Released: 24 Mar 2020

In terms of the layout Crusader has four rows and five reels with 26 base paylines. We made it known that the game is simpler than the usual feature-loaded slot, but it does provide the thrill of playing, as well as the potential big wins. One of the extra points is a reel-set expanding feature which can bump the paylines to 98. 

Crusader Slot

Crusader Slot Online

ELK Studios are going to Malta, to seek inspiration from its history with knights and crusaders for the latest slot release. The game Crusader slot is one of few on the theme of medieval battle, but it doesn't seem to stand shoulder to shoulder with The Sword and the Grail slot by Play'n GO.

Players are in for payouts of up to €250,000. 

Crusader Introduction

So we could say that this is an online slot for those looking to play a game that isn't as cluttered with extra features. Crusader does offer features nevertheless, even though a bonus/scatter symbol is missing from the picture. The supercharged wild symbol is responsible for triggering both respins and a free spins bonus.

Crusader Design Features

If we take to comparing this to other games by some of the hot companies out there, but also to other ELK Studios releases, it will certainly come across as unpolished. 

The symbols have been given a kind of a basic treatment. Yes you are able to recognize the coat of arms wild and the golden box, the chalice and the coins, but these don't offer much in terms of animation.

Does Crusader slot tend to leave you bored? Not by a long shot. Forget about the lackluster visuals and you'll have yourself a fine gaming experience. 

How to Play Crusader Slot

Head to the fortress and defend your loot with each push of the Spin button, which is to be found in the bottom right corner of the screen. Pressing it once will deduct the active bet one time from the balance. 

To set the bet simply press the coin stacks button in the bottom left corner and select your amount from the grid of available bets. The smallest wager is only 20p and the biggest is £100.00 per spin. Whatever the bet of your choice, the potential payouts will post according to it on the paytable.

The Crusader slot paytable can be accessed by pressing the menu button, which is the three-dash symbol in the upper left area of the game. This is where the players can choose their betting strategy (more on that in a bit) and view the bonus features rules.

If you want to play the game hands-free press the autoplay button in the upper right corner. A list with the automatic spins presets opens up and you need to select one of these to get the game underway. 

How to Win Crusader Slots

Winning in the game requires three matching symbols to post on the reel-set. Optimal wins are made with five symbols and more than one winning outcome based on a kind of symbol can occur from any given spin.

In terms of symbol payouts, the paytable offers the numbers relative to the active bet, so you always know what the potential gains may be when you bet the specific amount. 

Crusader slot offers 10x for five chalices, 5x for the golden box, 4x for the dagger, and 3x, 2.5x and 2.25x respectively for the three symbols with different crosses. 

There is a wild that substitutes for any of these symbols and, as we said, a scatter isn't to be found on the paytable so the bonus feature is triggered by a specific sequence. 

Crusader Bonus Features

The game does offer an extra feature, rather two if we count correctly. The wild is responsible for triggering both.

The wild is represented by a red cross on a golden background when it appears on a single square of  the grid, however, when it expands, it presents the crusader that gives the game its title.

Even in partial view, this wild can trigger respins until the symbol shows in full view on the four rows across the reel. 

When the wild shows in full view on two reels, Crusader slots triggers the free spins bonus. In it, there is an arrow symbol which expands the reel-set of upwards of 12 rows when it lands on the reel-set. 

What is more, the expansion symbol triggers additional free spins. 

Crusader Free Play

ELK Studios have released the game as a free play demo, which means it is available for the players to try it and decide whether to make a go on it with real money. 

Crusader Closing Thoughts

ELK Studios haven’t loaded the game with features, but it offers enough for a thrilling ride. That which does make it stand out, despite the lackluster graphics design, is the maximum possible payout of €250,000.00. 

Also, upon pressing the coin stacks button, you can select your betting strategy if you want. Scroll to the right to choose one between Casual PLayer and High Roller, which entails changing of the bet amounts with each spin or every other spin. 

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Key Features
  • ProviderELK Studios Group
  • Reels5
  • Min Bet0.20
  • Max PayoutTBC
  • RTP96.10
  • Paylines26
  • Max Bet100.00
  • Bonus Rounds2
  • VarianceHigh
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