’s the most wonderful time of the year🎶. We bet that this will be the earworm tormenting your mind when you decide to launch the brand new Christmas Carol from Pragmatic Play. Well, not really brand new, since it is just a re-skin of their very first Megaways slot, Great Rhino Megaways. Is it enough to kindle the Christmas spirit? Let’s find out!
Play Christmas Carol Megaways™ For Free- Mobile & PC
Pragmatic Play kicks off Christmas early! Play Christmas Carol Megaways for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 96.47-96.58%
- Volatility: High
- Bet Range: €0.2-100
- Up to 200704 Winning Ways!
- Bonus Round with Retriggers
- Buy Feature
- Ante Bet
- All Devices: Smartphones, Tablets, Phablets, Chromebooks, Desktops, etc.
- All Browsers: Safari, Mozilla, Opera, Chrome, Explorer, Edge, etc.
- Tech: HTML5
Slot Design, Algorithm Stats, Basic Rules, & Paytable
Straight out of an African Safari to a tale of three Christmas ghosts. That’s the best way to summarize what players find when the third Great Rhino clone finishes loading. (If we lost you there, make sure you check out Great Rhino Deluxe, as well as the Megaways version). A playing area that was once populated by savannah critters is now reigned by Ebenezer Scrooge and co. from A Christmas Carol by the renowned social critic, Charles John Huffam Dickens.
The algorithm seeing things through in the background remains the same, starting with a bet range-offering of 0.2 to 100 units of the primary currency. Volatility is high, rated 5/5 on Pragmatic Plays volatility meter. That means sessions can be unforgiving, with your only hope for salvation coming from the above-average RTP-rating, which ranges from 96.47% to 96.58%, given the wealth of free spins options, which we will look at later.
Mechanically, the Christmas remake manages to impress with the whole Megaways™ cavalry, just like the original. Players get six reels, where two to seven symbols can land on each round, plus a horizontal one, which spins horizontally in sync with the rest. In the best-case scenario, this format provides a whopping 200704 winning ways that translate to an equally appealing potential of 20000X! Besides that, the game benefits from a cascading reels system, where all winning symbols disappear to be replaced by new ones gravitating from above.
On the Paytable, a ghost, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the three Spirits of Christmas take over to offer prizes of up to 50X. Impressive, considering that Megaways slots tend to be stingy when it comes to the values. There is also a wild, represented by Scrooge in his transformed-self, which can substitute any regular to complete a winning combination.
Short of features like the original, free spins are the only extra Christmas Carol Megaways can brag. These are triggered by landing at least four scatter symbols, which take the shape of a clock. Unlike Great Rhino Megaways, though, Christmas Carol Meegaways has more than a trio of free spins offerings:
|Scatters||Free Spins Options|
Remember, each tumble increases the modifier by +1 during the free spins. Choose wisely!
Landing three scatters in view will add five more rounds to the free spins tally.
Last of the carryovers from the original is the named feature, which allows you to stake more to increase the chances of triggering the bonus round.
Christmas Carol Megaways™— our Verdict
There isn’t much to say about this one, other than to acknowledge the nice touches, starting with the added free spins offers, which are quite competitive. There is also the addition of the Feature Buy (where available), which will be useful to those who would like to bypass the base game hassle to play this game at its prime. Overall, a re-skin that trumps over the original with a cheery Christmas theme and some nice touch-ups that are hard to ignore.