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Queen of the Crystal Rays
Queen of the Crystal Rays
Like “Wow Man”, “Crystal Rays Man”. I mean, like, psychedelic. Did we just time warp to the 1960s? I seem to be getting flashbacks of that decade from this slot from Microgaming and their partners Crazy Tooth Studio (now that’s an apt name!)
The Queen of the Crystal Rays slot will take you headlong into the fantasy world where the Queen rules in her Day-Glo jumpsuit. Hoo wee, let me just get my wombat head together and I’ll talk you through this bright little number.
Getting back to reality for a second, this slot has a nice base game and a bonus feature with expanding pay-lines and crystal generated prizes.
Look and Feel
The Queen of the Crystal Rays slot is set in a mysterious crystal cave. How did we get here? I have no idea. To the left of the reels is the rather fetching Queen with a glinting crystal and a crown. She’s got longer eye lashes than the dragon in the Flamin’ Elle slot and that’s saying something!
I wish Mrs Wombat would wear cat suits and Wonder Woman hair bands like that more often!
This game has the classic fantasy look and plenty of sparkles and is bright as a button. Well, we all need cheering up with a touch of the mystical from time to time. On the colour front, it reminds me a bit of the Butterfly Staxx 2 slot – all bright purples and mauves.
First of all, you’ll see in the standard gaming mode that this fantasy game kicks off over 3 rows and six reels.
And, what sets this game above other examples in the magical genre is the big pay-line potential. On the base game, there are 25 pay-lines to play.
Pretty standard stuff, I hear you say. But, when you trigger either of the bonus games the pay-line count climbs to a generous 50 pay-lines.
Topping the symbol scoreboard is the gorgeous Queen of the game’s title in her pink outfit. If you luck-out and land 5 of this magical maiden on the reels you will net a 125 coin payout.
The other big paying icons are a trio of treasure chests and pots. There’s a red and gold chest brimming with gold, a green vase filled with coins and a blue drum dripping in cash.
4 different coloured clusters of crystals make the lower value icons: these are purple, green, red and blue.
The sharp eyed among you will spot that the word “Wild” in a rainbow coloured font which subs for all icons except the Bonus icon. And better still, if you get lucky and make a winning combo containing a Wild you will see your winning payout double!
And keep your eyes peeled for the special Wild Multiplier. If you spot a yellow shape with “2x” on it, in your pay-line, then your luck is in and you can expect a doubling of your line win. Cheers Queenie!
This game’s simple Scatter is an icon with “Bonus” written inside a glinting crystal shape.
Base Game Bonus
At random, in the base game, you may suddenly trigger a bonus game. You’ll notice that our Queen will bump up the reels you’re playing on to 50 pay-lines. What a Sterling Sheila!
And watch out for some real magic to happen as the power of the crystals wielded by the Queen can make Wilds and a double Multiplier appear on your pay-line. Now that’s an shiny way to make a win.
Queen of the Crystal Rays Bonus
The game’s main event is the Queen of the Crystal Rays Bonus which is unlocked with 3 Scatter icons on the reels. First you’ll see the gaming grid grow to 50 pay-lines. The feature has 4 levels for you to sample to try and bag some wins.
You’ll see that those increased lines are just the beginning! Our Royal friend in sparkly spandex will use her magic touch to transform the icons on the expanded reels into cash prizes.
The Queen will use one of her throbbing crystals to beam a ray of light through the reels. As the light travels across the reels, you collect the amounts that stand in the trail of the magic. So, this magic trick should net you a juicy prize. There are multipliers that can be as large as 5x to gather too. Who knew that rebalancing your energy with crystals could be quite so rewarding? Queenie did for a start.
I’m a soft touch for a lady with money on her mind, even if she is some kind of magical gym goddess in a bright pink leotard. The Queen of the Crystal Rays slot has a fairy feel but some nice features within those two bonus games use those shiny crystals to lucrative effect.
Hopefully, with my inner calm restored, I’ll be back again for another dose of crystal healing of the winning kind.
Wombat Score: 4.3 out of 5
This is a slice of sparkly fun with some very tasty features.