What happens when you cross an action-movie with the tale of Christmas? The answer is Rudolph Awakens: a new release in the Santa v Rudolph series that drops you straight into the middle of a North Pole civil war. Play it today with Fair Go casino or read on for more info.

Game Details

  • Developer: Realtime Gaming
  • Reels: 5
  • Top award: 50,000 times the line bet
  • Substitute symbol: Rudolph
  • Scatter: No
  • Jackpot: No
  • Paylines: 30-variable paylines
  • Bonus rounds: Yes
  • Bonus type: Free games
  • Platforms: Download, Instant Play, Mobile, App


Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was always Santa’s favourite reindeer.

He led the sleigh on the darkest of nights, navigating treacherous conditions and ensuring the safe delivery of Santa’s gifts. That is up until he finally got sick of being called names and laughed at.

Rudolph then began rebelling against his jolly master, turning the North Pole into his own private battleground and terrorising its residents in the process.

In Rudolph Awakens you can see the destruction that this rampaging reindeer has wrought and watch as Santa, Mrs. Claus and a host of other Christmas characters try their best to stop him.

Will the world’s most dangerous reindeer finally be defeated by Saint Nick? Or is Rudolph too angry, too cunning and too heavily armed to be taken down by the fat man and his friends?

The only way to find out is to check out the rest of this article and play Rudolph Awakens today.


Rudolph Awakens is an online pokie that successfully blends both the action and Christmas themes to create a title that’s truly original. As such you’ll be able to get into the spirit of the giving season and satiate your longing for jingle balls to the wall combat and explosions at the same time.

5-reels and 30-variable paylines ensure you have plenty of opportunity to tweak your bets as you see fit, while that 50,000-coin top award looks about as appetising as a plate of cookies and a glass of fresh milk. One thing to note is that Rudolph Awakens doesn’t feature a scatter symbol. Instead, Rudolph is a nudging wild, but more on that later.

The graphics are cartoony but expertly rendered and Rudolph looks like a reindeer who’s been watching too many Rambo movies. The sounds effects will also transport you to the battleground where this exciting new title is set. Expect to hear the rattling of gunfire and the terrifying whizz of missiles sailing past your head.

In terms of game controls, Rudolph Awakens features the standard interface, with a panel below the reels that encompasses the spin, speed toggle, wager and menu buttons. You can also see your balance and your total bet, which is convenient in the sense it allows you to easily track of your winnings.


Rudolph the rampaging reindeer is the most prominent symbol in his namesake title. Given that he’s the star of the show, he’s been turned into a nudging Wild. This means that he can substitute for all symbols and trigger the game’s bonus round.

A very voluptuous Mrs. Claus, a penguin with a rocket strapped to her back, a present with a question mark and of course Santa himself appear on the reels as various high-paying symbols. Low-paying symbols are the playing card numbers.

There’s also an elf with a flamethrower who’s not afraid to let fly with fire if the need arises plus an Extra Games! Symbol that can award additional free games during the bonus round.

Bonus Rounds and Substitute rules

The bonus round in Rudolph Awakens is triggered when Rudolph covers reel 3. When this occurs, you’ll get 10 free games that’ll make it feel like Christmas has come early.

During these free games, Rudolph will be frozen in ice while he covers a reel. He’ll then continue covering the reel until the ice has melted and he is set free.

The Rudolph symbol that originally triggered the bonus round will stay frozen on reel 3. If you manage to land the Extra Games! symbol on both reels 1 and 5 while in a free game, 3 extra free games will be awarded. Note that these extra games can only be awarded a maximum of 3 times.

Rudolph is the Wild on reels 2, 3 and 4 and will substitute for all other symbols except Extra Games!. Rudolph will also nudge on reels 2 and 4 in normal play to cover any reel he appears on before pays are awarded.

In the bonus round, Rudolph will nudge on reels 2, 3 and 4 to cover any reel he appears on before pays are awarded.

Where to Play

Even though this is essentially a Christmas-themed online pokie, we’re not going to make you wait until late December to play it. Fair Go casino loves to spoil its members after all and by releasing Rudolph Awakens now via our phone, tablet, laptop and desktop platforms, you have a greater chance of winning a sleigh-load of prizemoney.

Before you go, promise us that you won’t let this game ruin your childhood impressions of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. He’s probably just going through a phase right now and with any luck he’ll swap out that cigar, gold earring and baseball bat for a Santa hat and mistletoe before you know it.

With any luck he’ll be back to his old self by the time New Year’s roll around.

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