243 Crystal Fruits Reversed Review
Tom Horn Gaming isn’t the biggest slot provider in the game, but it has come a long way to go to become more recognisable. Will this online slot help the developer rise to fame, or will it reverse them into obscurity?
- Interesting crystallised fruit design
- Easy to understand, perfect for new players
- Simple and rewarding special feature
There are games that like to bathe players in their stories and atmosphere. 243 Crystal Fruits Reversed is not one of them.
This is a slot, and it does not pretend to be anything else. It uses all the familiar fruits and lucky sevens we have seen over the years.
Where this release stands out is that it adds its own twist to them. The game only has two special features: Wilds and the reversed re-spin mechanic.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
The name is a bit of a mouthful, which gives away this is a sequel of sorts. The original 243 Crystal Fruits was a fun if forgettable experience.
Visually, its successor keeps to the same design. However, you can see everything has been improved. The fruits are drawn to look cleaner now.
The background look crystalline, which fits well with the symbol designs. Even the user interface has gotten in on the action!
The slot keeps it simple when it comes to granting prizes, too. Land three or more matching icons next to one another to win, starting with the leftmost reel.
Winning combinations must follow an active payline for a reward to be paid out. 243 Crystal Fruits Reversed has five reels, and only five paylines across their entirety.
This makes wins rare until you trigger the reversed re-spin bonus and unlock 243 ways to win.
Wilds play an important role in this game. First, it makes all the fruits around it more delicious.
It can substitute for any other symbol in the game. However, it only appears on the second, third and fourth reel.
The most important part of the Wild is that it activates the reversed re-spins special feature. To do this, you need one or more Wilds to be part of a win line.
The Wild and any winning icons will lock in place for the duration of this bonus.
Meanwhile, the remaining symbols will explode, leaving behind a blank board. Brand new icons will fall from the top.
The re-spin continues if the existing win combination is expanded, or a new one is formed. Either way, the multiplier goes up with each re-spin. Once the multiplier reaches 5x, the special feature ends.
Where To Play 243 Crystal Fruits Reversed?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for 243 Crystal Fruits Reversed is 96%. That makes it dead-centre average!
Players can bet between $0.50 and $100 on each spin. This is a good spread of wagers for players with a big budget.
However, the minimum bet is too steep for casual casino-goers.
The slot has a high variance. This means you don’t get that many wins, but when you do they will be big.
We would not mind it as much if the top prize would match. However, at just 1000x, it rarely feels like it is worth it.
The core elements of 243 Crystal Fruits Reversed are good. The special feature is fun, despite being simple.
The visuals do not have a grand story behind them, but they look cool. However, Tom Horn Gaming has made some baffling decisions designing this game.
It feels like a casual slot, but it can be annoyingly difficult to land wins. The minimum bet will also be too steep for many casual players.
While not a bad game, it needs a few tweaks to reach its full potential. We give it 3 out of 5 stars.