The Great Griffin logos are also scattered and are the key to the games biggest jackpots. Getting three, four or five awards the bonus with five paying a great 200X your bet or 100,000 coins if you are playing max bet. Once triggered you get to choose from three different free spin bonuses ( Preview). The options are;
Great Griffin also has an Australian style gamble feature where you can try your luck doubling up your wins with either red or black or quadrupling your wins with the suits.
If you are a slot machine fanatic who has an interest in the occult, then you will love this game which is themed around magic and sorcery. The game takes place in an old alchemist’s laboratory, where you will find all of ingredients and apparatus necessary to cook up a winning potion of spins. There are bird’s feathers, weighing scales, a thorn bush, a pestle and mortar, vials of glowing liquid and a big book of spells. Spinners will also find some candles to light their way as well as a radiant amethyst crystal.
The game also reveals a symbol which depicts a baby griffin hatching from its egg while another shows a griffin’s foot clawing an unhatched egg as it flies.
The other scatter symbol is simply shown as the game’s logo. Finding three of these will offer some free spins – as you would expect to find on most modern online slot machines.
Hold on to your hats because there is a Great Griffin flying over the reels of this magical slot machine. You also better keep a close eye on your betting balance because this 5-reel video slot machine offers up plenty of winning opportunities with 50 paylines and myriad bonus features.
There are multiplying wild griffin symbols and two scatter symbols which reward a duo of special features – the “Pick Me Bonus” and a free spins round with multipliers. Cook Up A Winning Concoction
Great Griffin is a Microgaming video slot with 5 reels and 50 lines. It has a mystical theme with the Griffin, a legendary creature with the wings of an eagle and the body of a lion as the wild symbol. The game is strikingly similar looking to Griffin Gate from WMS gaming although the actual game play is quite different.
The Lady symbols are scattered and are the key to the Pick Me Bonus. They only appear on the middle three reels and getting all three activates the feature. You then get to pick one to reveal an instant prize of up to 50X your total bet.
This comes in at a nice 25,000 coins so is the second highest possible pay on the base game. You can also get a second pick or reveal the ‘Win All’ which awards all three prizes.
The wild Griffin symbol is also part of the games first bonus feature. The Griffin Wild Bonus can be triggered at the end of any spin and sends the Griffin flying across the screen. As it passes over the reels it adds extra wilds to positions on reels. The great thing is that this feature can award five wilds. The bad thing is that this bonus really slows down game play. It would have been good to be able to speed up this bonus.
The only icons that won’t be replaced by the wild griffin are the game’s two scatter icons.
The first of these is represented as a mysterious hooded lady, which will appear on the second, third and fourth reels. If you find three of these bewitching symbols, then you will activate the “Pick Me Bonus”. This extra feature asks players to pick a symbol to reveal a random prize which is worth up to 50x the value of the triggering bet. There is also a chance to reveal a “Pick Again” card, or even better, a “Win All” prize.
The Griffin symbols is wild and substitutes for everything but the scattered logos and the scattered Lady symbols. Getting five Griffins on any active line pays a nice 5,000 coins per spin bet per line or 50,000 coins if you are playing max bet. The Griffin also doubles any win it is a part of other than the wild pays themselves.
After the top line win for the five wilds the second highest line win on Great Griffin is just 200 coins (400 coins with a wild). This means that the game does not really have any good mid level line wins on the base game which is a bit of a negative.
In fact after the top 5,000 coin win the rest of the five of a kind pays come in at between 200 and 100 coins.
Great Griffin is a 50 line Microgaming video slot with a pick a box bonus, three free spin options, an extra wild bonus and a gamble feature. The Wild Griffin feature adds extra wilds to the reels but really slows down the game play.
Visually, the game does well to evoke a sense of magic and wonder with game symbols that are illustrated in a quaint and charming way. Having said that, the overall aesthetic is quite dark and drab. This may well be the intention, but it doesn’t exactly help to grab the eye’s attention.
There is also special icon depicting the mythological Great Griffin in all its noble beauty. And what a noble symbol this is because it will act as a wild to replace other game symbols and double the winning pay out. What’s more, a griffin will randomly fly across the reels during the normal game to reveal even more wild symbols and potentially reward a big set of wins.
In the end Great Griffin is an interesting game. The Wild Griffin Bonus can lead to some nice wins but the fact that it slows down game play can be really annoying.
The jackpots are also a bit hit and miss with some very big pays but no real mid level wins on offer during the base game. In the end this is one of those games that you’ll either love or hate.
It’s obviously a personal choice of which one you go for but clearly the biggest possible wins the game has to offer are only available if you play the 5 free spins with X10 multipliers. At this level you can win a big 500,000 coins with the five wilds. The bonus can be re-triggered and the Pick Me Bonus can also be won on the free spins. If you get five scatters as a re-trigger with the X10 multiplier you are looking at a 1,000,000 coin prize.