Kluster Krystals Megaclusters slot review
Kluster Krystals Megaclusters slot by Relax Gaming is the first from an alternative developer using this patented Big Time Gaming mechanic. The original, Star Clusters Megaclusters, was the inaugural slot from BTG themselves and was later made even more volatile in the guise of Cyberslot Megaclusters a short time prior to this Relax version. There is an odd flux here of ancient stone pillars by the reels and modernistic crystals and music to play to so the old definitely meets the new here! So can we cluster some winnings here or will our bankroll be crystallized forever?
On the grid...
There are 5 rows and columns so 25 symbols initially appear on each play. You only get five standard Krystal symbols on Kluster Krystals Megaclusters slot and you need 8 or more adjacent tiles to pay. The wins pay (for highest of 20+ and lowest of 8) Red 50/0.7x stake, Pink or Purple 30/0.4x and Blue or Green 20/0.3x. There are no Wilds but we do get a Bonus Tile which needs to be filled in to trigger the free games.
The game operates with each tile having 4 quadrants with at least one filled in when the spin commences. When any symbol is next to a winning cluster, it will fill one more quadrant if not full already, increasing the chances of wins on the subsequent cascade when winning tiles are removed.
You will see on occasion blank Red, Yellow, Green or Blue Hexagons appear on the grid. These will display a starting multiplier of either 1,2,3,4,5 or 10x. They work when adjacent to a winning cluster and each time they are will rise by one unit up to a maximum of three times, so the 1x could get to 4x, the 5x to 20x and the 10x to 40x for example. They multiply each other if more than one of them is adjacent to the cluster win.
Should you get 6 or more winning clusters in one play, you will get one of three modifiers:
Krystal Vanish - one colour symbol will be removed from the game area altogether to be replaced by fresh Krystals.
Krystal Boost - will boost all symbols in view not already full with all 4 quadrants by one quadrant.
Krystal Kut - will remove all symbols with just one quadrant filled in.
The sixth tile possible is the Gold Bonus one. It needs all 4 quadrants filling in via adjacent tiles forming wins to trigger 7 spins. You can retrigger them in the same way and if you do, you get +4 spins on top of the 7. You get the enhancements still and will see more upgrades usually. In testing, Relax Gaming tell us 9922x bet was achieved and the game is high in volatility.
Kluster Krystals Megaclusters slot is certainly original in design although when you look closely it achieves much the same as the original Starclusters slot but with different visuals, using quadrants instead of dividing tiles. The RTP is 96.49% which is good and you can get decent base game hits via the modifiers and multipliers only, from what I saw. The bonus trigger is very frustrating, seeing the spin end when 3 of 4 quadrants are filled but it is exciting when it does finally activate for you. There is big potential here but you would really need a retrigger to get those huge totals that are possible. That said, it's Krystal Klear that this game is well worth a try...