Santa vs Rudolf

(NetEnt) Slot Review

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Santa vs Rudolf slot REVIEW

Santa vs Rudolf ReviewSanta vs Rudolf is NetEnt’s contribution to the christmas season of 2019, and it’s almost becoming a tradition for them to reskin one of their older games, and make it into a christmas slot. Usually, we are not too big on reskins, but for seasonal games it’s both understandable and acceptable. Especially when it’s as well done and hilarious as this game turns out to be.

In case you were wondering, Santa vs Rudolf slot is based upon The Invisible Man, and the backstory is that Santa is tired of working. It does not help one bit that his main reindeer, Rudolf, has gone on a rebellious streak. Whenever the 2 walking wilds meet on the reels, they get into a cartoon style fight which triggers the games free spins feature.

It all plays out on 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines that pays both ways, and you can place between between 20p and £400 per spin across all platforms and devices. There are 2 bonus games you can trigger via a Santa and Rudolf bonus meter during the free spins, and you can win up to 1,000 times your stake on this medium to high variance game.

What symbols are there?

This symbols are cartoonish, and this suits the light hearted feel of the game very well. Santa’s sleigh is the highest paying symbol here, and the low value card suit symbols come in the form of christmas candy. You will need to land between 3 to 5 matching symbols on a payline to win, and here we present you with the paytable for Santa vs Rudolf slot:

Santa’s sleigh - Pays 25x for 5 on a payline

Sack of gifts - Pays 20x for 5 on a payline

Reindeer collar - Pays 15x for 5 on a payline

Snow globe - Pays 10x for 5 on a payline

Letters to Santa - Pays 7.5x for 5 on a payline

Candy card suit symbols - Pay between 5x and 3x for 5 on a payline

What are the bonus features?

Both Santa himself, and Rudolf the reindeer, act as wild symbols on this game, and they are both actually walking wilds that trigger the game’s Respins feature. The Rudolf wild can only land on the first reel during the base game, and this wild will move one step to the right for every respin until it’s out of sight. The Santa wild will only land on the fifth reel during the base game, and move 1 step left for every respin until it’s out of sight.

Free spins in Santa vs Rudolf

You also have the possibility of Santa and Rudolft meeting up on the reels, and this results in a scuffle between the two that triggers the game’s free spins feature. Not exactly christmas harmony, but at least you get 10 free spins to start with here. You can, however, get those two grumpies into more fights, and thus get yourself up to 30 free spins in total here.

You will get 4 more spins every time Santa and Rudolf clash, and these walking wild symbols will land more often during the free spins feature. Since you get respins every time you land a walking wild, you will usually benefit from a lot more spins than the 10 you start out with.

You will also notice 2 bonus meters above the reels, a red one for Santa and a green one for the angry Rudolf. You fill the meter by 1 bar for every time you land one of the corresponding walking wilds, and if you fill up all 8 bars on the meter you will trigger the corresponding bonus feature as follows:

Santa's Gifts - this is a classic Pick’em bonus game that’s split up into 3 different sets. You will pick items and win cash prizes, multipliers up to 4x or Santa’s hat which means the bonus round is over for this time.

Rudolf Spins - gives you 3 spins with 5 Rudulf wilds added randomly onto the reels for each spin. This is where you can win really big with a bit of luck.

What is the jackpot (max win)?

While Santa vs Rudolf does not come with any kind of jackpot, you can still win quite nice payouts here. The key is to fill the screen with the highest paying symbol, and this will give you the game’s max win of 1,000 times your stake (500x both ways). Not all that shabby for a medium to high volatility game, and if you play with the highest possible bet level, you can pocket up to £400,000 on a single spin here.

Where can I play Santa vs Rudolf?

You can play Santa vs Rudolf for real money at one of the listed casinos below: Where to play Santa vs Rudolf.

Don’t want to play for real money? No problem, you can easily play the demo for free here at SlotCatalog: Play Santa vs Rudolf for free.

You can also play Santa vs Rudolf slot on your mobile and tablet, and NetEnt Touch makes sure this game runs smoothly on all handheld devices and platforms. This means you can sneak in some spins to make all the christmas parties more enjoyable, and perhaps win enough to treat your family a little extra this season. All you need is your Android, iPhone or iPad.

SlotCatalog verdict

Santa vs Rudolf is definitely different from most christmas slots out there, and it’s nice to have lighthearted game that does not take the holiday so seriously. Having Santa fight with his own famous reindeer is a very fun and original twist, and we have no doubt that NetEnt has created yet another classic for the holiday season here.


Walking wilds that can clash and trigger free spins

Free spins with extra walking wilds

2 bonus features if you fill the Santa or Rudulf meter


1000x max win is a bit low for a medium to high variance game


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