Scrooge Online Slot Games
Scrooge is a 5 reel, 50 payline online slot game created by Microgaming. The game is based on the famous Charles Dickens novel ‘A Christmas Carol’, which tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly man who learns about the spirit of Christmas with the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
Scrooge online slot games include wild and scatter symbols, as well as 2 unique bonus features. Players can trigger both a free spins feature and a Xmas Dinner bonus feature by landing 3 or more of the associated bonus symbols during the base game.
Game Play and Visuals
Scrooge is set against a dark backdrop of paved streets, with a silhouette of Victorian London visible above the reels. There are bright gas lamps on either side of the reels to illuminate the game. The game’s graphics are 2-dimensional but detailed and colourful, and the characters are expressive and fun. On the reels are many of the main characters from the Dickens story, including Jacob Marley tied up in chains, physically challenged Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge himself.
The reel symbols are also animated, providing fun movements like Scrooge frowning sourly while holding up a candle or Jacob Marley battling to free himself from his chains. The characters are also touched with the Christmas spirit during the free spins bonus feature, and the graphics and colours of the bonus game become livelier, as do the game’s characters.
The reel symbols in Scrooge include the characters Tiny Time, Jacob Marley, Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. There are also other symbols relating to the story, such as a safe, a money bag, a red ledger book, a grandfather clock and a set of keys.
The game’s wild is the ‘Scrooge’ logo, which is surrounded by a circle of silver coins. This wild symbol can substitute any other symbol in the game, with the exception of the scatter symbol.
Scatter Symbol and Xmas Dinner Bonus
The Scrooge door knocker is the game’s scatter symbol. Landing 3 or more of these door knocker scatters anywhere on the reels will activate the Xmas Dinner bonus game. Once the game has been triggered, players will be taken to a screen showing 5 game characters seated at a dinner table with 5 festive holiday dishes displayed above them. Players must drag and drop each meal onto a guest’s plate. Once this has been completed, one of the characters will remain lit up, and players’ triggering bets will be multiplied with the multiplier associated with the particular dish that the lit up character is eating.
Free Spins Feature
The free spins feature in Scrooge is triggered in a unique way. Every time players land a winning combination on the reels, they will be able to choose a symbol that will either award them one free spin on the free spin counter to the right of the game, or advance the calendar on the left by 1 day. Once the calendar reaches Christmas Day, the 25th of December, the free spins feature will begin with the number of free spins displayed on the counter. The free spins will play out and the calendar and counter will reset.