One of the first slot to be released in 2019, Golden Grimoire is going to be a special NetEnt title, one inspired by magic and designed in the usual stunning manner that this developer always seems to manage. We’ll take a look at the game’s offer in our review, and you will find out exactly what it has to offer and if it’s worth it.
For starters, you’re looking at a slot machine which has 5x4 reels and a total of 40 paylines. Including Mystery Symbols, scatters, free spins and lots of wilds, the feature list will have a lot to do with the game’s low to medium volatility. What you’re not going to see is a very exciting top payout, as the game doesn’t seem to go higher than 200x the stake, or $80,000.
Betting and Prizes
You’re looking at 40 active lines, and for that kind of game area the developer has required a wager of $0.20 or higher each round. At the highest level possible, the wager will reach $400 per spin, and to get there you will change both the number of coins and how much they’re worth.
The volatility of the game is low to medium, while the rewards offered will reach a maximum of 200x the stake for one spin. That will give you up to $80,000, should you use the maximum bet that is allowed. It’s a good looking jackpot, but the return on your investment is quite low, certainly not enough to inspire players.
In other areas, the game can look pretty good, especially RTP wise. Announced at 96.44%, the slot’s return is slightly above the average of the industry for new games of this type.
Golden Grimoire Slot Features
Among the things that will influence the way the game can be played, the presence of stacked symbols is definitely one of them. All symbols come in stacked, so forming multiple winning combinations at a time is quite common.
Mystery symbols will also be very important to the way you will play Golden Grimoire. Showing you the symbol with a spell book, it will land stacked on the last three reels. As usual, it will transform into a single random symbol, in all positions where it is present. Should the random symbol be the same as the one from the leftmost position on that row, the symbols found between them will be transformed as well, basically guaranteeing a winning combo.
Wilds will come in the form of Golden Skulls, but you get them only through mystery symbols, so they don’t land on the reels by themselves.
As with plenty of other slots, 8 free spins can be accessed when you get three scatter symbols, which can appear on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels. As an extra, the Mystery symbols are now landing on the reels 2 to 5, so there is one extra reel where they appear, plus they also become sticky when they do show up.
Theme & Design
Golden Grimoire has a magic-inspired design, which means that on the reels you will find spell books, skulls and gems which have snakes or spiders on them. Though less relevant, the Royals are well designed as well. Overall, the quality is at a level that is typical for NetEnt, nothing to complain about there.
Golden Grimoire has the right graphics and an interesting gameplay, but it doesn’t pay all that much, so it’s hard to get excited about a 200x jackpot.