Travel to a realm of ice and snow to catch a glimpse of the Crystal Queen. Released the summer of 2015 by Quickspin, Crystal Queen is an online slot with 3-6 rows and 20-56 fixed betlines. This 5-reel slot has a lot to offer with its RTP of 96,16%, Free Spins mode, Swooping Reels and Spreading Wilds. Crystal Queen is playable online from any desktop or mobile device for greater convenience of gameplay.
Enter The Crystal Queen’s Frozen Realm
Crystal Queen is set in a cartoonish winterland. Out of its 6 rows, half are frozen with the top 3 covered in ice that can only be melted by consecutive wins. The symbols feature characters of the storyline adding depth to the online slot’s overall theme. The music is buoyant and hopeful as expected of an adventure slot. Overall, the graphics quality and animations are average, outshined by slots like NetEnt’s Koi Princess which is also cartoonish, yet rich in detail and filled with fun animations. That being said, Crystal Queen’s frozen rows animation is quite effective and perfectly in line with the winterish design.
Like most QuickSpin, online slots, the betting options are simple and easy to select. Crystal Queen shows 12 Total Bet options ranging from 50p-£100 at LeoVegas. Along the bottom of the screen, Balance, Total Bet, and Wins are clearly displayed. All values are shown in cash.
Crystal Queen has 3 special symbols: 2 Wilds and a Scatter. The Regular Wild is tied with the Crystal Queen as the highest value symbol paying up to 5x the Bet. The Spreading Wild randomly awards additional Wilds on adjacent symbol spaces. The Free Spin Scatter shows only on reels 2-4 and activates Free Spins. There are 9 regular symbols. From highest to lowest value, they include the Crystal Queen, Girl, Guy, Elk and A-10.
Main gameplay pays from left to right only starting with reel 1. Free Spins mode offers a “Win Both Ways” gameplay, as seen in slots like NetEnt’s Starburst, automatically doubling the chance to win. The overall symbol values are very low requiring a 5+ match for a win (4+ for the Crystal Queen & Regular Wild). However, keep in mind that the Swooping Reels Feature with Win Multiplier, in addition to the possibility of multiple wins on differing betlines, work to offset the low base values of Crystal Queen’s symbols. With that taken into consideration, the Main game offers the potential to win up to 2480x the Bet each spin (with 4 consecutive Swoop wins). Of course, that potential is higher in Free Spins mode.
Paytable values of this online slot are listed in cash and change as the bet is adjusted. Check out the symbol values before spinning to view the possible rewards of the Bet you have selected. Keep in mind that all values are based on single betline wins.
Crystal Queen offers 5 Auto play options with 10-1,000 consecutive spins. Set a loss limit and/or a single win limit. Press “Stop” to manually end Auto play.
Click the slot’s speaker icon to switch sound on/off, the musical note icon to switch music on/off, or the rewind icon to “Replay” an exciting win. Set the spacebar to spin by clicking the cog icon.
Crystal Queen Bonus Features
Spreading Wilds: These spread to cover 2-6 spaces randomly (1-5 extra Wilds given). During Main gameplay, it shows only on reels 1-3, and on reels 2-4 during Free Spins.
Swooping Reels: This Crystal Queen Feature works much the same way as Net Entertainment’s Avalanche Reels Feature from slots like Gonzo’s Quest or Pyramid: Quest for Immortality. Winning symbols disappear and new symbols fall in tetris-like fashion. Essentially, it’s a partial Re-spin which re-triggers until no new wins are achieved.
Win Multipliers and Row Unlocking: Each Swooping Win increases the Win Multiplier of this slot up to 5x and melts up to 6 rows to unlock all 56-betlines. This increases both the chance to win AND the Total Win. The 1st Swoop Win results in unlocking 4 rows with a 2x win multiplier, 2nd results in 5 rows with 3x, and 3rd results in 6 rows with 5x.
Summary table Crystal Queen
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||August 2015|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,16%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Free Spins, Multipliers, Wilds and Spreading Wilds|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 reels and 20, 32, 44 or 56 paylines|
|Min. / Max. bet||0.50p up to £100|
|Max. prize||2480x your bet|
Free Spins: 3 Free Spin Bonus Scatters trigger 10 Free Spins which automatically unlock all rows and betlines. Win Both Ways starting from either reel 1 or reel 5 for 112 ways to win along 56 betlines.
Win to Melt the Frozen Rows for Cash
Fans of online slots that feature Win 2 Ways, Win Multipliers, and Avalanche/Swooping reels will enjoy this QuickSpin take on Hans Christian Anderson’s “Snow Queen.” Similar slots by Quickspin include Big Bad Wolf with its Swooping Reels and The Wild Chase with its Win Multiplier.
While the symbol values are dismally low, the Swooping Reels with Win Multipliers work to balance out losses over time. When we tested this slot, about every other win was accompanied by Swoop Wins in the demo version. The Free Spins Feature triggered once out of 100 spins giving us a chance to win back some cash with an Epic Win of 115x our Bet. Spreading Wilds seemed to show up more often during the slot’s Free Spins mode and certainly helped to trigger multiple wins on different betlines.
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