Christmas arrives and with it the taste for playing Christmas themed slots, and maybe it's my impression, but it seems that Christmas slots are almost always more generous than others, as if they came with gift included hehe.
Playtech has been inspired by tales of Christmas and created Ghosts of Christmas, a slot in the format of 5 x 3 reels and 20 paylines, based on the story of old Scrooge and the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future ; it is not the first slot based on this tale I play, but I can say that I liked it, perhaps even more than the one created by Microgaming, and the reason for this may not be their special features, but rather the amount and frequency of the appearing of scrooge's wild symbol, which has been key piece ever to sustain my balance while I make turns in search of a big prize appears. Payouts are possibly not large, but are somewhat offset by a good hitting average during the base game. Special features in this slot are Ghosts of Marley's Christmas Bonus and Free Games.
- Ghost of Christmas Bonus: this figure is triggered by the occurrence of 3 or more clock symbols consecutively on some active payline from left to right, starting at the reel 1; the wild symbol is not eligible to participate in the activation of this feature. Once triggered this round, the screen makes transition to a scenario where you may see any of the three ghosts, past, present, or future, who present 5 books, gifts, or headstones, for you to choose; all elections have a prize, some larger than others. Activating these bonus rounds did not seem an extremely difficult task for me, and the best rewards I got here were approximately 5 times the value of my total stake, fair award just considering the frequency this feature is activated with.
- Marley's Free Games: this feature is activated by the appearance of 3 or more scatters in any position, identified with the image of a man in chains, which apparently is the ghost of Marley, the truth at this point is I do not remember that part of the story. After activated, you must do pick on any of the scatters to find out if you qualify for 5, 10, or 15 free spins, whose profits will all be multiplied by 3x. To be frank, considering how difficult it has seemed to trigger this characteristic to me, I think it should give 15 spins instantly, since I could spin the reels over 400 turns to access this instance and I got only five free spins and have only 2 small winnings on them; a disappointing detail in a game that I still consider quite fun.
Anyway, it's impossible not recommending this game and even more so close to this important holiday.