You’ll have to warm up this Crystal Queen mobile slot in order to get to the really big multipliers and free spins.
We know that the moment you open up this fairytale slot you’ll instantly feel like something is amiss.
Though technically this is a 6×5 reel slot machine – you are only playing on 20 paylines on what’s the standard 3×5 format… squashed right there at the bottom of the screen…
Then, if you win, the symbols explode, you open up another 12 paylines, and another row. Another win will open the 5th row, and then the final 6th row, to give you a total of 56 paylines.
And just to add an extra dimension to it, you also get increasing multipliers on each consecutive win, from x1 to x5.
It’s the Gonzo’s Quest slot, but on steroids.
The thing is, you’re not going to win a huge amount whilst playing in the frozen wasteland of the base game.
The wins do come, but rarely do they unlock all 6 rows. Mostly you end up playing on that half a reel at the bottom of your screen, winning, at most 10 times your bet.
But you know what? You get use to it. In fact, it bothers us more when we were playing this as an iPad or Android tablet slot, than when we were playing is on our mobile phones.
The only real problem you’ll have is trusting us and giving this Crystal Queen slot game a chance. Because behind its frozen layers lies a soft gooey centre.
During the free spin games, not only does the mobile slot now pay left to right and right to left, but the whole board opens up so you play all 56 paylines the whole time.
And whilst 10 free spins may not sound like a lot, with those cascading reels on each win you get lots of little bits of action that makes this bonus feature last far longer than you’d imagine.
In fact you become far less dependent on the wilds (with their replicating feature) to give you wins, as you get stacks of symbols across these tall reels, all in the hope to increase that multiplier to a joyous 5x.
Sure, the Crystal Queen video slot probably won’t let you retire to Tahiti.
But we’ve had some hot 80x to 100x our bet wins in the free spins bonus game to know that when you warm her up, this is one very giving lady, who is pretty as anything to boot.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 20 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.84% / 96.16%
|0.01 - 2.00
|0.50 / 100
|10 Free Spins / 56 Paylines & Pays Both Ways
|Cascading Wins, Increasing Multipliers, Additional Paylines, Free Spins
Regular Wilds: Just a gold etched wild on a wooden background. Does exactly what it says on the tin, replaces all other symbols except spreading wilds and scatters.
Spreading Wilds: If the free spins is the warm gooey centre of this mobile slot game, then the spreading wild is the chocolatey topping.
It would work without it, but is made so much better for being there.
Basically, it can show up at any time, and looks like a regular wild, except it has arrows around it. When it shows up on screen it will spread around it to give you anything up to 5 extra wilds. A little like in the Frankenstein slot by NetEnt.
Swooping / Cascading Reels with extra rows and bet lines: they call it swooping reels, but we all know it as cascading or avalanching reels. Basically, every time you get a win, the symbols disappear and more come crashing from above.
And much like the other Quickspin game with the same feature, the Big Bad Wolf slot, on every chain reaction of wins, you get an increasing multiplier.
The difference here is that one of the frozen rows will thaw, and you'll get 12 extra paylines each time.
If you get more than 3 wins, you keep getting the 5x multiplier.
Scatters and Free Spins: If three or more scatter red gems show up on the playable area (so are that is not under ice) you trigger 10 free spins.
At the point Summer will come and you get to play on all 6x5 reels, with 56 paylines.
The multiplier increase on each win the same way, but they climb faster as the paylines now pay left to right and right to left.
So that's 112 paylines, with the wilds helping you create some very decent combos.
Though it doesn't quite manage to be as good as our favourite Quickspin slot Sevens High, that's not to say that we didn't understand the charm of this 'Frozen' lookalike game.
There is a constant sense of anticipation as you unlock more and more reels, paylines, and multipliers, that makes this mobile slot machine hard to quit, especially as you know the free spins are only around corner - every 50 next spins or so.
This Crystal Queen mobile slot is a nice addition to the Quickspin slots portfolio. We can certainly see ourselves coming back to it to to try and thaw this cold royal's winning reels.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 5, 2020 - Rating