Play’n Go does seem to be fond of adding a little magic into its games, often in ways in which players might not expect. There is plenty of it in store here, along with a proper fantasy setting where players are looking to retrieve the Enchanted Crystals from the Goblin King. Along with goblins, players will encounter fairies and all sorts of other creatures, although the game does not come across as being quite as sinister as some players might think. A good theme generally means some interesting features too when Play’n Go is involved, so let’s see just how Enchanted Crystals manages to play out.
What to Expect
Everything kicks off in a pretty standard manner on the game, with a conventional board in view and some charming cartoon graphics, but when you take a look at the betting options, you will see things getting that little bit better. In something of a rare occurrence in this particular mobile slots range, players are invited to take advantage of 243 ways to win on the board, so any adjacent symbols can pay out as long as they start on the first reel. This keeps the wins coming thick and fast and they are accelerated yet further by the wild card. It only appears on reels two, three and four but the omission from the first and fifth reels is a small price to pay for the added benefits that such a wild brings. For starters, it will expand to cover the whole reel when it lands, before awarding a free respin with the wild held in place. Add on a three times multiplier for all wins on the board with a wild in play and, as far as basic features go, this is definitely a pretty good one.
The fun certainly does not stop there as next up we have a pick a win bonus that involves the Goblin King himself. Land him three times on a spin and you will immediately be whisked away to the deep recesses of the King’s castle. There are four doors at first and after navigating that one, players will see them reducing to three and then two, with cash awarded at every step along the way. With two doors left, players have a fifty-fifty shot at a jackpot prize worth 450 times your bet. Behind the other door lies the Goblin King and if you find him instead, you receive no prize at all, although you can of course keep anything that you have won in the round so far.
It is a good job that there is plenty of backup in the features department on Enchanted Crystals, as the free spins round is more difficult to trigger than players might think. Three butterflies are required on the screen to trigger ten free spins, and while that is pretty much the standard for triggering a bonus round, it felt like the butterflies were a bit shy while we played. Nevertheless, we made it into the free spins round a few times and when they are in play, a kaleidoscope of butterflies will fly around the screen prior to each spin, depositing extra wilds onto the board. You can generally expect two or three wilds on each spin from this, although we have seen more.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Enchanted Crystals is not exactly a big name in gaming, but it turns out that it is actually one of our favourite Play’n Go slots of all. From the 243 ways in the base game and the accompanying expanding wilds to the themed pick bonus and decent free spins round, it has all the ingredients to keep players massively entertained. The cartoonish fantasy theme might be a deal breaker for some, but if that sounds good to you then the gameplay and bonuses will not let you down, with the only minor criticism being that we would like to see the free spins trigger slightly more often for a bit more consistency.