Golden Grimoire slot from NetEnt (Free & Review)
Golden Grimoire is a 5-reel, 4-row slot with 40 fixed paylines of low to medium volatility. Accepting bets from between 0.20 up to 400 EUR a spin, the game comes shipped with an RTP setting of 96.44%. Initially, Golden Grimoire may come across as slightly confusing, but is actually a rather simple creation with heavy focus on symbol transformation that applies in both the base game and bonus.
Set inside a sorcerer’s chamber, there are plenty of subtle details and animations to stimulate your cerebral cortex – Secret scripts and occult markings magically appearing as the reels spin, a starry sky revealing the orbit of the Earth and a scatter tease that makes objects diabolically float in the air. It all graciously exposes the incredible talent available to Netent.
Golden Grimoire (NetEnt): Symbols, Paytable & Features
The standard symbols are 8 in total and appear fully stacked on the reels in both the base game and bonus. Symbols on the reels include hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds as well as beetles, snakes, cephalopod molluscs and spiders holding on to gemstones. The spider is the most rewarding symbol giving you 1 time your stake for 5 across a full payline.
Central to the game is the Mystery symbol that comes in the form of a spellbook with a question mark. Just like all other symbols, it appears fully stacked on the reels but may only appear on reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game. When it lands, a random symbol is selected, transforming all instances of the Mystery symbols into that symbol. Now, if the Mystery symbol matches the leftmost symbol in the same row, all symbols in that row will transform to the same symbol. If the Mystery symbol turns into a wild, however, the same things happens only this time all symbols in that row turn into wild symbols regardless of the symbol on the first reel.
The wild is represented by a golden skull and can only appear as a result of symbol transformation.
Golden Grimoire (NetEnt): Free Spins
Free spins feature with sticky mystery books
8 free spins are on offer if you land 3 scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 respectively. It’s all about the Mystery symbol here, but while the basic functionality is the same, it comes with a couple of additional benefits. The stacked Mystery books are now extended to appear on reel 2 as well. More importantly, any Mystery symbol landing on the reels will stay in place throughout the bonus session.