A Tale of Elves Slots

A Tale of Elves could involve stories of how busy they are on Christmas Eve. Of course, they're busy leading up to it too, building all the gifts for the world's children. But we've found a slot game based on elves here, so we decided to introduce you to it, so you can learn more about what's in store.

Developer details to begin our review

You can tell plenty about a slot game just by finding out who created it. In this case, the name Microgaming popped up when we found the game online.

Microgaming has released a demo version too

And what better way could there be to find out more about A Tale of Elves than to load this version first?

No prizes or surprises for working out the theme

This is a Christmas-themed online slot, of course, since the elves appear when you load the game.

Supported by a charming festive design

The game is set inside a window, with 15 panes of glass giving us an unusual take on the familiar 5 x 3 slot format. There are fairy lights strung across the top and snow on the windowsill.

How to play A Tale of Elves

We know this is a five-reel slot, but we have other elements to look at as well. Unfortunately, we cannot include a progressive jackpot among them.

We can, however, give you a wreath with a red bow on it as the wild symbol. This replaces everything except for the scattered Santa. The wild also pays out alone for three or more symbols appearing on the same payline. Finally, wilds may also pop up in stacks.

How many paylines are there?

None… but only because the game is a 243-ways slot game.

Is this an affordable slot game to play?

Only you can work out the answer to that question, but we can tell you that the smallest spin bet is 30 cents to cover all the way wins. You can choose from other bets too, with the biggest being $12, so the game doesn't stretch into the really big bets you might see in other slots.

The three lines reveal the paytable

Look for those toward the bottom left of your screen, to the left of the snowy windowsill.

Bonus prize for two scatters

Normally, you'd need three scatters to appear to trigger a prize or feature. However, Santa has a special feature in store for you in A Tale of Elves. He can award a random prize worth up to 50x your bet whenever just two of him appear on a spin.

Four ways to play the free spins

You may wonder where the elves come in. This is the time to find out more. Finding three or more scatters will trigger some free games. There are four versions to choose from, each represented by an elf.

Choosing the Yellow Elf gives you eight spins with prizes paid at 5x the usual amounts. There are three stacked symbols involved here too.

The Orange Elf version gives 10 spins, and this time your multiplier drops to 4x. You receive four stacked symbols in this instance.

Meanwhile, the Green Elf can give you 14 free spins with all prizes paid at 3x the usual amount. Stacked symbols rise to five in this case.

Finally, if you choose the Blue Elf, you'll get the biggest number of spins - 18 of them. In exchange, the multiplier drops to 2x. You do, however, receive six stacked symbols in this version.

RTP unknown

We didn't see any information on this anywhere in the paytable for A Tale of Elves.

How high is our rating for this slot game?

A Tale of Elves has a couple of highlights to mention - the random Santa scatter prize and the choice of free spin rounds. It's certainly festive enough, and it has lots

of potential. It's not our favorite, but we're giving it 7.5 out of 10 for offering a decent festive game to play.

What is the prize potential in A Tale of Elves?

The loading screen confirms that you could potentially net up to 20,000x your bet in this slot game.

Try the demo before you do anything else in this game

It's easy to load and play the demo, and they do supply lots of practice credits to work with.

Will you play this one for real?

You can try it for real if you wish, and we think there are lots of reasons to do so. Make sure you are happy with your wager before beginning with the proper game though.

Meet the elves on mobile devices too

With lots of chances to play A Tale of Elves in multiple casinos, you might be glad to hear you can also play it on Android and iOS.