Breaking out of the norm of making cute, gentle games, Quickspin drops one massive, gritty medieval siege in Crown of Valor. On a battlefield full of ruined castle towers and burning roofs where players take on the role of a general whose task is to break through the formidable defenses to get to the main keep, where the treasure of 15,619x the bet lies in wait for plunder.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
As players soon notice after starting the game, they are taking a gander at the imposing walls of the besieged fortress. Crown of Valor plays on a 5x5 grid and utilizes the cluster pay mechanic, where players have to land at least three adjacent symbols to start winning. On top of the grid, players can find a handful of beautifully-crafted characters and siege weaponry of the game, one of which is the Golden Crown worth 250x the stake for a cluster of 12+.
The unpredictability of the game reflects the brutality and chaos of medieval warfare, showing no mercy as Crown of Valor is one of the most volatile games Quickspin has produced. The RTP is at the medium level of 96.16%, creating rare but impactful moments of glory should players score a win. Despite the hardship provided by the high volatility and medium RTP, players would soon find out that the risks come with great rewards as the jackpot of 15,619x the bet waits just beyond the horizon.
There are many ways to crack open the walls of Crown of Valor, including the Burning Wilds feature appearing in both the base game and the bonus round. Burning Wilds substitute for all characters in a cluster win. In any phase of Crown of Valor, landing a Burning Wild in a winning cluster will add a +1 to the multiplier meter. The multiplier applies to all winning they’re in and dissipates after successive spins in the base game.
Players can trigger the base game-exclusive feature called Wild Fire by landing 18 consecutive tumbles. When activated, the Wild Fire adds 4 Burning Wilds onto the grid, replacing any symbols except for Scatters.
Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters triggers the bonus round and rewards players with 10, 14, or 18 Free Spins, respectively. Each winning tumble adds +1 to the multiplier meter. Burning Wilds hold the same function as in the base game, and the Multiplier Meter does not reset throughout the bonus game. Furthermore, each Scatter landed will add +1 Free Spin to the bonus event.
Those who do not want to go through the horrors of war can choose the bonus buy option. For the enticing price of 80x the bet, players can get a random drop of 3 to 5 Scatters on the screen.
Within the realms of medieval slots, Crown of Valor is one of the prettier-looking games on the shelf. In this game, I love the abundance of Free Spins and the Bonus Buy option to skip the hassle altogether, though I would pay for more options. The Burning Wilds is a decent touch to keep the bonus game interesting. However, having the Wild Fire feature only available in the base game is a massive buzz killer. Overall, Quickspin went in the right direction with Crown of Valor, though the game does fall flat now and then.