Brightly coloured slots with gems aplenty is common occurrence in online slots. Perhaps studios are aiming for NetEnt’s Starburst because of its unflinching popularity, or maybe we slots fans just love exploding crystals in space? Microgaming has now got in on the action with Crystal Rift, though instead of outer space its to underground caves that this adventure takes us.
The Real Gem Of Online Slots
On the face of it, a five reel, 25 payline slot that comes with Cascading Reels and Wild Grids might not sound that impressive at first. But Microgaming’s Crystal Rift slot has much more to it than first meets the eye. After a few spins, we see just how rewarding these two elements are. And elements is the buzzword here as the main symbols are comprised of futuristic crystals based on stones you’d find underground. In fact, each gem even has rock surrounding it, showing how it’s been ripped from the earth and into our account.
The Cascading Reels mean that after every winning spin, the symbols blast away and new symbols drop in to replace them. New winning combinations keep the blasting action going. Then there’s the Wild Grid which triggers when we land three successive cascade wins, turning a grid of symbols completely Wild. There are four levels of Wild Grid, linking more crystals together to help us win up to 1,000 times our stake. While Starburst might shine brightly with its gems, Microgaming shines even brighter with its crystals.
The Search Ends Here
Gems on the reels are always fun to see spinning away to form shimmering wins. And while Starburst comes with Respins, Expanding Wilds and serious pedigree, Microgaming offers huge competition with Crystal Rift. The cascading reels and Wild Grids really ramp up the rewards. Maybe the time of gems is over and the era of crystals has begun?