Warlords - Crystals of Power

The Warlords have arrived at Quartz Casino, and they're carrying with them the Crystals of Power – three glittering gems that have the power to bring the broken kingdom back together and end the bloodshed. NetEnt has used an epic battle theme in its latest slot combined with a fantasy influence. It features a young priestess, a determined Samurai warrior, and a veteran barbarian, who each have their own bonus game and wild overlay feature.

Our verdict:

Warlords Crystals of Power is a 5-reel, 3-row, 30-fixed-payline slot by NetEnt that can be played on both desktop and mobile devices. As you'd expect from NetEnt, the graphics, sound effects, and animations are breathtaking, and the unique special features will have you transfixed. The three warlords look particularly impressive when they land fully stacked on the reels, standing stock still despite the howling gale surrounding them. High-quality images of their animal companions and helmets are also used as symbols in the slot. The game should appeal to players of varying budgets as the lowest betting option is just 15p and the highest bet you can place is £15.

Wild symbol:

The wild symbol in this NetEnt slot is represented by the Crystals of Power. Wilds are commonly used in online slots to help create additional winning opportunities by replacing key symbols in the game, with the exception of the scatter. This is the case in Warlords, although the Crystals of Power wild has an extra benefit called the Wild Overlay Feature. It allows wilds to be randomly added to the reels in different positions on any spin. Both the Samurai and Priestess can add between two and five wilds while the Barbarian can place a 2x2 square of wild symbols anywhere across the first four reels.

Bonus feature:

The main bonus feature in the Warlords Crystals of Power slot is the Free Spins Feature, and it has three variations – one for each of the warlords. Like many slots, it's triggered by the scatter symbol. However, as the game uses three scatters, it's not as straightforward as you might think.

Three identical scatters activate the Free Spins Bonus immediately. However, if two matching or non-matching scatters land anywhere on the reels, you automatically get a free re-spin for a chance to gain a third scatter of any colour. If you succeed in landing one, the Battle Feature decides which colour scatter is the winner, and all three are transformed into the same colour accordingly. If you fail to spin a third scatter, the Final Chance Feature throws a flame at the reels to reveal either a third scatter or a coin win of up to 100 times your stake.

Bonus feature 1:

A trio of blue scatters awards nine Barbarian free spins on a new reel set that only uses the Barbarian, the Boar, and the Blue scatter symbols. Each scatter that appears awards an extra three free games.

A trio of green scatters gives you seven Priestess free spins and an increasing multiplier of +1 each time a scatter symbol lands on the reels.

A trio of red scatters awards five Samurai free spins, and during the bonus, the scatter acts as a sticky wild to boost your chances of winning.