At a time when casino software providers are working hard to ensure that their new games are as creative and original as possible, it is surprising to see Play ‘n Go taking a step back. With their latest release, they have opted for more straightforward, older and far simpler in terms of design and gameplay.
Crystal Sun is the latest game to launch from this developer, and its first impression is not a good one. The slot looks overly basic, with a space theme that has been done to death. Players will be hoping that the slot provides entertainment with its features. So, does it?
Play ‘n Go Head Back to Basics
The Crystal Sun slot is very reminiscent of Net Entertainment’s Starburst, which won’t see it win many originality awards. Unfortunately, it isn’t only similar to that NetEnt slot in terms of graphics or theme. Pretty much everything else about the newly launched slot is also Starburst-esque.
There are just 10 paylines for players to bet on, and wagers are set to cost between 10p and £100 a spin, which is also near a carbon-copy of the one found in the NetEnt slot. Prizes are fair but not life-changing, being capped at 1,600x a total stake.
Will I Get Bounce for My Buck?
If players think that Starburst is value for money, then they’ll think the same with Crystal Sun. If not, they won’t; it really is that simple. There is a wild symbol in the shape of a star, and it can substitute for all other icons and add 2x or 3x multipliers to whatever you win if it features in a winning combo. Wild symbols can only appear on the second, third and fourth reels, but will expand to cover an entire reel when they do so.
Once a wild symbol has expanded, it triggers a re-spin. If another wild lands during that spin, a further re-spin is afforded to players, and so on. A maximum of three re-spins (with three expanding, sticky wilds) can be won with this feature. Multipliers can be added together, providing wins up to 9x.
Where to find Crystal Sun This Month
Crystal Sun is essentially Play ‘n Go’s version of Starburst, nothing more, nothing less. However, the addition of a multipliers does make the game at least a fraction different than its more famous predecessor. The new Play ‘n Go slot should be live at Play ‘n Go casino sites this week.