Based on The Snow Queen, the fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen, this game takes you to the magic frozen land ruled by the Crystal Queen. Although the story is about the struggle between good and evil, this icy slot will warm you up since it is loaded with fun brought to you by a variety of bonus features. Launched in the summer of 2015 by Quickspin, this game boasts crisp graphics and animations and pleasant music, but also a vast array of the features which makes it innovative and a must-play.
Spreading wild symbol, swooping reels, extra rows and bet lines and win multipliers are just some of the things you must not miss out. Join Gerda and Kai in their quest against the evil queen and we guarantee that you will not regret it. After all, triggering the free spins feature brings Spring! The theoretical return to the player is 96.1%. With regular and spreading wilds and unlocked rows and multipliers this game turns into a never-ending winning story.
Play Crystal Queen
All the features in this game seem as if they are interwoven. This is a new game from Quickspin featuring Swooping Reels, so each win gives you a new chance at the same stake. As the symbols comprising the winning combination disappear from the reels, the new combinations are born in front of your eyes, and this is bolstered by wild symbols - a regular and spreading wild. While the regular wild symbol, appearing on reel 4 and 5, substitutes all the symbols except the scatter and spreading wild, the latter one appears on the reel 1, 2 and 3 during the base game and adds up to 5 extra wild symbols in random places in playable area adjacent to itself. It substitutes all the symbols except the scatter and that's where the magic starts.
How to Play
The game contains 20 to 56 fixed paylines. The total bet is 50 coins and the coin value range is from $0.01 up to $2. By clicking the Total Bet button, you can select one of 12 available values, starting from $0.25 and up to $100. You can also choose from 10 up to 1,000 automatic rounds.
The game starts with three rows and 20 paylines. First win melts down the ice from the upper row and you get four rows and 32 paylines. At the same time, all wins are multiplied by two.
Two consecutive wins open five rows and 44 paylines with 3x multiplier, while three consecutive wins give you amazing six rows and 56 paylines with 5x multiplier. If you get more than three wins, you keep getting the 5x multiplier.
Strategy & Tips
The Free Spin Bonus feature is triggered by three or more scatters represented by red gemstones in playable area. You instantly get 10 free spins, six rows and 56 paylines unlocked.
During this feature, regular wild appears on the reel 1, 2, 4 and 5, while spreading wild appears on the reel 2, 3 and 4.
Another great feature of this game is Both Ways Pay which enables paying of winning combinations not only from left to right, but also from right to left.
Crystal Queen with all its features is available on mobile devices. If there is any drawback of this game on mobile platforms, it is in reducing its size to fit the screen, but everything else runs smoothly.
The visuals and sound effects are pretty impressive and we love how those frozen rows look like on tablet and smartphone devices, although you need to melt these in order to improve your winning chances.