Intro: Game Theme
Some games try to immerse you into their world. They give you detailed backgrounds of fantasy worlds or sci-fi adventures. They introduce colourful casts of characters intent to charm you. These are all things we love to see. That said, sometimes you want to relax with something simple and good-looking. If that is what you are after, then Crystal Burst XXL by Gamomat will be right up your alley! We hope you are in the mood for sweets, because this game has both fruits and tasty jackpots.
There is not a lot to say about the background image. If it were not for the neon logo floating above the board, we probably would not pay any attention to it. Most of the image is a darkish grey, except near the logo. The area next to it is illuminated by green, yellow and pink, bringing in the much-needed colour to the background! The reels and its colourful symbols take up most of the screen, preventing you from focusing on the dull background. The icons themselves follow a classic design, but their animations are top notch! We will admit, this kind of theme is not something we usually enjoy. However, the developers have done such an amazing job we cannot help but swoon!
- RTP: 96,16%
- Betting Range: £0.10 – £120
- Max Win: £60,000
- Similar Slots: Twin Spin, Fire Joker, Dice Dice Dice
How it Works
This release is played on a five-reel board with 40 flexible paylines. Players cannot individually remove the winlines as they see fit. However, they can remove them in intervals of ten. That means you can have 10, 20, 30 or 40 active paylines at any given time. Wins are awarded for finding at least three matching symbols next to one another. All winning combinations must follow an active winline and start with the leftmost or rightmost reel to grant their prize. Gamomat’s control panel is colourful, blocky, and easy to use. All buttons are clearly labelled, which makes Crystal Burst XXL welcoming to new punters. Using it, you can change your total bet, the number of active paylines, play Max Bet, set up Auto Play or spin the reels. Above the reels, you can turn sound on or off or access the paytable, help menu and the settings. You can stake from £0.10 up to £120 on each spin.
Available icon designs look great, even if the symbols themselves are not that spectacular. On the reels, you will find cherries, lemons, oranges, grapes, watermelons, golden bells and lucky sevens. All of these icons are items you have seen countless times before. Despite that, the artists did their best to make them look fantastic! As a result, this game manages to look awesome despite the theme being done so many times before. Without a doubt, the fluid animations Gamomat has given every symbol plays a part in this! All previously mentioned icons are standard paying symbols. You can also find the Gem, which serves as a Wild and a feature trigger.
Gems can only appear on the second, third and fourth reel. When they land on the board, they serve as a Wild, and expand to fill an entire reel. However, it does not end there. Every expanded Wild also activates a single re-spin. All visible gem icons are sticky when a re-spin is played. You can get a maximum of three re-spins per round.
Players also have access to two different Gamble bonuses. These special features allow you to wager what you have won for even bigger prizes! The first is very simple: you need to pick whether the next card will be red or black. The second is a ladder bonus, which can take you higher or lower. For both special features, you can choose to play half or the entirety of your winnings. Bet everything and you win more, but you could also lose it all in a flash!
The simplistic approach this slot takes to its theme is something you either love or loathe. Even if you dislike the theme, there is no arguing the rest of this game is incredibly polished. The symbols look fantastic, and Gamomat paired them with super smooth animations that make winning feel rewarding! Of course, the possibility of a 500x reward helps out with that! This is a low volatility slot with an RTP of 96.16%. You can expect frequent, but ultimately small wins. Fast-paced, low-risk fun is what Crystal Burst XXL offers. If that sounds like your cup of tea, we wholeheartedly recommend checking it out!