With the approaching of the festive winter season, you might think that everything is fine on the North Pole. But the reindeer Rudolph has hidden Santa’s hat. This happened right before they are due to start their journey delivering gifts all around the world. What you can do is help Santa get his hat back in this amusing reel ride.
It will entertain you with Walking Wilds with free Respins and wild substitutions. There are also Free Spins and 2 bonus features that can result in wins of over 1,000 times your bet per spin. NetEnt is the creator of Santa vs Rudolph. It is a feast for those into the Christmas thematic but done ironically. The game has two extra features. These include multipliers, cash rewards and extra free spins.
The game has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 fixed pay-lines, which is pretty standard. The untypical feature is winning both ways of mechanics. It lets you win double from the 20 pay-lines. They reward when you score 3 to 5 identical symbols on them from left to right and from right to left. Become part of the mission of retrieving Santa’s hat back with wagers in the range of 0.20 to 100 credits per spin.
There are two types of walking wilds – Rudolph’s and Santa’s. When these clash on the same row they give you free re-spins. You can also win from the free spins and the two random features. The slot’s volatility is medium and the Return to Player rate is 96.35%. the max win that you can take from Santa vs Rudolf is 1,350 times your stake or £135,000.
Upon loading the game, you will be taken directly into the cabin of Santa in his winter wonderland. You will see Rudolph on the porch making fun of Santa and pinching his hat. Without it, their annual Christmas Eve journey won’t be possible. You will see Santa and Rudolph both as walking wilds head to head clashing and triggering the free spins. The graphics are cartoonish and a bit childish. They seem not very precise, which is something intended to underline the humorous vibe.
The symbols include playing cards, which form of candy sticks in red and white. Christmas bell, Rudolph’s collar, Santa’s sleigh, Christmas presents will also land. Santa and Rudolph are walking wilds. The soundtrack is in the spirit of a Christmas fairy tale with bells and musical highlights. The tune becomes merrier during free spins and has an even more fun and humorous mood. The Christmas spirit is awakened through the game with a slightly comic tone. There is a well-recognised storyline.
The playing symbols include card royals from 10 to A formed of candy sticks in striped red and white. They award from 3x to 5x stake for 5 of a kind combinations. The picture symbols are the high-value ones. These are Santa’s wishlist, Rudolph’s collar, reindeer in a snow globe, Santa’s sleigh and his sack full of presents. Land 5 of any of them on a win line to get from 7.5 to 25 times your stake.
Santa’s sleigh is the top player in the slot giving you 25 times your stake wins for 5 matching symbols. We should note that hitting 5 of a kind in one direction (e.g. from left to right) will pay you. The other way too – which means you will get double from the wins. There are two wilds in the game – the colliding Santa and Rudolph. They are walking symbols both in the base and free games. In the base game, Santa appears on reel 5 and Rudolph – on reel 1 only. In the free spins, these wilds you can see on any reel.
When Santa wild, Rudolph wild, or both appear on the grid, they trigger the Respin feature and start moving. Santa moves one position from right to left on the same row that it has landed. Rudolph moves from left to right by one step on each free re-spin. You can have many wilds on the reels at the same time. These re-spins are free and end one more spin after the last wild has left the grid. You will get your wins calculated and paid before the next round starts.
If you happen to land both wilds on the same row, eventually they will clash and activate 10 Free Spins. You can’t re-trigger the feature. But you can add +4 without limits to your free rounds if you collide Rudolph and Santa during free spins. In free spins, both of the wilds can land on any of the reels triggering more free re-spins.
You will see two meters on the top of the playing grid- one for Rudolph Wilds and the other for Santa Wilds. Each of them contains 8 digits. Every time you land one of the wilds, the respective meter will get charged by one. So you need 8 wilds of one kind to trigger the extra feature. It will activate after the end of the free rounds. In case you fail to charge any of the meters, the free rounds will finish and you will continue to the base game.
The extra features are these:
Santa vs Rudolf is the Christmas version of another NetEnt video slot from 2014 – The Invisible Man. The game is fun, done with a sense of humour and has plenty of features and ways to boost your bankroll. NetEnt’s version of the winter-related slot is unusual and original. Another celebrating the Christmas spirit game that we can recommend to you is Xmas Magic by Play’n GO. You can also try Festive Indulgence by Microgaming. Santa vs Rudolf offers you a bit more different sensation and includes unique and unpredictable features and outcomes.