Ivanhoe from ELK Studios: Slot Review - take back the throne!

Travel to Medieval times and aid Ivanhoe on the battlefield as he attempts to overthrow Prince John.

Ivanhoe is a famous historical novel written by Sir Walter Scott and published all the way back in 1820! The book is set in 1194 at the height of medieval times and follows the Saxon knight, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe as he returns from the Crusades to help King Richard the Lionheart win back the throne from his deceitful brother Prince John. It is an exciting tale of adventure and romance so it was no surprise when ELK Studios decided to release a slot based on this epic novel.

It is a 3 reel slot game with 17 paylines that includes Free Spins and Multiplier Wins.

Ivanhoe Screenshot

Special Features

The first thing to highlight is that the game is played on a set of 3 reels. This is a nice throwback to old school classic slots and makes the game super easy to play. The highest paying symbol in the game is the Red Seven. Manage to land 3 of these symbols on an active payline and you’ll receive a fine payout of 3,000 coins!

The main feature of the game is the Ivanhoe Bonus Game and to trigger this exciting mini-game you will need to land 3 Bonus symbols on an active payline. The Bonus symbol is depicted by the game logo which is the Ivanhoe Banner. The Bonus game consists of 5 different levels with increasing multipliers.

To kick things off, you’ll receive 5 Free Spins and every time the Bonus symbol pops up in the Bonus Game, you’ll be given an additional Free Spin. The Wild symbol also appears in this mini-game and is illustrated by a golden crown. It substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus symbol to help form winning combinations along the reels.

To advance through the 5 levels of the Bonus Game, you need to hit a set number of coins in order to level up. The awards for the levels and their required totals are as follows:

  • Level 1: 2X Multiplier, win 2,500 coins to level up
  • Level 2: 3 Free Spins, 3X Multiplier, win 8,000 coins to level up
  • Level 3: 3 Free Spins, 4X Multiplier, win 20,000 coins to level up
  • Level 4: 3 Free Spins, 5X Multiplier, win 81,000 coins to level up
  • Level 5: 3 Free Spins, 6X Multiplier, maximum win of 300,000 coins

Theme and Graphics

The graphics are absolutely outstanding in this game. The background of the slot consists of two banner men blowing trumpets in the distance while there is an 8-bit style video screen positioned above the reels. The symbols are bright and colourful and consist of classic fruit machine icons such as Lemons, Cherries, and Lucky Sevens. The animations are visually stunning as you are told the story of Ivanhoe with some scrolling text beneath the reels and you will notice some short pixellated snippets of battles on the main video screen above the reels. It livens things up quite a bit and makes the game that bit more interesting to play.

The music consists of a mix of fruit machine jingles and loud sounds of battle. It is quite odd but it does tie in rather well with the medieval theme of the game.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 17 paylines, a nice RTP 96.3%, and a fantastic jackpot of 300,000 coins!

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 1.00, 2.00, 4.00, 6.00, 10.00, 20.00, 40.00, 60.00, 100.00

  • Red 7 Symbol: 3,000 for 3X
  • Blue 7 Symbol: 1,000 for 3X
  • Bar Bar Bar Symbol: 500 for 3X
  • Watermelons Symbol: 160 for 3X
  • Lemons Symbol: 120 for 3X
  • Cherries Symbol: 80 for 3X

Our Verdict on Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe is made by ELK Studios and it's an excellent tribute to a famous historical novel. The game is beautiful to look at and very easy to play thanks to the old-school 3 reel format. The Bonus Game is the standout attraction of the slot as it provides countless hours of entertainment as you try to level up in order to win a massive jackpot of 300,000 coins! I found this game to be of High Variance so it may take you some time before you make a profitable return but with the chance to win up to 510X your bet per spin in the main game then this will entice many a player to give this slot a few spins or two.

Find honour on the battlefield in Ivanhoe!