Ladies and gentlemen, I warn you that this slot’s a bit of an odd one. Santa vs Rudolf has adopted a highly childish storyline, the type of story you would read to children at bedtime, and applied it to a very adult slot.
Essentially Santa is getting ready for the Christmas season, but naughty Rudolf has stolen his hat. Of course he can’t deliver gifts without this iconic accessory, so he’s enlisted the help of us slot players to retrieve his red and white hat. Rudolf sticks his tongue out quite spitefully and Santa looks to be roaring with rage. The cutesy theme and angry subject matter are juxtaposed to add an extra layer of strangeness to this slot.
If you saying “huh?!” right now, you aren’t alone. The design style is a little bit comic book, with a devious Rudolf and a very miffed Santa. They chase each other about the reels, and frequently collide to tussle.
The symbols are a selection of very Christmassy images including a reindeer collar, a sleigh, a sack of gifts, a wish list, a reindeer snow globe, and 2 different Wilds (one for Santa and one for Rudolf). Joining these images are an A, K, Q, J, and 10, all nicely crafted from red and white striped candy canes. Despite the cheerful theme, the slot isn’t overly bright; even the snowcapped backdrop looks to be set at night.