The Golden Grimoire is a 5-reel slot with 40 fixed paylines. The lowest bet you can place is 0.20 and the highest is £400 per spin. The slot might look a bit baffling at first, but after a few spins, you will find out that there is nothing complicated about it. It is focused on the bonus round and the transformation of symbols that can lead to potentially huge wins.
NetEnt slots are famous for their beautiful graphics and the Golden Grimoire is yet another demonstration of NetEnt’s commitment to roll out realistic, visually stunning products.
When you start spinning the reels, you will come across 8 symbols. The low-value ones are spades, diamonds, hearts, and clubs. The premium symbols are beetles, snakes wrapped around gemstones, spiders holding on gemstones. The latter is the best paying symbol that gives you 1 time your stake for 5 of a kind.
Watch out for the Mystery symbol (a red-yellow spellbook with a question mark) that appears on the middle reels during the base game. When you land a Mystery symbol it may transform into a randomly selected symbol, including a wild.
The wild itself is represented by a golden skull. The wild can appear on the reels only after a symbol transformation.
If you land 3 scatter symbols on the first, third and the fifth reel, you get 8 free spins. You will also benefit from the Sticky Mystery Symbol Feature. In other words, the Mystery symbol stays in place during the free spins feature thus increasing your chances of scoring a solid win.
Sadly, you cannot retrigger the free spins feature.
NetEnt has recently faced a lot of criticism regarding the new slots variance. Veteran players are less than amused by the release of low to medium volatility slots and wonder why NetEnt favours that approach. Still, if you are taking your first steps in the online slots world, you will like the Golden Grimoire.