Crusader

A serious and sombre online slot game, the game focuses on the final effort of the Crusaders under Edward I to hold his ground against the Mamluks in 1291, who ruled Egypt from the 13th to 16th century. The game has basically expanded the historical theme of its basis but gives a unique twist to the cliché executions generally seen.  The highlight of the game is the progress in the life of a soldier showcased through the game.  The life of the soldier is shown to be an alternation between altered periods of starvation and being slapped around by heathens while hoping to survive in diseased ridden cesspits.

Basic layout

One can almost get lost into the backdrop of the game, which is symbolized by a huge red and dark themed fortress, rising magnificently.  The grid of the game starts out with 5 reels and 4 rows along with 26 paylines to help the players rake in the cash bonuses they receive at various points during the game. These paylines can be extended during the bonus round of the game.

Features

The paytable of the game is its biggest display of wealth and gold, all converging to hint at the thriving civilization. One can spot the gold-encrusted, religiously tinged symbols of the crusades. The low paying symbols of the game include the royals which have a knight-like font to help them keep up their designs. The high paying symbols of the game are formed by 3 different cross symbols which include a dagger, a box, and a chalice grail.

Special features

The chalice grail is one of the most valuable symbols of all times, which can pay about 10 times the original stake for 5 of a kind. All pay symbols have the potential to land stacked, along with the wilds, which can substitute the regular symbols of the game.

Bonus symbol

The crusader symbol is the wild of the game and appears only on reels 1 and 5, either fully or partially in view. It triggers the respin if it is visible in partial view only.  If two crusaders can be found to cover both reels, it triggers the bonus game and provides 85 additional free spins.

Conclusion

One of the most scintillating gameplay designs, Crusaders, aims at engaging the crowd with its war zone features.