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Released November 2020
The Christmas Carols Megaways slot game can be found at casinos offering Pragmatic Play software. Pragmatic Play are one of the newer slots game developers on the market but their products are polished and professional in feel and operation. As a standard Pragmatic Play do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game help file. For a provider that are not currently licensed within the UK market and therefore are under no obligation to publish these figures this is a significantly progressive move. The House Edge for Christmas Carols Megaways is 3.42%.
Christmas Carols Megaways is a 6 reel game and each reel can vary in height, from 2 symbols per reel to 7 symbols per reel. There is also an additional row that sits above reels 2-5. The slot does not use paylines, instead you form winning combinations of 3 or more symbols across adjacent reels. There is no set number of winways, or in this case Megaways per spin but the maximum number available is 200704.
Tumble feature – After every winning combination, those symbols will disappear from the reels and new symbols will drop down in their place, giving you another chance to win. If you do win again, the process will continue and will keep doing so until a new tumble fails to result in a winning combination. Symbols that are added during a tumble will always be the same size as those that disappeared.
With a matter of weeks to go before the big day, this is obviously a Christmas themed slot, taking its inspiration from the famous Dickens’ novel.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Scrooge”, which will substitute for all symbols other than the Scatter. Wild symbols will only appear on the top row above reels 2-5.
Scatter – The Scatter symbol is the “Pocket Watch”, which will trigger the Free Spins feature if you can land 4 or more of them on a single spin.
Free Spins – The number of Bonus symbols that you land determines how many Free Spins you will get. However you will also have to choose between taking a more Spins or a higher starting multiplier.
If you land 4 Scatters the you need to choose between: 15 Free Spins and a x1 starting multiplier; 10 Free Spins and a x5 starting multiplier; 5 Free Spins and a x10 starting multiplier.
If you land 5 Scatters the you need to choose between: 19 Free Spins and a x1 starting multiplier; 14 Free Spins and a x5 starting multiplier; 9 Free Spins and a x10 starting multiplier.
If you land 6 Scatters the you need to choose between: 23 Free Spins and a x1 starting multiplier; 18 Free Spins and a x5 starting multiplier; 13 Free Spins and a x10 starting multiplier.
Or if you want to take a risk you can plump for a random number of each, which could be an advantage or a disadvantage. During the feature a win multiplier will be in play, meaning that every time you form a tumble the win multiplier will increase by 1. If you land 3 or more Scatter symbols during the feature you will be given 5 additional Free Spins.
Bet Ante – You can choose to trigger the Bet Ante any time you like. Doing so will increase your bet but it will increase the chances of you landing Scatter symbols.
Christmas Carols Megaways is an absolutely stunning slot, but it one that you have before in a different disguise. Essentially, if you have played Great Rhino Megaways before, the you have played this one too, because they are both identical, other than the aesthetic. Does that mean I think you should avoid it? Nope. I like the version with the rhinos and I like this one too. You get Free Spins that can be retriggered and that some with a win multiplier, you also get Wilds and a Bet Ante feature. The house edge offers excellent value for money, and it’s Christmas.