Return of the Rudolph Slot Game Review
There are plenty of traditional Christmas slot games that focus on cute elves, a jolly Santa and boughs of holly – and then you play Return of the Rudolph. This unique, modern story by RTG focuses on everybody’s favourite reindeer as he tries to get his revenge on a bunch of thugs who have ransacked Santa’s workshop just before Christmas. Here you’ll help a baseball-bat wielding Rudolph retrieve all the presents that have been stolen and you’ll be rewarded in cash for doing so!
Fans of RTG will be aware that they’ve focused on original festive slots before such as Rudolph’s Revenge and Santa Strikes Back but this is by far the best one they’ve created yet. With plenty of entertaining bonus features and tons of prizes to be won, you’d be a fool to let this one slip under the radar. So take a read of out review and enjoy a different side to Christmas!
Upon loading the game for the first time, you’ll be forgiven for thinking it’s your typical Christmas slot. However, on second glance to the background behind the reels you’ll see a snowy village with rooftops blown off and dynamite all around. Symbols include Santa, Rudolph, Tired elves, destroyed teddy bears, thugs and vandalised sleighs. Like we mentioned before, this isn’t your average festive game. There isn’t any annoying soundtrack either like many Christmas slots, which is a bonus in itself.
Return of the Rudolph consists of 5 reels and 50 paylines that cannot be altered. RTG have quite a few games with fixed paylines and they probably know that players aren’t going to want to reduce them and damage their chances of winning. We’ve found that this amount is also the perfect amount to provide enough entertainment without proving too confusing with many different prizes on offer.
Players can bet from as little as £0.50p per spin with 0.01p per line, or as much as £250 with £5.00 per line. This means that it definitely caters for all types of players, with low-stake gamers not having to dig deep to find the minimum, while high-rollers will be more than happy with the maximum. Players can alter their bet amount using the arrows and while reading this review you’ll soon see that a minimum of 0.50p per spin is well worth it considering the entertainment and prizes on offer.
That bring us nicely onto how money you can win on Return of the Rudolph. Players can win up to 125 coins for finding card-symbol presents, up to 250 coins for teddy bears and up to 750 coins for finding sleighs. If you thought this was good, up to 1000 coins will be awarded for finding Mrs Claus and up to 1,500 for finding the big man himself. Incredibly, Rudolph is the best symbol on the game and you will be awarded up to 6,000 coins if you manage to find him.
Some slots that offer so much on their base-games fail to deliver on their bonus features. However, Return of the Rudolph definitely doesn’t fall into that category. As we mentioned above, Rudolph is the best symbol but he also acts as the Wild which means it will replace all other symbols except for the Scatter – enabling more combinations and bigger prizes. Rudolph will do his best to find the thugs responsible for causing mayhem and when he does, you’re in for a treat! 3 thugs will award you 3x your total bet, 4 thugs will award you 20x, and 5 thugs will award you the progressive jackpot which can go all the way up to £50,000!
It’s also a good idea to look out for the thug symbol which acts as the Scatter and finding three or more of these will trigger the bonus features. The Rudolph Rampage feature happens when you’re given 8 locations in Santa’s workshop to find 3 elves. The faster you find them, the quicker you will win free spins. The least amount you will be awarded is 5 free spins, but if you only need three guesses then you will get an incredible 50 free spins. At the end you will also be given a present which will either award Wild thugs, expanded Wild Rudolph’s, or quadruple prizes.
You may encounter a feature called Santa Strikes Back in which you will be given 7 free spins and the multiplier will keep on gradually increasing. If you manage to get a candy cane above each reel, the free game counter will reset and you’ll be given even more spins of up to 7.
The last feature is called Rudolph’s Revenge and you will be given 7 free games and double prizes. All of these prizes can be increased by the Wild expanding Rudolph’s held on reel 3. If you trigger this bonus with four scatters then the thug symbols also transform into Wild’s.
It’s refreshing to play a Christmas game that’s so unique and wonderfully entertaining – but that’s what RTG are all about. Yet again they’ve created a slot that manages to offer so much in terms of features and prizes, but also offers incredible value on the base game itself. Return of the Rudolph isn’t just for Christmas – it’s for life.
Slot Game Info
|Min / Max bet||0.50 / 250.00|
|Bonus Round||Rudolph Rampage Feature|
|RTP||95% – 96%|