Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase

Slot Review
August 10, 2022
 6.8

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase Slot Overview

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase is a new casino slot from Boomerang Studios set in a cold, snowy winter landscape with wild animals. The symbols have sharp edges, sort of like they were sculptures in glass. The game developer has released several Lightning Chase titles before, so players of games such as Wild Esqueleto Lightning Chase and Lady Merlin Lightning Chase will recognize the Hold and Respins feature where cash symbols worth up to 888X the bet can land. You will also find features such as the extra bet Side Strike. Do you dare to come with us to the freezing lands of the crystal wolf?

Base game

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase is a video slot from Boomerang Studios with 6 reels, 3 rows, and 729 ways to win. The Min.bet is 0.25, and the Max.bet is 50. Players can expect an RTP of 95.70%, and the Side Strike feature has an RTP of 97.96%. The volatility in Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase is mid/high, and the max win is 4711X the bet. You spin the reels with a hit frequency of 27.42%, meaning that a bit over every fourth spin is a win. The free spins trigger on average once in 142 spins.

In the cold winter night awaits some useful tricks which would help any player. Make sure to look out for the features Wild Symbol, Side Strike, Coin Symbol, Collect Symbol, and Hold & Respin.

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase Slot Information

We’re outdoors on a cold winter night, probably far away from civilization. We can see parts of pine trees around the reels, and a big full moon is visible in the upper left corner. The background is clear and detailed, while the symbols are edgy, looking like sculptures of glass. There’s no music but mysterious sounds that could be taken from a sci-fi movie. The button to spin the reels is placed to the right, and under it sits the button to activate the Side Strike feature. To make a win, you need to land at least 3 of the same symbols on adjacent reels, starting on the first reel to the left. Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase can be played on all devices: mobile phones, notepads, and desktop computers.

The lower-paying symbols in the desolated landscape are the playing card suits diamond, spades, hearts, and clubs, paying between 1X and 2X the bet for a win of 6 symbols. The higher-paying symbols are pine tree, raccoon, dear, owl, and hawk. They will give the player between 3.2X and 8X the bet for a win containing 6 symbols. The Wild Symbol substitutes all mentioned symbols but not the Collect or Coin Symbols, which are used in the Lightning Chase Hold and Respins. Playing with the Side Strike will also bring red and green chips on top of some of the symbols on reels 1 and 5. The chips aren’t used to make regular wins.

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase?

You can win up to 4711X the bet.

What features are available in the slot Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase?

The features are Wild Symbol, Side Strike, Coin Symbol, Collect Symbol, and Hold & Respin.

Big Win

Wild Symbol

The Wild Symbol is the impressive crystal wolf. It can appear anywhere except on the first reel to the left, and it substitutes all regular symbols but not the collect or coin symbols.

Side Strike

You can put some money on a game within the game, called Side Strike. If you activate the feature, red chips will start to appear on some positions on the first reel to the left, and green chips will turn up on the first reel to the right. You place your Side Strike bet on one of the colors, and if your chip appears 2 more times than the other one, you’ll win 5X the bet. If your selection appears 1 more time, you will get 2X the side strike bet, and you will get the bet back if both sides end up with 2 chips. The Side Strike bet is not included when calculating the payouts of regular wins. The RTP of the feature is 97.96%.

Respins Info

Coin Symbol

The Coin Symbol can appear anywhere on reels 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Landing 6 or more symbols anywhere on the grid triggers the Hold & Respin feature. The coins have a cash prize of 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 7X, 8X, 9X, 10X, 20X, 25X, or 888X the bet. The cash prizes can’t be used to make regular wins. During the Hold & Respin feature, coins can land in all positions.

Collect Symbol

The Collect Symbol is purple, saying “collect” in either blue or yellow colors. It only appears on the first reel to the left in the base game but on any position in the Hold & Respin feature. Whenever the blue symbol lands in the base game, it collects the value of all present coin symbols on the grid. If the yellow symbol lands in the base game, it collects all coin symbols and multiplies the value by 2.

If the blue symbol appears in the bonus feature, it collects the value of all coins and multiplies it by 2. The yellow symbol also collects all coins in the Hold & Respin feature and multiplies the value by 5. Landing the collect symbol in the base game doesn’t trigger the Hold & Respin feature, even if 6 or more coins are present. Landing the collect symbol in the Hold & Respin ends the feature.

Hold & Respin feature

Hold & Respin

This feature is activated by landing 6 or more coins. All coins are being locked in place while the rest of the reels are being cleared. The player is awarded 3 spins, with the possibility of landing coins, collect symbols, or blanks on each empty position. Whenever a coin lands, the spins are reset to 3. If a collect symbol lands, the present coins are collected, and their total value is multiplied by 2 or 5 before the feature ends. The other ways to end the feature are to run out of spins or fill the grid completely with coins.   

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase Slot Conclusion

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase has an interesting look with edgy symbols. In some way, they look futuristic and outdated at the same time. The mysterious sounds, sometimes interrupted by a howling wolf, are also something different from most slots. Players of previous Lightning Chase games might feel like something’s missing here. Crystal Wolf has the Hold & Respin feature just like the other ones, but it lacks a free spins feature that Lady Merlin Lightning Chase and Temple Frenzy Lightning Chase have.

The Hold & Respin is one of our favourite features besides traditional free spins. It’s a true nailbiter watching the reels spin, hoping to land a coin for the spins to reset. It can sometimes be annoying with all coins on the grid, though, since they’re not worth anything if they’re less than 6. However, there’s one exception to that rule: if a collect symbol lands on the first reel. It barely happened while we were playing the game, though.

Unfortunately, the RTP of 95.70% is a little low, just as in several of the other Lightning Chase games. As a rule of thumb, games with an RTP lower than 96% should be very exciting or well-constructed to be worth playing. The max win of 4711X the bet is acceptable but not great either for a slot with mid/high volatility. 

Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase from Boomerang Studios takes place in a desolate winter landscape where coin symbols can activate the exciting Hold & Respin feature.

Quick information
  • Title: Crystal Wolf Lightning Chase
  • Developer: Boomerang Studios
  • Reels: 6
  • Rows: 3
  • Paylines: 729
  • RTP: 95.7%
  • Hit Frequency: 27.42%
  • Max Win: 4711x
  • Volatility: Mid-High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.25/€50
  • Release Date: Aug 02, 2022
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