It’s not often we see a slot make a genuine attempt at a story. Yet William Hill Casino Crusader, by ELK Studios, does just that. Set in 1291, the slot follows the attempts of the Crusaders, led by King Edward I, to hold the city of Acre against Mamluks.
If that sounds like a perfect idea for a slot, then stick around for our full review.
William Hill Crusader Review
From the technical point of view, William Hill Crusader starts off with a 5×4 reel layout and 26 paylines. In order to play, you can wager between £0.10 and £100 per spin. As the slot becomes more widely available, you will also be able to try it out for free in most safe online casinos. Finally, you can expect a solid RTP of 96.1%.
William Hill Casino Crusader did not blow us away with visuals. The reels are set on a static background of a besieged city, with an odd amber floating around. The symbols include Q to A royals, and a number of higher-paying artefacts like crosses, daggers, boxes, chalices. The last one brings you the most, at 10x your stake for five on a payline.
William Hill Crusader has two types of wilds. The regular wilds and the Crusader wilds. The former are the regular ones, while the latter appear stacked only on reels 1 and 5.
If the Crusader wilds land partially, this will trigger a respin, nudging the stack up or down until it’s in full view. If the Crusader wilds land fully on both reels, this will trigger the Free Spins round with 8 free spins.
During the round, the Crusader wilds will stay locked in place, and a new Expansion Symbol will be added. Whenever it lands, you will get an extra free spin and an extra row. The grid can reach up to 12 rows, and 98 paylines.
All in all, William Hill Casino Crusader is not the most entertaining slot we’ve played by any means. The fact is the slot’s standout feature can take a long time to trigger, and there is not much else to keep you going through the waves of dead spins.