Post Published: November 30, 2019
Author: Chlo


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Santa Vs Rudolf Slot Review – NetEnt

NetEnt has been one of the casino industry’s giants for years now. The company recently acquired another provider Red Tiger Gaming. Since this arrangement, there have not been any dramatic changes and their games still have their unique touch. With this deal completed, some have wondered what’s next from NetEnt. The last game I reviewed by the provider is ‘Reel Rush 2’, an exciting game sequel. Now with Christmas being under a month away, there has been a festive game created. There is one every year, this year is titled ‘Santa Vs Rudolf’. This game is available to play across all sites now.

This game has the classic festive theme. There is a snowy background with a village over the hills and trees. In a wooden structure, you see Santa on the left and Rudolf on the right. Both have a simple animation and the structure has wrapped presents. The artwork has a nice design, along with vibrant symbol designs. Overall the visuals reflect the theme well.

Santa Vs Rudolf has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 20 set pay lines. This game is low – medium variance due to the max win capped at 1,000x and set RTP of 96.35%. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.

Santa Vs Rudolf Slot Review Symbols & Paytable

This game has 12 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. These symbols have a candy cane design. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by Santa letters, snow globes, reindeer collars, a sack of presents and Santa’s sleigh. There is also a Santa and Rudolf wilds. The most valuable symbol is the Santa’s sleigh symbol, this symbol pays 25x for 5 across a pay line.

Wild symbols appear on reels 1 and 5 in the base game. All reels in the bonus feature, wilds substitute for all symbols. Rudolf wilds appear on reel 1 and move horizontally one reel to the right at the start of each re-spin. Santa wilds appear on reel 5 and move one space to the left at the start of each re-spin.

Santa Vs Rudolf Slot Review Features

Central to this game is the free spins feature. This is activated when a Santa wild and Rudolf wild merge together. Both symbols will need to land on the same row for this to occur. This is the same in the game ‘Invisible Man’. This will award 10 free spins if the two wilds merge again during spins 4 extra spins will be awarded. During spins 2 meters will appear, this is for two extra features.

When one of the wilds moves off the reel set, it will be added to the corresponding meter. Each meter has 8 spaces if one of these meters is filled before the free spins feature you will be awarded the corresponding extra feature. Filling up Rudolf’s meter will award Rudolf’s spins and filling up the Santa feature will award Santa’s gifts feature.

Rudolf’s Spins -This will award 3 free spins with 5 randomly placed reindeer wilds. The reindeer wilds will appear in random positions for each spin.

Santa’s Gifts – There are 3 item sets where you click 1 of 5 items to reveal a prize. You can choose out of 3 coin wins,1 multiplier increase and 1 end of stage item all unrevealed until one is chosen at random. The max multiplier is 4x.


Overall, I really love this game. However, it has such big similarities to the previously released game ‘Invisible Man’. The max win of 1,000x is low, however, the features are fun, and the festive aspect is perfectly captured. Well done to Netent on the best Christmas game this year. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.