Christmas time is upon us, and with it comes the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas, who came to change his life for the better and make him repent his sins. With the aid of the ghosts of Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge found his heart and started giving parts of his fortune to others – and now you can be one of those who win a huge portion of the Scrooge fortune, in the Ghosts of Christmas slots!
Like other games based on classic fiction such as Fortune Hill and haunted house, "Ghosts of Christmas" is a new spin on an old tale. Based on Dickens' classic tale, "A Christmas Carol", the stunning CG art pulls the player right into Victorian London and the frightened shoes of Ebenezer Scrooge. But gorgeous as the art may be, it is still merely the backdrop of a fantastic game that offers a huge winning potential and tons of wins.
"Ghosts of Christmas" is a 5 reel, 20 line slot machine game. The game is based around five spinning reels, each showing various symbols across its face. Clicking the SPIN! button causes these reels to spin eventually stopping to show three different symbols and forming a 15 symbol board. The player is betting against the house on the chance that this new board will include a line of matching symbols, from left to right. Whenever this happens you win a prize based on your bet and multiplied by a fixed number set in advance for each type of possible combination, with rarer combinations being worth more money and the highest being 10,000 times the line bet amount.
You should note that each line can win or lose independently from all the others – meaning that winning on one line doesn't bar you from winning on all the others. With 20 lines, each capable of winning prizes of up to 10,000 times your line bet amount, the potential wins are indeed worthy of the Scrooge fortune.
To make sure you always finish your night with Scrooge with more money than you had when you started it, "Ghosts of Christmas" offers you free spins based on your bet and the amount of active lines you had when you won them. Whenever you spin three or more of the "Marley's Ghost" symbols you win the free spins feature – you get to click one of the symbols, and behind it you'll find hidden an amount of spins you'll get to spin.
Once you choose the symbol you think hides the highest amount of spins, your free spins will start. All free spins are based on the amount of active lines and the line bet amount you had when you won them, but all wins are multiplied by three, granting you a chance for amazing wins of up to 30,000 times your line bet amount!
While Marley's ghost will grant you free spins where you might win more money, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will grant you sure wins! Whenever you win three or more clock symbols, one of the ghosts will take you on a special journey. When you reach your destination you'll be presented with five prize items, and you'll get to choose prizes based on the amount of clock symbols you've won – three symbols if you spin three clock symbols, four if you spin four symbols and five for five symbols (meaning you win all the prizes!). This means that for you, unlike for scrooge, a nightly visit by one of the ghosts is a blessing that yields great rewards!
How to play
Playing "Ghosts of Christmas" is as easy as shivering at night – all you need to do is use the buttons that line the bottom of the screen.
- Info: Shows information about the game, including the paytable.
- Lines -/+: Changes the amount of lines you are betting on.
- Line bet: Change how much you are betting on each line.
- Bet max: Activate all lines and spin the reels immediately.
- Auto-play: Spin the reels automatically – let the ghosts do the work while you keep the prizes.
- SPIN!: Click this to teach old Scrooge a lesson, spin the reels and win a huge chunk of his fortune, becoming just as rich as he is!
Tips from the pros
Winning the biggest prizes on "Ghosts of Christmas" comes from winning big on the free spins and collecting well on the ghost bonus screens. To make sure those are life changing, make sure you always bet as many lines as possible and with the highest bet you can sustain – you never know when you'll win the free spins that will change your life!