High up in the northern hemisphere of a tranquil world blanketed with snow and ice comes the 5 reel and 20 to 56 variable paylines slot game Crystal Queen from Quickspin. While winning up to 75 coins per payline admittedly doesn't sound like much at first, you will soon see that this is very deceptive!
Sparkling snow crystals and tranquil music
First a word on the graphics. Getting past the dull poker symbols, the character symbols are colourful and well drawn on a glittering ice background, but really it is as much the wonderful music and sound effects that set the mood for this slot.
It's a wild world
Where to begin with the features? Well, let's start with the cold fact that there are two wilds in this game each able to replace any other symbol except the scatter and alternate wild symbol. The regular wild symbol appears on reels 4 and 5 during base games and reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 during the free spins bonus feature. The spreading wild symbol appears on reels 1, 2 and 3 in base games and reels 2, 3 and 4 during the free spins bonus feature. This wild symbol can copy itself to adjacent spaces up to five times.
Swooping reels feature
Now here is where things get really interesting. This free feature is triggered every time you win prizes and the way it works is that the reels are frozen in place except for the symbols which formed the winning payline that disappear into thin air. New symbols fall down like snow from above to replace the missing ones only. Each time this happens you defrost one row of symbols which opens up twelve additional paylines and increases the multiplier by a factor of 1x. Essentially, you can have up to six rows with a 5x wins multiplier and up to 56 paylines if this happens three or more consecutive times. The feature ends when you fail to form a winning payline.
Free spins bonus
The game also gives you the chance at winning 10 free spins by landing at least three free spins bonus scatter symbols. When triggered you play with six rows and 56 bet lines that greatly increase your chances of winning prizes. Incredible enough the winning paylines are now calculated not only from left to right but also right to left.
Features that will melt your heart
Bets in Crystal Queen range from €0.50 all the way to €100 and the variance in this game is medium. This slot is all about the features and when you get past the icy surface, you find lots of ways of winning hot prizes. We suggest you give it a try for yourself!