With pretty graphics and sounds, this Crystal Sun slot packs a far bigger punch than the original game that inspired it.
The Crystal Sun mobile slot has 5×3 reels with 10 paylines that pay from left to right, and right to left. It also has wild symbols that expand on the reels when they show up, and give you a free re-spin of the rest of the reels.
Sounds familiar? That’s probably because you are, like many out there, a Starburst fan. But don’t let this book cover trick you, the Crystal Sun online slot by Play’n GO is very different from the original NetEnt game, even if it borrows heavily from the same playbook.
Think of Crystal Sun as the rebellious older child of the family: just as pretty and with similar DNA, but edgier, more dangerous and just a little bit rebellious.
Want to know how much you can win in one spin on Starburst? 500x your bet.
So yes, Crystal Sun ups the ante by giving you multipliers on the wild – sometimes they don’t come at all, other times they come with a 2x or 3x multiplier which add with each other.
That means that if you manage to get 3 re-spins with three reels full of wilds all with a 3x multiplier, you’d get a 9x multiplier on that win. That’s how you get the big paydays.
The problem with this pay both ways slot is that you only get wilds on reels 2, 3, and 4, which is where this game dips a little in our esteems.
And the reason why that works for Starburst is that you get lots of little wins, often. And lots of wilds that pop up in a dazzling effect of light and keep you hooked.
Here the graphics are a lot more muted, mostly because these pretty planets and systems don’t lend themselves to impressive displays of light when all you want is to find that Crystal Sun symbol.
Which can be a little frustrating for fans of the original, but fans of Play’n GO volatile slot games will love chasing those wilds even if the action feels a little subdued at times.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.4% / 96.6%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||4,000 times your bet|
|Free spins||Up to 3 Respins / Up to 9x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Expanding Wilds, Multipliers, Respins|
|Slot Themes||Aliens & Space|
Expanding Wilds and Multiplier: The Sun symbol is wild and shows up on reels 2, 3 and 4. When it lands it will expand to cover the whole reel each time.
It may come with no multiplier, or with a 2x or 3x multiplier.
Wild Reel Re-spins: When wild symbols land and expand, you will then get a re-spin of the rest of the reels with the wild reel still in place. If you land another wild, you'll get another re-spin, this time with 2 wild symbols.
You can get up to 3 re-spins in total, and any multipliers will also multiply each other. So a 9x multiplier is possible.
This may be the Starburst slot on crack, but to be honest, we prefer the more youthful and innocent version of this game, mostly because with so few features, you need the quick action to keep you intrigued.
That said, this Crystal Sun slot has a lot of appealing quality, namely the fact that the expanding wilds come with big multipliers and a top win of 4,000 times your bet.
Add a high RTP of 96.60% and a low minimum bet of 0.10 a spin, and even casual gamblers who have grown tired of the classic Starburst may be tempted to try their luck in the far more grown-up Play'n GO slots collection.
Crystal Sun is a 5 by 3 reels video slot game with 10 paylines that pay both ways, expanding wilds with multipliers, and a free re-spins for every wild that lands on screen.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: January 2, 2020 - Rating