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The Wombat says:  Are you hankering after a noble journey, wombat fans? One that could propel you into the history books? Then you’ll feel right at home with Crusader slot from ELK Studios. Get ready to be transported to 1291, where you’ll be fighting for God, King and country in The Crusades.

But will this game turn into a crusade of fortune for your bankroll? Who knows. But with up to 98 pay-lines on offer there’s certainly some big win potential. Well, I´d admit that falls short of the Ankh of Anubis slot, but even so I would classify it as “tidy”.

It’s time to seek out the holy grail…

Look and Feel

There’s a right old gloomy atmosphere to this game, and your reels float on background of grim, grey castles and fiery battle scenes. As luck would have it, there’s also a storm brewing… Some dramatic medieval music accompanies your game play and the quality of the graphics is up to ELK’s usual high standard.

Still, it doesn’t look like there’s much fun to be had there… It’s not as cheery as the Book of King Arthur, that’s for sure.

Crusader Slot Game Play

ELK Studios’ Crusader slot comes with 4 reels, 3 rows and 26 pay-lines and you can take your holy spins from 0.20 to 100 a go. In comparison, the Age of Conquest slot comes in at 20 lines, so this should give you an idea of how this plays. We´d put it down as a Medium High variance game.

You’ll start off with 26 pay-lines but these can expand up to 98 in the bonus round.

Your reel icons are made up of; the Q, K & A royal playing cards as your lower values while the Holy Grail, a box of jewels, a green dagger and 3 different Crusader shields are your high-paying symbols. Look out for that infamous chalice – it’s the highest paying icon in the game and will pay out 10x your wager for 5 in a row.

Your standard wild in this game is the golden symbol with ‘Wild’ on it – it substitutes for all other symbols to create extra wins. There’s another fancy schmancy Wild symbol in play too – the Crusader Wild icon – but there’s more info on this plucky bloke below.

Stacked Symbols

All icons in the game can landed as stacked. If you hit multiple stacks in combination, your bankroll could be looking pretty chunky Wombat fans.

Free Spins and Bonus Features

Crusader Wild Respins

This handy fella will appear on reels 1 and 5 and is stacked 4 positions high. Land a Crusader Wild partially in view and it will nudge up or down giving you re-spins until it hits the reels fully.

Free Spins

If you manage to land 2x Crusader Wilds on reels 1 and 5, you’ll set off the Free Spins. Next it’s 8 extras goes with those stacked Wilds locked in place on the reels.

Part 2 of this cool bonus are the expansion arrow symbols that will land on the 3 middle reels. Each time one hits, the grid will expand by one row and you’ll get an extra free spin.

The reels can reach up to 12 rows high by which point you’ll be free spinning with 98 pay lines and 2 fully wild reels!

If you pull this off, the max win here is 2,500x stake.


ELK Studios have done a decent job in Crusader slot. The Wild re-spins keep the base game entertaining and the Free Spins are wild if you manage to trigger them off. This trip back to the Middle Ages is worth a spin while, but it’s not this Wombat’s favourite slot.

Wombat score: 3.9/5

Name Crusader
Developer ELK Studios
Layout 5 x 4
Paylines 26
Min - Max Bet 0.20 - 100
Max Win 250,000 coins
Features Bonus games, Expanding Reels and Paylines, Stacked Symbols
Released March 2020