Crystal Catcher Review
Push Gaming is known as one of the most innovative slot developers out there. The studio continues to release amazing slots that contain stunning visuals and dazzling gameplay.
For their next slot, Push Gaming is diving into the world of mines and crystals with Crystal Catcher. This grid slot plays on 7x7 and features a collect mechanic leading to instant prizes, multipliers and even free spins.
Like most Push Gaming slots, the game opens up with stunning visuals. There are bright colours on the screen as well as animations. When the slot opens up, you instantly know that it's a Push Gaming slot.
Following in line with the name of the slot, there are various crystals on the reels that are shining throughout. There are also some special beetles that are on the reels and are animated throughout.
Matching that, there is a mystical musical score played throughout the slot. There are various drums and chanting throughout that add a more ethereal touch to this slot.
As previously mentioned, this is a grid slot that plays on 7x7. Wins are not made up by matching up paylines but instead by matching up clusters of 5 or more symbols. This is an easier style of gameplay that is more visual than traditional payline slots.
The biggest feature in this slot is the Crystal Catcher one. When a beetle lands with a crystal, instant prize or bonus symbol in the view, then the feature is triggered. This can lead to multipliers, cash prizes or the free spins round. It may seem complicated but it's incredibly easy to understand.
UK players will have to trigger this feature naturally. However, non-UK players will be able to purchase a bonus buy and jump straight to the feature. UK players will be happy to know that there is an enhanced bet to improve their chances of triggering the feature, but this comes at an extra cost.
Crystal Catcher is quite disappointing in terms of the RTP. We have never known Push Gaming has an RTP that is under the average but that is the case with this slot. The RTP is 94.40% which is way under the average. It increases with the bonus buy but still remains under the average.
To make matters worse, the maximum win for this slot is only 5,000x the stake so there isn't even a massive jackpot or crazy high win. It's a strange move from Push Gaming and we aren't exactly thrilled with it.
For the most part, Crystal Catcher is an incredible slot that is extremely fun to play and even better to look at. Sadly, the win potential has certainly left us with a little bit of a sour taste in our mouths.
Crystal Catcher had the potential to be a solid slot from Push Gaming but is let down by the low RTP. We still recommend giving this slot a few spins but be aware of the low RTP before investing too much time into this slot.