Crystalleria Slot Machine
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Crystalleria is a retro designed game by 1x2 Gaming. With all the vibrant colors the game gives you a feeling of playing a game from the 80s. The game is perfect for players who like the simpler games that don't bombard them with high tech graphics, large pay line options, and overbearing sound tracks.
Crystalleria is a simple game with minimal extra features but still provides you with a great game play that may not make you a millionaire but still has the ability to reward you with larger pay outs than some similar games.
The symbols and graphics for this game are designed with little flare but they're still pretty to look at. A few of features of the game are a little on the disappointing side but the majority of the game is enjoyable and fun.
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Crystalleria Slot Machine Overview
Crystalleria is a color filled game that's visually appealing. With its simplistic design it gives you a relaxing game to play. The background is a diamond design that takes all the colors from the game to make a beautiful backdrop for the game.
The reels are housed in a shiny blue frame with the title displayed above surrounded by gems. The pay lines are displayed on both sides of the reels, each housed in its very own beautiful crystal.
This game is one of the few that doesn't have a soundtrack that's heard during the game. This might be a blessing to you. Most games on the market have a soundtrack that's theme related. Most of the time these soundtracks are just a short clip that's repeated over and over and can become annoying.
With this game the only sounds you hear are when you spin the reels or get a winning combination. The sound effects used for these features are the normal reel spin and symbol lock. The winning combination sound effect is a fast paced electronic piano trill.
The animations were kept to a minimum for this game to help keep with its retro feel. The symbols that make up the game are all different colors and when you get a winning combination they shine when a box of light surrounds them. That's the extent of the animation on this game. So if you're looking for a game that has more animation you need to keep on looking because Crystalleria isn't the game for you.
Crystalleria Pay Table and Graphics
Symbols and pay outs for Crystalleria are as follows:
This beautiful gem is the wild for the game. It will take the place for any symbol except for the free spin to make a winning combination. It will sub for the highest possible paying symbol in a winning combination. Wins with a wild symbol on a pay line pay double even if the wild isn't part of a winning combination.
This symbol is the free spin trigger. When you get three or more of this symbol on any pay line it will activate your free spins. Free spins are awarded based on the number of symbols on the pay line. It will give you 5 free spins for a combination of 3, 10 free spins for a combination of 4, and 25 free spins for a combination of 5.
The yellow gem is the highest paying regular symbol of the game. It pays 10 times for a combination of 2, 45 times for a combination of 3, 200 times for a combination of 4, and 750 times for a combination of 5.
The purple gem is the next symbol in the pay table. It pays 7 times for a combination of 2, 40 times for a combination of 3, 150 times for a combination of 4, 500 times for a combination of 5.
The red diamond pays 6 times for a combination of 2, 32 times for a combination of 3, 75 times for a combination of 4, 300 times for a combination of 5.
The green diamond pays 5 times for a combination of 2, 24 times for a combination of 3, 40 times for a combination of 4, and 100 times for a combination of 5.
The orange gem pays 22 times for a combination of 3, 40 times for a combination of 4, and 80 times for a combination of 5.
The lime green gem pays 20 times for a combination of 3, 32 times for a combination of 4, 80 times for a combination of 5.
The green square gem pays 9 times for a combination of 3, 26 times for a combination of 4, and 70 times for a combination of 5.
The red square gem pays 7 times for a combination of 3, 24 times for a combination of 4, and 60 times for a combination of 5.
The purple diamond gem pays 7 times for a combination of 3, 20 times for a combination of 4, 45 times for a combination of 5.
The teal blue triangle gem pays 4 times for a combination of 3, 10 times for a combination of 4, and 20 times for a combination of 5.
Crystalleria is a simple game with symbols that reflect the style of the game. The symbols are beautiful and make you feel like you just found a treasure trove of gems to add to your collection. Each round you watch for the gems with the letters to see if you get any of the special features.
Although the symbols are simple they don't look plain, they have a shine to them that gives them that little extra push so they stand out.
Crystalleria Slot Extra Feature
When 1x2 Gaming was designing this game they knew they wanted it to be a simple retro game, so special features weren't on the top of their list. Most games that are set up this way don't have any special features but since this is usually a turn off for players 1x2 decided not to leave them completely out.
