No matter how you look at it, the end of the month is always an exciting time. You’re cheque’s in the mail and there’s this sense of optimism and expectation. I’d be lying if I said that this wasn’t almost all exclusively down to the fact that you’re about to get paid again for your services rendered. Many people don’t enjoy what they do for a living or what they do to derive their income, but I’ll say this much, on payday it doesn’t hurt.
Another reason to rejoice at the end of the month is for the arrival of yet another Microgaming online video slot! This time round it’s an amalgamated effort on the behalf of Microgaming and Rabcat. Just to fill you in, Rabcat is an independent online casino games content publisher who has signed an exclusive deal with Microgaming for distribution rights. I don’t need to tell you that if Microgaming approves of your product, you’re not just doing something right, you’re winning. So, put another way, Microgaming presents a Rabcat production of Crystal Rift, a new video slot game available from the end of November 2018 onwards.
Players Love Crystals!
This is true. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve seen slot games with crystals or gems or precious stones. These aren’t just Microgaming staples, these are general slot game staples, and it makes sense too. Precious stones are equated with wealth and cash and winnings so why not make them part of slot game lore? Rabcat’s Crystal Rift might be one in a sea of stone-themed games, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve attention and maybe even appreciation. Just off the bat, the game looks good and I always say we play like we eat, with the eyes!
There are also other notable titles that have come before this newbie that are worth mentioning, not just because they have crystals or other precious stones, but because they’re good! NetEnt’s Starburst comes to mind as does Betsoft’s More Gold Diggin, oh and let’s not forget Play’nGo’s Planet Fortune, but I digress, back to the topic at hand!
What does Rabcat bring to the party?
I’ll be honest with you, Rabcat is not a big operation, but an impressive one they are. Unlike many competitors, they don’t have the widest range of video slot games, but I can’t knock these guys on their attention to detail. They’ve already made a name for themselves with titles like Dragon’s Myth and Castle Builder and more recently they took on one of literatures greats when they adapted Herman Melville’s Moby Dick into a slots game. Rabcat makes casino games to ogle over; each product is so visually pleasing, even arresting dare I say, that this quality alone merits playing. In terms of features, Rabcat has a lot in common with Microgaming in that both companies equip their slots with things like Free Spins, Wild symbols, Gamble Features, a special Wild feature and either fixed paylines (20 or 25) or ways (also known as payways and usually a total of 243 combinations).
Playing Crystal Rift
Credit must be given to Rabcat for their innovation on Crystal Rift, a game that employs the principle of “less is more.” No free spins, no gamble feature and no scatter symbols, yet this game still manages to impress and it does so by way of its seamless graphical interface and its ultra-cool Wild feature. The theme basically entails your exploration of underground caves in which various crystals are to be found. It’s all very imaginatively realised and you can see no expense was spared on the graphics. However, you’re here to play to win and with that in mind, Crystal Rift offers something really novel called the Wild Grid. The Grid is divided into 4 segments of strength varying between Basic, Super, Mega and Insane. Each segment or Grid offers a higher strength, which implies a stronger winning potential if you get there. To get the ball rolling, all it takes is three winning lines in a row, or three consecutive wins.
And there you have it boys and girls, Crystal Rift, sleek looking game with a simple yet very innovative winning feature. Best you play it for yourself at Platinum Play Casino if you’d like to experience it for yourself.