The world’s most famous scrounger comes to a slot near you in Scrooge’s Jackpot, a 5 reel, 20 payline jackpot slot from Leander Games. Based on the well-known novel by Charles Dickens, this Christmas themed slot may not turn many heads out of season but comes stuffed with wild reels, a turkey-inspired ‘pick me’ round and a free spins feature where stacked wilds hit every spin. Emulate Ebenezer and put either 20p or anything up to £100 per spin.
The design perfectly captures the crowded, Dickensian street scene in its theme. The symbols displayed on the reels includes golden A to 9 playing cards and classic characters from the novel including ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and yet to come as well as more central characters such as Jacob Marley who represents the most valuable symbol which awards 500 coins if the player lands 5 in a row. That same amount is also available from the wild symbol that substitutes every symbol other than the scatter and bonus ones.
About the developer
A fairly young developer, Argentinian casino slot company Leander Games produces high quality games that can run on browser technology and downloadable options. They are known for their interesting in-reel features and games based on other well-known gambling games such as Reely Poker and Reely Roulette with a poker side-bet and interesting bonus rounds.
About the game
Scrooge is brought to life with life-like animation as he slumps off to the right of the screen and comes to life at random on any spin that triggers the Candle Wilds feature. This feature turns all the symbols on a reel or reels wild. The two other bonus features on offer include the ‘Festive Feast Pick Me’ bonus feature which is triggered when the player lands the bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on one spin. Select any turkey to reveal cash prizes.
A prominent feature included in this slot is the Free Spins bonus that is triggered when the player gets the corresponding symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same turn. This will result in 7 free spins. While this may not seem like much, The Candle Wilds feature mentioned earlier will more than make up for the slower gold flow to begin with.
Scrooge’s Jackpot doesn’t offer anything particularly flashy, and its theme means that outside of the Christmas season it may become less fashionable. However the gameplay works well, with free spins and bonus features delivering enough content for newcomer and high roller alike. The Dickensian tale of Christmas is well realised in this slot by Leander Games and if you’re a fan of the story, you won’t want to miss this.
Game rules can be found within game.