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Crusader Review

How well are you familiar with the history of crusades? How do you imagine the crusaders? Honorable warriors in shining armor or greedy killers in rusty gear?

Elk Studios refers to them in their new video slot – the Crusader, but the famous developer won't ask you to think of the moral-ethical side of the subject. Just play for fun or for real money, enjoy bonus features, and have fun!

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0.20 EUR
Min bet
100 EUR
Max bet
2500:1
Max payout
5
Number of reels
98
Number of lines

Play Crusader

Crusader is a video slot that features 5 reels. You will bet between 10 cents and 100 euro per spin.

Initially, symbols form 4 rows on the screen. This formation means 26 active lines. However, the matrix may expand up to 12 rows and 98 paylines during the game.

Crusader offers regular symbols, wilds, and an expanding symbol, which actually transforms the reels.

Hit 3, 4, or 5 same symbols next to each other to land a winning combination on one of the active lines. All combinations must begin from the leftmost reel.

Wins depend on the current bet and multipliers. You can pocket up to x2500 your bet. Several payoffs are possible in the result of one spin.

A gamble feature is not suggested. Please read about the different types of symbols and prize rounds of Crusader by Elk Studios below at Casinoz.

The design of Crusader reminds us that the crusades were not romantic journeys to distant places. Dark colors make the game quite gloomy. Suspenseful music reinforces the impression. You can see castles in the background. The logo is burning on the welcome page.

Crusader Symbols, Wild, Scatter

Honestly, symbols do not impress. You will land a golden cup, a jewelry box, a knife, a Maltese cross, a shield, and a coin, which look too simple, not to mention Q to A faces.

We should say, all symbols can come both one by one and in a stacked formation.

Special symbols:

  • Wild (golden sign) substitutes other symbols, except for the expanding ones.
  • Crusader Wild (the crusader) combines the functions of wild and scatter. It substitutes regular symbols but also triggers respins and free spins. The knight lands only on the first and fifth reels and covers 4 vertical positions. You will often see it on the last reel.
  • Expansion Symbol (an arrow) is imaged on the 3 central reels during free spins. It triggers the expansion bonus. Please read more below.

See the paytable for all possible payoffs.

  • Wild
    Substitutes other symbols
  • Arrow
    Makes the reels larger
  • Cup
    The most valuable of basic symbols
  • Jewelry Box
    Prayer beads in the box
  • Knife
    Sharp knife
  • Cross
    Maltese cross
  • Shield
    Blue shield with a cross
  • Coin
    Ancient coin
  • А
    Ace
  • К
    King
  • Q
    Queen

Crusader Bonus games

Now about the bonus games of Crusader video slot:

  • Expansion Bonus may begin during free spins. The arrow makes the reels one position larger. The maximum height of each reel is 12 symbols. The number of active lines may reach 98.

Watch the video review of the Crusader for more details.

Crusader free spins

Crusader features the following free spin options:

  • Respins – if the knight is partly visible on the first or the last reel, this one will scroll for 1 position. This goes on until the wild symbol covers the entire reel. Then the feature ends.
  • Free Spins – classic free spins will be triggered by 2 crusaders fully visible on the edge reels. You will get to roll 8 free spins with 2 wild reels.

The bet remains the same as in the previous regular round for both free spin options.

Jackpots

Elk Studios doesn't draw a progressive jackpot on Crusader video slot.

Crusader Interface

Let's take a look at the controls:

  • An "arrow" at the bottom right will get the reels spinning;
  • "Auto" will take you to the autoplay;
  • "3 lines" will open the menu;
  • "Coins" will help you set the bet.

An amount of the bet and the balance can be found in the bottom line. Payoffs pop up in front of the reels.

Menu:

  1. Settings – sound, speed, and other parameters;
  2. Rules – the T&C;
  3. Promotions – casino's offerings on this slot.

You can also use integrated strategies. They will automatically correct the bet depending on previous results. You can find out more in our review of Elk Studios betting systems.

Users don't need to download the Crusader video slot, as it is available in the browser.

New Zealand Mobile version

Crusader mobile is a touch-adapted version for smartphones. Feel free to play on the website of the mobile casino – no app is needed. General rules, features, and settings remain the same as on the desktop.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we would like to highlight the key advantages and disadvantages of the video slot. In our opinion, it is not the best release from Elk Studios, but the game is still quite impressive.

Pros:

  • Unusual theme;
  • Unique expanding reels;
  • Free spins and respins on the casino's money;
  • Stacked symbols, including wilds.

Cons:

  • The animation could be more spectacular;
  • The RTP could be better.

Crusader is a high-volatile game.

Just a reminder: Elk Studios betting systems do not affect the return to player.

Where to play Crusader for free or real money in New Zealand?

Readers of Casinoz are welcome to play Crusader free at any moment. The demo version is available without registration.

Online casinos with license Elk Studio games invite the gamblers to play Crusader video slot for real money. Avoid fake slots!

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Main info
Type of game
Video slots
Manufacturer
Min bet
0.20 EUR
Max bet
100 EUR
RTP
96.1%
Max payout
2500 : 1
Is free test available
Yes
Mobile version
Yes
Issue date
March 17, 2020
Progressive jackpot
No
Reels number
5
Lines number
98
Wilds
Yes
Scatter
No
Gamble Feature
No
Volatility
name
Respins
Yes
Freespins
Yes
Bonus games
Expansion Bonus
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