Thu, Aug 29, 6:36pm by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:08am
The ocean can be a fascinating place, with a whole universe of different creatures living their lives under the sea. In Crystal Waters from RTG you’ll find many exotic creatures on the reels. These include sea horses, turtles, shoals of brightly coloured fish and seashells too. You’ll even take a trip to the surface, as a yacht acts as the scatter symbol, activating the main feature of the game. Who doesn’t love a dolphin? These acts as the wild symbols, giving you the chance of a nice winning boost.
Crystal Waters is a gambling machine for all you seafarers out there, with a money-spinning main feature. Here are the features that will have you taking the bait:
The dolphin is Crystal Waters’ wild symbol, substituting for any other symbol in the game apart from the yacht scatter. The wild only appears on reels 2 and 4, although it can be stacked, meaning up to six dolphins could appear on the reels at any one time. Every win you achieve with one or more dolphin wilds will be multiplied by 2, making for a nice boost.
Look out for the yacht symbol which plays an important role as the scatter. This yacht sits serenely on the surface of the sea near to land, with a palm tree overhanging. Land 3, 4 or 5 yachts anywhere on the reels and you’ll win instant prizes of 3x, 15x or 200x your total stake, as well as entry into the free spins feature.
During the feature you’ll find yourself with 15 free spins. These spins play out in exactly the same way apart from the addition of the ‘bonus fish’ on reel three. This brown and orange striped fish acts as an additional wild and will substitute just like the dolphin. However, this fish seems to have special powers, as any wins will be multiplied by either 2x, 4x or 8x. Any wins featuring both a dolphin and the bonus fish will see cumulative multipliers – here’s an example:
You land a 5 in a row win with the turtle, featuring both a dolphin and the bonus fish with an 8x multiplier. The standard prize here is 2,000 coins, but this is multiplied by 2 for the dolphin wild, then multiplied by 8 for the bonus fish. This will see the total prize increase from 2,000 coins to an incredible 32,000 coins.
Any time you land three or more further yachts in the feature, it will be retriggered and 15 additional spins will be added to your total.
The highest paying symbol in this RealTime Gaming designed gambling machine is the turtle, which pays 2,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. The shoal of fish pays 1,250 coins, while both the seahorse and the seashell pay 1,000 coins. The symbols are completed by a (warped by the water) series of playing card symbols ranging from 9 through to Ace.
Crystal Waters plays out on five reels and has 20 win-lines (players can customise the number of lines to anything between 1 and 20).
Crystal Waters plays out against the backdrop of a bay, with coral surrounding the title and the jackpot pays, and yachts sailing in the distance. The reels feature the blue of the seas as a backdrop, with the range of creatures adding a nice amount of colour to the game. The dolphin is the standout symbol, animating whenever you land a wild win.
RealTime Gaming has developed an enjoyable underwater pokie with an enticing bonus feature in Crystal Waters. Wild multipliers in the base game give any poker machine a boost, and when they are stacked it’s even better, leading to some big winning spins. Enter the free spins feature and you’ve got that bonus fish wild multiplier in the mix, potentially making the pay outs go through the roof. If you like the opportunity of a 16x multiplier in play, and those RTG random progressive jackpot chances, then why not take a trip to the Crystal Waters shore?