Many of the top gaming content companies use the holidays as central themes for real money slot games. The Christmas season is an especially popular time for one last slot release of the year. NetEnt is one of the biggest gaming software development companies in the entire gaming industry. It is sure to attract some attention with this year’s Christmas season video slot release.
The new game is battle of Christmas spirit in the North Pole. The central characters are Santa himself and his most famous reindeer. The release of Santa vs. Rudolf with a huge dose of fun and festive cheer. The most magical time of the year for both is highlighted by a hidden hat. The magical hat was hidden by the mischievous Rudolf. Santa needs to find it in time for Christmas Eve.
This is a 5×3 video slot with 20 paylines that are fixed. This is also a win-both-ways slot design. The top two Bonus Features are:
- Santa’s Gifts
- Rudolf Spins
Other popular game features include re-spins, free spins, wild substitutions and walking wilds. All these features combine to brighten up the holidays. They can also deliver some big Christmas wins for lucky players. Traditional symbols include candy canes, sleigh bells and reindeers. As a unique twist, the candy canes are shaped into a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace.
The walking wilds have the ability to pay multiple times as they move from reel to reel. They can also trigger Free Spins. Santa’s Gifts features a Pick & Click option for coin prizes and multipliers. Rudolf Spins offers three spins with five wilds lining up for some hefty wins.
The highlight of this game is a very generous 96.35% Return-to-Player. This remains on the high side of most real money slots. This should bring some serious joy to more than a few holiday celebrations. The game has a volatility rating of medium/high to appeal to a wide audience of players. The default bet levels are from 1 to 10 at the bet rate of .02 to 100.
Bryan Upton is the Director of Games for NetEnt. His thoughts echoed these sentiments.
They were shared on www.netent.com in reference to the new release: “Santa vs. Rudolf is following on from the huge success and laughs of Jingle Spin. And a merry addition to our seasonal portfolio that perfectly captures the joy and cheer of this holiday season.”
He went on to add:
“Santa vs. Rudolf continues the humorous trend with goofy antics from our two favorite holiday heroes battling it out for seasonal supremacy. This narrative will be hard to resist amongst the scrooges in our player base.”
This has been a busy year even for one of the most active gaming companies. This latest release will be a highlighted seasonal game at the following four top casino operators:
These are part of NetEnt’s network of casino operators in regulated gaming markets.