Tue, Aug 13, 6:21pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
A grimoire is another name for a spell book or a magic book and is the basis of this NetEnt designed online pokie. The grimoire appears on reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game and has magical powers that could lead to some very sizable wins. Joining the grimoire are four colourful gems each entwined by a different creature – either a spider, the tentacles of an octopus, a snake or a moth. Each symbol emits a powerful energy, even including the playing card suit symbols that complete the slot reels.
Golden Grimoire is in interesting game with a unique feel, where the magical energy helps you with those bigger wins. Here are the enchanting highlights of this medium variance pokie:
The Mystery symbol shows the grimoire itself as a large red book, with a neon question mark rising from the cover. During the base game this symbol appears on reels 3, 4 and 5. At the end of a spin all instances of the mystery symbol will now transform into the same matching symbol – that symbol chosen at random from all of the symbols in the game.
Things get interesting when a mystery symbol reveal matches the same symbol that appears on reel one (the left-hand reel). Now all of the symbols between the mystery symbol and this symbol will transform into the same symbol – immediately guaranteeing a win. If this occurs with the mystery symbol on reel five (the right-hand reel) the whole row will now feature the same symbol, giving you a 5 in a row win!
Occasionally, the mystery symbol will be a wild, which can make things interesting. When a wild triggers this feature, all symbols to the left of the mystery symbol will immediately turn wild, ensuring some incredible winning opportunities.
The scatter symbol shows a golden keyhole and will activate the free spins bonus feature when appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll now be awarded with 8 free spins. During this feature the mystery symbols can now appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. As well as this, any time a mystery symbol appears it will remain sticky until the end of the feature. After every spin, the mystery symbols will reveal a different matching symbol. By the end of the free spins, mystery symbols can easily fill the reels, leading to a series of potentially big wins (especially if they transform into wilds).
Golden Grimoire plays out on a 5×4 reel configuration and features a total of 20 win-lines. The highest paying symbols are the gems with the creatures attached. The ruby with the spider pays 100 coins as a top prize, while the emerald with the octopus is worth 75 coins. The snake and the moth attached gems pay 40 and 30 coins and complete the medium win symbols.
The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards suits – hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades.
The opening to Golden Grimoire shows a magical light show which is an enticing glimpse of the pokie to come. The game itself seems to play out within the room of an old wizard, with a huge window looking out on the world – the window frame featuring more than a passing resemblance to a spider’s web. With the array of creatures on the reels, the game has an eerie atmosphere, which is only added to by the haunting soundtrack which would fit any modern-day horror movie – check out the voice every time the ‘scatter’ lands.
If you enjoy games with an air of mystery, this NetEnt designed pokie is one for you. Based around an old spell book, you might think it would have the air of Harry Potter around it, but this is that much darker. This eerie pokie features those mystery symbols which can transform a whole row of symbols, making for a series of big wins – even better when the wilds hit. Enter the free spins and you could be looking at a scarily big win!