Santa vs Rudolf slot review (Netent)
With the Santa vs Rudolf slot, Netent has given the Invisible Man a makeover, with a Xmas twist
Their mission seems not yet to be completed. After releasing makeover slots as Twin Happiness (from Twin Spin), Imperial Riches (clone of Cosmic Fortune) or Who’s the Bride (clone of Dead or Alive), it was now time for the classic The Invisible Man slot to get a makeover.
Instead of an Asian theme, it is now a Xmas theme, which is universal.
We must admit that the features of The Invisible Man and therefore of Santa vs Rudolf are original and a great find. We are talking about the Walking Wilds and Wild Respins in the base game.
The game tops off with Santa’s Gifts and Rudolf Spins at the end of the bonus (if you get the best treatment).
You can play Santa vs Rudolf for as little as $€ 0.20 per spin. The real high rollers get what they want: the maximum bet is an astonishing $€ 400 per spin.
What are the theoretical RTP, the variance and the maximum win of the Santa vs Rudolf Slot?
The RTP is an excellent 96.35%. No reason to complain there.
The maximum win (or cap) is 200,000 coins, equivalent to a win of 10,000x the bet.
What surprises us is that such a blistering win is possible, with a maximum bet of $€ 400 per spin. Imagine that you get the maximum win in that case: it would be a surreal win of $€ 4 million.
We expect that chances are minimal. Maybe once every billion spins?
Netent qualifies this slot as a medium to high variance slot, comparable to slots as The Invisible Man, Gonzo’s Quest or Secret of the Stones.
The top wins are typically around 1,000x to 2,000x the bet.
Gameplay and features of the Santa vs Rudolf slot
Santa vs Rudolf has 20 fixed paylines that pay both ways.
As expected, the premium symbols are the typical Xmas attributes. The highest paying symbol is the Santa’s sleigh. 5-of-a-kind yields a win of 25x the bet but effectively is 50x the bet, as wins pay both ways.
Vast amounts of money are not likely to be won in the basic game of this slot. If you manage to get a full screen of either wilds or Santa’s sleighs, you bag a win of 500 x the bet. If you manage to do this 20 times in the free spins, you reach the maximum of 10,000x the stake.
The basic game of Santa vs Rudolf is mainly about the Walking Wilds.
There are two different Wild symbols: the Santa Wild and the Rudolf Wilf.
Santa only appears on the 5th reel and then walks to the 1st reel before disappearing from your screen. Rudolf does the same but in the opposite direction. He runs from the 1st reel to the 5th reel. And while one or both walks, you get a free spin for every step. A Wild, therefore, gives you four respins.
Bonus free spins
When Santa runs from the 5th reel to the 1st reel, Rudolf does so from the 1st to the 5th reel… What happens then? You guessed it: they become closest friends and embrace each other. And, even better, you get 10 free spins!
The free spins work precisely the same way as the spins in the base game. So you continue to have the Walking Wilds. And each time Santa and Rudolf meet each other again, you get another four extra spins. This way, the bonus game can last for a very long time.
But wait, there is more!
And at the end of the bonus game, a lovely surprise may be waiting for you. Or even two surprises. If in the free spins, you manage to spin:
- 8 Rudolf Wilds gets you the Rudolf Spins. These are three free spins with 5 Random Wilds per spider. These spins are, almost always, very lucrative.
- 8 Santa Wilds yields the Santa’s Gifts: presents from Santa Claus. These gifts include cash prizes and multipliers.
You have to make do with playing a lot of small prizes together. And that’s possible thanks to the Wild Respins, extra spins and extra features at the end of the bonus.
Our verdict on the Santa vs Rudolf slot machine
Santa vs Rudolf is an entertaining clone of the Invisible Man, with original features such as Walking Wilds and presents from Santa Claus. As we have all seen it before, it’s hard to give full marks though.
But, for Xmas time, it is not a bad slot at all.
Santa vs Rudolf has enough potential for some massive wins. It’s always lovely to get presents!
It is interesting to see a slot with a pretty high variance with a high maximum bet of $€ 400 per spin. It makes Santa vs Rudolf an excellent high roller slot.
4 out of 5 stars
%100 Match Bonus
🍒Millions of Slot Games
✅Professional Customer Service
Bonus Match Percentage: 100%
Maximum Bonus Value: €100
Free Spins: 100 Extra Spins
Free Spins Slot Game: Gonzo’s Quest, Twin Spin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Spiñata Grande, Fruit Shop.
Bonus Wagering: 48 x Bonus
Free Spins Wagering: 48 x Free Spins
Remarks: The maximum bonus bet is $€5. Any unused bonus money will expire after 7 days. 18+ www.begambleaware.org. Full T&C Apply. "
100% up to€400 Bonus
?No Deposit Free Spins
?Live Casino Bonuses
Bonus Match Percentage: 100%
Maximum Bonus Value: €400
Free Spins: 100 Free Spins + 20 No Deposit Free spins
Free Spins Slot Game: All games
Bonus Wagering: 35 x Bonus
Free Spins Wagering: 35 x Free Spins
Remarks: Players will have to redeem the No Deposit Free Spins by clicking on the ‘’Claim’’ button on the player’s ‘’My Offers’’ page on Leovegas.com. 18+ www.begambleaware.org. Full T&C Apply.
€333 Bonus Package
Bonus Match Percentage: 100%, 50%, 50%
Maximum Bonus Value: €333
Free Spins: 99 Free Spins
Free Spins Slot Game: Big Win Cat
Bonus Wagering: 45 x Bonus
Free Spins Wagering: 45 x Free Spins
Remarks: The maximum stake allowed when having an active bonus is €5. Full T&C apply. begambleaware.org. 18+
Fruit Shop Megaways slot review (Netent)
Fruit Shop Megaways online slot (Netent) - Netent likes to upgrade older slots with the…
Top 10 most popular Netent slots
Net Entertainment (or Netent) is a unique and renowned game provider in the online casino…
Divine Fortune Megaways (Netent) slot review
Divine Fortune Megaways online slot (Netent) - Netent extend their Megaways slots offering with one…
Wonky Wabbits slot review (Netent)
Wonky Wabbits is a fun, high variance, NetEnt slot This slot has 15 pay lines…
Wolf Cub slot review (Netent)
Wolf Cub is Netent’s September 2017 release that has an interesting ace up its sleeve:…
Witchcraft Academy slot review (Netent)
Witchcraft Academy is a Netent video slot that was released in January 2018 What is…