Santa vs Rudolf Slot Free Play
Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of NetEnt before? The developer has been in business for over twenty years now, and has been instrumental in shaping the industry. With over a thousand employees spread across several countries, the team has a global presence. But more talent is always good, which is why they recently acquired Red Tiger Gaming. We can’t wait to see what the future brings for this Swedish developer.
How to Play it
You play Santa vs Rudolf on a 5×3 board with 20 fixed paylines. Players can change their total bet by adjusting the coin value using the up and down arrows. This allows gamblers to wager between $0.20 and $400, which is a fantastic betting spread!
This slot uses NetEnt’s fancy new layout. Apart from the changes on how you make your wagers, it also comes with a sleek, semi-transparent look. The redesign is clearly primarily aimed at mobile devices, but it doesn’t force the same user interface for both phones, tablets and laptops.
The software provider also kept their great Autoplay function while giving it a fresh coat of paint. Now, you must choose the number of auto spins first. Only when you select that can you make changes via the Advanced Settings menu. There, players can set win and loss limits and single win limits. They can also force auto-spins to stop on any win or if free spins are won.
Symbol designs are kept simple and recognizable. The playing card royals have received a holiday makeover, and are now made of Christmas candy canes! Other icons include a letter for Santa, a reindeer in a globe, reindeer reins, Santa’s bag of gifts and the famous red sleigh. Santa and Rudolf are both Wilds, and can substitute for all symbols.
When Santa or Rudolf Wilds land, they will start moving horizontally on the reels. Santa’s Wilds will always move one position to the left, while Rudolf will move one position to the right. If two Wilds are on the same row and collide, they trigger a brawl, which awards ten free spins. Activate three at the same time, and you get a maximum of 30 free spins!
During free spins, two meters will appear above the reels. Each meter fills when the corresponding Wild appears on the board during free spins. If one of the meters is filled before free spins end, the associated bonus will be played.
If you fill Rudolf’s meter, you unlock Rudolf Spins. While this special feature is active, gamblers receive three spins with five randomly placed Rudolf Wilds on the board. While this bonus is ongoing, no other Wilds can appear. You also receive wins both left to right and right to left!
Filling Santa’s meter unlocks Santa’s Gifts. Click one of out of five items to unlock coin wins and multipliers. You get to do this a total of three times, unless you run into the end of stage icon.
This game has a medium-high volatility and a jackpot worth 1000x your total stake. NetEnt’s release has an RTP of 96.35%, which is above the current industry average.
If you’re looking for something bright, fun and Christmas-themed, Santa vs Rudolf is the way to go! Sadly, due to the complications in the North Pole delivery system, there won’t be any grand prizes being handed out here. A mild disappointment to an otherwise excellent slot!