Microgaming’s Queen of the Crystal Rays Video Slot Review

Colourful design and unusual gameplay combine in the highly different Queen of the Crystal Rays. Created by Microgaming, it’s played using a 6 reel, 4 row, 25 payline game engine. On any spin, the reels can expand to double the paylines to 50. Look out too for 2x wild multipliers and a bonus round where collecting crystals can deliver big rewards. Play on all devices from between 20p and £50 per spin.

The vast cavern of a forgotten temple forms the backdrop to the action in Queen of the Crystal Rays. On the reels you’ll see an assortment of brightly coloured crystals as well as pots, goblets and chests full of treasure. The Queen is the best paying symbol. This pays 2.5 times your bet if you land 6 in combination. There’s also a standard wild and a 2x multiplier wild.

Winning combinations don’t have to start on reel 1 here. As long as there are 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent positions, it doesn’t matter what reel they start on. The game comes with 2 features.

Crystal Ray feature – this can trigger at random on any spin. The reels expand to bring paylines 25 through to 50 into play. Crystals can magically transform into wilds when this is active too.

Queen of the Crystal Rays feature – the main feature is triggered by landing 3 or more bonus symbols on the same spin. The action here takes place on a new gameboard where cash prizes are placed at strategic intervals. Rays then race around the board. If they collide with a prize value, you’ll win it. You’ll get 4 attempts to collect as many prizes as you can which can be multiplied by up to 5x.

If you’re looking for a video slot that offers something a little different, that’s precisely what you’ll find in Queen of the Crystal Rays. The design is highly unusual for a video slot, as is the gameplay. As far as variance goes, we’re in the medium range. There are still some large potential rewards on offer though with payouts of up to 2,597 times your bet on offer per spin.

If you like the magical fantasy theme, then an audience with the Queen of the Crystal Rays is recommended. For something a little more conventional, Microgaming has tonnes of options – Jurassic World is 1 of their better video slots and has lots of bonus features.

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