Crystal Quest: Deep Jungle
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Introducing Crystal Quest: Deep Jungle slot
Crystal Quest: Deep Jungle is the latest slot from the developers at Thunderkick who are on a real mission when it comes to releases slot now. It appears that the Beat the Beast Range of slots have only just been completed and they are off again on their next design project. This slot is the first in what appears to be a five slot series which are all to be based around a girl called Gemma who is faced with the challenge of a desolate and unexplored jungle, and whilst there is no indication that there are mythical beasts hiding the jungle can be a mysterious place and therefore the door has been left open so that anything could happen.
Game Set Up & Design
As you would expect from the title this slot is set within the 'Deep Jungle' and the slot plays out over 6-reels and offers a massive 4,096 win-all-ways grid, which is a gaming format that Thunderkick is a master of and have helped to make this a more popular form of slot play. The reels are set within a deep area of bushes and the slot is certainly jollier than it is menacing. The developers have opted for a colourful, light-hearted cartoon vibe for this new series.
You can join Gemma on her adventure once you have selected the bet range that you are comfortable playing with. The bet range starts from just 10p per spin up to a maximum of £100 per spin and with these bet stakes the game is sure to appeal to a wide audience. The slot can be played over all devices which gives players the chance to play whenever they wish. Whilst the slot is rather jolly the math model for this slot is anything but, the return to player is a solid 96.14% which is average and will not put players off but with the high volatility the slot may suit some players more than others. The setting gels well with the features which include progressive multipliers and there are certainly some entertaining moments, and these added to the above average potential on offer and you have all the makings for some truly intense gaming.
The pay table is encrusted with crystals another nod to the title of the game and you will find that there are 11 symbols that can show up on your reels. The lower paying symbols comprise of different coloured gems and there are 9 in total. The remaining symbols are the Monkey General and the Snake Henchman. The low paying gems have a value of 0.8x – 1.8x when you land a line of six, whilst the Monkey General pays out 20x your stake for landing six and the Snake Henchman provides 5x when you land six.
Beat the Beast was the last slot from Thunderkick, and this made use of the classic gaming angle whereas this slot appears to be the complete opposite. With regards to the features you can expect Avalanches, mystery symbols, free spins, progressive multipliers, and wild explosions. Keep reading to find out more.
The Avalanche mechanic activates every time you land a win and the symbols that have created the win explode from the reels allowing new symbols to drop from above, fill the gaps and provide you with additional chances to win. This continues until there are no more wins. The progressive multiplier works with this feature in all phases of play. It begins with x1 and then increases by one for every consecutive avalanche, however in the main game the multiplier resets back to x1 at the beginning of each new spin.
Crystal Quest: Deep Jungle offers a side feature in the form of the mystery symbols, and these come in the form of snake head symbols and appear in all phases of the game whereby they transform into the matching pay symbols whenever they show on your reels.
In the free spins the win multiplier is enhanced and this feature is activated when you land three scatter symbols which are represented as treasure chests, land three and you are rewarded with 12 free spins, however if you have any more chests in view you are rewarded with a further 3 free spins. Once you have the free spins activated landing 2 more scatters will provide you with 3 more free spins, and any others onscreen will add a further 2 free spins. The best thing about the free spins feature is that there is no limit to the number of free spins you can win.
The free spins have a couple of benefits that you will not get with regular spins. The first is the wild explosion feature, this works when you land a non-winning spin that displays a minimum of one wild and then all of the wilds that are in view explode and remove all of the symbols that are in the same horizontal or vertical lines as them. This allows new symbols to drop giving more chances for you to win. The most important addition to free spins is that the multiplier continues to increase or stays static, it does not reset between spins.
This is a great start for Thunderkick's new series as it offers some excellent features and enough of the right elements to provide players with some decent gaming. Whilst it may not pack the same amount of punch as Beast the Beast, the layout, pay system, and feature do have a certain amount of similarities.
My thought would be whether this will see a series of much of the same or whether the developers are going to offer something fresh with every slot, and also what exactly is the thread that will tie this new series together, it could be that Gemma makes a new discovery on each of the games.
The slot provides a great set of features, the pay-all-ways coupled with eh cascades and progressive multiplier is extremely popular, and it is easy to see why. Once you fire up the chains and pull in the multipliers you are in for a totally thrilling experience. It is not usual to find a slot that benefits from progressive multipliers in the base and bonus game and with this comes higher potential and Gemma can provide you with wins of 15,000x your stake and a great way to launch this new series of slots. Whether the developers will mirror the actions of this slot in the others in the series is unknown as yet, conservatively I am inclined to think they will but it is still early days for this series of slots so I think it is best if you enjoy and make the most of what this slot offers and reserve your judgement until the second in the series lands.