Bah, humbug! Scrooge’s Jackpot Slot is a slot from Leander and First Look Games played on a conventional 5×3 grid with 20 set-in-stone Paylines. It’s based on the famous festive tale by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.
There’s a snowy street-scene backdrop, and it’s all overseen by (who else?) Tiny Tim (leaning on his crutch) and Scrooge himself (in nightgown and cap and carrying a candle), who stand on either side of the reels as night falls. And it comes with a couple of cool bonus features as it revives a classic, much-loved tale that’s a seasonal staple.
How to play
Scrooge’s Jackpot Slot has been fully optimised for mobile, so you’ll be able to enjoy it on the go. Equally, the betting range of 0.20 to 100 credits comfortably covers most budgets and attitudes to risk.
Emblems on the reels incorporate the usual A through 9 playing cards, along with the three ghosts (of Christmases Past, Present and Future), while your most lucrative icon is Scrooge’s former business partner Jacob Marley, who forks out a very unmiserly 500 coins for five of him on one Payline.
The candlestick Wild (which can appear stacked) does the usual thing of replacing all the standard icons to help you create winning combos, while Scrooge’s accounts book and the turkey are the bonus symbols.
Scrooge himself can activate the Candle Wilds round at any moment. This essentially just means that all of a reels’ emblems convert to Wilds.
Bag three turkeys somewhere on the central three reels to initiate this round. You will then choose from nine of the birds to discover things related to the festive season, and win cash prizes.
Scoop three of the old miser’s accounts books wherever you like on Reels 1, 3 and 5 to launch this one. Your reward will be seven free whirls. Candle Wilds are constantly active here, so you’re guaranteed a hit on every twirl, which should make up for having just seven freebies if that doesn’t sound like very many.
As the title suggests, there is a progressive jackpot in Scrooge’s, er, Jackpot. It’s awarded randomly, so can be bagged on any turn of the reels. You can win it without playing any side games. The maximum payout is 50,000.
Return to Player (RTP)
Return to Player or RTP is not bad at all at a generous 97.17%. Variance sits somewhere on the higher side of medium here.
The visuals work well on Scrooge’s Jackpot Slot, which manages to pull off the tricky feat of a Christmas theme without overdoing the saccharine content – there’s not a bauble to be seen! But you’ll enjoy it if you fancy marking the festive season in simple, no-nonsense style with a slot that’s also potentially lucrative.
You should find enough quality and entertainment value to attract and hold your interest. The features work well, while there’s also enough action going on. You may even fancy playing it at other times of the year, too!
Give it a try in free demo mode in the first instance, and then let us know how you fared.