Slot Review: Rudolph Gone Wild by NextGen - SG DigitalPublished January 26, 2021 by Elana K
Rudolph Gone Wild has arrived just in time for the holidays. Players can enjoy 2 random wild features, respins, and free spins, all while soaking in holiday cheer from Santa and his red-nosed reindeer.
Around the time of the holidays, slot players can always expect to see a slew of Christmasy slots, making it challenging for developers to create fresh, unique content. NextGen and SG Digital teamed up for their stab at a holiday slot and created Rudolph Gone Wild. The slot features many Christmas classics, like Santa, his house, snow, and Rudolph. Though it’s not unique, it’s features aren’t too bad. There are 3 features that revolve around wilds and a free spins bonus round that can help players reach the maximum win of 5000x the stake.
Rudolph Gone Wild is a 5-reel, 3-row slot with 50 fixed paylines. 3 or more matching symbols on a payline pay out from left to right. Bets range between $.10 and $25 per spin and the slot is playable on all devices. The RTP is slightly below average at 95.33% and the volatility is medium.
Symbols include 9-A royals, gingerbread men, trees, and houses, elves, Santa Claus, and Santa’s sleigh. The latter is the most rewarding symbol, paying out 50x the stake for 5 of a kind. There are two wilds in this game: Rudolph and golden bells. The wilds also pay out 50x the stake for 5 in combination.
Many of the features in this slot revolve around wilds, as the title of the game implies. During the base game, Snow Machine Wilds can randomly come into play. When this happens, between 1 and 4 symbols are replaced with wilds. The Flying Wilds feature can also be triggered randomly when elves appear on the screen and add arbitrary wilds.
When a Rudolph wild lands on the reels, it triggers Rudolph Wilds. Players get a free respin and the wild shifts left. Respins continue until Rudolph shifts off the grid. Respins can be retriggered if another Rudolph wild lands.
When 3 scatters land on the reels, the Free Spins feature is triggered. Players can pick from boxes on the screen to win free spins and stacks of Rudolph wilds. Free Spins range from 6 to 20 and wild stacks range from 3 to 8. If a Rudolph wild lands during a free spin, the Rudolph Wilds feature is triggered and players get the respin.
Rudolph Gone Wild is a light-hearted, fun slot that offers nothing more than old-fashioned holiday cheer. With a festive soundtrack and brightly-colored graphics, it suits the season perfectly. Though its features are small, like stocking stuffers, it doesn’t mean they can’t delight. Rudolph Gone Wild can be played at NextGen and SG Digital casinos.