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Get your battle axes at the ready as you prepare to play Crusader – a 5-reel, 26-payline slot that will have you in awe with its smashing special features.
The company behind the Crusader slot game is Elk Studios, which has gained fame for many other innovative titles such as Electric Sam, Bloopers, The Lab, DJ Wild, and Birthday. Whether you choose to play the Crusader slot on your desktop or mobile, you’ll have the same chance to win up to 2,500 times your total bet for as little as 10p per spin.
This medium-to-high-variance game boasts sticky wilds, expanding wilds, stacked symbols, re-spins, and free spins, and it also has the potential to increase the number of paylines from 26 to 98 in the Free Spins Bonus. The year is 1291 and the last Crusader stronghold in Acre is under attack from the Mamluks. It’s your job to help the battle-weary army defend their fortress to the death.
The medieval battle theme features prominently through the Crusader mobile slot, starting with the background which shows the fortress high up on a hillside, and the fires of the Crusaders’ enemies raging in the distance. There are also symbols that are in keeping with the era such as daggers, crosses, golden goblets, and lockboxes. The least valuable symbols in the game are the Q, K, and A.
The base game uses 5 reels and 4 rows, but as you’ll see when the Free Spins Bonus is triggered, extra rows can be added to give you extra paylines. Using the mobile-friendly buttons to either side of the playing area, you can change your bet, view the paytable, mute the sounds, and turn on Auto-Play which lets the game take 10, 25, 50 or 100 automated spins.
In the Crusader video slot, the wild symbol is represented by the Crusader. Only Reels 1 and 5 can contain wild symbols, and the wild can substitute for any other symbol when it’s able to form a winning combo.
The Crusader slot game uses the same symbol for both the scatter and the wild symbol.
You’ll quickly notice that the Crusader wild symbol can land in full and partial stacks on reels 1 and 5. And, if it’s only partly in view, the game nudges and re-spins the reels until you can see it in all its four-row-high glory. Extra re-spins are awarded if further wilds come into partial view, and during the re-spin process, all wilds are sticky.
The Free Spins Feature is triggered when a fully expanded wild is present on both reels 1 and 5. You gain eight free games with the first and fifth reel containing wild symbols throughout. If you see an Expansion symbol appear (N.B., it features an arrow), an extra row is added to the bottom of each reel. The expansions can continue until there is a maximum of twelve rows, and when the reel set is fully expanded, there are 98 paylines rather than just 26.