Santa Vs Rudolf Slot Review
It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas when Santa Vs Rudolf was announced, why? Because NetEnt was releasing another re-make of a popular slot and dressing it up for the season – like they do every year.
Just as Flowers became Flowers Christmas Edition, EggOMatic became Jingle Spin and Secrets of the Stones became Secrets of Christmas, The Invisible Man was repackaged and shipped out as Santa Vs Rudolf.
The slot has 10 default bet levels, ranging from €0.2 to €100 and gives out a potential default maximum win of 1000x your bet. The hit frequency is 29.00%.
Wild symbols are random symbols that substitute for all other symbols that seriously increase your chances of getting a win. In Santa vs Rudolf, wild symbols appear on reels 1 and 5 in the main game and on all reels during the Free Spins mode.
Sticky Wild Re-Spins
Whenever a Wild symbol appears on the reels and your wins are calculated, the wild will move one place left, giving you an extra spin.
Just like in other slot games, it’s the Free Spins mode that can consistently pay out the big bucks.
To activate the mode, you need to land a Santa Wild and a Rudolf Wild on the reels at the same position. These two wilds will lock into that position and you’ll first benefit from having two connected wilds.
Once your wins have been calculated, you’ll receive 10 Free Spins. During the Free Spins, you can earn an extra 20 Free Spins by bringing these two symbols together again and again.
The Free Spins mode is where the battle between the white beard and red nose really kicks off.
There are two meters at the top of the screen, a red one for Santa and a green one for Rudolf. You will fill the meters up by 1 every time you land a corresponding Santa or Rudolf wild.
If you successfully fill all 8 spaces on one of the meters before the Free Spins feature comes to an end, you’ll activate 1 of 2 special extra bonuses:
This mode is quite simply a ‘click to reveal’ mini-game and isn’t all that exciting. However, you can win some decent rewards. There are 3 coin wins of varying amounts, a multiplier increase for your Free Spin wins and an item that will end the stage. The highest multiplier you can get is 4x.
This mode is more exciting as it consists of 3 spins with 5 randomly placed Reindeer Wilds on the reels at the same time – leading to some potentially massive wins.
Santa Vs Rudolf Verdict
For a clone of a previous game, Santa Vs Rudolf is actually a decent, rewarding and pretty fun slot. Just like you can transform your living room into a Christmas wonderland, NetEnt have taken the mechanics of The Invisible Man and used them to create an unapologetically Christmasy Christmas game. While there are certainly big wins to be had, this medium game will likely either leave you lightly up or down, but you’ll definitely feel more in the mood for a glass of egg nog and carols.