It’s that time of year where the nights are drawing in, the air is a little bit crisper and eventually, the festivities kick in. Microgaming are here to spread some festive cheer with their new Christmas themed game, A Tale of Elves Slot.
Some of you in the “IT’S ONLY NOVEMBER!” crew will undoubtedly be on the scene, but let’s be honest, it’s not long until even you are swaying, drink in hand, while mumbling along to the incomprehensible lyrics from The Fairy Tale of New York.
It may be a fair few weeks until you flip Monopoly board for the 3rd year running in a bitter display of defeat, yelling unfounded accusations that the banker is cheating…but you may as well give in, it’s almost time, and Microgaming have got you covered.
Seasons Greetings in A Tale of Elves Slot
A Tale of Elves Slot might be your first taste this year of a Christmas Themed slot and it certainly pulls it off well. Blankets of snow cover the ground and the trees as a sign lay in the ground offering directions to the workshop and the forest.
The title of the game appears upon a seasonal wreath at the top of the screen and fairy lights adorn the top of the reels. The cheery Christmas tune that plays is a heart-warming melody that’ll get you in the festive mood.
You’ll undoubtedly be seeing your fair share of Christmas themed games over the coming weeks, and A Tale as Elves Slot is as good as any.
Betting and Symbols
The lowest stake in A Tale of Elves Slot is a more unusual £0.30 a go, and it doesn’t sound like a lot, but it might put off those who religiously play at the lower £0.10 or £0.20 play.
On the other end of the spectrum, £12 is the highest bet on A Tale of Elves Slot , which again may not appeal to a small minority who prefer to play with super high bets. Overall though, it does have enough to cater to most people, and it has lots of options in between the lowest and highest options.
For the symbols, Santa is unsurprisingly the highest paying symbol, and he also acts as a Scatter. Wild, Yellow Elf, Orange Elf, Green Elf and Blue Elf are other high paying symbols, and low paying symbols are A, K, Q, & J.
The Base Game and Features
A Tale of Elves Slot takes a stance that is more indicative of some of the older games Microgaming used to make with it’s return to a 243 pay way mechanic.
A Tale of Elves Slot is has a 5×3 Set up, and winning combinations will materialise when 3 or more matching symbols connect from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the left most reel.
They’ll connect regardless of their position on their respective reel thanks to the ways to win style at play here.
A Tale of Elves Slot doesn’t exactly offer anything fancy, so you’ll be spinning away hoping to connect some decent symbols.
The Wild symbol is stacked on all reels, so there’s some definite potential to connect some of the good symbols, or even the Wilds themselves all the way across.
There is a little bit of a strange mechanic going on with the Scatter symbol. In A Tale of Elves Slot, the Scatter Symbol pays, and to make it even better, landing only two will award a random cash prize of 1x, 2x, 3x or 50x your total bet.
This can definitely compensate for not landing that 3rd scatter for the bonus. 3 or more Scatters pay a set amount, with 3 offering 1x, 4 offering 20x, and 5 offering 200x.
Once you’ve landed 3 or more Scatters then you’ll enter the Casino Bonus round. There are 4 different options to choose from. These vary in volatility.
- Blue Elf Spins – 18 Free Spins awarded with a 2x multiplier. Blue Elf is stacked 6 symbols high
- Green Elf Spins – 14 Free Spins awarded with a 3x multiplier. Green Elf is stacked 5 symbols high
- Orange Elf Spins – 10 Free Spins with a 4x multiplier. Orange Elf is stacked 4 symbols high
- Yellow Elf Spins – 8 Free Spins with a 5x multiplier. Yellow Elf is stacked 3 symbols high
All of them are viable options, each offering their pros and cons in terms of risk vs return.
A Tale of Elves Slot has been rated as Super Volatile so all or nothing can really be the case here.
A Tale of Elves Slot is a charming rendition of a more classic style of play along with a cheery Christmas theme to match.
There isn’t a tonne on offer in terms of features, but there’s enough to make A Tale of Elves something that can be a formidable game with big potential.
The maximum win stated by Microgaming comes in at a whopping 20,000x, and anything near it would definitely sort you out for Christmas this year, and maybe even next.
One of the good features in the Base game is the 2 Scatter Pay random prize. With up to 50x available for landing just 2, it can be very enticing. As well as this, it does seem like the 2 Santa Scatter symbols land fairly frequently, so it’s not like it’s a feature that you won’t see often.
A Tale of Elves Slot will be available to play on most Online Casinos on the 26th of November 2020.