In the big survey among casino players (SURV-1881-13/2019), was a question “What is your second choice after playing Netent’s Startburst?”. The top answer with 31% of the interviewees was the slot game 243 Crystal Fruits from game provider Tom Horn Gaming.

The general casino statistics confirm this trend, as 27% of the players continue to play 243 Crystal Fruits after they finished the session with Starburst. Even more markedly it is when we are checking the trend of the second choice after for the slot game 243 Crystal Fruits. No surprise – 38% players open the slot Starburst.

Those two slot games have more similarities than they appear on the first look.

Crystal slot symbols

Both slots are using crystal symbols – Netent’s low winning symbols are purple and blue square, orange triangle, green hexagonal and yellow triangle. High winning symbol are red seven and golden bar. Main featured symbol is colourful flower. Tom Horn’s game is using classic fruit symbols – low winning symbols – cherry, lemon, kiwi, grapes, middle winning symbols are orange, plum, melon and high winning symbol is red seven and hexagonal wild symbol. All symbols are using low-poly graphic technology and therefore look as crystals.

Slots with gradations

Whenever the wild symbol appears on the reels, the game triggers a respin feature. Starburst wild expands over all 3 positions on the reel and another spin starts. The respins continue, until new wild symbols on the reels 2, 3, 4 appear. Maximum possible respins are cap for 3.

Wild symbol in the 243 Crystal fruits triggers also respin, but only if the symbol is part of the winning line in the base game with 5 lines. All the winnings symbols explode and the new symbols are added in the avalanche mode. Multiplier x2, x3, x4, x5 applies for each respin.

243 Crystal Fruits and Starburst slot volatility

The main math factor for slot games is volatility. Starburst volatility is low with RTP set to 96.06% and bet range is 0.01 EUR/USD – 100 EUR/USD, 243 Crystal Fruits volatility is medium and RTP 96.55%. Default min bet is 0.50 EUR, maximum bet is set to 100 EUR/USD or equivalent in foreign currency.

Tom Horn’s slot has 5 winlines in the base game and 243 winlines (criss-cross mode) during respin. Netent’s Starburst fixed 10 winlines for the game.

Sound effects, background music

Cosmic, etherial background music supports the atmosphere in the slots. Sound effects perfectly push the gradation with each respin and keep the player engaged.

243 Crystal Fruits – extra gamble feature

One thing makes the slot Crystal Fruits more playable than Starburst. The simple gamble feature for black/red card gives the game the right essence for excitement.

Crystal Fruits – avalanche mode with multipliers