Christmas Carol Megaways by Pragmatic Play is an 8-reel & 6-row online slot with 200704 Megaways and a 96.50% RTP. Playable on all devices from €0.20 to €100 per spin, Christmas Carol Megaways is a high volatility game with a max win capped at 20000x your stake.
Tip: This title makes use of the Megaways mechanic. For a complete list of all games with this function, see our Megaways slots page
How to Win Big in Christmas Carol Megaways – Free Spins
Landing 4, 5, or 6 scatter symbols triggers the free spins feature. You have a choice of 4 free spins rounds, each offering a different combination of win multipliers and spins. The amounts on offer depend on whether the bonus is triggered by 4, 5, or 6 scatters.
The standard 4 scatters triggers the following options:
Landing 5, or 6 scatters to trigger the bonus round adds 4 or 8 free spins to each option, respectively. Each winning combo during free spins increases the win multiplier by x1. Landing 3 scatters during free spins adds 5 extra spins and these retriggers are unlimited.
- Megaways up to 200,704 Ways to Win
- Tumble Feature
- Ante Bet
- Buy Free Spins
For those unfamiliar with Megaways slots, the number of paylines, or in this case ‘Megaways’, changes every spin. Reels 1 and 6 have up to 7 symbols and reels 2-5 contain up to 8 symbols. The number of symbols on each reel changes every spin. The maximum number of Megaways occurs when all 6 reels land their maximum number of symbols. As winning combinations are formed by 3 or more identical symbols on any adjacent reels from the leftmost reel, the highest number of Megaways is 7x8x8x8x8x7, or 200,704.
Symbols ‘Tumble’ onto the reels rather than spin. After a win is added to your balance, the winning symbols disappear to be replaced by symbols tumbling from above. A winning combo caused by this Tumble is often called a reaction win. Reaction wins continue until no new winning combo is formed, after which the spin ends.
A switch to the left of the gameboard allows you to place an ‘Ante Bet’. An additional 25% is added to the bet total which increases the number of scatters on the reels enough to double the chances of triggering free spins. Winning combination prizes remain the same.
Christmas Carol Megaways also has a Buy Free Spins option where, for 100x your chosen stake, you can bypass the base game to go straight to free spins. This option is not available when playing in the UK.
Look and Feel of Christmas Carol Megaways
This is a very good looking slot from Pragmatic Play. The cartoon character symbols and their Christmassy Dickensian world create a wonderfully atmospheric slot. Snow falls all around the lamp-lit London streets on a cold, crisp, Christmas Eve while the slot action takes place on a typical Megaways board centre stage as a charmingly seasonal soundtrack accompanies the play.
It could be said, however, that the wonderful aesthetics of the game, mask a not especially original format. Regular Megaways enthusiasts will recognise the game as a clone of April’s Great Rhino Megaways. Aside from the free spins round (which admittedly, is a good one), the game rather features light. This is, however, quite often the case with Megaways slots which rely heavily on their superb game engine, high volatility, and superb free spin rounds with increasing win multipliers.
Symbols are a combination of royal playing card values and story characters, with the ghost of Christmas yet to come the most valuable, awarding 50x the bet size for 6 on adjacent reels. The wild is Scrooge and the scatter is a gold pocket watch. The full paytable can be observed below (based on a €1 bet).
While not the most original Megaways slot, for a Christmas roll-out it hits the spot in terms of atmosphere, look, and feel. Sure, there are better slots out there, but the free spins round and potential are still up there, and the design is enchanting.
Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.