Intro: Game Theme
Before science thoroughly transformed our world, humans lived with the belief that magic was real. We thought real wisdom could be gleamed through a glass orb and that magic potions could cure all illnesses. Nowadays, we know better, but it is fun to fantasise about these different worlds. That is exactly what Gamomat’s Crystal Ball allows us to do! Launched in 2017, this slot allows us to see things from the view of a wise, elder wizard. Join him on a perilous, risky journey, which has a chance to grant some fantastic prizes!
The background image does a great deal in helping to immerse you in this new world. On both sides of the reels, you can see dark branches obscuring your view. Above the reels, dark grey clouds cover the sky. It quickly lets you know that whatever adventure you are joining in on will not be an easy one. Thankfully, the sorcerer has come prepared with all kinds of magical goodies. They serve as the game’s symbols, and add some much-needed variety to the whole thing. That said, what is hands down the best part of this release’s graphics are the animations. Every icon has one, and all of them look top notch! Gamomat should definitely consider giving their art team a raise!
- RTP: 96,12%
- Betting Range: £0.01 – £100
- Max Win: £100,000
- Similar Slots: Fairytale Fortune, Golden Grimoire, Rise of Merlin
How it Works
Crystal Ball is played on a five-reel board with five fixed paylines. You cannot turn them on or off to change your wager. If you want to adjust your total bet, you have to alter it directly. Wins are awarded for collecting three or more matching symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. All wins must start with the leftmost reel and must follow an active payline. If these two conditions are not met, no winning combinations can grant its prize. Like with all other slots by this developer, the control panel is colourful and clearly labelled. It somewhat clashes with the darker theme, but we are glad the developers prioritised playability over visual fidelity. Using the control panel, you can spin the reels, set up Autoplay and change your bets. You can wager between £0.01 and £100 each spin.
Icon designs are great, though with a few obvious exceptions. Namely, the playing card royals! Their bright colours very clearly clash with the remainder of the game, which we were not huge fans of. Despite that, there is no denying the rest of the symbols are top notch. The necklace, potion, uniform and wizard all fit with the grim reality of this magical world wonderfully! On top of that, all icons have fantastic animations, which makes then super enjoyable to play with. A fiery orb serves as a joint Wild/Scatter icon.
As we previously mentioned, the Wild and Scatter are the same symbol in this release. This allows it to complete other winning combination and serve as a way to grant a special feature!
Collect at least three of this joint Wild-Scatter to win ten free spins. During this bonus round, a special icon is chosen to become the bonus symbol. This bonus icon keeps its standard cash prizes, while being given Scatter-like properties. That means it will grant pays as long as three or more of it can be found anywhere on the reels! Any symbol except for the fiery orb can be chosen as the bonus icon. It is possible to retrigger this bonus and win more free spins. However, a new bonus symbol will not be chosen if this happens.
Alongside this special feature come two Gamble special features. One tasks you with correctly predicting the colour of a facedown card. The other needs you to correctly time when the highlighted area of a tower is above your current wager. In both cases, players can choose to wager all of half of their winnings. Betting everything earns more, but also means you will lose it all with one mistake.
Unfortunately, this review has to end sometimes. Otherwise, we would have loved to keep talking about Crystal Ball! Gamomat’s slot offers top-notch visuals and stellar animations that make playing it a pleasure. This is combined with a juicy 5000x jackpot and an above average RTP of 96.12%. It has just one special feature, which keeps things sweet and simple. If all of these aspects sound like something you would enjoy, then this game is definitely for you! We hope you will enjoy it just as much as we have.