Rudolph Awakens Slots
Even if you cannot name any of Santa's other reindeer, you can certainly name Rudolph. He's the most famous one of all, delivering a red nose and determined attitude to help get all the gifts delivered every Christmas Eve.
However, things are a little different in this slot game. It's one of the most unusual takes on a festive slot theme that we've seen, so let's see how it fares as we explore every inch of the Rudolph Awakens slot game.
Which developer thought of this idea?
This is one of a handful of Christmas-themed slot games from Realtime Gaming (RTG).
Should you expect to be able to try a demo?
You should and you can, as is typical of many RTG slot games.
Theme details to tell us a little more
We know this is a festively themed game, but this one has a twist to it. If you're thinking this is going to be a regular Christmas slot game, you're going to be surprised…
Wrap up warm for this design
It looks chilly out there, with snow and ice at the North Pole, which is where this game is set. While RTG is using the typical playing card symbols to cover the smallest prizes, they're all wooden. You can also meet some penguins and elves along the way, aside from the more famous characters we'll come to shortly.
Reels, icons, and more: The basic features of Rudolph Awakens
The game offers five reels but no progressive jackpot. The wild symbol is a Rudolph Wild, and this might show up on reels two through four. If you find one on the second or fourth reel (but not the third), it might nudge to complete the whole reel, giving you a better chance of a wild prize.
Paylines in action in Rudolph Awakens
You're going to play on 30 lines when you load up this game.
Bets at the ready…
Playable at just one cent on each line, this should be ideal for lower budget players to check out. Coins do go higher from that minimum level too, so there are ways to play more per spin.
Does the game have a paytable?
It does, and this lays out the icons and shows you what they look like. You can also check on their prize values and the various other features we're about to cover for you in our review.
Does this slot have any bonus potential?
No, unfortunately we don't get the chance to play a bonus here.
We do get the chance of some free spins though
And this is a superb feature, too. You need to find three Rudolph Wilds on the third reel to trigger them. This brings you 10 free games. Once you're in, you may benefit from getting the Rudolph Nudge feature on that reel along with the second and fourth ones.
The triggering wilds are frozen in ice for these games. If you get more wilds on the second or fourth reels, they freeze as well and stay put for the rest of the free spins. Watch for an elf to show up though, because when this happens, Rudolph is freed from his icy block.
You may also spot another special icon during this feature. It says EXTRA GAMES and you need to find one of them on reel one and another on reel five at the same time to get another three games.
No clear RTP rating here
RTG hasn't released this detail, so we'll let you know if we find out its value.
Is it worth playing Rudolph Awakens?
If you are searching for a Christmas slot game with a spin on it, this is the one to try. If we were scoring it out of 10 points, we'd give it nine - it's that good and has some unusual features to enjoy along the way.
What is the biggest prize you could get?
According to details from RTG, you could net up to 50,000x your bet from this game.
Don't miss the demo
It makes sense to try this first, especially if you can trigger the free games, as you can then see exactly how they work.
Play the Rudolph Awakens slot game for real
If you are keen to check out the real thing, you can always find it in the lobby of an RTG casino. There are plenty of those casinos around too.
You can also play the game on tablets and smartphones
It doesn't matter whether you're a fan of Apple or Android - either way you can enjoy this game on tablets or smartphones with touchscreen controls. We'd suggest trying the demo first in this case, even if you've already played on a computer.