Scrooge Megaways is a new casino slot from iSoftBet in which we meet Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. Mr. Scrooge is a very miserable man, who dislikes everything that has to do with Christmas. By being visited by three different ghosts who show him different scenarios from the past, present and future, he softens up. From being grumpy to becoming a changed man and being happy again, is something that these ghosts certainly manage to make him become. Whether this turnaround was due to them showing him all the slots that would be created in his name we leave unsaid. There have been several slots created over the years featuring this grumpy man, with Christmas Carol Megaways delivering glorious gifts for Christmas 2020.
Scrooge Megaways is a video slot from iSoftBet that features 6 reels and 3 to 7 rows. This variation in the number of rows is due to the Megaways mechanic, which can provide up to 117649 ways to win. You can choose between a Min.bet of 0.20 and a Max.bet of 20. The RTP of the game is 95.98% during the normal mode and by using the Bonus Buy feature, the RTP increases to 97.00%. The game has a hit frequency of 32.3% and a medium/high volatility, where the lucky player can win up to 12000X the bet.
Christmas is certainly coming early this year, where along with Mr. Scrooge and a couple of great features we can scoop up some lovely winnings. The features are Wild Symbol, Cascading Wins, Scrooge Cash Respins, Hauntings of Christmas and Bonus Buy.
The design of the game is based on a theme where we meet Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. In the background of the reels, you can see the lighted houses being covered in snow, with more snow slowly falling down. There is some Christmas music playing with bells that really puts you in the mood, with Mr. Scrooge occasionally throwing in various comments on the spins being made. You can play this slot on all device’s desktops, mobiles and notepads. You create a winning combination by landing 3 or more of the same symbol types on adjacent reels starting at the far left.
The lower paying symbols are 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Landing 6 of the same symbol type pays between 0.5X to 1.5X the bet. The medium paying symbols are a prison ball, a turkey and a hat. If you land 6 of the same symbol types, it pays between 2X to 5X the bet. The highest paying symbol is the Ebenezer Scrooge himself and depending on whether you land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of this symbol types pays 0.5X, 2X, 5X, 10X and 25X the bet respectively. The game's wild symbol has a beautifully decorated gold frame with a red background displaying the text wild and the game's scatter symbol shows a golden frame with a window in the middle of it. Let's find out what the features do.
What is the max win in the slot Scrooge Megaways?
You can win up to 12000X the bet.
What features are available in the slot Scrooge Megaways?
The features are Wild Symbol, Cascading Wins, Scrooge Cash Respins, Hauntings of Christmas and Bonus Buy.
The game's wild symbol helps create more winning combinations by substituting for other symbols on the reels, except for the scatter symbols. This symbol can only land on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
When you spin the reels and create a winning combination, the Cascading Wins feature is activated. Then all symbols that were part of the winning combination will disappear from the reels, then new symbols will fall down to cover the empty positions. This continues as long as new wins are created.
If you land 5 scatter symbols, the Scrooge Cash Respins feature is activated. The scatter symbols that you landed on activation will remain on the reels with prizes attached, then you will receive 3 respins and each time you land one or more scatter symbols, the respins will reset to 3 again.
If you manage to fill an entire reel, all symbols on that reel will be multiplied by a multiplier based on the number of scatter symbols it has. You can also land Past, Present and Future symbols that are worth 10X, 25X and 50X the bet respectively.
This feature can be randomly activated, and you will receive one of two different modifiers. These are and do the following:
Bonus Award = This adds extra scatter symbols to the reels, increasing the chances of activating the Scrooge Cash Respins feature.
Max Megaways = This will create the maximum number of Megaways of 117649.
If you want to take advantage of the Scrooge Cash Respins feature right away, you can use the Bonus Buy feature. You pay 50X the bet and then the bonus game is activated.
The usually bitter Mr. Scrooge gives us a warm welcome in this slot, where its Christmas theme certainly puts you in a good mood. It is a slot that has the Megaways mechanic, which results in the number of rows varying during the spins where you can get up to 117649 ways to win. By being able to land multiple symbols along with wild symbols, big winning combinations can be created and thus big payouts. The symbols pay well, with Ebenezer Scrooge paying the most, where he pays 25X the bet if you land 6 of that symbol. The Megaways mechanic as usual has an accompanying Cascading Wins feature, where multiple winning combinations can be created in succession by the winning symbols disappearing and making way for new ones to land. As a nice touch to the spins, the Hauntings of Christmas can be randomly activated, where you either get to take part in the maximum number of Megaways or scatter symbols are placed out, giving a chance to activate the bonus game. The Scrooge Cash Respins feature is the highlight of the game, where you get to enjoy iSoftBet's Hold & Win feature, which we have seen before including Moon Spirit: Hold & Win.
It's a slot with traditional features and nothing that's directly new, instead iSoftBet has chosen to add a more Christmassy theme to these, fitting just in time for the festive season that we're about to enter. The game's RTP is slightly below average, but by using the Bonus Buy which has a very acceptable price, it increases to 97.00% which is a very good level. During the spins you can generate some mighty fine wins, where they have set a good level on the potential maximum win. The Respins feature can occasionally provide real thrills, where you can take part in various Jackpots and also get a multiplier applied when the reels are filled with scatters. It's simply a slot that creates that lovely Christmas feeling, but it has nothing really new to offer, instead a previously used concept takes place this time with a new theme.
Scrooge Megaways is a slot which, along with the grumpy Mr. Scrooge, certainly can put a smile on your face when you scoop up big wins with the help of the Hold & Win feature.