In the depth of winter, snow-covered forests, and the big day are the setting for A Tale of Elves Slot from Microgaming. Trees and Christmas lights frame the 5-reel, 243-way game area. The elves’ workshop becomes the game’s focus after triggering free spins, where they are busy creating toys for all of the good boys and girls.
Santa Claus is a scatter symbol that appears anywhere on the reels. Landing two of the fat fellow on the reels triggers the Random Cash Prize round. The game selects a random cash prize of up to 50x the bet as a reward for your trouble.
Free spins are the icing on the cake. A minimum of three Santas are required to trigger them. Three, four, or five Santas will award you with a top-up payout of 1x, 20x, or 200x your stake, as well as give you access to free spins. In this game, players have the opportunity to choose from four different options, each with a different combination of spins, win multipliers, and stacked symbols, plus a level of volatility that suits their needs:
Blue Elf Spins features 18 free spins with a multiplier of 2x, and the Blue Elf appears stacked six symbols high during the free spins.
Green Elf Spins consists of 14 free spins with a 3x multiplier, while the Green Elf appears stacked five symbols high.
Orange Elf Spins features stacked four-symbol Orange Elf symbols with a 4x win multiplier during the free spins.
Yellow Elf Spins consists of 8 free spins with a 5x win multiplier, where three Yellow Elf symbols appear stacked.
You can keep picking up those one-off wins here and there when the Random Cash Prize remains active during free spins. Free spins can also retrigger when three or more scatters land, adding the same option as before.
There is no doubt that A Tale of Two Elves will keep players on their toes as it is a high volatility slot that is very unpredictable. Wins can be very decent, though, especially with the wild stacks and multipliers.