Reno, NV-headquartered CTS game scientists got to be the most comical and witful of the bunch. We mean, have you seen any of the videos they make before their flagship game releases?
For Ancient Warriors, their latest addition to Quickfire’s diverse portfolio of games, we see the bravest of them travel far to the orient in hopes of finding potent Ancient Warriors who can be a source of gaming power. What inspired such a storyline is not made explicitly clear, but anyone who has played Dan Trachtenberg’s acclaimed video game, Warframe, will notice the likeness right away. Anyway, four ancient warriors who have been sleeping for generations have now been discovered by the CTS team and is now upon us to do the awakening.
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Ancient protectors will come to life to award win booster multipliers right when you need them most. Play Ancient Warriors slot for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 96%
- High Volatility
- 50 Paylines
- Bet Range: £/€/$ 0.2-115
- Wild Substitutions & Transformations
- Win Booster Multipliers of up to 10X
- Bonus Round
- Code: HTML5
- Devices: Smartphone, Tablet, Desktop
Slot Overview, Paytable, & Math Model
The visual artists at Crazy Tooth Studio continue to impress here. Ancient Warriors opens up to a cinematic scene, where a rather peculiar 4-reel grid structure with 6 rows is housed by the pillars of a towering pagoda. If you look close enough, you can see that the warriors are just beneath the bottom three rows, waiting to be awakened, we presume. Something about that makes it look like the developers had planned a 3-row slot initially, but thought, this thing would look better if taller, so let’s slap-on three more reels.
Hitting the spin button after selecting the suitable bet lands six symbols on each reel. Looking up the values of the critter-payers as well as the blackjack fillers, on the paytable reveals fair-to-middling values, but that’s what we have come to expect from this budding developer. A sticking point, but on the positive side, winning combinations do not have to start from the leftmost reel like in most slots, all thanks to Any Adjacent Pays™ system carried over from previous CTS slots such as Banana Drop and Diamond Force. Also, the warriors make things better upon awakening with booster multipliers of up to ten times your bet; more on that later.
With a paytable so weak, Ancient Warriors can only look up to its math model stats for redemption. Luckily, there are no disappointments here, starting with a safe default RTP of 96%. Volatility, on the other hand, is rated high, but its harshness is quelled by a decent hit rate, which just about guarantees a win in every three spins.
The first special symbol to be on the lookout for as you play is the Wild Symbol, which takes the shape of the well-known Yin Yang Symbol that dates back to ancient China. It can take the place of all the regular payers to complete a winning combination.
See.Thru™ Reels, which are just what the name says- see through, are central to Ancient Warrior’s gameplay. It sure isn’t something we haven’t seen before, but CTS utilizes it to execute the Wild Transformation Feature rather than just provide a view of the backdrop like in other slots.
Also appearing on the reels are the Feature Symbols, which are represented by the golden shield knot symbol. We couldn’t quite tell why the developers would bring a symbol with Celtic origins into an orient-themed slot, but regardless, landing at least two on the same reel, the bottom three spots to be specific, activated the wild transformation feature.
Once active, this feature transforms all the Feature Symbols on the bottom three rows into wilds. Things get even better if one of the reel’s bottom-three spots are occupied by Feature Symbols. Why? This is because the warrior beneath is finally awakened to award a win booster multiplier of 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, or 10X.
Last of the symbol-types you should expect to see here are the scatters, which are represented by a blue shield knot. Land 3 of them anywhere on the reels to unlock five rounds on the house, where all feature symbols landed in the vicinity of the warriors will remain sticky for the rest of the session, giving you better chances of unlocking the booster multipliers. What’s more, scatters appear on reels two and four to award additional free spins up to ten.
Ancient Warriors- Our Verdict
Just seeing how the warriors come to life to award the multipliers shows that the up and coming team at CTS is willing to go to great lengths to impress. We bet that same enthusiasm will lead them to make history in the iGaming space.
Ancient Warriors is a good-looking slot that just misses the mark because of limited potential. From a simulation of ten billion spins, it was deduced that the best it could do on a single round was 1,807.65X, which is the lowest we have come across in a very long time.
Should you give Ancient Warriors a spin? Well, hear us out. The slot sure won’t award a life-changing win on a single round even with its high-volatility setting, but its high hit rate-induced leniency sure has something in store for the patient wagerers who wouldn’t mind garnering the little they get for extended periods. So, yes!