Great Griffin Slot by Microgaming
Great Griffin by Microgaming comes with 5 reels with four rows of symbols and 50 active paylines. The slot features the Wild symbol and two Scatters, one of which triggers a series of free spins and the other one launches the bonus game. The slot also features the risk round and the bonus game. The slot's theme is related to magic, so you will encounter the appropriate symbols on the reels: a grown griffin, a baby chick, magic crystals, flasks with potion etc. With the maximum bet your reward will reach 50,000 virtual coins.
Game principles in Great Griffin
You need to familiarise yourself with the interface prior to launching the game in Great Griffin. The interface works in both regular and expert modes. The Regular and Expert switches are located on the very bottom of the screen. The regular mode features the following set of function buttons:
- View Pays — to open the paytable that describes special symbols, brief rules, winning combos and their payouts
- Demo Coins/Demo Credits — to switch between the virtual game units
- +/- buttons — to set the coin value (0.01 to 0.10)
- Lines — to set the number of active paylines (1 to 50)
- Coins — to place your bet in coins (1 to 10)
- Bet Max — to set the maximum bet
- Spin — to launch the reels
- Gamble — to join the risk round. This button will become active as soon as even one winning combo lands on the reels
- Collect — to decline the risk game and add your winnings to your account
The expert mode has a few more buttons available:
- 5× — to launch 5 continuous autospins with your preset bet with one click
- 10× — to launch 10 autospins
- AutoPlay — to open the window with settings for the autospins. This is where you have to choose the number of spins (5 to 500) and set the conditions for stopping them. Please keep in mind that in the autospin mode you will not be able to take part in the risk round and the winnings will be credited to your account immediately
You will initially have 2,000 credits in your account, but the bets on spins are made with virtual coins. You are the one to set the appropriate coin value in credits. The cost of one coin may range from 0.01 to 0.10 credits. To start the game, click either Spin or Bet Max, both of these buttons can launch the reels.
The info windows on the control panel will help you monitor all crucial values throughout the game:
- Your current balance in coins or credits will be displayed under the Demo Coins/Demo Credits button
- Spins — displays the number of autospins that have been completed. Available in the expert mode
- Bet — displays your current bet
- Win — displays your most recent reward
You will also find 3 additional buttons under the game panel:
- Options — opens the service settings
- Stats — opens the game's statistics
- Regular/Expert — switches between the interface modes
Symbols and multipliers featured in Great Griffin
Great Griffin features 10 basic symbols and 3 special ones. Regular symbols form combinations of 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical pictures. Only continuous combinations starting with the first reel will be counted as winning. The exception is combinations of Scatters — they work regardless of their position on the reels.
Basic symbols featured in the slot will earn you the following multipliers:
- 2, 3, 4 or 5 pictures of a griffin's paw or magic crystals will pay 2, 15, 50 or 200 times your line bet respectively
- 3, 4 and 5 pictures of a griffin's egg or candles will pay 15, 25 and 150
- A book of spells and vials of potions — 10, 20 and 125
- A mortar and a mandrake root — 8, 15 and 100
- A scale and a feather — 4, 10 and 100
Special symbols include:
- A magical maiden is the Scatter that performs the functions of a bonus symbol. This picture lands only on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. To qualify for the bonus round, you have to land three of these symbols on the reels
- A griffin's head is the Wild symbol. It completes winning combos by substituting for any of the missing pictures except for the Scatter. Also, your reward for this kind of combo will be doubled. The griffin can form combinations of its own and earn you the highest rewards at the same time. Two, three, four or five pictures of griffin on one payline will multiply your line bet by 8, 50, 250 and 5,000 respectively. Time after time a griffin will fly across the entire game screen and will turn one or several symbols landed on the reels into Wilds. These transformations will increase your chances to land a new winning combo
- The logo of the Great Griffin slot is the Scatter. Among other things, this symbol can produce winning combos of its own. 2, 3, 4 or 5 logos will earn you a reward of your total bet multiplied by 2, 5, 20 or 200 respectively
Each time a winning combo lands on a payline, you will be invited to take part in the risk game. This round will let you either double or quadruple your winnings. The rules state that in the risk round you will have to guess either the colour or the suit of the card. If your answer is correct, the amount of your newly-earned coins will be doubled. You will also be asked to guess the suit of the card. If you make it, your winnings will be quadrupled. Please keep in mind that a wrong answer will nullify your reward and take you back to the main game.
Click on the Gamble button to join the risk game, and click Collect to decline. These buttons will come up on the control panel each time you land a winning combo. If your first attempt in guessing the suit or the colour of the card was unsuccessful, you have the right to either continue on with the risk round on the same terms or claim your reward and go back to the regular spins.
Bonuses and free spins featured in Great Griffin
Great Griffin features a bonus round that gets triggered once 3 magical maidens land on the reels at the same time. In the bonus round you will be asked to choose one of the three signs that say "Pick me". Each one of them hides a payout of up to 50 total bets. If you are lucky, you will be given another attempt to open the sign or you will get all three rewards at the same time. So, the maximum reward in the bonus game is 150 total bets.
3 Scatters with Great Griffin's logo landed on the reels simultaneously time will trigger a round of free spins. You will be asked to choose one of the three options:
- 15 free spins with the triple multiplier for your winnings
- 10 free spins with the multiplier of ×5
- 5 free spins with the multiplier of x10
During the free spins your bet will remain the same as it was during the round that had triggered the free spins in the first place.
Great Griffin will appeal to the connoisseurs of the slots with an intuitive interface and generous payouts. To qualify for the highest reward of 50,000 virtual coins, play with the maximum bet and land 5 Wild symbols on one payline.