Crafted by Realistic Games, Crystal Clear is a nicely designed, gemstone-themed slot featuring a simple five reel, ten payline game engine, that comes with an extra re-spin where new wilds are added to the reels.
Graphically, Crystal Clear lives up to its name as the imagery is super sharp. The reels are transparent, and a lot of work has gone into the appearance of the gems. Rich, dark colours and a sparkling multifaceted backdrop really provide the impression of precious jewels that are worth a small fortune! Set against a palm tree-lined tropical night beachfront, the reels include green, blue, red, orange, purple and yellow gemstone icons.
There are eight wild icons on the reels at the start of every game. Once players land a win, all the symbols in the winning line that aren’t a wild are automatically converted to wild symbols. If players view the bottom of their screen, they will notice their wild total for each reel has just increased.
Players will then have a free spin using the enhanced reels, that ultimately should increase their chances of winning more. Players will keep getting non-wild symbols converted and additional free spins until they either don’t win an again or win the jackpot!
The white diamond is the game’s wild – it replaces all the other gemstones and offers payouts of eight, thirty-two or 1,000 times players line bet if they land three, four or five in combination.
Beneath the reels – players will notice a number that indicates how many wilds are spinning around that reel on that particular spin, always at least eight of them, with the possibility to add more. Whenever players land a win, any non-wilds that form part of that successful combination are then changed to wilds. This is called the Crystal Clear Bonus Spins feature.
Once this spin is over, the wilds revert back to their usual tally of eight on each reel following a winless turn. Players who do manage to fill all five reels with wilds will take home a jackpot prize of 10,000 coins or 1,000 times their stake!
No bonus features?!
Other than the wild symbols, there’s not any bonus or extra features in Crystal Clear. There’s no bonus round and no gamble round, so the gameplay is very simple in that respects.
However, there is still the AutoPlay functionality if players are looking to play a more extended session and wish to sit back and observe their gameplay. AutoPlay takes over the reels on players behalf and will allow each turn to begin automatically without them having to manually spin the reels each time.
AutoPlay can be left on, or players can decide to switch it off at any time if they wish to be more involved in the game.
Crystal Clear is a super uncomplicated video slot – yes, there are no other bonus features or even multipliers which at first seems a bad omen. However, all the actionable gameplay comes from the re-spins because of the added wilds. With always eight of them on the reels, this means that wins are plentiful in Crystal Clear.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring