Min bet $0.20
Max bet $20
Max Win bet x 30720
Game provider iSoftbet
Release Date 11/2019
Game Technology HTML5
Min bet $0.20
Max bet $20
Max Win bet x 30720
Gamble Feature Freespins, Multiplier wilds, Wilds, Scatter symbols, Max. lines
Devices Support all devices
Configurable Winlines No
Progressive Jackpot No
Raging Reindeer takes a look at the reindeers that help Santa Claus bring his gifts around the world, and brings up the idea that one day they’re a little angry. Besides some flashy graphics, the game also features Wilds, Free Spins and multipliers.
This slot was developed and released by iSoftbet in 2019, ensuring that the game still looks very good. All of the art is hand-drawn and the 6-reel, 4-row playing field is filled with distinctly different symbols. That’s not to say creativity has no bounds, as the low-paying symbols are simple card letters in bright colours. They don’t even have any ornaments attached to them to help with the theme.
Players who get a win on one of the 4,096 paylines will get to see some original animations when the win involves a high-paying symbol. All of these are created specifically for this slot and mostly feature different strange-looking animals. The background is almost completely covered by the playing field and we only catch glimpses of it at the start of the game.
If you assumed this slot would feature some classic Christmas music you’ll be pleasantly surprised since what comes out of the speaker is a strange mix of a laid-back vacation song and an electric guitar riff. I honestly wasn’t quite sure what I was listening to, especially since the sound-mixing is quite awful and the sound effects are much louder than the music.
Ragen Reindeer has a cartoony feel to it which makes sense considering the rather odd setting of the game. The art style is very distinct and will likely be something that sticks in people’s heads. The animations are unfortunately not very well developed, even though symbols like the Wild and the Reindeer do have their own.
When a player has a win, the tiles will light up and the total coin win is shown on the screen. The game has Medium Volatility because of the number of symbols, the average payout per win and the occurrence of the different features. Players will likely see a regular amount of small wins with only a rare bigger win. That said, I did see a number of bigger wins as I played and my funds tended to stay in the positives.
Players that are feeling brave or careful can adjust their bet accordingly. The slot allows players to pick a bet between $0.20 and $20 per spin. If you manage to hit the jackpot, you will be rewarded with a max. win of 30,720x your bet which is absolutely massive. It is also a lot higher than even high volatility slots offer.
The symbols in the game are, from most to least important:
Raging Reindeer has a limited number of features, none of which I found particularly original. That is not to say they don’t offer some meaningful impact on the game, as most of them will be able to help players get bigger wins. They just won’t surprise anyone looking for something unique.
The features you’ll encounter include:
The base game will be the part of the slot that players will be looking at most of the time, but I found the free spins mode to be relatively easy to trigger when compared to other slots. Don’t count on it showing up all the time, but you will not go through a session without seeing it activate at least once.
As far as its volatility goes, the game does bank on the free spins mode in order for a player to get a big win. Since the free spins mode counts Wilds and the Reindeer symbol as scatters, they will count towards a win regardless of their position on the screen. Add to this the fact that Wilds will have a multiplier and it should be clear why the free spins mode is such an important part of the game.
Raging Reindeer is a fun slot with an original concept that has been visualised pretty well. There are a lot of strange animals used as high-paying symbols but it’s never clear what part they play in the narrative. We can only assume that something they did made the reindeer so mad. The design of the game is definitely an element of the game that I liked, but I can’t say the same about the sound.
When we look at the features, these are simple but compelling. The base game plays much like any other slot if we look past the slightly larger playing field. There are no real features here that massively impact the way the game plays. When the free spins mode is activated, the idea of having the highest-paying symbol act as a scatter is actually a very simple but effective way to make it a more interesting part of the slot.
Finally, the massive jackpot is obviously nothing to scoff at but I wouldn’t count on hitting it. Even regular wins can be quite big so you might end up with positive funds anyway. Hitting the maximum win would obviously be nice, but I think most players will have a good time with this slot regardless.