If you have ever wanted an online slot with the visual sophistication of a computer game, then Warlords: Crystals of Power could be just the game you’ve been looking for. This slot was developed by the Net Entertainment (NetEnt) brand and one of its biggest selling points is the graphics – which are frequently breathtaking.
This game seems to have drawn inspiration from fantasy video games for its theme, which revolves around three warrior characters: a Samurai, a Barbarian and a Priestess. These warlords, clad in red, blue and green costumes respectively, are brought to life with glorious graphics that make their epic battles burst out of the screen and ensure Warlords is one of the most exciting online slots on the market. The characters are fighting over coloured crystals that give them the power to rule over everyone.
On the surface, this is a typical online slot with five reels and three rows, but this grid is disrupted by the stacked reel icons which give it a really unusual feel right from the start. Of course, the basic aim of the game is to get matching rows of any of the reel icons, so that you can claim some coin and unlock the potentially money-spinning bonus rounds.
The high definition graphics depict a bloody battlefield where soldiers line up for their preferred warlord and this scenario is made even more immersive by the music and audio effects that play throughout. Alongside the three warriors, the other reel icons include wolves, panthers, and the crystals they are fighting to own. The game also boasts 30 pay lines, with the maximum you can bet on one spin being $150.
This slot comes with no less than three different bonus features, with the first being triggered by the Wild reel icon. This is the crystal icon and it works like a standard Wild by substituting for other missing ones to make up winning combinations, but scoring five of them on a single reel will see you win the big 300 coin jackpot.
Another great bonus feature is the Random Overlay Wild and – as the name suggests – it activates without warning during the game. This feature has three different modes, based on the three warlords. The Priestess Arrow gives you between two and five Wild icons on reel one or reel five; the Barbarian Hammer provides four Wilds shaped like a square on reels one or four, and the Samurai Sword provides between two and five Wilds on reels one or four.
The final bonus round is a Free Spins one activated when you get at least two of the banner icons on reel two, three or four. The number of free spins you are awarded depends on whether you land the Barbarian, the Samurai or the Princess. The first of these is the best, as it guarantees at least nine free spins and the chance to really maximise your money.
Warlords slot RTP
The RTP for this slot is 96%, which is mid-level rather than spectacularly high, but still perfectly acceptable.
The Warlords video slot game has blood and guts graphics to die for in addition to strong game-play with three really solid bonus features, making for an entertaining slot that also pays out.