Golden Grimoire Slots

Few things capture our imaginations quite like magic does. After all, by its very nature, magic is something unknown, mysterious and different. And our primate brains absolutely love that kind of thing! Those who are willing to learn and earn can seek apprenticeship with the NetEnt’s latest slot. Golden Grimoire is played on a 5x4 board with 40 fixed paylines. Hidden within this spellbook lie a few magical special features! There’s the Mystery symbol with the ability to transform icons between itself and the first reel. There are Wilds that can only appear when summoned by the previous bonus. And, of course, the ever reliable and always welcome free spins.

How to Play

This game continues that NetEnt still has the best design team in the entire industry. There are so many little details that enhance the experience. Just about every part of the playing field is painstakingly animated and brought to life. The room is bathed in the sinister light emanating from the portal. Sure, you may get the wins you want but at what cost? The NetEnt’s release is played on a 5-reel board, where each reel is four symbols tall. To win, players have to collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. Said wins must follow one of 40 active paylines or the cash prize won’t be awarded to the gambler.

Betting Options and Payout

Players can set their wagers between $0.20 and $400 per spin. You change your total bet by adjusting the bet level and coin value. Golden Grimoire comes with low to medium volatility and an RTP of 96.44%, which is above the current industry average. Owing to that low variance, your maximum prize is only 200x your total stake on each spin.

Symbols and Extra Features

Symbols are split into higher and lower paying tiers. Low value icons include playing card symbols: diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts. Meanwhile, more valuable icons include various gemstones gripped by magical animals and insects. The question-mark book is the Mystery symbol, the skull is Wild, while the triangle keyhole is Scatter. Mystery icons can only appear on the third, fourth and fifth reel during normal gameplay. When they land, all mystery symbols transform into a random icon. Something special happens if that transformed symbol matches the icon on the same row in the first reel. All symbols in between will also become that icon, guaranteeing a win. Wilds can only appear on the reels if a mystery symbol becomes one. When Wild lands, all icons between it and the first symbol also become Wilds. Collect three Scatters on the first, third and fifth reel to win eight free spins. During free spins, mystery icons are enhanced. Now, they can also appear on the second reel! All mystery symbols are now sticky, but will transform into a different icon every spin.

Our Verdict

The graphics are top notch, but we weren’t too thrilled with the prizes. Golden Grimoire’s low volatility is its biggest enemy. It’s fun but too safe for our liking. If you don’t mind the small winning potential, by all means, knock yourself out!
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Game Details
Software:
NetEnt
Release Date:
2019
Reels:
5
Paylines:
40
Progressive:
No
Mobile:
Yes
Scatter Symbol:
Yes
Wild Symbol:
Yes
Bonus Game:
Yes
Free Spins:
Yes
Multiplier:
No
Autoplay:
Yes
Coin Range:
$0.01 - $2.00
Max Bet:
$400
Jackpot:
200x