One of the most stirring tales of the spirit of Christmas is A Christmas Carol written by Dickens. Microgaming and Playtech, two of the leading software providers to Australian online casinos, have released online pokies in which the characters from the novel come alive.
The Microgaming online pokie based on A Christmas Carol is titled Scrooge after the miser in the novel. The other characters like the ghosts of Marley and the Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come, appear as symbols on the reels. The Scrooge Logo is the wild symbol and the Door Knocker is the scatter symbol. The win animations are awesome and true to character. The free spins bonus feature is triggered in an innovative manner. The required combination of symbols adds to the free spins count or advances the calendar by one day. When the date becomes December 25 the accumulated free spins are awarded with doubled payouts. In the free spins the characters are affected with the Christmas spirit and the animations reflect this change. The second screen bonus feature in Scrooge is the Xmas Dinner. You assign a dish to each character and receive a bonus payout. Scrooge can be played at Microgaming Australian online casinos like Casino Mate and Jackpot City.
The Playtech online pokie is titled Ghosts of Christmas. The introductory video clip outlines the story briefly for players not aware of it. The win animations are as impressive as they were in Scrooge. Scrooge is the wild symbol and the ghost of Marley is the scatter symbol. The highlight of this Playtech online pokie is the Ghosts of Christmas bonus. A bonus game from one of the ghosts is randomly triggered. The Ghost of Christmas Past depicts the schooldays of Scrooge when he enjoyed Christmas just like other people. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge spending Christmas alone and in misery while everyone else has a great time. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come foretells a lonely death for Scrooge if he is unwilling to change his ways. In the allotted bonus game you pick objects from the screen to win bonus prizes. The Ghosts of Christmas online pokie also has a free spins bonus round. You will be awarded a random number of free spins in which all payouts will be tripled. The free spins can be retriggered. Ghosts of Christmas is live at all Playtech Australian online casinos like Casino.com and Fly Casino.