Santa Vs Rudolf
NetEnt has produced an exciting mobile and desktop Christmas slot with 200,000 coins up for grabs. Spin 2 different wild symbols, latch onto re-spins and merge the wilds on the reels for a free spins round that could result in extra bonus spins or a pick me game with coins and multipliers.
Theme and Story Line
Set in the snowy lands of the North Pole with candy and pink Christmas decorations Santa and Rudolf battle out on the reels as enemies. Rudolf has stolen Santa’s hat and Christmas Day is just around the corner. You will be helping Santa find his hat and put an end to Rudolf’s prank.
Graphics, Sounds, and Animations
The Santa Vs Rudolf slot title was released in 2019 and has since become a popular Christmas themed slot. Set on the front porch somewhere in Lapland you will be spinning candy and decorations on transparent reels that reveal Sanat’s village in amongst snowy trees in the background. On top of the luscious winter setting there are animations, finely designed symbols, and joyous Christmas music all available on both mobile and desktop devices.
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There are 20 pay lines in 5 reels of fun in a 5x3 grid format. All the symbols represent something Christmasy such as A, K, Q, J, and 10 symbols made out of candy. You will also run into Santa's sled, a bag full of gifts, a belt, bells wrapped with holly, and a reindeer inside a glass ball while helping Santa find his hat before its too late to deliver all the pressies for Christmas.
All these symbols can use either the Rudolf Wild or Santa Wild symbols as substitute wilds symbols to form combinations of 3, 4, or 5 symbols. While these wild symbols can also merge giving you free spins where the real battle between the pair takes place and large cash or coin wins can be accumulated.
Lining up the symbols in both the free spins and the base games requires the first symbol to be on reel 1 and line up on adjacent reels left to right. Therefore, a 4-symbol win would look like this across one of the pay lines: 1-2-3-4.
You can view all the payouts in the paytable which is a menu option. Plus, there is a settings menu giving you the choice to view your bets and paytable payouts in cash or coins. You will also find quick spins here too, and desktop players can set the spacebar to spin. Auto spins are available on the main slot interface with extra settings to configure how you would like auto spins to stop.
Bonuses and Free Spins
Re-Spins: The Rudolf Wild symbol is one reel 1 and the Santa Wild symbol is reel 5. When either land on its respective reel, then 3 re-spins are triggered. Each re-spin will move Rudolf 1 reel to the right or Santa 1 reel to the left.
Free Spins: To unlock the free spins game, you will need both the Santa and Rudolf wilds to land on reels 1 and 5 at the same time. 3 re-spins will occur and if the 2 wild symbols merge, then 10 free spins will be triggered. While free spins are in motion, both wilds symbols will appear on any reel. If they happen to merge again while free spins are in motion, and an additional 4 free spins will be added up to a maximum of 30 at any one time.
Santas Gifts and or Rudolfs Spins Meters: While free spins are in motion, 2 meters will appear above the reels. One is for Santa and one for Rudolf. When a wild symbol moves off the reels, the corresponding meter will increase. When a meter is filled, then Rudolfs Spins or Santas gifts feature will begin.
Santas Gifts: Players have 5 items to choose from. They keep picking to receive coin wins, multipliers or an end of stage item. The latter item will stop the game. The total number of coins collected is multiplied by the total number of multipliers collected and the resulting coins are added to the free spins win.
Rudolfs Spins: 5 reindeer wilds will be placed on the reels in random positions. The reels will then spin 3 times.
Bet sizes, RTP and Variance
Each spin is fixed with 20 coins indicated in the ‘BET (COINS)’ box. You can change the ‘Coin Value’ to adjust the value of the coins. The min-max ‘Coin Value’ is 0.01-20.00 and the min-max spin bet is 0.20-400.00 per spin. The RTP is 96.35% and this is a medium-high variance game.
Free spins will take some time to trigger, but nonetheless, this slot makes it fun getting there. The 2 wild symbols, Santa and Rudolf, are the main symbol on the Santa Vs Rudolf video slot giving you re-spins, triggering free spins, and they both have the potential to lead you to extra hidden bonus games as a special Christmas treat.