The Crystal Forest looks like one of the most enchanting settings for a slot that you’ll find online. This forest features goblins, fairies, unicorns, dragons, toadstools, frogs and snowflakes, while a gnarled tree with a friendly looking face set in the bark is the symbol you’ll want to see appearing more than any other. You’ll also welcome the crystal ball symbol which you can perhaps use to tell you if you’ll have a winning session.
As you might imagine at a fantasy themed slot, there are a number of unusual aspects to the game, including a range of symbols that work as a team, cascading symbols which fall from above and a unique way of activating the free spins round too.
The basic premise of this slot is much like any other, as wins come your way when landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The highest paying of the symbols is the Jackpot one featuring a smiling sun, which is worth 750 coins when landing 5 in a row. The rest of the symbols in payout order are the crystal, the crystal ball, the enchanted book, the candle, the toadstools, the frog and the snowflake. These are joined by the anthropomorphic tree, which acts as the wild – this symbol appearing on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and being stacked.
However this is where the slot starts to differ from the norm. The wolf, the dragon, the fairy, the goblin and the unicorn work together and you’ll need a combination of three of them or more to land a win, the top prize for landing all 5 being 500 coins, which is the second highest payout at the game.
Every time you achieve a win the winning symbols will disappear from the reels and be replaced by the symbols from above, with new symbols appearing from the top when needed. This will lead to a new range of symbols on the reels and it could lead to additional wins. Each of these added wins will payout in the normal way, but they won’t come at the cost of any more spins, so you do have the possibility of a large number of wins with just a single spin – all of these aided by the stacked wild which certainly helps you along.
Would you like some more good news? On the left hand side of the screen is a meter, which displays three crystals at the bottom, followed by a range of free spins which rise as you move up the meter. Every time you achieve a base win, the meter will move to position one and every additional win using the cascade feature will see it move up one – land your fourth win at a single spin and you’ll hit the free spins! The free spins start at 7, but make it all the way to the top of the meter and you’ll enjoy a huge 50 spins (plus all the additional wins that will come your way!).
This WMS designed slot has a 5x3 configuration. The slot has a fixed total of 25 win lines and you’ll choose the coin amount, this ranging from just 1c all the way up to $5, making the total cost for each spin range from just 25c to $125 – making for a slot that can be enjoyed by all players. There’s an added Quick Bet option (activated by clicking on the tiny QB button at the bottom left of the control panel) which will see you simply click on the total stake for each spin.
Having hit spin, the reels don’t act in the usual spinning way – the symbols falling away off the bottom of the screen, with new symbols falling onto the reels. The Crystal forest is a sumptuous blue color and forms the backdrop to the reels and this, in combination with the wonderful mix of symbols gives the game a charming, endearing air, which is added to by the gentle tinkling sound of each spin and the magical sound when a symbol disappears from the reels.
You can’t help but fall for this magical slot – WMS has certainly designed a game which will appeal to all. The base game is fun in itself, but when those cascading wins start the excitement levels start to rise. As well as the additional wins you’ll be keeping half an eye on the meter on the left hand side and once this hits the free spins round you’ll be in fantasy land in more ways than one!