Crystal Prince Review

Look and Feel

Crystal Prince is a November 2020 online release from improving Swedish slot developers Quickspin. You only have to take a single look at this game to see that it is something a little different, and is certainly not your common-or-garden 5×3 slot. Whatever happened to 5×3 slots anyhow? Whenever we come across a new online slot these days it always seems to be cluster pays, or have extra rows or reels or some concept such as Megaways. We miss the days when every slot had five reels and three rows … kind of. Ah well, they say nostalgia ain’t what it used to be!

Here in the Crystal Prince the playing screen has six columns and eight rows but observant players will notice something immediately – initially only four of the rows are filled with symbols, plus the top row looks ‘frozen’. This slot does play like a normal slot but with one difference – every win you land will add an extra row of symbols to the grid. Further wins do the same until you’ve filled the entire grid. If you reach the top row then wilds and multipliers come into play. It’s only when a row is added that does not create a win that the entire grid is evaluated, you are paid and then the slot reverts to its original configuration.

Jackpot

You may ask the Crystal Prince to give you a progressive jackpot in this game, but your request will fall on deaf ears as the game does not have one. You can still win a princely sum if you are fortunate enough – up to 11,630 times the value of your bet.

Play for Real Money

Because of the rulings of the UKGC, Crystal Prince is not available for free play or play money play anywhere in the United Kingdom. You can though play it for real at plenty of sites, although initially this slot is only available at LeoVegas. That’s not bad news though as LeoVegas is an excellent site and you won’t be frozen out of the offers available there.

Rules

You can start to chill with the Crystal Prince as soon as you have chosen your bet size, which can be anything from £0.20 to £100. Each spin costs 20 coins.

Wins are paid in the normal way – at least three identical symbols in sequence on the playing grid from the left-hand ‘reel’ onwards. As this is an ‘all ways pay’ slot it does not matter which row each winning symbol lands on; they just have to be in sequence.

Wins are paid in coins in line with the following table:

Symbol3 on a payline4 on a payline5 on a payline6 on a payline
Crystal Prince4050100200
Purple Gem25304080
Golden Gem20253070
Green Gem15202560
Blue Gem15202550
Red Snowflake10152030
Golden Snowflake10152030
Green Snowflake5102025
Blue Snowflake5102025

If you fill the grid entirely you ‘break the Blizzard Seal’ and trigger ‘Blizzard Mode’. This will spawn between one and three ‘Wild Frost Multiplier Wilds’.

In Blizzard Mode all winning symbols, wilds, scatter symbols and high win symbols are locked. The blizzard will remove all other symbols from the reels and new symbols are blown in to replace them. If new winning combos are created then Blizzard Mode will continue, ceasing when no new wins land.

Bonus scatter symbols can land anywhere to trigger free spins. Three scatters will award eight free spins, four will award ten, five will award 15 and six will award 20. During free spins between one and four wilds and multiplier wilds will arrive on the reels. These wilds substitute for all other symbols aside from scatter symbols and can contain x2 and x3 multipliers. If you land two (or, we assume, more) bonus scatters during free spins three extra freebies will be added to your total.

All wins containing a wild multiplier are multiplied by the value of the multiplier and multiplier s can be combined (so a x2 and x3 multiplier in a winning combination creates a x6 multiplier overall).

You can buy the free spin feature at 60 times your bet, but it is not likely that this option will be available at casinos with a UKGC licence.

Graphics and Sounds

Quickspin’s slots have really hit the heights of late and with Crystal Prince there seems no danger of this trend diminishing. The Crystal Prince himself does make the odd appearance, soaring across the reels. The symbols themselves are small but that’s only because there can be a lot of them! We love the look of this slot, and the ‘Northern Lights-inspired’ background.

The music used here is simply stunning. We do not usually play online slots simply for their audible appeal but we might just make an exception here. The audio really does put us in mind of frozen climes and frosty days. Exceptional work from Quickspin.

Conclusion

For us, getting to review a new Quickspin online slot in 2020 is like getting a present on Christmas Day. Their slot releases throughout the year have been truly exceptional and they just seem to be getting even better! While the features used in Crystal Prince are not completely original, the presentation here is simply outstanding.

Trust us – you will enjoy playing Crystal Prince and we suggest you do at the online casino(s) we recommend.

FAQs

Q. Wow! Such a glowing review! Name me some other Quickspin slots I can enjoy?

A. It’s our pleasure! Aside from Crystal Prince we are happy to recommend Hammer of Vulcan, Ghost Glyph, Vampire Senpai and Nero’s Fortune.

Q. How can an online slots game have 262,144 ways to win?

A. When the slot fills up it has eight columns and six rows. As this is an ‘all ways pay’ slot that equates to 8x8x8x8x8x8 possible paylines, which totals 262,144.

Q. Any further online slots forthcoming from Quickspin?

A. The only one we are aware of is Loco the Monkey, which should arrive in online casinos at the beginning of December.

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