Crystal Forest Slot by WMS Review
The Crystal Forest online slot by WMS is free to play and has 5 reels with up to 25 paylines running through them and 14 themed symbols, including a Wild and a Jackpot symbol. It features cascading reels which means that after a winning combination has landed, the winning symbols will disappear and new symbols will drop in from above, these new symbols can potentially form new combinations and if you have a minimum of 4 consecutive cascades, they will trigger a round of between 7 and 50 free spins.
Cascading Reels and Free Spins
Once a winning combination has landed and the winnings credited to your account, the symbols that created the win will disappear and new symbols will replace them, if a new winning combination is created then new symbols will replace them. If this happens more than 4 times consecutively you will win the following number of free spins:
- 4 times - 7 free spins
- 5 times - 10 free spins
- 6 times - 15 free spins
- 7 times - 25 free spins
- 8 times - 50 free spins
So one spin could potentially reward you with 8 consecutive wins and 50 free spins! If during the round of free spins 4 or more consecutive cascades occur, you will win additional free spins.
The free spins feature may also randomly award 7 free spins without them being triggered by the cascades.
Symbols and Payouts
There are 5 symbols that can be mixed to create a winning combination, these are a Fairy, a Goblin, a Unicorn, a Wolf and a Dragon, there are also 7 other symbols, a Crystal Ball, a Magic Spell book, a Crystal, a Candle, a Frog, Toadstools and Snowflakes. All symbols can create winning combinations when 3 or more identical symbols land on neighbouring reels starting with the leftmost reel, along one of the paylines and their payouts are listed in the paytable and change according to the line and bet settings.
The Gnome is the Wild, it only appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and can be used as a substitute for all other symbols to create or extend winning combinations.
The Jackpot symbol is a sun with the word Jackpot on it and it awards the highest payout in the game if 5 symbols land along a payline.
Buttons and Controls of the Slot
Most of the buttons and controls for this game are located on the control panel beneath the reels, there are two different panels C (classic) or QB (Quick Bet).
On the Classic panel you will find:
- Spin is the large button with a circular arrow and it will spin the reels once with the current line and bet settings
- Win - shows the recent winning amount
- Lines - shows the number of active pay lines in the game that is fixed at 25
- Bet/Line - shows the amount of the bet per line which you can change using the + and - buttons
- Total Bet - shows the amount of the bet per spin
- Lines with a circle - opens the paytable, gives descriptions of the features and shows the paylines
- C - changes the control panel to the Classic version
- QB - changes the control panel to the Quick Bet version
The QB Version:
The Lines, Bet/Line and Total Bet buttons are replaced with a sliding scale that you can use to select a range of bet per spin amounts, once you have selected the range then you can click on the specific amount you wish to bet per spin. This will then spin the reels once using the new bet amount. In the top right hand corner of the screen you will see your balance, a speaker that will turn the game sounds on or off and a ? which opens a new tab and has a detailed description of the gameplay, features and paylines. The NeonSlots real money article will help you to understand how and where to play Crystal Forest and other online slots for real money.