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Rudolph's Ride slot review

Added by Booming Games. Information last updated: 20/05/2020

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Tester rating:

3.7 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Booming Games

Release date:11/2018

RTP:95.61%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 2400

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Stacked symbols

Multiplier

Wilds

Freespins

Scatter symbols

Themes

Fairy tales & fantasy

Christmas

Winter

Cartoon

Cute & cuddly

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RTP (Return to player):
95.61%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 2400

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
48
Booming Games score (compared to other slots of supplier)
76
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Rudolph’s Ride lets us take a peek into the snow-covered Santa’s workshop, filled with reindeer, elves and gifts. There must be something in there for us!

This Christmas-themed slot was developed by Booming Games and released in 2018, giving us the usual 5-reel, 3-row playing field we’ve gotten used to with a respectable 20 paylines. All of this dressed up in a rather beautiful Christmas atmosphere!

The symbols are all original and created with a sense of whimsy and youthfulness which really fits the theme of course. There are a lot of tiny details in the symbols as well. I liked how there are little card suits integrated into the stockings, which is proof to me how it’s possible to incorporate these symbols into a setting correctly!

When it comes to the music, it’s obviously a rather chipper sounding Christmas song that has some familiar sounds but doesn’t perfectly fit any existing songs. Nevertheless, it did put me in the Christmas mood! Any wins you get are accentuated with a happy jingle.

Symbols

All the symbols in Rudolph’s Ride are original, with the lower-paying symbols being stockings and the high-paying symbols different Christmas characters. They’re all easily distinguishable which makes it quick to see when there’s a winning payline.

From highest to lowest they are:

  • Rudolph’s Ride (Scatter): Get 3 Scatter Symbols on the screen to trigger the Free Spins mode.
  • Wild: Substitutes all other symbols in the game except the Scatter Symbol. Max. 50x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Rudolph: Max. 40x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Santa Claus: Max. 30x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Mrs. Claus: Max. 25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Sled: Max. 20x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Elf: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Red Stocking: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Stocking: Max. 4.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Stocking: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Purple Stocking: Max. 3.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

The game has a High Volatility which I found pretty accurate with my time playing. It also explains the rather high coin value of the wins, since they aren’t as frequent.

Features

Rudolph’s Ride doesn’t step too far out of Booming Games’ comfort zone when it comes to the features, offering the rather standard selection that a lot of their other slots also have:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game except the Scatter symbol.
  • Stacked Symbols: Symbols can appear stacked, filling an entire reel with the same symbols.
  • Free Spins: With 3 Scatter Symbols on the screen the Free Spins mode starts, granting 8 free spins. During Free Spins mode additional Free Spins can be won.
  • Multiplier: During Free Spins mode, a multiplier can activate when re-triggering Free Spins. This can be a 2x or 3x multiplier.

I found most of the features to stay in the background, the stacked symbols not really appearing in any meaningful way. The Wilds do show up regularly and help in getting a win but not really any more than in any other slot.

The biggest surprise for me was the Free Spins mode. Activating it is straight-forward: get 3 Scatter Symbols on the screen at the same time to activate the Free Spins mode. This will give us a new background and a quick information screen before we get started!

We begin with 8 free spins but it is relatively common for the Free Spins to re-trigger, meaning we get another 3 Scatter Symbols. First, it will use the remaining free spins we started with but then it will transfer the mode into level 2. This means we get another 8 free spins but as the mode is now at level 2, we also get a 2x multiplier on all wins during the free spins.

It is possible to get to level 3, which requires another set of Scatter Symbols to appear. When this happens it will again spend the remaining free spins first before switching over to level 3. Now there is a 3x multiplier for the remaining spins. It can’t re-trigger again during Level 3 and there is no higher multiplier either.

I thought it was an interesting mechanic and it plays itself out. There is a little tracker at the top of the screen that informs you at which level you are at now. During my time playing, I found it rather hard to get into level 2 and it was impossible to get to level 3, even though the requirements aren’t very high. I think that it is just as likely to get Scatter Symbols during the free spins mode as it is during the base game so don’t expect any miracles.

In Conclusion

Rudolph’s Ride is a fun Christmas-themed slot that offers players a wonderful setting in which to play. The developers put a lot of attention to the various details, from the backgrounds to the symbols and the soundtrack. I had no trouble getting immersed even though it’s still months from winter while I write this!

The features are decent even though there aren’t that many, giving the slot a bit of a unique style besides its appearance. It is a simple but effective combination of features, where my biggest question marks are with the stacked symbols since they seem to contribute to wins the least.

Players have the opportunity to choose a bet between $0.20 and $200 per spin. Considering the high volatility I found a lower bet amount to be the safest choice but it’s also a rather difficult estimation to make. The max. win of 2,400x your bet is pretty good, especially compared to other Booming Games slots.

Overall rating:

3.7

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Features

Wins and bets

RTP (Return to Player):95.61%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 2400

Min. bet:C$0.2

Max. bet:C$200

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Reels:5

Rows:3

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Max. lines:20

Min. lines:20

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Languages

You can play Rudolph's Ride in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 23 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Filipino

Currencies

Rudolph's Ride supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

Stats

Release date 11/2018
31st newest on Booming Games 696th newest on Bojoko
RTP 95.61% 0.25% < average
31st highest on Booming Games 1,560th highest on Bojoko
Win up to 2400 x your bet
14th highest on Booming Games 939th highest on Bojoko
Paylines 20 0% < average
14th highest on Booming Games 940th highest on Bojoko
Min bet C$0.2 per spin
36th lowest on Booming Games 1,044th lowest on Bojoko
Max bet C$200 per spin
32nd highest on Booming Games 320th highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
The most rated on Booming Games 38th most rated on Bojoko
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Trystan Michielsen

Trystan Michielsen

I've been playing videoslots for almost 10 years and been a professional reviewer for over 5. I look at slots not just as a writer but also as a player, hoping to help others find their perfect slot.

I also enjoy movies, books and travel so any slots with those topics usually have my preference. But in general I'll play everything!

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Game supplier:Booming Games

Release date:11/2018

RTP (Return to player):95.61%

Max. win:bet x 2400

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 3.7

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