Santa vs Rudolf

Christmas slots tend to come thick and fast around that special time of the year. So was the case in December 2019, as Santa vs Rudolph found its way into the gold rush casino site. This NetEnt game isn’t like other Christmas-themed casino games, though. Far from being a generic bauble and wreath adorned slot, this one deals with an ongoing duel between Santa, and his favourite (or as the game implies, formerly favourite) reindeer. 

Comedy is at the heart of NetEnt’s Santa vs Rudolph slot. However, affordability and value for money are also high up on this game’s list of traits. The game is played over 5 reels and 20 lines, and costs as little as 20p a spin. Stakes can rise no higher than £100 a turn, so the game is very much affordable, which is what you would expect at that time of the year. This slot also carries a non-progressive jackpot worth 500x a bet, has a decent RTP and only offers up medium volatility action. It is nothing less but a Christmas cracker. 

Special Features 

Players will note that the Santa vs Rudolph slot has not one, but two wild symbols. These appear as both the title characters and they can substitute for all icons without exception. Raging Rudolph appears on the first reel, while a stroppy Santa can spring up on the fifth. When they show up, they do so as walking wilds. Rudolph will walk towards the rightmost reel, and Santa the leftmost as re-spins are handed out. 

Should both Santa and Rudolph bump into one another on the reels, they will lock and engage in a duel. A free spin feature is then delivered, with a total of 10 free games offered to players. Up to three of each icon can merge, meaning a potential total of 30 free spins are on offer with this game. 

Bonus Features 

Once the bonus begins, both Rudolph and Santa can now appear on all five of the slot’s reels. They will continue to walk across the reels as the bonus round is played out. However, if the meet in this feature, an additional four free games are added to a player’s tally. There are also two metres (one for each character) in the bonus. When one of the characters disappears from the reels, its respective meter rises. 

Filling Rudolph’s meter will hand players three free games during which random reindeer wilds can pop up across the reels. However, filling Santa’s meter will see a click and win bonus offered. Of the five items on the screen, one contains a cash prize, while the others provide increasing multipliers worth up to 4x, or nothing at all.   

Overview 

Santa vs Rudolph is unquestionably one of the best Christmas-themed slots to launch at online casinos over the winter period of 2019. It has much more to offer than the often mundane and predictable seasonal slots produced by other casino software developers. On top of that, the comedy presented to players via the theme only makes the slot even more entertaining. Click to see more slots