Net Entertainment’s Santa vs Rudolf Video Slot Review

Santa VS Rudolf: Demo

Father Christmas and his lead reindeer appear to have had a bit of a tiff in Santa vs Rudolf, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from NetEnt. This anarchic take on the classic Christmas-themed slot comes with plenty of extras including walking wilds and a free spins round. Collect wilds there to land more free games with added wilds or pick me prizes. Play from between 20p and £10 per spin.

Bright & bold

Santa’s cabin at the North Pole is the setting for the Santa vs Rudolf online slot. Perched next to the side of the reels are a cranky looking Santa and an equally moody Rudolf. On the reels you’ll see A to 10 symbols in the style of candy canes. They’re joined by a letter to Santa, a snow globe, Rudolf’s collar and a pile of presents. The most rewarding symbol is Santa’s sleigh which pays 1, 7.5 or 25 times your total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Re-spins with walking wilds

There are 2 wild symbols here. Rudolf appears on reel 1 and Santa on reel 5. When either hit, the Wild Re-Spins feature is triggered – a series of re-spins follow with Rudolf moving 1 position to the right and Santa 1 position to the left on each of them.

Free Spins feature

Hope to see both Rudolf and Santa land on the same position as this triggers the Free Spins feature. Once activated, you’ll receive 10 free spins (20 or 30 if you manage to land 2 or 3 pairs of wilds together). Both Santa and Rudolf can appear on all 5 reels during the free spins. They award re-spins and walk across the screen just like in the base game. If a collision between 2 wild symbols happens, then 4 more free spins are added to your tally.

With wilds hitting on all 5 reels during the feature, you can expect to see plenty of them. They walk across the reels and award re-spins just like in the base game too. They can also add 1 or 2 extra features at the end of the free spins.

Fill the meter

Each time a wild symbol drops off the reels, it fills up 1 position on its associated meter. If you manage to fill all 8 positions on a meter, you’ll activate that bonus feature. These take place once the free spins are complete.

Rudolf Spins feature

Here you can look forward to 3 extra free spins. On each of them, 5 wilds are guaranteed to land. These aren’t walking wilds but can still deliver some decent action.

Santa’s Gifts feature

Once triggered, you’ll be offered the pick of 5 objects. Pick to reveal a coin win or a multiplier of up to 4x. If you land the hat, the round ends. All the coin prizes are added and any multipliers applied. These come on top of any wins from the free spins. This feature can give you 188 times bet prizes in total.

Anarchic Christmas action

We liked this rather madcap take on the Christmas-themed slot. Sugary and schmaltzy it ain’t. The anarchic theme works very nicely and the walking wilds provide plenty of action, especially in the free spins round where they can hit on all 5 reels.

If you’re tired of the usual picture postcard-style Christmas slots, then Santa vs Rudolf could be the perfect antidote – it could also pay 1,000 times your bet on every spin, re-spin or free spin. Just in case you’re wondering, it’s identical gameplay wise to The Invisible Man slot from NetEnt.

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