The world of Disney's Frozen has proven to be extremely popular since it was released in 2013, breathing new life into the Hans Christian Andersen tale The Snow Queen. Quickspin was quick to capitalize on the fame of the movie by releasing their Crystal Queen slot, which is heavily influenced by both the story and the Frozen movie.
Crystal Queen is a 5 reel, 56 payline video slot that also features 6 rows of symbols. The game's symbols include standard slot symbols (10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace) as well as Sven the reindeer, Kristoff, Elsa, and Anna, the Snow Queen. There are also rubies with gold gems surrounding them, and a wild symbol that simply reads "wild".
Feature wise, the game includes cascading wins, spreading wilds, win multipliers, and free spins. The game also has a posted return to player percentage of 96.2%, which is about average from what we'd expect to see from a Quickspin title. The real shining feature here is the expanding rows, which are unlocked every time a player scores a win on the reels. Each additional row gives players a win multiplier, with cascading wins enhancing the possibility of a big win.
I have spent some time spinning the reels with Crystal Queen, and feel it is one of the better winter themed slots I've played in recent memory. I particularly enjoy the fact that the game feels unique, as there's a bunch of great features that combine to give us an experience that is unlike anything I can really recall.
I am not a huge fan of Frozen or The Snow Queen, but I definitely know that there's a large group of adults who love them both and will really get a kick out of this game. If you're not a fan, there's still a lot of good things going on with this slot and I highly recommend you give it a shot.