Crystal Queen Slot Machine
Once again, the developers at Quickspin took a classic fairy tale and turned it into a revolutionary video slot game.
Crystal Queen is based on HC Andersen’s Snow Queen, which was recently remade into an iconic Disney movie. This time around though there will be no singing snowmen but instead expanding Wilds, swooping symbols and a reel setup more interactive than ever.
So without further ado, let’s dive right into the unique universe of Crystal Queen to find out more about this brand new take on the famous fairy tale. You will be hooked in no time…
Given the original story on which Crystal Queen is based on, you would be right to expect a lot of ice and snow.
The background of the game is in fact totally covered in snow, with little to no details visible. This landscape will change and turn into a green prairie covered in grass and flowers during the Free Spins – but more on that later.
The graphics of Crystal Queen are more than decent, if not exceptional, and the soundtrack and sound effects are also of good quality. But the real fun lies in the gameplay, which we will look at now.
How to play
Crystal Queen introduces a revolutionary gameplay, which might take some getting used to at first but ends up being both fun and very rewarding.
You will begin with a classic 5×3 setup, with five reels containing three symbols each. Use the commands located at the bottom of the game screen in order to adjust the size of your wager. As always, a bigger bet means larger potential rewards as well! Taking a little risk might pay in Crystal Queen. Hit the Play button on the right side to set the reels into motion, or use the Autoplay mode to play without interruptions for as long as you want. That is the perfect option for you if you would rather sit back and enjoy the show for a little while! You can naturally come back to single-spin mode at any time by simply clicking the same switch once again.
The real fun starts after a win. You will soon notice that there are no paylines in Crystal Queens: winning combinations anywhere on screen can make you win. After each win, three things happen. First, and as always, you reward is added to your credit total. Then the winning symbols disappear and other trickle down, which gives you an extra chance to trigger yet another win – free of charge! And finally, the screen will expand upwards to add another row of symbols. You can add up to three extra rows and expand the playable screen to a 5×6 setup! With each extra row, a Multiplier is added: x2, x3 and x5 when all rows are unlocked. With this simple but original gameplay feature, Crystal Queen can turn low-paying symbols into very rewarding super combinations that spread across the screen. Talking about reel symbols, let’s now take a closer look at the paytable of the game.
The basic symbols of Crystal Queen can be divided into two different groups.
The first group contains classic card symbols from number 10 to the Ace. They do not pay much but will appear frequently on the reels as you play. Remember that any win can unlock extra rows of symbols, and the Multipliers that go with them.
The second group of symbols features a Reindeer, the Prince, the Princess and the Snow Queen herself. They bring it much more sizeable wins so keep your eyes peeled for them at all times.
The two last symbols of Crystal Queen bring some extra features to spice up an already exciting game.
Wild symbols can, as always, replace any of the basic symbols listed above in order to trigger even more winning combinations across the reels. This time around, they can also automatically expand to the nearest positions to maximize your chances to win the jackpot.
Finally, the Free Spin symbols is the key to a series of free games, where all six rows of symbols are automatically unlocked and the combinations pay both ways! Combined with the Multipliers, this can be your chance at winning big without putting anything on the table in the first place.
A breath of fresh air
Crystal Queen manages to introduce several original features in an otherwise classic gameplay without losing the essence of the genre. Give it a try and you will not be able to stop.
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