Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower Slot (Thunderkick)
Crystal Quest is a series that Thunderkick is developing. To add to the already existing slot known as Deep Jungle, the developer has added a sequel titled, Arcane Tower.
Thunderkick has maintained Gemma as the main character, and this newer version seems to offer massive potential, although with higher volatility. I took some time to play Arcane Tower, and here is my review:
Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower is set up on 6x4 reels, with up to 4096 ways to win.
For the major features, Thunderkick has given this slot some wilds, free spins, Avalanches, linked reels, and multipliers.
Betting and Prizes
The betting range varies and it is between $0.10 and $100 per spin.
In addition to offering a whopping 4096 ways to win/pay lines, the slot can form combos that pay as much as 20x the stake per each.
When the multipliers, combined with the Avalanches come into play, the possible payout will be boosted to as high as 15,000x top jackpot, which is a cap that the developer has placed.
Being a high volatility slot, its RTP of 96.17% works perfectly well in countering the high risk associated with it.
Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower Slot Features
Avalanches (cascading reels) are among the features that you will work with.
They work by removing the winning symbols and replacing them with a new batch of symbols. This boosts the chances of landing new wins, and the process will go on as long as there are available avalanches.
Any time Avalanches trigger, they will attract the Multipliers, with each giving you a boost of 1x. However, once the Avalanches stop, the round will be completed, and the multiplier will reset.
A lot of help in forming new wins will come your way via the Wilds (W logo). As usual, this is the feature that will serve as the substitute for the regular symbols.
Linked Reels are the other feature available, and it will only appear randomly in the base spin. Once it shows up, it will link 2-6 adjacent reels, and this will prompt them to produce matching symbols within the same locations.
Up to 12 free spins are up for grabs, but you need the help of 3 scatters with the Treasure Chest to trigger them. If you manage an additional 2 to 6 scatters, you will retrigger the feature to get an extra 3 to 11 rounds.
Wild Explosions are the newest kid on the block, and they are present here as well. At the end of a losing round, this feature will come and take over all visible wilds. These will explode and trigger an Avalanche, which in return boosts the multiplier.
Theme & Design
Crystal Quest Arcane Tower offers a magic theme, with a fantasy setting.
The developer has used a cartoon-style design, and I’m satisfied with the quality of the graphics, and the general design of this free online slot.
For the symbols, Thunderkick has gone for simpler W wild logos, Scatters (Treasure Chest), 6 crystals in different colours, a Crystal Warrior, and Red Wizards.
Crystal Quest: Arcane Tower is a great slot and I love pretty much everything about this game.
However, this sequel would have offered better entertainment had the developer opted to add different features rather than stick to the same ones found on the original version.
Nevertheless, the slot still manages to deliver great and profitable gameplay. Although it’s a high volatility game, I can recommend it to all levels of players.