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Elk Studios
RTP 96.1%
Play Elk Studios Slots
Reels 5
Paylines 26
Min bet size 0.20
Max bet size 100
RTP 96.5
Wild symbols Yes
Free spins Yes
Bonus No
Jackpot No

Crusader Slot Review

Released March 2020

The Crusader slot game can be found at casinos offering Elk Studios software. Elk Studios are a small but quickly growing casino software developer primarily focusing on the mobile market. At the present time they only offer slots games. Players should be aware that this software provider includes ‘betting strategies’ as an automated feature. These should be avoided. They offer no mathematical gain to the player and increase the risk of large losses in comparison to your bankroll. As a standard Elk Studios do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game paytable. As such we can say that the House Edge of Crusader is 3.9%.

Crusader is a 5 reel slot and each reel sits a 4 symbols high. The slot uses paylines, with 26 in total, playing from left to right. However, this can change during the Free Spins as there is a chance that the rows can expand up to 12 symbols in height, which would increase the paylines to 96.


The theme for Crusader is a medieval one, in which the you spin reels that take the Great Crusades as their influence. As such, you can expect to see knights, horses, swords and shields.

Special Symbols

Wild – The Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols other than the “Expansion” symbol.

Crusader – The “Crusader” symbol can only appear on reels 1 and 5 and it acts in the same way as a Wild symbol. If they only partially appear then you will be granted a respin, during which they will land fully formed on the reels. You can end up with an additional respin if a “Crusader” symbol only lands partially on the other reel that did not trigger the respin. If you land 2 fully formed “Crusader” symbols on reels 1 and 5 then you will trigger the Free Spins.

Expansion Symbol – The “Expansion” symbol is only available during the Free Spins and when one lands the rows on the grid will increase by 1 and the number of paylines will increase too.

Bonus Features

Re-Spins – If you land a “Crusader” symbol on reels 1 or 5 that only partially appears, you will trigger a respin and that symbol will land fully stacked on the reel.

Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins feature then you will be given 8 Free Spins in total. Also, during the feature reels 1 and 5 will be fully stacked with Wilds. If you land an “Expansion” symbol then you will increase the number of rows by 1 and as such will also increase the number of paylines.


This is a cracking looking slot that comes with a number of exciting features. However, the betting strategies that Elk continue to include remain a major issue. They offer no advantage and could in fact be considered a dangerous inclusion in a game that is based entirely on random chance. The implication that skill or a tactic can be in any way deployed is one that we cannot endorse, no matter how good this slot might be. So it is with a fair degree of regret that we cannot give Crusader a positive review.

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