Are you ready to test your steel in the Crystal Furnace slot from Eyecon? Stoke your fire, Wombat fans and get ready for swordsmithing! This game pays both ways. It’s a 5 reel, 3 row slot machine with 10 pay-lines (half the number of King’s Mask from Play ‘n Go in other words) and a Return to Player (RTP) of 96.56%.
This is a low volatility (variance) game with expanding symbols, re-spins and Hammer Wilds.
There are many slot game developers, all well-known for different reasons. Teams like Red Tiger are known for their animations on games like the Bombuster slot, and Big Time Gaming, are famous for creating the Megaways mechanic. The team at Eyecon are most known for creating simple, highly entertaining slots that are perfect for casual player to dig their teeth into.
Let’s take a look at Crystal Furnace.
The gameplay is straightforward and smooth, with graphics that are pleasing to the eye.
Crystal Furnace Design
The Crystal Furnace slot was released by Eyecon and has been gaining traction with mobile and desktop players since.
On the reels themselves, you will see that the game has a five-by-three grid containing various symbols. The spin button is bang in the centre of the screen and the game has just ten paylines, but these pay both left-to-right and right-to-left.
Behind the reels, is a fiery furnace with some flaming coals and orange-washed crevices. We are in a swordsmith’s workshop alright!
Crystal Furnace Gameplay
This game has eight symbols: seven base symbols and a bonus Wild. The usual Card Symbols are not present (I’m not complaining). Five of the eight symbols are brightly coloured crystals and the other symbols are the lucky number 7, the Bar symbol, and the game’s Wild symbol, a Hammer.
The paylines pay in both directions, helping you to match up some symbols. The Red, Purple, Blue and Green crystals pay 5x your stake for 5-of-a-kind. The Yellow crystal and the lucky 7 pay 50x your stake, and the Bar symbol pays a pretty hefty 150x your stake.
Okay, Wombat fans, let’s get to it.
Playing this game is simple. Select the amount you wish to bet per spin, press the Spin button, and away we go! All winning combinations will be automatically paid out. Easy enough, right?
Crystal Furnace Bonus Features
This game does not have a direct bonus feature. Fans of the simple life will be happy with that, but it won’t suit everyone. The game runs seamlessly, and the lack of a bonus feature means no break in play.
Instead of a bonus round, the Wild symbol plays a major role here. When the Wild hammer lands anywhere on the reels, it will become stacked on whatever reel it is on. Essentially, a stacked wild fills up the whole reel and can help you make up win combinations. Of course, this Wild could land on multiple reels within the same spin, meaning you could see a large section of your reels filled with just Wild symbols. Again, no complaints from this Wombat on that one.
To add even more fuel to the fire, the Wild has an extra feature. When one of the wilds lands and becomes stacked, any existing wins will be paid out. Then you’ll get a free respin of the reels, which could see you land another win or even another Wild symbol. This means you could potentially see five respins from a single spin (all of which will have an increasing amount of stacked wilds).
You’ll now begin to appreciate the appeal of the game, which is starting to remind me of game like Starburst. Eyecon have obviously done their reearch!
Crystal Furnace Summary
Despite the lack of a bonus feature, the Crystal Furnace slot is pretty hot: very entertaining and enjoyable. The easy gameplay and simple graphics make it easy on the eye, and I can understand why many people enjoy playing this slot.
Wombat fans, if you are looking for a simple and casual slot game that you can play on both desktop and mobile, look no further than Crystal Furnace! Always gamble responsibly.