They added two features to the game that are common and expected when playing slot machines; the wild symbol and the free spin symbol. They didn't want to add too much so you won't find any bonus games or any flashy other features.
The wild symbol for this game is a bluish green gem with a W displayed in the middle. This was done so that you'd be able to easily identify the gem as the wild. It has all the features of a regular wild symbol. It takes the place of any symbol to make a winning combination except for the free spins symbol. When a wild is a part of the winning combination it takes the form of the highest possible paying symbol to increase your win amount. Also it doubles any pay out when on the board even if it's not part of the winning combination.
The free spins symbol is a pretty purple and yellow gem with the letter F displayed in the middle. This symbol gives you free spins based on the number of symbols found on the reels. You can be awarded up to 25 free spins when you get 5 of the free spins symbols. This symbol doesn't offer any extra features like most of the other games on the market. You won't find an extra pay out or the ability to retrigger free spins.
The special features for this game are a little bit of a letdown but when you think about the games of the past you see that it's just the way things used to be. Since this game was designed to be a retro game adding all the extra features that are found in today's games would have just defeated the purpose.
Crystalleria offers you nine pay lines. Since the game only has nine pay lines most players wouldn't even consider changing the number being played. However, some players just can't help themselves so 1x2 Gaming gave us the option of deciding how many lines we want to play.
Since the pay lines aren't fixed you can choose any number of lines you want to play per spin. When you're choosing the pay lines you want to play you need to know that you can't just pick a certain line and play that one. You have to play them in chronological order from one to nine. So if you want to play line our you will also have to play lines one, two, and three to be able to play the line you want.
We don't encourage you to choose pay lines. It's better practice to play all available pay lines. Playing all the pay lines gives you a better chance at getting a winning combination. How upset would you be if you were playing lines one to five and on line seven you got a winning combination with the yellow gem that can pay 750 times with a combination of five and you missed it because you weren't playing all the pay lines? Pretty mad we bet, so don't put yourself in this situation and just play the game the way it was meant to be played.
This game offers you the ability to change the value of your bet after each spin. The range of betting is set from .01 to $.50 per coin being used. You can also decide how many coins are being used for each spin. This game offers you a choice between one coin per spin or up to five coins per spin.
These betting options make this game accessible to all players. Whether you're conservative or a high risk player, this game has a betting option that will work for you.
Crystalleria game rules are in line with most other five reel slot machines. Below are the main rules:
- Most wins are formed from right to left, beginning with the leftmost reel.
- If two or more wins are formed in the same line, only the highest payout is awarded.
- Any misuse or malfunction will abort the game and everything will be reset to default.
- The wild card cannot start free spins; you must get three or more scatter symbols to receive free spins.
- Scatter symbols will trigger free spins from anywhere on the reels
- The wild will sub for all symbols except the free spins symbols.
- The free spin symbol will award free spins based on the number of symbols on the pay line.
- The wild will double any winning line when found on the reels even if it isn't a part of the winning combination.
Those who find retro games the way to go will love this game. It's so simply designed it makes you feel as though you're in a world of beautiful gems and they're right there for the picking. The game doesn't have any of the annoying add ons most games have.
You don't have to worry about dealing with any background noise with this game. Most games on the market have soundtracks that play continually during the time you're playing but Crystalleria doesn't. This was a big plus for us because we're not a fan of the soundtrack found on most games so it was a nice surprise when we found this game didn't have one.
Another great feature of the game is the atmosphere and background. All the colors blend well together and this mixture brings a pretty relaxing feel to the game. The symbols are plain but easily distinguishable and the pay outs related to them are decent as well. Of course like with all games you want to get the combination of five, but even the three and four combos pay a decent amount. The larger symbols even pay out when you only have two in a combination.
Another great addition to this game was the special features. In most games that are designed to replicate the games of the past you don't find any extra features. So adding in the free spins and wild symbols was a great move on 1x2 Gaming's part.
The one thing that we found that we really didn't like about the game was that it doesn't offer an auto spin feature. This isn't a deal breaker for us but it's always nice to have that option and when you don't have it available you really do miss it.
Other than that one minor issue we really enjoyed the game and believe anyone who likes to play the retro games will find this game just as enjoyable. So if a retro game is what you're looking for and don't mind playing a game that doesn't really have the big pay outs this is the game for you.