Christmas Carol Megaways Slot Review
Christmas Carol Megaways is, of course, a megaways slot with the Christmas theme, making it the 3rd in the series. Furthermore, it is important to know that it is a game developed by the well-known game provider Pragmatic Play. At the end of 2020, the game will finally be available for all enthusiasts! In this slot review you will learn everything about how the game works and what you can expect.
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RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game will be between 96.48% and 96.58%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is high. A high volatility means that you win less frequently, but large amounts.
The theme is beautifully illustrated in the background, and the music also contributes to this. The playing field is familiar with 6 reels, of which the middle 4 have an extra box on top. To the left of this, the title of the game is written in beautiful letters, and on the other side we find the number of megaways that are valid that turn. Furthermore, the ‘buy a bonus' and ‘double chance to win' features stand out on the left side of the playing field. The other necessary information and options can all be found at the bottom of the screen.
How does Christmas Carol Megaways work?
A big difference with most megaways variants of 6 reels is the maximum number of megaways. Normally, a maximum of 7 symbols can appear on each reel, and the top 4 squares have already been included. However, for this game, the middle 4 reels can even contain 8 symbols, which makes for a maximum of 200,704 (7x8x8x8x8x7) megaways! In this game you can also form combinations from the first reel. For almost all symbols you need the same symbol on at least the first 3 reels. For the most valuable symbol, 2 symbols are enough, as we often see. The better the symbols and the bigger the combinations, the higher the prizes will turn out. However, you have even more chance of big prizes in the bonus round and with certain features, but more on that later. Before you start, you must choose a bet between a minimum of 0.20 and a maximum of 100. After this the game can begin!
The Symbols & Payouts
Below is an overview of the different symbols divided into a number of categories, and provided with some information:
- There are 5 basic symbols consisting of the highest card symbols 10 to A. For the 10, J, and Q you get 1x your bet back for a 6 of a kind, and for the K and A 1.5x.
- There are also five premium symbols, between which the variation is somewhat bigger. The green, blue, and purple characters yield 1.5x, 2x, and 2.5x your bet respectively. Not much more than the basic symbols. The light blue symbol with the thick character yields 5x your bet for a 6 of a kind, and the orange symbol with the dark figure pays back 50x your bet for such a combination!
- The wild symbol can help you form combinations by replacing all symbols except the scatter symbol. However, it will only appear on the middle 4 rows in the top boxes.
- With the bonus symbol you can unlock the beloved bonus round if you collect enough of it.
We see this principle with almost every variant of megaways. Symbols of winning combinations explode / fall down, making room for new symbols. This gives you the chance to win even more combinations in the same turn, thanks to the new symbols.
Ante Bet function
With this feature, you pay an additional 25% of your stake per turn you have activated. Furthermore, all values remain the same, but you have an extra chance of winning bonus symbols!
Christmas Carol Megaways Buy a Bonus Feature
You can also buy the bonus round directly, so that you skip the basic game. For this you have to pay 100x (!) Your bet. The bonus round is then played as if you had reached the bonus round with your normal bet, so the prizes are also matched to this. So you don't just make a profit with this!
Christmas Carol Megaways Bonus Feature
The bonus round is unlocked by spinning 4 bonus symbols in 1 spin, and each additional scatter symbol gives you +4 spins on your next choice. You can choose from:
- 15 spins, 1x multiplier
- 10 spins, 5x multiplier
- 5 spins, 10x multiplier
- Mystery amount of free spins (5-15) and a mystery multiplier (1x-10x)
After this the bonus game starts and you can go for the real prizes. The bonus symbol is still participating, but will only appear on the extra squares on top. Earn 5 extra spins by collecting 3 in 1 turn! In addition, it is useful to know that the multiplier you have chosen / won for each winning combination increases by +1, and is unlimited!
Christmas Carol Megaways Max win & Rating
The maximum win is 20,000x your stake and we expect a score between 3 and 4 stars (out of 5).
The game looks great and megaways games are always popular and good. In addition, an unprecedented number of megaways per turn is possible thanks to the 8 rows on the middle 4 reels. Furthermore, it has some nice features and bonus round. We expect a lot from this game!
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