The Guardian of Treasure
Great Griffin is a 5-reel, non-progressive online video slot game with 50 paylines. The slot machine was introduced by Microgaming in January 2012.
The Griffin was a mythical creature supposedly tawny-coloured with the body of a lion, an eagle’s head and wings. Since the Griffin is supposedly also the guardian of valuables, so here the beast is the focal point. This slots game uses state of the art technology in the array of graphics, animations, and sound effects. The action takes place in a medieval alchemist’s castle, where sorcerers and warlocks ply their trade while Griffins fly around attacking various objects. The atmosphere is dark and foreboding.
Coin Range and Reel Symbols
The Great Griffin slots machine accepts a coin value range from 0.1 to 10. There are 50 paylines, however, and even at the minimum coin value, each spin has a significantly high cost. In addition, you can play up to 10 coins per line. Thus, the maximum bet per spin is 5000 coins.
The reel symbols and icons on Great Griffin slots are the wizards’ tools of the trade. There are potions along with a scale, a spell book, a feather, candles, crystals, magical plants, and the Griffin’s egg and, for good measure, a stone cup. There is also the Mysterious Lady of the Castle and the Griffin.
Wild Symbols and Bonus Rounds
The Wild symbol is the Griffin. As such, it can substitute for any other symbol except the Scatter symbol, turning non-winning spins into winning ones. Whenever the Griffin helps complete another symbol’s win, the prize is doubled. In addition, five Griffins in a row on a single spin wins the base game’s largest fixed jackpot of 50 000 coins. The jackpots for all other symbols are significantly less. The second highest fixed jackpot is only 200 coins.
Great Griffin video slots also includes a randomly appearing Griffin Wild Bonus Round. The Wild symbol, the Griffin, comes out of nowhere and randomly flies across the screen, attacking the reels with its claws, possibly turning one or more losing symbols into winners.
Two Scatter Symbols Too
Great Griffin has two Scatter symbols. The Great Griffin Logo, is one of the scatter symbols. Five of them on one spin award 200x the amount of the bet, up to a maximum of 1000 coins. However, three of these Scatter symbols alone are sufficient to trigger the Great Griffin Free Spins Bonus Round. Before embarking on the free spins, players select either 5 free spins with a 10x multiplier, 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier, or 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier. The free spins can be retriggered.
The second Scatter symbol at Great Griffin slots game is the Sorceress. Three of these Scatter symbols translates into the Pick me Bonus. This bonus is of low probability as the Sorceress symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. Nevertheless, the prizes on offer are up to 50 times the bet amount, or even winning all the prizes associated with all three Sorceress symbols.
Great Griffin also offers a Gamble feature. After every win, players have the option to either keep what they just won or let their winnings ride on the turn of a card. Selecting the Gamble option sees the receipt of a face down card. Guessing the colour of the card correctly will double the winnings. Then, predicting the suit of the card, and the winnings could be quadrupled.