Christmas is coming, again. And old Scrooge is to be visited by three ghosts on the festive slot from Leander Games. Based on the Charles Dickens’ tale, the game combines the mean-spirited side of Scrooge and the compassion of the ghosts that visit him, wrapped with wondrous features to offer you random Candle Wilds, a Festive Feast pick-me bonus game and free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 2,500 in the standard game. On top, you will be playing for a progressive jackpot that goes often into high five or low six-figure sums.
Scrooge’s Jackpot is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Joining the festive party on mobile or desktop starts at 0.20 credits and peaks at 200 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at a rather low 97.17% which includes 3% for the progressive jackpot.
A typical street from Dickens’ novel with a snow-covered Christmas tree serves as a fitting background to a game window that is flanked by two street lanterns from that era. Scrooge will make his appearance on the left when the features are triggered while Timothy stands on the right on a crutch. An eerie soundtrack heightens the suspense for what is to come.
Open the game to find the card royals from 9 through to A among the low-value symbols. They are followed by ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas yet to come and Jacob Marley, the dead associate of Scrooge. A burning candle on a brass holder is the wild symbol, substituting for all other symbols except scatters and bonus symbols. Scrooge’s book acts as the scatter symbols while a roasted turkey on a plate is the bonus symbol.
The Candle Wilds feature can randomly trigger at the start of any spin in the base game and will turn one to five reels wild. The win evaluation is made only after the reels stop. A full screen of wilds will pay the maximum for the base game at 500x your bet.
Hitting bonus symbols on reels two, three and four will trigger the Festive Feast pick-me bonus game. You will enter a new screen with nine roasted turkeys with the aim to pick one by one to complete Christmas items displayed on the left of the grid. You will receive a coin prize for each completed item. The total win from the bonus game is maximum 45 times your bet.
The Free Spins are triggered when scatters land on reels one, three and five. You will get seven free spins which cannot be retriggered. The Candle Wilds feature is triggered on every spin to provide more win potential.
Last but not least, the progressive jackpot can be triggered randomly at the end of any spin in the base game. It cannot be won during the bonus game of free spins.
Scrooge’s Jackpot is a solid slot from Leander Games, not spectacular but good enough for decent wins. It plays smoothly and the features hit regularly, just like you would expect from a Christmas game. Plenty of presents to distribute among the players.