Crystal Mirror slot review
Crystal Mirror slot by Red Tiger has a title which gives us a clue as to its mechanic. Netent's Mirror Mirror slot made partial use of 'reflective' symbols as did iSoftbet's Merlin's Magic Mirror slot but in reality the primary game you'd select to fit this theme would be Blueprint Gaming's classic Casper’s Mystery Mirror slot. Here we have a plain purple velvety background and some gentle music and sounds to spin to, that's really it as far as the aesthetics go. So can this mirror reflect our bankroll back to us or will it be a case of break and 7 years of bad luck?
On The Reels...
We have 6 reels of 4 rows each on Crystal Mirror slot with stacked symbols. The game is split into two sets of 3 reels as reel 1 will be reflected in reel 6, reel 2 in reel 5 and reel 3 in reel 4. You get 20 pay lines and the 6-of-a-kind pays are the Pink Crysal Wild which is also stacked, at 25x bet. Then your medium pays are Blue Gem Tiara 8x, Red Crown 6x, Blue Crown 4x, Gold Crown 3x and Small Gold Crown 2.5x. There are 4 card suits in the form of gems which pay 1.5 down to 0.6x for a full line of 6. There's no random modifiers here aside from the fact the Wilds can randomly nudge the whole stacks down if they count in a win, so let's hit the bonus!
With the paired reels Mirror mechanic, you can only get even numbers of scatters. 2 is no good, but 4 will award 10 and 6 will award 15 free games. No retriggers, but any Wilds will now always nudge to fill the reels and then become sticky! This means if you hit Wilds twice you'll just be spinning 2 identical reels, guaranteeing multiple 6OAK wins every remaining spin. If you fill the screen with Wilds, assuming the game allows for this, then all remaining spins are 1000x sticky wins. Red Tiger scream 'WIN OVER 5000x' on the splash screen, so it should be.
There is a low win frequency on Crystal Mirror slot but the wins are higher than average due to the mechanic. The RTP is 95.76% so nothing special at all, but the free games can be rewarding, but only if you get 2 Wild reels early on. The fact we have only 20 lines and aside from the 25x Wilds the next highest symbol only pays 8x, this means to hit anything substantial you must hit the 4 reels of Wilds early on for recurring 500x wins. Nevertheless, the fun of this game is reflected in the fact I will likely hit it again soon...Review by Gamingslots