Ghosts of Christmas Slot
The Ghosts of Christmas slot is another of the Playtech slots catalogue. Featuring 20 pay-lines and a 5-reel format, the game is a rehash of an older slot called Santa Surprise, albeit with upgraded graphics and an improved interface, which actually makes Ghosts of Christmas feel like a much better game.
Ghosts of Christmas Slot Background
The Ghosts of Christmas is loosely based on the Charles Dickens’ novella, ‘A Christmas Carol’. This famous book celebrates many of the things we hold dear at this time of year such as family gatherings, food, drink and a boundless generosity of spirit. Famous characters, such as Scrooge and Tiny Tim, have become indelibly woven into the national psyche while Dickens’ prose captured the zeitgeist of Victorian Christmases past. To protect his legacy for all time and to educate younger generations who thought the book referred to a woman with a festive double-barrelled name, Playtech took action. In 2012, the famous novella as well as its characters were enshrined in an online casino slot.
The Ghosts of Christmas game opens up with a neat cartoon intro depicting Scrooge and the three ghosts of Christmas past. This smart intro is slightly undone by some of the reel symbols which seem a bit rough around the edges. These minor points aside, the interface is well-drawn and includes a nice animation of Scrooge. The reel symbols and their respective values are as follows:
Ghosts of Christmas Slot
- Jackpot Win 500000
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 92.33%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value 0.01-1000
- Max Bet 1000
Free Spins and Special Symbols
Jacob Marley’s ghost is the scatter and awards up to 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier. The bonus game is signified by a clock which must appear on an active pay-line at least three times before being activated. Scrooge represents the wild which substitutes for all symbols to create a winning line, apart from the bonus and scatter.
Special Bonus Features
The Ghosts of Christmas slot includes three bonus features which are randomly activated: Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Christmas Past is set in Scrooge’s school, Christmas present is the Cratchit’s home (we think) and Christmas Future is set in a graveyard. For each feature, players pick cash prizes from school desks, gifts and grave stones respectively. The more activated bonus symbols, the more prizes that can be selected.