Release 17-03-2020
Crusader Screenshot


About Crusader

Highly anticipated and based on historical events, the Crusader slot game by ELK Studios will loosely follow the story of a young nobleman in a Holy Crusade. Like all other games produced by this studio, the Crusader game will have an adjustable betting strategy, so players can plan in advance and later benefit from bonus and free spins. We also hope you'll get some Scatters and Wilds to spice thing up a little bit more.

Crusader Screenshots

How the video slot works

The Crusader game takes us to the besieged city of Acre where you’ll come across a typical 5×4 grid. Symbols in the game start with A-Q royal cards and also include some more unique artwork. The higher paying symbols are all crusader style objects including a dagger, shield and the golden chalice. Each is carved with the holy cross typically seen on crusader artefacts.

While playing, you’ll need to connect three or more symbols in twenty-six paylines, starting from the left. To help you, the game also throws wilds into the mix, which substitute for other paying symbols.

As well as regular wilds, reels one and five can contain the Crusader wild. This symbol features the Crusader himself and can take up the entire reel. A partial hit will trigger respins until the full Crusader fills the reel. Landing two Crusaders at once will unlock the Crusader free spins.

To start with, the bonus round starts you off with eight free spins, during which both Crusaders will act as wilds, giving you a chance to land a big win. While playing the bonus round, you can also come across the expansion symbol. If you land one of these on a spin, the reels will increase by one, and you’ll gain an extra spin. The reels can expand to a maximum of twelve rows, giving massive potential to land extra wins and increasing the paylines to a maximum of ninety-eight.

You can play the game from as little as €0.20 and as much as €100. Crusader has a maximum jackpot of 2500x your stake. Remember to test the game out yourself for free by playing the demo.

Game Facts

Release date 17-03-2020
Paylines 26
Bonus rounds
Max win 250,000
Free spins yes

About Elk Studios

Elk Studios


What kind of special features can you expect?

The game features wilds, free spins and expanding reels. The wilds also become sticky wilds during the free spins.

Are there any limitations when playing on a mobile device?

No, the game can be played on all devices, including iOS and Android, tablets and phones.

What is the RTP factor of Crusader?

The game has an RTP rate of 96.1%.

Closing Thoughts on Crusader

At first glance, Crusader seems to be a fairly standard slot with a fairly uninteresting style and design. However, once you get playing, it’s clear that there’s a lot more here than meets the eye. The standard gameplay is simple enough, and while it’s fun, it’s not until the bonus kicks in that things get really interesting.

The expanding reels and sticky wilds create a lot of fun and lead to some unexpected wins.  On the whole, the game is interesting to play, and it’s certainly an unique take on the historical themed slot genre.

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