The Christmas countdown has officially begun. Microgaming’s enthralling new slot A Tale of Elves stars a gaggle of the pointy-eared little fellows, all beavering away in Santa’s workshop I expect, assembling all the electronic doodads that, in real life, depressed Chinese factory workers would be putting together. Ho ho ho, merry Christmas!
Forget about that, let’s go into the story. After all, this five-reel, three-row, 243 ways-to-win game aims to bring some timely festive cheer to all – even those of us with hearts two sizes too small.
If three or more scatters land on the reels, that’s your gateway to gratuitous spins. You can choose from a range of four different Free Spin options, depending on which elf you select.
Blue gives you 18 Free Spins, with a 2x multiplier, for instance, while at the other end of the scale you can choose yellow for just eight free spins – but with a 5x multiplier.
There are also various different stacked symbols to be had, depending on which variant of Free Spins you choose. Wilds are available during both the Free Spins and the Base game, and can be stacked 3 up.
And even if you only land two scatters, that’s still enough to trigger the scatter bonus, which gives you a cash prize of as much as 50x your bet.
This particular Tale’s main selling point is clearly the Free Spins feature, so it’s a good thing it works so effectively here. Despite the cutesy, feelgood yuletide vibe, unlock those Free Spins and Elves proves to be a pretty exhilarating take on the Christmas slot.
And with the possibility to win up to 20,000 your stake, you can see why this slot undoubtedly deserves to make your Christmas list. Like Method Man so nearly put it, release yo’ elf…
A Tale of Elves is released on 26th November 2020 – in the meantime, visit 32Red Casino to check out a wide range of table games and slots to keep you entertained for now!