Microgaming is one of the most well-known casino software developers in the world and players are always on the lookout for new releases.
The company has just released a new slot game named “Crystal Rift“.
Developed by Rabcat, one of Microgaming’s software development studios, this game features some very impressive graphics and unique gameplay options.
That’s pretty interesting considering the slot’s seemingly basic five reels and three-row setup.
Set in a deep and mysterious cavern, players are hoping to match up gems into winning combinations. Unlike most games, there are none of the basic card symbols that often make up low-paying combinations. They are all gemstones, with players hoping to match the minimum three to get a winning combination. There are eight gemstone types and one wild symbol. while the game has 25 pay lines.
In a statement, Gerhard Seiler, CEO of Rabcat said
Set in the depths of a gemstone-rich cavern, Crystal Rift delivers a truly unique player experience packed with win-boosting features and stunning visuals. We are proud to once again provide content exclusively to Microgaming.
The fascinating feature that makes Crystal Rift unique is that instead of a spinning reel, players are treated to falling gems every time they press the ‘spin’ or start autoplay. Now, this starts two features that are at the heart of the game: the bonus fall and the wild grid feature. Three hexes will appear on three slots, indicating that these will go wild if the wild grid activates.
Bonus falls happen if a winning combination takes place. Instead of stopping, the winning combinations explode. This leaves blanks in the reels. This is where more gems fall in. Plus, a winning combination fills up one-third of the wild grid hex. The new gems have a potential to trigger new winning combinations – and add to the wild grid hex.
If the wild grid hexes are fully filled up, which means three combinations have been won, then the wild grid activates. The gems in the hexes get turned into wilds. This means that there can be a lot more bonuses.
Microgaming Continues To Tie Up With New Studios
This great new game is a good sign that Microgaming‘s move to develop relationships with multiple development studios for new game creation has turned out to be a smart one. The company has recently added Fortune Factory and Slingshot Studios to its stable of studios. Rabcat has been with Microgaming since 2012 and has been making some really cool games during the last few years such as “Castle Builder“.