The wombat says: As we all know, fruits are something of a standard theme of many a game in Slotland (just try the Hot Blizzard slot or Fruit Fiesta if you don’t believe me) and the 243 Crystal Fruits slot is no exception. But there IS something unique about this juicy little release. Yes, hidden among the delicious crystal fruits is a 243 WILD symbol, which when it lands will open the game up from a 5 pay-line into a 243 pay-line slot. Yippee!
Well I guess you could just head straight for a 243 game like Caravan to Cairo or Thunderstruck 2, but I for one likes this innovative little twist. It’s different!
So let’s see if we can’t hunt down this cheeky little wild shall we? It’s time to play!
Look and Feel
Beautifully rendered crystal-edged 3D fruits make up the symbols on your 5 x 3 reels, and are set against a deep blue sparkly background. The soundtrack is a nice soothing electro ditty that keeps you feeling relaxed as you spin, and ups the tempo when you land a win. Crisp and clean – this slot is a looker by all accounts wombat fans!
243 Crystal Fruits Game Play
243 Crystal Fruits slot comes with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 5 pay lines. That doesn’t seem many when you compare it to the likes of the Happy Birthday Slot which has 25, but remember that this game has a 243 Ways to Win mode as well.
Bets start from as little as £0.05 and go up to £10 per spin. Your symbols on the reels include yummy watermelons, tangy pineapples, tasty purple grapes, zesty lemons, juicy oranges and luscious cherries. Although let’s face it, if you did take a bite out of one of these crystal fruits you would almost definitely lose a tooth or two…
The Wild in this game is the diamond-shaped silvery icon that had the word ‘wild’ written on it. It will do the usual job of all wild symbols and will substitute for all other symbols on the reels to form more wins. It is also the key to the Bonus extra.
FYI: There are no Scatters in this slot as there are no Free Spins here.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
There is only one bonus round on offer in 243 Crystal Fruits slot, but fear not wombat fans because it’s a good ‘un.
In the base game when the 243 Wild icon lands either on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th reel, your reels will then expand and go from 5 pay lines to 243 and you’ll be awarded a re-spin.
During your re-spin, the icons that make up your winning combos will explode, creating spaces for new symbols to drop into place, you’ll now get another re-spin. Plus, the win multiplier will also increase on every new re-spin until it reaches the maximum of 5x multiplier. The re-spins continue until you reach 5, or no more winning combos are made.
We quite little this slot here at Wombat Towers. And here’s why; it’s a very simple game but one that’s well-designed with a nice bonus that lands quite often. Alas, the massive jackpot sized wins are not to be found in the 243 Crystal Fruits slot, even if you manage to get the 5x multiplier in from 5 re-spins but, if you like your wins small and often you won’t mind.
That said, the experienced slot fans among you might want to try something else – a slot with bigger bets and more bonus extras – to keep you and your balance busy.