About Crystal Prince Slot
It’s been another vintage year for Quickspin, thanks to some very cool releases – the recent Hammer of Vulcan and Vampire Senpai are worth checking out if you haven’t already. And now, in November 2020, this highly-rated studio have created another atmospheric and fun game with a little nod to Christmas. The slot has a the frosty setting, though it avoids any direct references to the season of merriness in a deliberate attempt to make the game inclusive … surely a first in the world of online slots! So whatever your religious, political, or any other persuasion, you can enjoy a few spins on this one. The action begins in a snow cave but moves into a forest scene with snow-covered fir trees for the Free Spins round. The purple night sky glistens above, magical music wafts in the background and big wins are accompanied by a shower of golden snowflakes. It’s chilled in every way and should be a great way to unwind in the winter months.
Instead of the usual reels, the gameplay takes place on a 6×8 grid. To begin with you’ll find a 6×4 grid of symbols will drop into place and you’ll be playing with 4,096 ways to win. But as the game warms up and if you land more consecutive wins, then more rows will be released until the full grid is in play to reveal up to 262,144 paylines in play.
There is a 20p minimum bet and an average 96.04% RTP, though the medium to high volatility rating means this is best suited to players who enjoy the ups and downs of riskier gameplay. The luckiest spinners can enjoy a top payout of 11,630x stake from one spin.
Symbols and Paytable
The symbols in Crystal Prince include colourful snowflakes, precious gemstones and the elf Prince. The snowflakes pay the lowest rewards with 6 matches awarding 0.25x to 0.3x your bet, while the precious gems pay from 0.5x 0.8x your bet for 6 matches. The Prince awards the highest regular payout with 2x your bet for 6 matches.
There is a large blue snowflake Scatter, which can trigger the Free Spins round. You’ll also find 2 types of Wild symbols, the Wild Frost Wild and the Wild Frost Multiplier Wild. These are golden symbols with the letter ‘W’ for the regular Wild and ‘x2’ or ‘x3’ for the Multiplier Wild. Each Wild can substitute for the other symbols, while the Multiplier Wilds multiply your payout.
The top award you can expect while playing Crystal Prince is 11,360x stake from one spin. For this festive prize, you’ll probably need to hit a number of Multiplier Wilds together in a Free Spins session.
Gameplay and Features
There are several snow-based features driving the action in Crystal Prince. Here’s how they work:
Every time you land a winning combination, the SnowFall Feature triggers to award another row of symbols. This keeps happening until you get the maximum 8 rows and up to the maximum 262,144 ways to win. As soon as you fail to hit a winning combination, the grid returns to the 6×4 set up.
Blizzard Seal and Blizzard Mode
If you manage to trigger all 8 rows, you’ll activate the Blizzard Seal. This gives you 1, 2 or 3 random Multiplier Wilds. You’ll also activate Blizzard Mode, which means all low paying symbols are removed and you’ll only play with the highest-paying symbols.
Wild Frost Free Spins
If you land 3, 4, 5 or 6 blue snowflake Scatters, you’ll trigger 8, 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins respectively with 1 to 4 Wilds or Multiplier Wilds added to the reels. Hit 2 more Scatters during the feature to receive 3 more Free Spins.
Crystal Prince is a magical, wintery slot with a cosy atmosphere. It’s got a bite in the tail though, as the symbol drop feature and medium-high volatility combine with the Blizzard Mode to create some heated action, even in this freezing Nordic land! The game is festive in tone but because there is no obvious Christmas imagery, it’s also ideal for players who don’t celebrate Christmas. This all means Quickspin have created an inclusive winter slot that ticks lots of boxes for atmosphere and bonus features. The negative side is the low-paying regular symbols, which can give a slow base game, but it quickly picks up pace once the features arrive. Don’t let the genteel Prince, soft music and pretty snowflakes lull you into a false sense of security though – this is a volatile beast and you’ll need an icy resolve to stay the pace for the 11,360x top award.