Warlords - Crystals of Power: Overview
For players who like to multi-task, Swedish developer NetEnt has the slot for you. Not only can you spin for coins, but you can also battle warlords for world domination. In this brutal game, years of war have whittled the contenders down to three very different warlords, none less ruthless than each other. These very different lords not only battle hard in Warlords: Crystals of Power, but also bring a host of benefits for lucky players to take advantage of. If you reckon you're up to defeating the trio to snatch glory, read on.
Some slots try to charm by laying on the cute angle, Warlords: Crystals of Power takes the complete opposite tack. This is serious gaming in a dangerous world. The warlords – a Barbarian, a Priestess, and a Samurai are three characters you certainly wouldn't want to bump into in a dark alley.
Their hardness is matched by the game's background which has the 5-reel, 3-row grid placed in the middle of a battlefield as armies face off. If you're the kind of player that likes squaring up against a slot, toe to toe, then Warlords: Crystals of Power makes an ideal choice. Factor in the heavy-hitting sound effects to feel the epic-ness ooze off the screen.
Suiting up for battle requires setting stakes on the menu bar where players select bet levels from 1-10 and coin values of 0.01-1. This means a nice range of bets from 15 p/c up to £/€150 per spin which should keep most players happy. RTP is a plus point with a default rating of 96.89%, paired with a low-medium volatility, preventing the math model from being quite as brutal as the game it powers. The hit rate is pretty much bang on 1 in 3 or 33.33%, with a ton of features to go along with that figure to make Warlords: Crystals of Power a busy battle indeed as we will see.
The first rule of war is that three of a kind left to right from the first reel pays out. Players get 30 fixed paylines to work with and nine regular pay symbols to line up. On the low side are six 1x1 symbols made up of 3 helms, a boar, panther, and a wolf – each one corresponding to its associated warlord. The warlords themselves are three premium symbols which appear in 1x3 size and range in value from 10x to 20x the stake for five of a kind. The triple jewel wild is also worth 20x for five of a kind and can substitute for all symbols except the scatter.
Warlords - Crystals of Power: Features
If there is one thing that Warlords: Crystals of Power has it's features – both in the base game and beyond. Let's begin with the humble wild which may become part of the Random Overlay Wild feature on any main game spin. When triggered, one of these three variations appears:
- The Barbarian Hammer adds a 2x2 block of wilds on reels 1 to 4.
- The Priestess Arrow fires 2 to 5 arrows any reel, turning hit symbols into wilds.
- The Samurai Sword slashed across reels 1 to 4 awards 2 to 5 wilds wherever the blade strikes.
Each faction gets a bonus game which is triggered by a different scatters symbol – blue for the barbarian, green for the priestess, and red for the samurai. If different types of scatters appear on the screen, then the warlords do battle via respins. This may end up with 3 of the same scatter which triggers the feature, or players may pick up a consolation prize of 3x to 100x their stake instead.
- Barbarian Free Spins come with a minimum of 9 free spins. During this game, only the higher paying warlord and animal symbols appear. A new scatter enters this bonus game that wards +3 free spins when it lands.
- Priestess Free Spins awards 7 free spins where each scatter symbol in view increases a win multiplier by +1 every time it lands. This bonus game is the one that you want as it offers the highest possible potential.
- Samurai Free Spins comes with 5 free spins where the scatter symbol becomes a sticky wild for the full duration.
Warlords - Crystals of Power: Verdict
Sometimes in this modern life we live, you just want to tear yourself away from your desk, loosen the tie, don battle gear to let those suppressed primal urges go wild. Of course, rent, mortgages, partners, kids, bills, crush that rebellious urge which gets buried beneath polite manners and responsibilities. Still, it's there, and Warlords: Crystals of Power is a slot you get to let loose and do battle in the fantastic game world NetEnt has created.
To the victor the spoils too, where players can collect wins of up to €/£1m or 6,666 times your stake. Look for the Priestess Free Spins with the progressive win multiplier for the best possible returns. The rest of the game isn't bad either, producing wins of up to 600 times your stake during the base game, with more coming via the other features.
There is a lot to get to grips with during Warlords, which might appear a little rushed at first, but nothing you won't grasp after a few spins. By that time, the sheer power and brutality of the game may win you over. Warlords: Crystals of Power is an excellently designed slot from the NetEnt team. To get a bit barbaric, get the adrenaline flowing while collecting some sizeable wins along the way, Warlords: Crystals of Power is well worth getting fired up for.
Prepare to battle in NetEnt’s Warlords slot – an exciting game stacked with features, bursting with atmosphere, and capped off with solid wins for the victorious.