Christmas, the Season of Goodwill, Possibly Not in the Festive Themed Scrooge Megaways Slot?
Mr Vegas Casino and Videoslots casino are preparing to add the latest in the Twisted Tale series of slots from iSoftBet to their casino. This time around, we get an appearance from the classic tale of Scrooge just in time for the Christmas period in the Scrooge Megaways slot.
Scrooge Megaways is scheduled for release on the 30th of November 2021, but you may also be able to get an earlier exclusive peek of this slot over Mr Green Casino ahead of the official launch date!
The classic tale of Scrooge might be seen as a potential hazardous decision when making an online slot, but let's be clear the focus and theme here is that we will be taking money away from Scrooge hopefully, and this isn't just a tight slot that never pays!
Scrooge Megaways - Base Gameplay
As the title suggests, the Scrooge Megaways slot relies heavily on the Megaways payline system. In terms of design, this is a reasonably standard megaways system giving a maximum total of 117,649 ways to win in the base game.
There is a lack of a top tracker, which was a fairly standard feature on slots such as Bonanza. Instead of on Scrooge Megaways, you have the text Past, Present, Future, which is just an indication of the stake based "Scrooge themed Jackpots" rewards that are on offer and their values.
The base gameplay is standard vanilla megaways with cascading wins, dropping in new symbols and a random number of ways created each spin thanks to the Megaways system.
There is the addition of a randomly activated feature called Hauntings Of Christmas which offers two unique features. The first is a guaranteed max megaways spin. The second adds additional scatters to the reels, increasing but not guaranteeing your chance of a bonus trigger.
The bonus round is, of course, the primary source of big wins on this machine and requires five or more of the Scatter symbols to trigger. Rather than a regular free spins round with rising multipliers, you have a Scrooge Respins feature that plays out in a very similar style to the Aztec Gold Megaways slot.
Scrooge Megaways is being pitched as a medium to high variance machine with an in house volatility rating of 7/10. The max win seems to be capped at 12,000x, and with a hit frequency of 32.3%, you can expect regular and frequent wins.
The premium Scrooge symbol pays out 25x stake in the base game for a 6 of a kind win, but also factor in with Megaways this can be multiple winning payline combinations as well.
Triggering the bonus round requires five or more of the special scatter symbols, which are easily identified with number multipliers and gold edges such as 1x, 2x, 3x marked on them, but can also include the higher value Past, Present, Future symbols which are worth 10x, 25x and 50x respectively.
In the screenshot shown above, we have 4 scatter symbols in play. The "scatter tease animation" is showing in the empty symbol areas in anticipation for a 5th scatter symbol to drop into view, which will signal a Scrooge Respins bonus round trigger.