Berserk Elves takes place at the North Pole. The ozone hole and recent solar activity have caused the elves to go berserk. Instead of getting ready for Christmas they are running around playing with the toys. The player must hit the elves with snowballs to save Christmas.
Each elf appears on screen for a short time before the elf goes berserk and disappears. When they disappear they destroy some of the magic of Christmas. If too many elves escape Christmas will be ruined.
A player can use Game Center to compare high scores for today or this week with friends or the world. The player will occasionally rescue a specific toy, granting the player the achievement of rescuing that toy. There are lots of other achievements granted as a reward for repeated play.