Perfection comes about little by little through many numbers. So said the famed ancient Greek sculptor, Polycleitus in 450 B.C. Fast forward to 2020, iGaming giant Red Tiger appears to be taking those words of wisdom literally, Crystal Mirror being the 24th slot of the year and it’s only the beginning of September.
Firing it up, players get what gives Red Tiger releases their popular appeal. Warranting the happy dance, however, is a reflector grid that mirrors the symbols on reels one, two, and three on reels four, five, and six. Does this mean that landing more identical symbols will be a lot easier here? Let’s find out!
Play Crystal Mirror For Free — Mobile & PC
Red Tiger’s jewel-filled escapade on an intriguing one-off setting! Play Crystal Mirror for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 95.77%
- Extremely volatile (5/5)
- 20 Paylines
- Bet Range: €£$ 0.20-20
- Nudging Wilds
- Bonus Round
- Code: HTML5
- All Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Linux
- All Browsers: Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, Edge
Slot Overview, Math Model
Like with any jewel-themed slot, there is not much to take in when Crystal Mirror loads up. A dull purple shade forms an uninspiring backdrop, leaving little else to admire other than the playing area, where symbols lay in 6×4 formation. The skin sheen is there, so yes, it looks like a typical Red Tiger release.
Players get 20 paylines to land winners on. A minor sticking point there for some, but one that dissipates immediately players see how the symbols line up on each spin. As already explained in the introduction, the symbols on reels one, two, and three are always identical to those on reels four, five, and six, making it easier to land more of a kind.
Crystal Mirror is playable on any internet-enabled device with bets ranging from 0.2 to 20 units of any currency. A so-so betting range there, which is far from being all-inclusive. Moving on to the other numbers, the RTP is slightly below average at 95.77%, which is not surprising as this is the new Red Tiger normal.
Winners come along as you spin at a 1/5 hit rate. As is always the case, the developer does not reveal what that translates to, but 1/5 sure seems to be the worst-case scenario. Pair this with the strictest of volatility settings from the developer (5/5), and you should expect long spells of dead/low win spins that are interrupted by bursts of decent wins.
As to how big the wins can be, the developer hints that wins on a single spin can exceed five thousand times the bet. But come on Red Tiger? Where can that possibly come from with no booster win ways or multipliers in sight? Doing the maths, the best this slot can do on a single round is 500X (25X on 20 Paylines), with the highest-paying symbols (stacked wilds) occupying all six reels. Or are we missing something?
Wilds can show up on the reels alongside the regular payers, always nudging to expand over entire reels for bigger wins. These tend to be involved whenever there is a big hit.
Free Spins symbols are the last symbol-type you should expect to see on the reels. These award ten and fifteen free spins whenever you land four and six on the grid at the same time.
During free spins, any expanded wilds in view remain sticky until the end of the session, making bigger wins possible.
Crystal Mirror — Our Verdict
Playing Crystal Mirror feels like playing a 3-reel slot placed on a magical mirror. It’s as simple as this: land a symbol such as a stacked wild on the first reel, and the same thing happens on the fourth reel. How convenient!
Potential-wise, Crystal Mirror is not likely to serve up thrills for the big win chaser. The casual players will, however, go ham here, gladly racking up whatever they get for extended periods. All up, another slot that’s cleared the filler products list by good innovation.
Crystal Mirror Slot Review (Red Tiger)