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BitStarz Crystals Slot Review

Introduction

Everyone wants something a little bit special so they can stand out from the crowd. Or maybe they want a custom item that better reflects their tastes or character.

Enter the BitStarz / Belatra Games partnership which gave birth to BitStarz Crystal slot. The game studio teamed up with your favorite online fiat and crypto casino to produce this game and made it available as part of an exclusive offer.

Join me as we peel away the layers to see what all the fuss is about.

Gameplay

BitStarz Crystal slot is based on Crystal Digger slot, which was released in August 2021. For the most part, it’s a reskin – as you’ll see if you compare the games side by side.

In terms of the specs, both of these high volatility games have a truly unfortunate 90.39% RTP with bet limits starting at €0.20 and capped at €100.

Where things differ is that the BitStarz version has a higher multiplier and happily, the max win has also increased from €200,000 to €300,000. Damn skippy – that’s how BitStarz rolls!

As BitStarz Crystals slot is also a cluster pay game, the symbols pay in any position, but the amount will depend on how many identical symbols you land.

Oh, and by the way, if you’re looking for the hamburger menu so you can get to your settings and the game info, it’s embedded in the lantern. Took me a while to figure that out, I’ll admit.

Features

FREE SPINS Bring in 4 or more BitStarz Scatter symbols on the reels and start spinning ten times for free on a new-look grid. If you drop an additional Scatter, you’ll acquire an extra 5 Free Spins – up to a maximum of 300!

There are no Wilds in this game so look out for the red bomb symbols while you play. These are the BONUS MULTIPLIERS, and they can boost your winnings by up to 100x. The landed multipliers will combine to bolster your winnings at the end of each Free Spin round.

VIP MODE To the left of the grid is a white flag-like thing – that’s the VIP mechanism. Using this will increase your chances of scooping Free Spins and big wins.

When you hit the toggle, the label on the middle item under the grid changes from BET to VIP BET. The price of entry is 1.5 times your current bet, and you can use the plus and minus signs on either side of the VIP BET box to change the amount.

In some territories, you’ll have the option of buying your way into a Bonus by means of the CRAFT BONUS button. Similar to the VIP one above, the higher the purchase price, the better your chances of scoring a big win.

Performance

Hot diggity! After making the reels spin a gazillion times, I can say with certainty that you shouldn’t have any issues playing this game.

Feel free to rock it on any device and use any browser that works for you.

Maximum Win

It would be a shame if our oddly dressed miner put in all this energy to only be rewarded with a measly win. That’s not the case though, as there’s an explosive €300,000 max win for the taking here. Just land the 3,000x multiplier at the maximum bet – easy!

Conclusion

Reskins for the sake of it is not my thing. I feel like if the player isn’t drawing some sort of benefit from the venture, then why bother in the first place.

Admittedly, the only difference from the original is the increased multiplier and max win, but it’s quite a substantial leap. And that, in my books, hits the spot.

If we’re not comparing the games and just looking at this one on its own merits, what I like is the fact that you can scoop up to 300 Free Spins. How cool is that?!

But let’s not leave the elephant in the room to stand all on its lonesome. Let’s address the biggest issue – it’s the RTP, of course. And I don’t think I need to say anything further on that topic as it’s self-explanatory (and the lowest I’ve seen in forever).

BitStarz Crystal slot isn’t my thing. I want unique features that keep me engaged rather than multipliers and Free Spins. But if you dig that kinda stuff, and you’re OK with the RTP, then give it a whirl.

Slot Details

Software: Belatra Games
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 25
Reels: 6
RTP: 90.39%
Bonus Round: Yes
Progressive: No
Free Rounds: Free Spins / Respins
Max Win: €300,000


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