A griffin is a magical creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. This slot features the legendary creature on the reels as the most important symbol. The griffin offers up big wins and also acts as the wild symbol. Joining this leading symbol are a variety of magical themed images including potions, a spell-book and golden measuring scales.
This MicroGaming slot features oversize reels and a maximum of 50 win-lines. Players will also find a game which is packed with features. There is both a free spins feature and a pick me round, while during the base game a griffin swoops down and gives you a nice bonus.
Great Griffin is a five-reel slot with each of the reels slightly larger than usual being four high. There are a total of 50 win-lines available and players can choose to play between 1 and 50.
The highest paying symbol in the game is the griffin wild, where you’ll find a profile image of the winged creature. The griffin might have an evil glint in his eye, but you’ll learn to love him. First, he offers up the largest win in the game of 5,000 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row. As the wild he will also substitute for any other symbol (as usual the scatter symbols are excluded).
The rest of the standard symbols are a mix of magic related items. Symbols showing a griffin claw holding a white orb and a magical purple mass have top prizes of 200 coins. The rest of the symbols include those magical items, candles and a feather quill.
Whenever you land a win you’ll have the option of taking a 50 / 50 gamble. This gamble is based on a facedown playing card. To double your money, you’ll have to correctly predict the colour of the card. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can predict the suit of the card to multiply your win by 4. Choose wrongly however and your win will magically disappear.
The first feature of the game involves another griffin. After any non-winning spin, a griffin might swoop down over the reels and add a wild or wilds to the reels. This can quickly turn a non-winning spin into a winning one, which is always a nice touch.
The next feature starts when you land the ‘hooded lady’ scatter symbol on each of reels 2, 3 and 4. When she appears on each you’ll enter a simple ‘pick me’ feature. Select one of the three scatter symbols and you’ll win a prize of up to 150x your total stake.
The final feature is the free spins bonus round. You’ll enter this if you land the logo / title symbol 3, 4 or 5 times on the reels. You’ll also win an immediate cash prize for 2 or more of these scatters. Entering the feature, you’ll choose from one of the following three options:
Choosing the highest multiplier gives you the potential for huge wins. Keep in mind that your choice will not affect your returns over the long term. What you are doing here is choosing how much (or little!) short term variance you prefer.
The setting for this slot is an enormous room within a stone built castle. In the middle of the room is a large table with spell making paraphernalia everywhere. This might imply that the griffin has appeared due to man-made magic. The graphics throughout the game are slick and professional looking. This is highlighted by the swooping griffin who adds those wilds to the reels. Some excellent animation adds to the professional feel when you land a win with the griffin wild. The sound in this game is excellent. You don’t have an accompanying soundtrack throughout, just perfect soundbites at the key moments.
Great Griffin is an enjoyable slot from start to finish. Simply loading the game will present you with the high-class visuals. Then hitting spin for the first time will show you just how good the base game is – especially when the griffin swoops. The two earned features are top notch too. The pick me round might be quick but the rewards are great. The free spins feature is profitable and adds some strategy to your play too.