With more than a nod to the Disney movie Frozen, Crystal Queen Slot from Stockholm-based operator Quickspin is a five-reeler with up to 56 Paylines and six rows.
The Swedish studio loves its fairytales, and this slot is based on the Hans Christian Andersen Snow Queen story about the eternal struggle between good and evil.
The unobtrusive soundtrack is straight out of a Disney film, while the graphics and animations are everything players have come to expect from this creator.
Reels are set between two wooden poles, and there’s a snowy backdrop in the distance – albeit with some spring flowers and grass in the foreground – this is the Crystal Queen’s kingdom.
How to play
Price per spin is quite high here, at 50p a whirl, and you can spend up to £100 a pop. As you’d expect with Quickspin, you can play Crystal Queen Slot on any device you wish. Just set your bets and you’re away! As ever, you can make use of the Total Bet, Autoplay and Spin functions.
The standard values 10 through A form the lower-paying values, while there are four more lucrative icons. These include the titular queen, a reindeer plus a couple of younger characters, the protagonists, Kai and Gerda.
Crystal Queen Slot special features
The Scatter is a gold icon with a red ruby in its centre.
You’ll find two Wilds here, a standard and a spreading one. The regular version only shows up on Reels 4 and 5 in the main game and those plus Reels 1 and 2 during free spins. It replaces all icons bar the Scatter and spreading Wild.
The spreading Wild displays on Reels 1 to 3 during the base game, Reels 2 through 4 in the free spins bonus. It adds between one and five extra Wilds randomly in position next to the spreading Wild. This icon substitutes for all other icons bar the Scatter.
Swooping Reels feature
This is arguably Crystal Queen’s highlight. Three upper rows stay frozen as the game kicks off. When you land a winning combo, the contributing icons vanish, to be replaced by others tumbling into place. Every ‘swoop’ thaws a fresh row, opening up more Paylines so additional symbols can fall into place. The feature ends when there are no more winning combos, with the upper three rows freezing once again.
The fourth, fifth and sixth rows are unfrozen on the first, second and third winning combos respectively. A 2x, 3x and 5x multiplier applies on the first, second and third winning combinations respectively.
With each win, a dozen Paylines are added, taking you from the initial 20 through 32 and 44 lines to the maximum 56.
Free spins round
Bag 10 free whirls after landing at least three Scatters on the reels.
You play this feature with all six rows enabled, meaning the full 56 Paylines are unlocked. Additionally, wins are paid both ways (i.e. from left to right and vice versa), and the Swooping Reels feature is active, meaning wins can also be subject to up to a 5x multiplier.
The top prize is a non-progressive jackpot of 250 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
Variance is medium in this game, while RTP or Return to Player is a healthy 96.16% or 830x stake.
Crystal Queen Slot has a nice mix of features, although you may want to look elsewhere if you want something a little more volatile. This game also definitely showcases Quickspin’s trademark inventiveness, indeed one reviewer reported they had nothing bad to say about it – they could only stand back in admiration.
But only you can know if it works for you. Give it a try in free mode and see what you think.