Crystal Rift, which Microgaming launched on November 21, 2018, is among the most exciting slot games ever developed by the Vienna-headquartered Rabcat Gambling. Other crystal-inspired rival games include Cosmic Crystals from Iron Dog Studio, Magic Crystals from Pragmatic Play, Crystal from Aruze Gaming, and Crystal Forest from WMS. Crystal Rift shares many features with the other Rabcat’s July 2018 Robin of Sherwood slot, including their interface designs.
The “rift” is the huge virtual crack on the Crystal Rift’s grid that is the gateway to a “crystal” mine full of precious stones. The Crystal Rift players should match three, or four, or five clusters of precious stones to win.
Crystal Rift Game Characteristics
The Crystal Rift’s clustered symbols are designed to free-drop on the slot’s five 5X3 grids, wherein cosmic rays-like light flashes along any winning line(s) out of the game’s fixed 25 pay lines; the winning symbols explode before disappearing so as to pave way for more free-dropping symbols that merge with the other symbols left behind.
The nine Crystal Rift clustered crystal symbols are made of: square cut crystal quartz stones (wild/substituting symbol), emerald cut red crystal stones, radiant cut dark orange crystal stones, radiant cut amber stones, dark yellow crystal stones, trilliant cut dark blue gemstones, trilliant cut green gemstones, diamond cut light blue gemstones, and emerald cut pink gemstones.
After Crystal Rift software loads, it has a stopover at a starting page showing the bonus-triggering feature and the wild grid-triggering red crystal stone. The four-level wild grid, which is activated by symbols free-dropping three times consecutively and offers higher wins progressively, has parts named Basic, Super, Mega, and Insane.
Pressing the starting page’s “start” icon at center bottom leads to the Crystal Rift interface, where players set the bet size using the right and left “stake” keys. Alternatively, the “max bet” icon below the winnings display counter can be used to set the highest total bet at a go.
Crystal Rift has $0.25 minimum total bet and $50.00 maximum total bet. Crystal Rift’s stake is multiplied by the 25 pay lines to get total bets, unlike in other Rabcat’s slots such as Robin of Sherwood whereby the stake is multiplied by 20. There stakes, which are $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, and $2.00, have these nine total bets, respectively: $0.25, $0.50, $1.25, $2.50, $5.00, $6.25, $12.50, $25.00, and $50.00.
The selected total bet regulates the Crystal Rift payouts, wherein, for instance, the $2.00 stake (the $50.00 total bet) pays these rates for three, four, and five clusters respective winning combinations. Pink gemstones pay $4.00, $8.00, and $12.00. Light blue gemstones pay $10.00, $20.00, and $50.00. Green gemstones pay $50.00, $200.00, and $500.00.
Dark blue gemstones pay $6.00, $10.00, and $20.00. Yellow crystal stones pay $20.00, $40.00, and $100.00. Dark orange gemstones offer $8.00, $12.00, and $40.00. Red crystal stones have $30.00, $50.00, and $200.00. Amber gemstones give $100.00, $500.00, and $2,000.00. Lastly, crystal quartz gemstones in threes or fours do not pay; however, five gemstones pay a $2,000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The Crystal Rift’s software is good and its infused with exciting winning and exploding sounds effects; particularly, the graphics rightly depict the underground crystal mine, ranging from the seeping sunlight to the mine dust and sparkling ore minerals.
Luck in Crystal Rift
A game of chance, Crystal Rift’s RTP rate and house edge are 96% and 4%, respectively.