A Christmas Carol is a ghostly slot game that games developer Betsoft released on December 8, 2015. It is an hmtl5 video slot adaptation of—and named after—Charles Dickens’ 1843 supernatural book named “A Christmas Carol”, featuring an anti-Christmas character named Scrooge who changes his intolerance after ghostly visitations. Themes: ghosts, horror, festive season, and time travel.
Betsoft-owned The Ghouls (August 2011) and Ghouls Gold (August 2011) are relatable. A Christmas Carol’s rival games include Ghosts of Christmas (January 2015) from Playtech, Holiday Spirits (November 2020) from Play’n Go, and Scrooge’s Jackpot (December 2017) from Leander Games. Eleven symbols (Jacob Marley, jingle bell, golden coins, gift hamper, Scrooge’s Bank, A, K, Q, J, 10, and “wild” roast turkey) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
A Christmas Carol Game Characteristics
A Christmas Carol has a non-partitioned and translucent black 5X3 grid. The fancy gold-framed grid is set in Ebenezer Scrooge’s well-appointed and candle-lit living room, wherein the sulky elderly anti-Christmas man is keeping vigil while moon gazing through his bow window.
There are 25 left-to-right fixed paylines, fifteen symbols, eleven coin denominations, five bet levels, 55 total bets, three sets of 3-12 free games, a three-part bonus game with wild-transforming ghosts, a side game, and pays from $5.00 to $5000.00.
A Christmas Carol has five special symbols and ten ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a “wild” roast turkey; the Past free games-triggering scatter is a shaggy youthful golden ghost called Christmas Past; the Future free games-triggering scatter is a hooded, beaky, elderly and blue ghost called Christmas Future; the Present free games-triggering scatter is a top hat-wearing and beaky green ghost called Christmas Present; and a side game-related golden coin.
Ordinary symbols: Scrooge’s late associate Jacob Marley in white and resembling Santa Claus; jingle bell; stacked golden coins; gift hamper; green-and-golden Scrooge’s Bank; and gray gothic values A, K, Q, J, and 10.
A Christmas Carol coin denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. Bet levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $125.00.
Betting $125.00 offers these A Christmas Carol payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Jacob Marley pays $1500.00, $2500.00, and $5000.00. Jingle bell pays $1000.00, $2000.00, and $4000.00. Golden coins pay $625.00, $1250.00, and $2500.00. Gift hamper pays $500.00, $1000.00, and $2000.00. Scrooge’s Bank pays $250.00, $500.00, and $1000.00.
A pays $200.00, $375.00, and $750.00. K pays $125.00, $300.00, and $500.00. Q pays $100.00, $250.00, and $400.00. J pays $50.00, $125.00, and $375.00. 10 pays $25.00, $125.00, and $250.00. “Wild” turkey pays $4000.00, $6000.00, and $12000.00.
Three, four, and five golden ghosts—or blue ghosts—offer three free games, six free games, and twelve free games, respectively. A gigantic Christmas Present ghost casts a spell on landed 3+ green ghost symbol, transforming them into “wild” roast turkeys.
Win-nullifying or win-doubling side game: wins activate the “2X double up” icon, where players can guess the upcoming side of the flipping coin by clicking “heads” (Marley’s image) or “tails” (Christmas tree). A Christmas Carol’s non-progressive jackpot is $513000.00.
The good A Christmas Carol software features: a quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Ambient background: Christmas instrumental. Sound effects: whirring, ringing, whooshing, and chinking. The animated 3D graphics include glistening, spinning, dolly zoom, gushing coins, snowfall out the window, ectoplasm, spooked Scrooge, fiery grid, and luminous ghost attacks.
Luck in A Christmas Carol
A game of chance, A Christmas Carol’s RTP rate is 94.58% and the house edge is 5.42%.