The Elf Wars

Slot Info

Software RTG
Reels5
Paylines20
Min Bet Per Line
Bet Range0.50 - 250
Game FeaturesWild Symbol, Scatter, Progressive Jackpot, Free Spins
RTP%

No it’s not a battle between Lord of the Rings style elves, it’s the other sort of elves. This RTG slot drops you in the middle of a battle between good Christmas elves lead by Santa, and bad Christmas elves led by Rudolph. It’s festive war!

Upon the reels of this slot, you’ll see symbols of wrapped up 9 through to A additions. These are the lowest paying symbols of The Elf Wars. Santa’s naughty and nice list, a Christmas pudding, and food that the elves apparently throw at one another are the next three. Santa’s sleigh has been upgraded to a rocket-powered piece of equipment as another symbol, while grimacing snowmen watch on in another. The last standard symbol is of the sign saying, “Welcome to the North Pole”.

These symbols all appear upon the layout of five reels and three rows, and RTG has chosen to add a set of 50 pay lines into the game too, and these are fixed in place. You can change around the value of a single wager, however, which is done by using the relevant up and down buttons at the bottom of the reels. With them, you can choose from a bet between 1p and £5 per line, meaning that the maximum wager in The Elf Wars stands at £250 per spin.

Special Features

Rudolph and Santa

As leaders of their factions, Santa and Rudolph both operate as wild symbols. They have been decked out in army gear to take control of the ongoing battle, and both of them will substitute for all other standard symbols wherever they are. The only exceptions to this rule are the game’s two scatters.

Should you manage to spin five of the wilds into view on a winning pay line from left to right, you’ll see your bet multiplied by 2,000x over.

Good Elves and Bad Elves

As with the wilds, there are two scatter symbols in this slot; these are of the Good Elves and the Bad Elves. Scatters can show up in any position and still reward you with a pay-out for doing so. Five of them appearing across the reels will multiply your stake by 100x, and the scatters are also responsible for activating the slot’s re-spin feature.

If you manage to spin two or more of the scattered Good Elves or Bad Elves symbols into view, then a single re-spin will be given to you as a reward. Reels that feature a triggering scatter on them will be held in place while the remaining ones go through the re-spin. Pays are then handed out afterwards. Should you manage to spin one of the same scatter symbols into view, then you’ll activate the feature round.

Feature Triggers – A pick feature comes into play whenever three or more scattered Good Elves appear anywhere after a Good Elves re-spin or three or more scattered Bad Elves appear anywhere after a Bad Elves re-spin. Simply click on one of those triggering scatters to be rewarded with one of two different features.

The bad features are as follows:

  • Rudolph’s Rampage Feature: Should you activate this feature round, you’ll see Santa’s ransacked toy factory on the screen. Simply select from the eight different locations in the factory to try and locate three missing elves. The less picks it takes to find them, the more free spins you will receive as a reward. Up to 50 free spins can be won from this pick round.
  • Rudolph’s Revenge Feature: You’ll get seven free spins from triggering this round and the prizes during each round are multiplied by 2x plus the number of Rudolph symbols appearing on the reels. Scattered Bad Elves during this round act as additional Rudolph wilds throughout if four or five scatters triggered the round.

The good features are as follows:

  • Santa Strikes Back Feature: You’ll get a total of seven free spins from this, with an initial prize multiplier of 1x. During the feature, Santa, the Good Elves and the North Pole symbols have a background candy cane. If one of those appears, it will illuminate the star at the top of the corresponding reel. Lighting all five stars will reset your free spins to a total of 7 and increase the multiplier by 1x.
  • Jackpot Spins Feature: A wheel with 6 segments comes into view in this round. The wheel will spin up to three times and each one of these can reward you with a progressive jackpot pay-out, the Santa Strikes Back feature, or an instant prize equating to up to 100x your triggering bet.

Screenshot

The Elf Wars Screenshot

Paytable

The Elf Wars Paytable

Verdict

There’s a lot to enjoy with this slot game, thanks to the creativity of RTG. The Elf Wars features some amazing graphics and animations – although the style of them makes them a little unclear at times – whilst the multiple different special feature rounds will entertain you throughout. It’s such an enjoyable game with a truly thrilling theme behind it.

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