Christmas is huge this year, and the amount of slots out there says it all. Devs have been busying away like little elves for the last few months of the year, rushing out their Xmas offerings. Here we have Booming Games’ latest, Rudolph’s Ride.
Presented over 20 fixed betting lines, on a standard 5 x 3 setup, this slot feels very familiar to the seasoned gamer. With wins as high as 1000x your stake, that's up to approx. 200,000 EUR or equivalent per spin, you’ll certainly have plenty to keep you interested. Did we mention 3x multipliers too? And don’t forget the scatters and wild features!
What you’ll win
Bets on Rudolph’s Ride need setting up for 20 lines at a time. You won’t be able to go lower than 0.20 EUR or equivalent. To max-out the line bet you’ll need to do it for all lines simultaneously, taking you to a risky 200 EUR or equivalent. The line bet reaches its maximum level at 10 EUR or equivalent.
Regular rounds see you getting rewards of up to 1000 coins each line, or 1000x you stake for all lines. Meaning a 200 EUR bet could see you getting up to 10,000 EUR or equivalent per line, or 200,000 EUR in total. This amount can be tripled during the third level of the free spins, in theory giving you as much as 600,000 EUR or equivalent - that's over half a million Euros! However, you get only 3000x your stake, so although it seems like a lot of money, do the maths and you’ll realise it’s not the best odds out there right now.
The slot has some great festive features
Rudolph’s Ride has a host of regular features, but there are some interesting additional tricks and twists too. Firstly, the high-paying symbols get stacked on the reel, making it more likely to have multiple wins simultaneously.
Wild symbols deliver the biggest wins though, offering 1,000 coins if you get five in a row on the same payline. If this doesn’t happen you can still rely on them substituting regular symbol for nice wins during play.
Get the symbol sporting the game logo for help reaching the free spins feature. Three across the reels are needed for the slot to trigger eight free spins on the first level. Retrigger the feature after that and complete the first set of free spins to advance to the second level, here wins are doubled in value. Three further scatters after that will get you eight free spins at level three with tripled wins. This being the last level, you’ll keep getting additional level three free spins if you retrigger the feature during this time.
Looks great too...
If the Christmas ‘feels’ are still flowing, and for many they are, then this is the game for you. The theme is classic - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer a legend amongst festive characters - therefore the music and images are spot-on. Father Christmas makes an appearance, so does his esteemed wife, a sleigh full of presents and the elves. Playing card suited stockings make up the lower value symbols, their delights on show too.
Rudolph's Ride has a lot going for it: great prizes, classic theme and ease of play. We particularly like the volatility, just because it’s christmas, and the chance of nice big prizes out of the blue is what the season is all about. Enjoy!
Words: David Bailey-Lauring