Rudolph's Ride from Booming Games: Slot Review - an epic Christmas adventure!
With Christmas inching ever closer and closer, we thought it would be rather appropriate to review one more Holiday themed slot to ensure we stay festive and jolly for as long as possible! This new release from top software provider Booming Games is all about everyone’s favourite reindeer...Rudolph of course! Let’s join Rudolph as he takes to the sky on Christmas night with all the other reindeer to help Santa deliver Christmas presents to all the children across the world and see if there is more than few cash prizes waiting for us in Santa’s sleigh!
Rudolph's Ride is a 5 reel slot with 20 paylines that includes Free Spins, Stacked Major Symbols, and a Level Multiplier feature.
The first thing to highlight is how do you win a cash prize in this slot? Well, it is quite simple, as wins are formed when you get 3 or more matching symbols on an active payline from left to right on the reels. It's worth noting that only the highest win on an active payline will pay out.
Rudolph’s Ride features Stacked Major symbols which are composed of Rudolph, Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, and Santa’s Sleigh. These symbols can display in stacks of 3 and can appear partially or completely on the reels. These are some of the highest-paying symbols in the game so be sure to keep an eye out for them as you spin the reels!
The Wild symbol is illustrated by an image of an ice block with the word ‘Wild’ displayed inside. This symbol like most Wild symbols, replaces all other symbols apart from the Scatter symbol. The Wild is the most lucrative symbol in the game as if you manage to get 5 of these symbols on an active payline then you will be celebrating Christmas big time with a payout worth a whopping 1,000X your stake!
The Scatter symbol is represented by an image of the game logo and if you land 3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels then you will activate the special Free Spins bonus round. In this feature, you will be rewarded 8 Free Spins and start on Level 1 in the now active Level Multiplier feature. Land 3 more Scatters during Free Spins and you will receive another 8 Free Spins and proceed to Level 2 where wins are nicely doubled. During Level 2 Free spins, if you are lucky enough to land another 3 Scatters, then you will receive 8 more Free Spins and be taken to Level 3 where wins are tripled! The cool thing about this feature is that there are no limits as to how many times you can retrigger this feature so it’s possible to rack up plenty of wins with lots of lucrative multipliers here.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The game features bright and colourful cartoonish graphics as it takes place in a town full of Christmas decorations as people eagerly await the arrival of Santa and his reindeer. Sure even the reels are covered with a glossy Christmas wreath! Symbols are nicely rendered onscreen and consist of Santa Claus, Rudolph, Mrs Claus, a Sleigh, an Elf, as well as an assortment of different coloured Christmas stockings. The animations in the game are crisp as symbols bounce into life when part of a winning combination. For example, the screen is covered with floating Christmas presents whenever you trigger the Free Spins feature and this feature takes place in a whole new background with lots of snow-covered trees.
The music features a jingly “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rudolph Reindeer” soundtrack which ties in perfectly with the Christmas theme of the game.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 20 paylines, a decent RTP of 95.61%, and a maximum payout worth 2,400X your total bet.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet Per Line: 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 1.00, 2.00, 4.00, 6.00, 10.00, 20.00, 40.00, 60.00, 100.00, 200.00
Based on a bet of 0.20:
- Ice Block Wild Symbol: 0.50 for 3X, 2.00 for 4X, 10.00 for 3X
- Rudolph Major Symbol: 0.40 for 3X, 1.60 for 4X, 8.00 for 5X
- Santa Claus Major Symbol: 0.30 for 3X, 1.20 for 4X, 6.00 for 5X
- Mrs Claus Major Symbol: 0.25 for 3X, 1.00 for 4X, 5.00 for 5X
- Santa’s Sleigh Major Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 0.80 for 4X, 4.00 for 5X
- Elf Minor Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.40 for 4X, 2.00 for 5X
- Red Stocking Minor Symbol: 0.08 for 3X, 0.25 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
- Green Stocking Minor Symbol: 0.07 for 3X, 0.25 for 4X, 0.90 for 5X
- Blue Stocking Minor Symbol: 0.06 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.80 for 5X
- Purple Stocking Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.70 for 5X
Our Verdict on Rudolph's Ride
This slot comes from stellar software provider Booming Games and is a fun and very festive game to enjoy over the holidays. It features wonderful cartoon-like graphics, a fitting soundtrack, as well as a reasonable amount of bonus features. The Stacked Major symbols pop up quite regularly on the reels and if you land a few of these together on one spin then you will take a home a nice cash prize. The Free Spins also triggered frequently and is a highly lucrative feature thanks to 3X multipliers, provided that you are lucky enough to make it to Level 3 of course! It would have been nice to see an extra bonus feature in this game as a way to increase replay value and give it that little bit extra to really make it stand out. When it comes to variance, I found this slot to be High so don’t expect to land big wins straight away when you play this game. For slots with a similar Christmas theme, check out Fat Santa and Jingle Spin.
Join Santa and his reindeer high up in the skies to win massive cash prizes when you play Rudolph's Ride!