Magical, fantasy adventure is the theme on offer in Crystal Clans, a 5 reel, 50 payline slot from iSoftBet. Boasting lush sound and visuals, it also comes with some cracking extras including multiplier wilds and a bonus round that awards up to 100 free spins with multipliers of up to 10x. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 50p and £500 per spin.

You won’t see many better-looking slots in the fantasy genre that Crystal Clans. The bold, colourful design is beautifully done. With a crystal-filled cave in the background, you’ll see lower value A to 9 royal values alongside the 5 members of the Clan. The best of them is the king who pays 1, 4 or 40 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Awards of up to 40 times your stake are also on offer from the W symbol which is the standard wild. Look out too for a quartet of multiplier wilds. When any of these form part of a winning combination, the payout is boosted by the amount shown. This can be 2x, 3x, 5x or even 10x.

The red crystal is the scatter. Land 2 or more of these on successive reels, starting from the leftmost reel, to trigger the game’s Free Spins feature. The number of free games on offer is as follows:

  • 2 scatters will reward you with 10 to 15 free spins
  • 3 scatters will reward you with 16 to 25 free spins
  • 4 scatters will reward you with 26 to 35 free spins
  • 5 scatters will reward you with 36 to 50 free spins

If you’re lucky enough to land a wild multiplier on the triggering spin, it will be carried through into the feature. For example, if you landed 2 scatters plus the 5x multiplier wild on the same spin you’d receive between 10 and 15 free spins with all payouts boosted by a 5x multiplier.

Landing 2 or more scatters results in a retrigger. The number of free spins you have left is multiplied by 2, 3, 5 or 10x depending on the number of scatters that hit. Also, you’ll get more free spins meaning up to 100 free spins with a 10x multiplier is possible!

We’re not normally big fans of the fantasy theme. Crystal Clans is rather good though. The visuals are terrifically well done and they’re complemented by a sweeping orchestral backing track. There aren’t too many surprises from the gameplay but free spins and multipliers are always a good combination. The variance is in the medium to high range with top payouts of 4,000 times your stake available on every spin/free spin!

With its high-end looks and potentially explosive Free Spins feature, Crystal Clans is a very entertaining game. Even if you’re not normally a fantasy fan, that alluring combination makes this well worth a spin. If you like the fantasy theme, Playtech’s Raiders of the Hidden Realm is recommended.