Welcome to Fairy Land
If you thought that fairies lived in tiny, cute houses in nature, well you were right. The entire game screen in Enchanted Crystals is covered in grass and flowers, with vines crawling all across the reels in the centre. Even the command buttons at the bottom are integrating nicely within the rest of the landscape, which is always a nice touch.
The fluid reel animations at every turn, and especially after each win, are a nice and dynamic touch that made the whole experience of trying out Enchanted Crystals even more pleasant. The cuteness factor definitely played a role here as well.
First Steps into the Game
Enchanted Crystals benefits from a totally open gameplay, featuring 5 reels and 243 ways to win. No need to spend time deciding on which paylines to be here, just pick a wager from 0.20 to 50 credits and spin the reels, either manually or through the autoplay mode, if you want Enchanted Crystals to keep spinning the reels on its own.
The average variance of the game can play in your favour thanks to the slightly above average RTP, which can translate into frequent big wins on the reels. You will still have to be willing to take some risks in Enchanted Crystals. The basic paytable contains beautiful card icons as well as 4 different fairies. The longest combinations are worth only 15 times your bet value, which is much less than in many other slots games, unfortunately.
Defeat the Goblins to Protect the Crystals
If you want a chance to score bigger prizes in Enchanted Crystals, you will have to focus on the bonus features – of which there are quite a few. The crystals, for instance, are wild and can replace the basic symbols wherever they appear. If you are lucky enough to find crystals on the 3 central reels, they will expand and the other reels will respin for free, which is a great way to win multiple prizes at once. The goblin symbol, on the other hand, cannot be replaced by wilds but 3 of them do trigger a special mini game. Try to find the king’s chamber in time and you might walk out with 500 times your line bet value in your pocket.
If you are lucky enough to find 3 butterflies around the screen, you could win an instant bonus of 10 free spins. This can be triggered again, with a maximum of 50 free games available in a row. Special wild butterflies will appear during the free spins, to replace the crystals and perhaps trigger extra cash prizes along the way as well.
Other Sources of Magic
Enchanted Crystals does have a particular mix of classic and original features, from the open gameplay to the expanding wilds and free respins. There aren’t really any strictly similar game on the market, but Thief by NetEnt does come very close, albeit with a 25-payline gameplay. But if you are into fantasy games, do check out Playtech’s Fairy Magic or Fantasy Realm from Cryptologic, both with different yet still beautiful graphics.
Patience and Perseverance Required
Enchanted Crystals starts strongly, with beauty graphics and a really addictive atmosphere. The bonus games do add some depth to the basic gameplay and prevent players from being bored spinning the reels over and over again, which is something that newcomers to the slot market will also enjoy.
On the other hand, all the real big wins are locked away in the bonus games, and the basic paytable does not offer any really interesting rewards. As a result, get ready to spend time and money if you really want to win big in Enchanted Crystals.