Lightning Box unlocks treasure in Crystal Vault

October 5, 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) — Specialist slots provider Lightning Box, one of Light & Wonder’s in-house studios, has added Crystal Vault to its portfolio, a slot that unlocks additional reel screens as you play.

This 5×3 reel game has symbols depicting fearless adventurers, biplanes and ferocious beasts that must form matching combinations across the title’s 25 paylines to award a win. Players are helped to unlock wins with the Crystal Vault wild symbol which replaces all other symbols in the game except the scatter to further increase the winning potential.

Landing three or more scatter symbols in the base game results in eight bonus responses. Gameplay is initially played on a set of reels, however, landing two additional scatter symbols in the free spins round unlocks an additional reel screen which is also 5×3 in size to play on and resets the spins to eight.

Two additional reel screens can be unlocked, which not only increases the chances of creating a win, but also significantly increases the size of those wins. Reel screen two adds a 2x multiplier wild when unlocked and reel screen three grants a 3x multiplier wild.

Crystal Vault is available to customers of Light & Wonder’s industry-leading OpenGaming platform alongside popular new titles such as Blood And Gold and Chicken Fox JR. It will be exclusive to 32 Red and SNAI for a period of two weeks.

Michael Maokhamphiou, Operations Manager at Lightning Box, said, “The desert island theme present in Crystal Vault allowed us to experiment with mechanics and features that also play into the overall narrative of the slot.

“This focus on scatters unlocking the vault and providing extra reels and multiplier wilds for players, allows the action to directly reflect the story in the title and is something we’re sure the players will love it.”

Rob Procter, Vice President of Game Development at Light & Wonder, said: “Multiplier Wilds are a mechanism that has universal appeal, not only replacing symbols, but increasing the payouts they have helped create. . The fact that these multipliers increase further by unlocking additional reels creates a crescendo of excitement for players in the free spins and we are delighted to see the response from players for this equally entertaining and exhilarating release.