The opening sequence to the NetEnt-designed online pokie, Warlords: Crystals of Power, sets the scene nicely. Three warriors from different parts of the land all come across a crystal, a crystal that draws them together. The first of the warriors is a male Samurai character, joined by a Native American priestess warrior. Meanwhile, the final warrior is a huge Nordic barbarian character. Land those all-important scatter symbols and the warriors will enter into a battle. The dominant force will then enable their own free spins feature.
Warlords: Crystals of Power features three distinct free spins features entered after a battle between the leading characters, plus plenty of dramatic base-game action. Below is a quick summary of what to expect from this Aussie online pokies game:
At any time during the base game you might receive ‘overlay wilds’. These occur randomly and see a series of wild symbols added to the reels. There are three types of added wilds:
Barbarian Hammer – a square of 4 wilds added anywhere on reels 1 to 4.
The Priestess Arrow – 2 to 5 wild symbols will be added anywhere on the reels.
The Samurai Sword – 2 to 5 wild symbols will appear anywhere on reels 1 to 4.
There are three scatter symbols in the game. These include a blue flag featuring the barbarian’s hammer, a green flag featuring the priestess’ bow and a red flag featuring the Samurai’s sword. These scatter symbols can also appear anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4.
If you land three matching scatter symbols on those reels, you’ll enter the following free spins features:
Barbarian – You will receive 9 free spins where only the warrior and the animal symbols are present. Each scatter will award an additional 3 spins.
Priestess – You will receive 7 free spins. Here, every scatter symbol that appears on the reels will increase the multiplier by 1.
Samurai – You will receive 5 free spins. Any time a scatter symbol appears it will turn into a sticky wild for the duration of the feature.
Landing those three matching scatter symbols can be a tough ask. Fortunately, the game is on hand to give you a helping hand. Three unmatched scatter symbols will see the game enter into ‘battle mode’. After that, one of the warriors will win out, turning all three scatter symbols into matching characters.
With just two scatter symbols on the reels, you also have a chance. If they are unmatched, another battle will take place to make them matched. Then, you’ll have a re-spin of the other reels, to give you an opportunity of landing the third. You’ll have one final chance even if this fails. That’s because one symbol will be smashed to reveal either a cash amount or that third scatter.
Throughout the base game, those three central warriors are all stacked, offering big winning opportunities when they line up. The Samurai is the highest paying – worth 300 coins for the maximum five. The priestess pays 200 coins and the barbarian is worth 150 coins. The payout table is then completed by their associated animals in a wolf, a leopard and a warthog respectively, and the armour worn by the three.
The setting for this NetEnt-designed slot is on a stark, stone battlefield. The wind is blowing across the scene and battle-weary troops make their way onto the battlefield. Leaders stand either side of the reels, one holding a huge axe, while the other stands holding the flag.
Throughout the game, the visuals are excellent, with each symbol adding both colour and character. Check out the graphics when you enter battle mode and large images fill the screen. A resounding ‘battle cry’ soundtrack creates the perfect war-like soundtrack.
Warlords: Crystals of Power is an immersive battle-themed pokie. The opening sequence is just brilliant and sets the scene perfectly. Furthermore, with randomly added wilds in the base game, you’re only ever a spin away from a big win. Meanwhile, the three free spins features are sure to pay big too, especially with those added wilds and multipliers. With a helping hand in landing the feature, there is a lot to like about this NetEnt design.