Ivanhoe is a 3 reel, 17 payline slot from ELK Studios that is playable from 20p to £100 per spin across all devices including laptops, PCs, Android and iOS (amongst others). It has a retro style and inspired by Sir Walter Scott’s classic drama.

Visually, it looks quite simple for an ELK Studios production (compared to games like Wild Toro and Poltava Flames of War). It’s based on the return of the King as Ivanhoe fights alongside Richard the Lionheart in order to get him back on the throne. Therefore, it has a medieval look to it with symbols on the reels including cherries, watermelons, bars, red 7s, blue 7s, lemons and crowns.

The slot comes with an Ivanhoe Bonus Game feature which is triggered by getting the Ivanhoe Bonus symbol on all 3 reels – it consists of 5 different levels with increasing multipliers. Every level gives you the chance to win set number of coins as you face different challenges to recapture the crown for Richard the Lionheart.

You get free spins basically with the crown acting like a wild which replaces all other symbols bar the Ivanhoe scatter. In the 1st and 2nd levels, you need to win 25 times your stake to level up. In the 3rd and 4th levels, you will need 200 times your stake. If you reach the 5th and final level, you can win a maximum of 3,000 times your stake in total! You are helped along by multipliers which start at 2x and increase by 1 with each level – reach 6x in the final level.

Ivanhoe is quite unique – as are other ELK Studios offerings to be fair. It’s a very high variance game so tread carefully and has the potential to pay up to 510 times your stake per spin in the base game alone. I really like the blend of a medieval theme, a 3-reel set up with a modern and innovative bonus feature. All in all, another top slot from ELK Studios. The question is: are you read for a historical adventure? If you like medieval themed slots, WMS’ Black Knight II is a must – and is highly volatile.