When I fired up the Warlords: Crystals of Power slot, I thought I was at the screening of the newest Hollywood fantasy blockbuster.
This video slot is a real looker and full of drama. It made my wee Wombat fur stand on end, I can tell you. It joins a long line of fantasy games like the Avalon slot machine and Miss Midas.
So, what make this game tick? This is a five reel and three row fantasy slot game from NetEnt that features a Bonus Game with free spins, re-spins, scatters and wilds. There are 30 pay-lines on this low to medium volatility game
This game reminds me of my spotty Wombat Geek years playing Dungeons and Dragons. Or that afternoon I recently spent on the Viking Fire slot machine. But what’s Warlords like to play? Let’s take a look!
Give it a road test it out if you like: just register at Wombat Casino and play our free Warlords slot demo.
It’s set in a time where rulers went out of their way to conquer land and riches. Sounds like the US Presidential election!
Not quite….in the Warlords slot, there have been years of war and pillaging and only three rulers remain: The Barbarian, The Priestess and The Samurai. It’s dog eat dog and there can be only One! (Oh hang on, that’s that French bloke with the kilt and the Scottish accent).
Anyway…back to the Warlords Slot.
Visually, it’s stunning to look at, there’s no doubt about it. There are Priestesses, Samurais, Wolves, a big old hairy dude with a hipster beard (his pet wild boar looks a bit scary) and of course the Crystals of Power.
The game doesn’t sound too out of the ordinary on first inspection, until you realise that there are three different scatter symbols- a red, green and a blue one.
But first, let’s talk you through the wild feature, as this is also different.
Random Overlay Wild
Prepare yourself for some epic battles and breath-taking
adventures in another stunning online slot from NetEnt.
During every spin in the base game, a Random Overlay Wild feature can be triggered. These are the Crystals of Power symbols. This feature uses a special set of reels with no scatters on the reels.
In the Warlords Crystals of Power slot you can trigger three different sorts of Random Overlay Wilds: the Barbarian Hammer feature (four square Wilds on reels 1 to 4), the Priestess Arrow feature, (two to five Wild symbols on reels 1 to 5), the Samurai Sword (two to five Wilds on reels 1 to 4).
Our favourite is the Barbarian Hammer Symbol. It launches when the Old Hairy Dude does a big barbarian burp, and his hammer comes smashing down, leaving you with the 2×2 Overlay Wild grid.
Oh Barbarian, I salute you!
When you have triggered the Random Overlay Wilds feature, things start to go a little crazy as the symbols will be replaced by Overlay Wild symbols. And that means more opportunities to make up wins.
Warlords: Crystals of Power Slot – Scatters and Free Spins
As we mentioned above, the Warlords: Crystals of Power online slot centres around an epic battle between three different rulers – the Barbarian, the Priestess and the Samurai.
That’s why there are 3 different scatters in this game: the blue one gets you Barbarian free spins, the green Priestess free spins and the red Samurai spins.
When the scatter symbols dropped in while I was playing it, it had me running around for the nearest fire extinguisher as all the remaining reels started to go up in flames.
If you are in the base game, the Scatters will each trigger a different bonus feature- either three Free Spins, one Multiplier or one Sticky Wild.
Plus, you’ll win Re-Spins when two or more Scatter symbols land on the
reels. Scatter symbols show up on the middle three reels (2, 3 and 4) except during Re-Spins when they can show on all five reels.
If all the Scatters are the same colour, the Re-Spin kicks off straight away and if they are different , they transform at random and then the Re-Spin starts.
Are you following this? Stick with it! You can’t beat the hairy dude, the Priestess and the Samurai without doing a bit of home-work!
Let’s look at some of the other features quickly, as to be honest, it’s pretty complicated and you’re probably better off just getting stuck in and giving the game a test on our demo.
The warlords frequently go head to head in the Battle Feature. If you get two different Scatter symbols, one Scatter symbol is picked at random (well, there’s a battle first)- and it morphs into the other symbol giving you Re-Spins. Which scatter is chosen is down to luck.
Then, if two identical scatters show up on the reels along with another different scatter symbol, the Scatters will, after a battle, morph into identical scatters before the Re-Spins kick off again.
You’ve got a 75% chance of getting three scatters the same as the two original identical ones.
You can also get three scatters that are all different- in which case you have an equal chance of two of them morphing into the third.
While the re-spins are going, the active Scatters are frozen, and you can re-trigger re-spins with new Scatter symbols. Yay!
You’ll need three or more Scatters to set off the free Spins. If you didn’t manage to set off the Free Spins after your re-spins (i.e. you didn’t land any more scatter symbols), you have one final chance to trigger them.
Final Chance- The Last Chance Saloon
If all else fails to get you three scatters, you’ll get a “Last Chance Saloon” feature which is either a coin win (3 to 100 times the bet) or you’ll get the additional Scatter symbol you need which will appear randomly on the reels.
So we are now in a position to actually talk about the free spins, rather than explaining how you get into the free spins round. Wobbling Wombats!
The Free Spins
There are three different colours of scatters, and this means three types of free spins! The Barbarian Free Spins, (blue Scatter) gets you at least nine Free Spins. He’s the big old hairy guy with the hipster beard.
Then there’s the Priestess Free Spins, (green Scatter) who will give you seven Free Spins.
And finally, Mr Catana Sword himself, the Samurai (red Scatter) will give you five Free Spins.
On each Free Spin game, the reels only contain the same type of Scatter symbol as the original activating colour.
The Scatters that land during Free Spins will not set off Re-Spins, but they will trigger features that will depend on the Free Spins Game you are playing.
So, for example, in the Old Hairy Dude Free Spins, only the warrior and animal symbols show and if you get a new Scatter you get three extra Free Spins.
In the Priestess version, more Scatters increase the multiplier by x1 for each
And in the Samurai Free Spins, the Scatter becomes a Sticky Wild for the whole of the Free Spins round.
Warlords: Crystals of Power Slot Summary
The stars of the show ar the three 3 Warlords: the powerful Priestess, the fierce Samurai and the menacing Barbarian. Who survives and triumphs?
Look, we get it. Unless you spent your formative years locked up in a cupboard under the stairs playing fantasy role playing games with your spotty mates, you won’t have a clue what I’ve been banging on about for the last ten minutes.
But that’s OK! Because this is a complicated game many features, and your best bet is to just fire the demo up and give it a go- you’ll soon get the hang of it.
I must admit, even I raised a single wombat eyebrow as I was reading through the game instructions, and I play a lot of slots.
You’ll notice that there is a little ticker tape with games tips that runs underneath, so the designers must have realised that it’s a complicated game to get to grips with.
But once I got stuck in, I really enjoyed this game. It’s what the Game of Thrones Slot should have looked like if they’d been a bit more adventurous.
The Warlords Crystals of Power slot also looks absolutely fantastic on a mobile and a tablet. Try it for yourself- we have a mobile demo and a real play version here at Wombat Casino.
So put your furry boots on, grab your sword and give it a go!
Wombat Score: 4/5
I might give it a 5 once I have got my Wombat head around it a bit more.
What is the highest paying feature?
Tray and land the Priestess Free Spins feature which trigger seven free spins with extra scatters that nudge up the multiplier by 1x for every one that lands. Top jackpot on this is 6,666x your stake.