Scrooge is a Microgaming design, a slot machine that seems to be built with the winter holidays in mind. It is based on the famous story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. The full name of the miserable character that is at the center of the action is actually Ebenezer Scrooge, a guy that doesn’t believe in the spirit of Christmas. He does change his mind though, thanks to the visit of a couple of ghosts, of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The slot will offer cartoon like graphics, an innovative feature which involves a calendar, free spins, a bonus game, scatters and multipliers. All in all, the game offers a lot, even placing 50 lines on 5 reels, and awarding a payout of $60,000.
Betting and Prizes
The betting range is quite big, and if you choose to wager with all 50 lines active, you need to spend at least $0.50 per spin, though you can reach values of $500 as well. You modify the bet by changing how many coins are part of the line bet, 1 to 10 available, and by changing their denomination as well, in which case you can go from $0.01 to $1.
The big payout seems to come from the wild symbol, the one that sports the Scrooge logo. Five of these on a payline will give you the line bet back at a 6,000x multiple. It should mean up to 60,000 coins, with a $60,000 maximum value.
Scrooge Slot Features
One of the most important things about Scrooge slot machine is the calendar system, which you see in the upper left corner. Whenever you have a winning combo, you have one click to make that spin, on a winning symbol. This can advance you by one day in the calendar, getting you closer to Christmas day, or it can add one future spin to the counter from the upper right corner. You can accumulate free spins this way, until you reach December 25th, at which point you will play through them. The free spins you get this way are going to benefit from the presence of 2x multipliers.
The Door Knocker is a symbol which can bring you the Xmas Dinner Bonus, and it does this as a scatter, when it is present in 3 to 5 locations. In this feature, you have to pick a meal for each of the five hungry characters. One of those five will be the winner, and the meal you chose for him will decide how much you take home. The biggest payout is at 20x the bet.
The final feature will be the wild symbol, shown as a logo of the game’s title. Have five of these symbols appear on a payline, and you get 6,000x as a prize, meaning up to 60,000 coins. Wilds can double prizes when they do their job with a new winning combo.
Theme & Design
The theme is found in a few other slots, but Microgaming did an awesome job with this one, especially with the calendar system. The game offers a story book like design, with characters and objects from the story being present on the reels. All symbols are themed, which is another bonus for it.
Scrooge slot will pay well, will offer excellent features, it even innovates a bit, so if you’re anywhere near Christmas, I suggest you try it out.