- The lower-value symbols are J to A card royals.
- J and Q pay 1.33x your stake for 5 on a payline.
- K and A pay 2x your stake for 5 on a payline.
- The higher value symbols are four of Santa's elves.
- The blue elf pays 5x your stake for 5 on a payline.
- The green elf pays 5.83x your stake for 5 on a payline.
- The orange elf pays 6.66x your stake for 5 on a payline.
- The yellow elf pays 8.33x your stake for 5 on a payline.
- The scatter is Santa himself and triggers free spins, also paying 200x your stake for 5 on a payline.
- The wild is a festive wreath that stands in for any other symbol except the scatter and pays 16,66x your stake for 5 on a payline.
Random Cash Prize
When 2 Santa scatters land on the reels, you will receive an instant cash prize of up to 50x your stake.
If you land 3, 4, or 5 Santa scatters, you will activate the free spins bonus where will be given the choice of 4 free spins modes, each represented by an elf.
If you choose the blue elf, you will get 18 free spins with a 2x multiplier and the blue elf will appear as a 6-symbol stack. Choosing the green elf will get you 14 free spins with a 3x multiplier and the green elf will be stacked 5 symbols high. The orange elf awards you 10 free spins with a 4x multiplier and a 4-symbol high stack. If you select the yellow elf you will have 8 free spins with a 5x multiplier, and the yellow elf will show up stacked 3 symbols high.
A Tale of Elves slot is a charming Christmas adventure with gifts galore and entertaining gameplay. Gazing through the windows of Santa's workshop and watching the elves assemble toys is a childhood dream for many and Microgaming captures this wondrous fantasy in cutesy style. The base game doesn't have much in the way of bonus features, but high-value symbol combinations are always possible, and the random cash prize can give your bankroll a helpful bump. The free spins mode is the true gift, offering you some interesting choices, all of which could lead you to the slot's top potential of $240 000.
There isn't much to fault with this title; it has an engaging theme with decent potential, however, the combination of high volatility and a below-industry-average RTP means that you might have some frustrating losing streaks before you cash in on big wins.