Christmas is less than a month away and NetEnt AB has now followed in the footsteps of many other online casino games developers by launching a new holiday-themed video slot in the five-reel and 20-payline Santa vs Rudolf title.

The Stockholm-listed firm used an official Thursday press release to declare that Santa vs Rudolf is a ‘wonderful win-both-ways’ fixed payline game that is themed around the ‘snow-dusted North Pole’ and aims to bring ‘fun and festive cheer to the slot experience.’

Playful plot:

The Swedish developer stated that its latest three-row video slot has a 96.35% return-to-player ratio and ‘invites players to help Santa find his magic hat’, which has been ‘hidden by the mischievous Rudolf’, before the bearded gift-giver must depart to ‘deliver presents across the world.’

Holiday entertainment:

NetEnt AB detailed that its mobile-friendly Santa vs Rudolf video slot comes complete with an array of Christmas-themed symbols including sleigh bells, candy canes and reindeer spinning across its reels while its pair of bonus features encompass the Santa’s Gifts and Rudolf Spins advances.

Seasonal successor:

Bryan Upton, Games Director for NetEnt , used the press release to proclaim that Santa vs Rudolph is ‘packed with re-spins, free spin wild substitutions and walking wilds’ and has been ‘beautifully designed’ to offer online casino players ‘huge win opportunities and magnificent prizes.

Read a statement from Upton…

“Santa vs Rudolf is following on from the huge success and laughs of Jingle Spin and is a merry addition to our seasonal portfolio that perfectly captures the joy and cheer of this holiday season. Santa vs Rudolf continues the humorous trend with goofy antics from our two favorite holiday heroes battling it out for seasonal supremacy. This narrative will be hard to resist even amongst the scrooges in our player base.”