- 1 Warlords: Crystals of Power Overview
- 2 Where to play Warlords: Crystals of Power online in NJ
- 3 Gameplay
- 4 Warlords: Crystals of Power special features
- 5 Warlords: Crystals of Power positives
- 6 Not-so-positives
- 7 Warlords: Crystals of Power: the ratings
Yeah, that’s pretty sweet, but winning huge prizes playing online slots in New Jersey might just be a little better.
Thanks to the latest addition to New Jersey’s online slots arsenal in the shape of Warlords: Crystals of Power, you can do both.
Warlords: Crystals of Power Overview
The huge popularity of mobile games like Clash of Clans and Game of War proves that the idea of fantasy battles contested between legendary medieval warriors is still one that resonates with gamers.
Naturally, it fits pretty well in the world of online casinos, too!
The game revolves around an epic battle, with three rulers – the Samurai, the Priestess and the Barbarian – contesting the crystals of power and supremacy over their domain.
This 30-payline slot comes with amazing HD graphics and several expanded symbols for maximum wins – plus a whole heap of bonus feature rounds.
Where to play Warlords: Crystals of Power online in NJ
Once you launch the game, you’re treated to a visual feast in the form of a cinematic cut-scene that pits the three warriors of the game into battle against one another. The Samurai, the Priestess and the Barbarian with all their magical creatures will clash in glorious battle across the reels.
The game is a 30-payline, five-reel slot with a couple of notable differences to many games.
Firstly, you’ll notice that many of the symbols are expanded to cover multiple reel positions and paylines; secondly, you’ll see that there are three rows rather than the usual five.
Warlords: Crystals of Power special features
Random Overlay Wild
Triggered at random after any spin during regular games, this feature comes in three different forms to give you extra wilds and bonus wins:
- Barbarian Hammer: this awards four wild symbols on reels one to four.
- Priestess Arrow: this awards between two and five wild symbols on any reel.
- Samurai Sword: this awards between two and five wild symbols on reels one to four.
There are three different scatter symbols in Warlords: Crystals of Power, each of which will trigger a free spins bonus feature round.
- Samurai Free Spins: awards at least five free spins with a sticky wild.
- Barbarian Free Spins: awards at least nine free spins with added scatter symbols.
- Priestess Free Spins: awards at least seven free spins with multipliers.
If two different scatter symbols appear on the reels, then let battle commence! Once this happens, one symbol is defeated and transforms into the other symbol. Each scatter symbol that appears on the reels will trigger a re-spin at your current stake.
If the re-spins are triggered by two scatter symbols and no third scatter symbol appears to launch free spins, you’ll receive a random feature. This will either be an additional scatter symbol or an instant win of 3x to 100x your bet.
Warlords: Crystals of Power positives
Epic music and graphics
The moment you open the game and are treated to a cinematic cutscene of the three epic warriors heading into battle, you know you’re in for something special. The music and graphics continue their top-quality standards throughout the game and it’s as good as any epic computer game in that regard.
A trio of feature rounds
Net Entertainment have really run the theme as far as it can go, and the three different feature rounds for each of the characters is a fantastic touch. Adding the scatter symbol battles if you land opposing faction flags on the reels is really cool, too.
No epic animation in regular spins
There is definitely room for more action to take place on the reels outside of a feature. The possibilities in a game with this theme are pretty easy to imagine: swords clashing across the reels, mythical creatures growling and snapping, all that good stuff.
Sadly, the symbols are static.
Only three rows
One aspect of the game that may put off more diehard online slots fans is that the game is a 5×3 grid instead of a 5×5. This means the paylines are condensed, though expanded symbols may make up for it in the eyes of some players.
Not the fastest game
The introduction to the game really sets it up as an epic, video-game-like affair. However, the intensity also leads to performance issues. We played this game on a few different devices and it’s definitely not the smoothest slot in terms of performance speed and playability.
Warlords: Crystals of Power: the ratings
Summary Warlords: Crystals of Power is a high volatility game, but it also distinguishes itself from the pack with a host of cool features. It’s more or less three games conveniently built into one, so repeat play gets higher marks here.
Warlords: Crystals of Power Review
Warlords: Crystals of Power is a high volatility game, but it also distinguishes itself from the pack with a host of cool features. It’s more or less three games conveniently built into one, so repeat play gets higher marks here.
Graphics and soundtrack: 5/5
Net Entertainment almost always deliver on graphics, and there’s clearly a lot of thought and effort put into this. The music tips it over the edge and it’s practically perfect in this category.
Originality and creativity: 4/5
It’s surprising we haven’t seen more of this kind of online slot in New Jersey, because the sorts of mobile games that this draws inspiration from are bafflingly popular. Watch this space, I suppose, but know that NetEnt were here first!
Play value: 3/5
Because there are a few different features and even regular spins have the chance of randomly-added wilds, there’s a lot of value to be had from this game even without the chance of a progressive jackpot.
However, despite that, it is quite a high volatility game.
Jackpot potential: 2/5
There is no progressive jackpot in this game, but there are plenty of opportunities to spin up a big win regardless.
Repeat play: 4/5
You can play this game for hours and only experience a third of what it can offer. If you enjoy it, then it’s well worth a repeat play to check out the features on offer from all three warriors.
You’ll be able to find your favourite and pick the best value feature round each time.
Total score: 18/25
This new addition is definitely one of the better slots that NJ online casino players can spin the reels at. And the fact that it’s effectively three different games in one means that you’ll be coming back for more again and again.