There’s not three but five reels in this slot but you won’t be tied down to conventional paylines as developer Genesis Gaming has chosen a more contemporary style for this slot. The 243 ways to win allows players to forget about complicated paylines and instead simply look out for matching symbols appearing on adjacent reels. Just like the traditional way of playing, the symbols will still have to run from left to right but any position on the reel counts. This not only makes it easier to spot a win, there’s also lots more chances of being successful, too.
Although 243 ways to win has lots of fans, there’s no way of reducing the paylines to play on a lower budget. However, although you can’t reduced the paylines you can still determined the overall bet you want to play with. Star Crystals has a particular wide betting scope, starting at just 0.25 and increasing right up to 10,000.00. This provides lots of flexibility for those who want to bet both low and high.
As well as lining up the regular symbols you can grab prizes by cashing in on the bonuses available. In the base game look out for the wilds; these can replace any of the symbols on the board (apart from the scatter) and make it easier to line up a winning combination. There’s also random win multipliers too which will be handed out at the start of any spin and will give you up to x5 on a prize. Robot wilds may appear too; these are triggered randomly after you’ve had a turn and will replace symbols on the board with a wild. Up to three robot wilds may appear in any one turn and prizes will be assessed after each one has materialised. There’s also a random Pick Me bonus which could appear following a spin. You’ll see three icons appear on your screen, simply choose one and you’ll receive whatever prize there is behind it.
You’ll need to land three or more scatters on the main board to trigger the free spins bonus round. These don’t have to be along an active payline and can be anywhere on the reels. You’ll receive 8 free spins and an prizes will be automatically multiplied by x2. All of the extra features from the base game – Robot Wilds, Pick Me and the multipliers – could all be triggered during the free spins.
If you’ve enjoyed your time gazing at the universe and are hungry for more there’s lots of other space themed slots to play. Sticking with the same developer, Genesis Gaming, there’s Wild Space a game which offers 8 paylines, a bonus round and an RTP of 96.37%. You’ll also get the same top notch graphics that can be found in Star Crystals. If you want to play on something that’s a bit bigger, Starscape from Microgaming has 25 paylines so there’s plenty of chances to grab a prize. The graphics aren’t quite as wondrous but you’ll still feel the sense of infinity plus a bonus round goes a long way towards making up the difference.
Into Infinity and Beyond!
Star Crystals from Genesis Gaming will score a big hit with any player who enjoys games with top quality graphics as these really are hard to beat. Although the design is relatively simple it’s been executed quite brilliantly and captures the attention instantly. There’s plenty of bonuses and extras on the reels to keep more experienced players entertained and the total max bet means that it’s suitable for the high rollers too.