|Game:||Ghosts of Christmas||Paylines:||20|
|Manufacturer:||Playtech||Bet Per Spin:||£0.01 – £1000.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||92.33%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
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Ghosts of Christmas is one of the latest releases from Playtech, always a provider of quality software to the online casino industry. When it comes to online slot machines we’re more used to playing games based on recent movies or perhaps comic book heroes so it’s a refreshing change to find one based on a classic novel by one of the greatest English authors ever to have lived.
Ghosts of Christmas is of course based on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens; it’s a 19h century classic about Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a rich skinflint to a generous benefactor after visits from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.
This slot machine uses plenty of characters from the novel and there’s a distinctly Victorian look to the backdrop and the reels even if the symbols are rendered in a slightly cartoonish way. The graphics are actually more reminiscent of films such The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Q, K and Ace are the basic symbols and the special ones are Scrooge, Jacob Marley, a clock, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchet (on the same symbol), a turkey and the three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.
The wild card is Scrooge and can substitute for all symbols except for the clock (bonus) and Marley scatter symbols.
The scatter symbol will win you a prize if you spin two, but spin three four or five and you’ll get up to fifteen free spins with a 3x multiplier. When you land three or more you’ll be offered the chance to click on one which will determine the number of free spins you receive.
The bonus game is activated by spinning three or more clocks on any active paylines; the screen will change and present you with a scene randomly selected from the Past, Present or Yet To Come. The number of bonus symbols you landed (3, 4 or 5) will determine how many picks you get from the cash prizes available.
Ghosts of Christmas is well worth a few moments of your time, especially if you enjoy Dickens’ classics. Low rollers and high rollers will appreciate the range of bets from £0.01 to £1000 and the jackpot is 10,000 coins.