Santa vs Rudolf Slot Review

The Santa vs Rudolf slot is brought to you by NetEnt and has 5 reels, 3 rows, 20 paylines and win both ways payouts. Playable from 20p to £10 a spin on all devices, this Christmas themed game comes with shifting Santa and Rudolf wilds with re-spins and a free spins where shifting wilds fill meters to trigger 2 more bonus features based on Santa and Rudolf.

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Santa vs Rudolf Theme/Symbols

The Santa vs Rudolf slot game has an obvious Christmas theme. It may be based on the magical time of year but all is not what it seems in the North Pole. Rudolf is up to no good as he’s hidden Santa’s hat just before he’s about to deliver presents around the world.

With cartoon style graphics and a cheerful soundtrack, you are taken to the North Pole where Santa and Rudolf are perched either side of the reels. Symbols include candy cane style A, K, Q, J and 10 royals. You’ll also see letters to Santa, snow globes, reindeer collars, sacks of gifts and Santa’s sleigh. The latter pays the most with 3, 4 or 5 on a payline giving you 1, 7.5 or 25 times your total stake. Winning combinations are formed from left to right and right to left.

2 wild symbols & Wild Re-Spins feature

Santa vs Rudolf benefits from 2 wild symbols, the Rudolf wild and the Santa wild. They both substitute for all symbols. The Rudolf wild appears on reel 1 in the base game and move horizontally 1 reel right at the beginning on each re-spin. The Santa wild appears only on reel 5 (in the base game) and shifts 1 reel left at the start of every re-spin. This is known as the Wild Re-Spins feature as both wilds are essentially walking wilds.

Free Spins feature

If both the Santa and Rudolf wilds meet on the same position on the reels, the lock together in position and merge. Once any wins are evaluated, the Free Spins feature is triggered with 10 free spins awarded. You can merge up to 3 Rudolf and Santa wilds to give you 30 free spins. More importantly, both Santa and Rudolf wilds can appear on all 5 reels. They will shift as described above. If they merge during a free spin, you will win an extra 4 free spins.

Furthermore, you will see 2 meters above the reels. These correspond to the wilds that appear during the feature. When a Santa or Rudolf wild moves off the reels, it fills 1 space on its meter. Both meters have 8 spaces each. If you fill 1 of the meters before the feature ends, a corresponding bonus feature will be triggered.

Rudolf Spins feature

If you fill Rudolf’s meter, you’ll trigger the Rudolf Spins feature. You get 3 spins where 5 Reindeer wilds are randomly placed on the reels for each spin.

Santa’s Gifts feature

The Santa’s Gifts feature is played if you fill Santa’s meter in the Free Spins feature. You will then come across 3 item sets when you click on 1 of the 5 items to win a prize. You can reveal a cash prize, a multiplier increase or a feature end. The multiplier increase can see a multiplier up to 4x applied to your total coin wins. You can win up to 188 times your stake.

Santa vs Rudolf closing thoughts

The Santa vs Rudolf slot is different to other Christmas themed slots visually. It has a certain authentic feel to it. With a tongue in cheek feel, this medium variance slot can pay up to 1,000 times your stake on each spin or free spin. This is done by filling the reels with the high value Santa’s sleigh symbol (500 times stake both ways).

It’s definitely better than most Christmas slots out there but in case you’re wondering, Santa vs Rudolf uses the same game engine as NetEnt’s The Invisible Man.

If you’re looking for more festive spirit though, Push Gaming’s Fat Santa, iSoftBet’s Scrooge Megaways and Pragmatic Play’s Christmas Carol Megaways would be my recommendations.

Santa vs Rudolf Slot Information

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    Santa vs Rudolf
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    Video Slot
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Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.

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