Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower is a December 2020 release from slots developer, Thunderkick. It’s the second instalment in this series, following up from Crystal Quest Deep Jungle. Again, we see the same format with cascading/avalanche wins and a bonus round with increasing multiplier but is there anything new to attract players to this latest version?
Value for Money
Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower is a reasonably fun looking slot which is basically a reskin of the original Deep Jungle version. The stats are exactly the same apart from an increased RTP which is barely enough to notice, up from 96.14% to 96.17%. Still, the game looks good and has the potential for some big wins and if you liked the previous version then this one will no doubt hit the mark, too.
Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
We see stakes from 0.1 coins up to 100 coins of your playing currency available here whilst the volatility is marked as high and the max payout potential is 15,000x. The RTP is a touch higher at 96.17% than the Deep Jungle version but that’s about all which differs stats wise. You’ll see the typical Thunderkick 4096 ways to win on 6 reels and 4 rows too.
Avalanche Wins and Increasing Multiplier
Thunderkick calls it “Avalanche” win which is also known elsewhere as cascading wins, meaning that each time you form a winning combination of 3 or more symbols they will explode and the above symbols will “avalanche” down to take their place along with new symbols dropping in from above. Each new winning line formed will mean that these avalanche wins continue to go on and add a 1x multiplier to each following win. This will stop when no new win lines are formed.
Linked Reels Feature
During any base game spin you may see that up to 6 reels that are located next to each other will all link up and turn into copies of each other which will potentially make for some mega wins if you link you premium symbols.
Free Spins Bonus
Land the typical 3 Scatter symbols and you will get 12 free spins. You can also land 2 extra Scatter symbols during the bonus for an added 3 free spins and any single Scatter symbol you land will give you 1 additional spin.
There are 2 main perks to the free spins round to help you rack up some decent wins. The first of which is that during the free spins the multiplier will not reset. So, you have a multiplier which can potentially go sky high and create some bonkers style wins from even small winning lines. The second feature is that of Wild Explosion which means that any Wild symbols which land in view during a non winning spin will explode and remove all other symbols on their vertical and horizontal lines, causing new symbols to drop in and take their place. This gives you a second chance at creating a winning line.
Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower presents in a fantasy adventure type theme. The main protagonist is Gemma the adventurer who is trying to steal the valuable crystals from the Arcane Tower. The graphics are quite enchanting and create a decent mysterious atmosphere to help immerse you into the gameplay.
Lower valued symbols are blue, green, orange, yellow and pink gems, followed by blue, green and red crystals. Then premium symbols are a Knight and a Sorcerer/Wizard.
Wild symbols are represented by a “W” made from blue crystals. These sub for any other symbols apart from the Scatters.
Scatter symbols are treasure chests decorated with gold and jewels.
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