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Title:  Crystal Sun
Developer: Play'n Go
Reels: 5
Rows: 3
Paylines: 10
RTP: 96.60% | 94.50% | 91.57% | 87.42% | 84.57%
Free Spins Freq: N/A
Max Win: 4,000x
Max Win Probability: 4,16272E-43
Volatility: High
Min/Max Bet: 0.10/100
Release Date: April 24, 2019

 

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Crystal Sun: Slot Overview

Originally entitled Starblast, the first version of Crystal Sun was so strikingly similar to Starburst that NetEnt decided to serve Play'n GO a cease and desist order, something we wrote about in a follow-up article. Consequently, Starblast was pulled from the list of scheduled releases and mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Neither NetEnt or Play'n GO have made any official statements regarding the case although we know for a fact that it was due to NetEnt flexing their muscles that Play'n GO decided to back down.


Some 3 weeks later, Starblast has now reappeared under the new name Crystal Sun, and instead of stars, we get planets. Identical in terms of features and mathematical design, only the symbols and the logo has changed. If you're curious about the original version, here's pictures of the main game as well as the free spins feature. We also have a video of Starblast.

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Crystal Sun is an answer to NetEnt's iconic smash hit Starburst. Released in 2012, Starburst remains one of the most played online slots on the market, in part explained by the fact that it has been the main free spins slot for the majority of casinos. However, as pointed out by one of our readers in the comment section, Starburst is in turn a dead ringer of Novomatic's Power Stars which was released back in 2008, meaning NetEnt can't exactly claim originality.


The fundaments at play here are the same - you got your 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines that pays both ways. The bet level starts at 0.10 and goes all the way up to 100 Eur per spin. It's shipped to the casinos with the default RTP of 96.6% but can be lowered to 94.5% to make up for the expenses involved in operating in regulated markets.

 

Set in deep space, in the backdrop you'll see interstellar clouds of dust, or Nebulae as they are usually referred to, planets and stars. There's also a Moon Princess-type narrative going on as well, calling out "Double Respin" and other highlights in the game. On the reels, 5 planetary bodies of various colour occupy the majority of the positions. You'll also come across lucky 7's and diamonds, the latter being the most lucrative giving you 16 times your stake for 5 across a full payline. The wild is represented by a star which can appear as a x1, x2, and x3 multiplier wild.

 

Crystal Sun: Slot Features

 

What symbols are there?

Crystal Sun comes with 5 low to medium value symbols in the form of gemstones of different colors, and also 2 high value symbols. You need 3 to 5 identical symbols on a payline in order to win:

 

3 Diamonds - Highest value symbol that pays 16x with 5 on a payline

Red 777 - Pays 8x your stake for 5 on a payline
Green gemstone - Pays 4x for 5 on a payline
Orange gemstone - Pays 3x for 5 on a payline
Red gemstone - Pays 3x for 5 on a payline
Yellow gemstone - Pays 2x for 5 on a payline
Purple gemstone - Pays 2x for 5 on a payline

 

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Crystal Sun is a very simple slot that does not come with very many bonus features. There is an expanding wild symbol that can land on reel 2, 3 and 4, and it will then fill the whole reel where it lands. This will also activate the Wild Re-Spins feature in which you get a Re-spin with the expanded wild (or wilds) frozen in place.

 

If you land another wild during the Re-spin, this will expand also and give you yet another Re-spin. You can get a total of 3 Re-spins this way, and 3 expanded wild reels in the middle. Each wild come with a multiplier of 3x, and they can therefore combine to boost your winnings with up to 9x.

 

Free spins in Crystal Sun
There is no free spins feature to be found on Crystal Sun slot, as this game is all about the multiplier wild re-spins feature we discussed above. Of course, 3 re-spins in a row is kind of like free spins, but there is no scatter symbols that can trigger a dedicated free spins feature.

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Crystal Sun: Slot Verdict
Crystal Sun is Play ‘N Go’s answer to NetEnt’s Starburst and it’s better in my opinion – the reason being that the potential payouts from the multipliers can reward you with up to 4,000 times your stake on each re-spin. It is, as you’d expect, highly volatile so you need to tread carefully.


Play ‘N Go always comes up with unique concepts but Crystal Sun is simpler – yes, it has a lot of similarities to Starburst but the wild multipliers can really take your winnings to a whole different level. The maximum win per respin in Starburst is 500 times your stake so Crystal Sun is much more appealing. Overall, another good slot from Play ‘N Go (as always).

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