Santa strikes Back is a 5 reel, 25 pay line video slot game. It has the feature of free spins and bonus games, and is endowed with pretty good graphics. This game was designed as a sequel to Rudolph’s Revenge. Very few of us might have actually imagined Santa fighting with Rudolph. But this very thing happens in the game. It is a very different way of welcoming Christmas and the New Year alike. The game is set in the icy cold North Pole as the background. The background is full of small snow capped trees which give a beautiful appearance to the entire place. The symbols are animated too like that of the victorious Santa and the victorious Rudolph fighting it out together.
Symbols of the game
The symbols include the Santa with the sword, fighting it out with Rudolph, who finally loses the battle. Other symbols included are a tied up Rudolph and Santa who are trying to think of ways to defeat the other. The Elf performing voodoo on a Rudolph puppet and the Elf in an ice block is another symbol. A package containing a green liquid which is being sent to Santa, and cards of higher values gift wrapped for packaging.
The wild and the scatter symbols
As already mentioned the Wild and Scatter symbols in this game are all very well animated. The animations are also accompanied by audio. The music is pretty good. In the wild symbol Santa brandishes the sword with a swishing sound, to the accompaniment of an increasing music. Whereas in the Scatter symbol Santa and Rudolph engage in a dusty brawl with each other. This fight happens in a comic book style with lots of screams and laughter. At the end of the game, either Santa or Rudolph comes out victorious and laughs diabolically. As far as the music is concerned, none of it is played during the normal spins. However the free spins are characterized by a cheerful festive music, Jingle Bells as a whole.
The Bonus game
To activate the Santa strikes Back feature one needs to get three victorious Santa’s on any active pay line. If that is done, then 7 fee games are awarded with an initial prize multiplier x1. When this feature is activated the Santa and Rudolph Symbols have a Candy Cane symbol. Whenever a Candy Cane symbol appears it lights up the star present at the top of the reel. Lighting up all the five stars will increase the number of games to 7 and increase the prize multiplier to x2. The stars happen to remain lit up when a reset occurs or the feature ends.
The progressive Jackpot
The progressive jackpot can be won when 5 Santa symbols appear on an active pay line. The maximum win per paid spin, other than the progressive jackpot is 50,000 times per bet. However the progressive jackpot is not multiplied. The jackpot of 2000 coins is awarded when one gets 5 Rudolph symbols. The theme of the game being very unique makes way for an interesting game.