Australia – Lightning Box unlocks a treasure trove in Crystal VaultBy Phil - 5 October 2022
Specialist slot provider Lightning Box, one of Light & Wonder’s in-house studios, has added Crystal Vault to its portfolio, a slot that unlocks additional reel screens through play.
This 5×3 reel game has symbols depicting intrepid adventurers, biplanes and ferocious beasts that must form matching combinations across the title’s 25 paylines to award a win. Players are aided in unlocking wins through Crystal Vault’s wild symbol which substitutes all other symbols in game except the scatter to further increase winning potential.
Landing three or more scatter symbols in the base game awards eight bonus respins. Gameplay is initially played across one reel set, however, landing an additional two scatter symbols within the free spins round unlocks an extra reel screen that is also 5×3 in size to play on and resets the spins to eight.
Two additional reel screens can be unlocked that not only increase the chances of a win being created but also dramatically increase the size of these wins. Reel screen two adds a 2x multiplier wild when unlocked and reel screen three grants a 3x multiplier wild.
Crystal Vault is available to customers of Light & Wonder’s industry-leading OpenGaming™ platform alongside popular new titles such as Blood And Gold and Chicken Fox JR. It will be exclusive to 32 Red and SNAI for a period of two weeks.
Michael Maokhamphiou, Operations Manager at Lightning Box said: “The desert island theme present in Crystal Vault allowed us to experiment with mechanics and features that equally play into the overall narrative of the slot.
“This focus on scatters unlocking the vault and providing additional reels and multiplier wilds for players, allows the action to directly mirror the story within the title and is something we are sure players will adore.”
Rob Procter, VP Game Development at Light & Wonder said: “Multiplier wilds are a mechanic that has universal appeal with them not only substituting symbols but increasing wins they aided in creating. Having these multipliers further increase by unlocking additional reels creates a crescendo of excitement for players within the free spins round and we are excited to see player’s reception to this equally entertaining and exhilarating release.”