Crusader Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Crusader Slot - Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Extra Spins|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.10%|
The Crusader Wilds are present on the first and last reels, these symbols act as wilds and can cover the entire reel, landing partially in view these symbols will nudge one potioin on each spin to completely cover the reel before being removed.
The free spins bonus round is triggered by landing both of the Crusader wilds on the reels at the same time and awards a starting 8 free spins. During the free spins there is a special Expansion symbol added to the middle reels, when this lands in view you are awarded +1 extra spins along with the reels increasing in height by one.
The reels can grow up to a maximum of 12 in size increasing the paylines to 96 also.
We found the Crusader Slot from ELK Studios do be a little disappointing to play mainly down the fact that there are a very limited amount of special features, there is definitely some decent win potential but this really does seem like an all or nothing type slot, so either dead non-paying spins or heavily stacked 5 of a kinds in the bonus round.
With a distinct lack of base game features apart from the nudging wilds that are also the key to triggering the bonus the gameplay seems to be lacking overall in terms of fun and excitement.
In our playtests, we did manage some nice wins in the bonus round over 100x stake, but overall the fun factor and innovation is severely lacking for an ELK slot.