The theme for Great Griffin online slots is rather an unusual one, featuring sorcerers and the mythical half-lion/half-eagle beasts who inhabit a magical castle, the latter being from whence the game takes its name. Symbols for the game include a griffin, one of its eggs, one of its feathers, and various tools of the sorcerer’s trade. This game is available in both free and real money modes, as players are invited to take it for a test run in order to make sure it is to their liking before committing to it financially.
The mythical hybrid beast that the game is based around is found in Eurasian and Ancient Egyptian mythology, and features the body, tail and back legs of a lion and the head and wings of an enormous eagle, with the bird’s talons on its front feet. The fact that the lion has long been considered the king of beasts and the eagle the leader of the bird world makes this creature an especially powerful one in ancient lore.
Microgaming is the developer behind Great Griffin, and have delivered a strikingly handsome theme along with five reels and 50 paylines, with intricately rendered images to enhance the playing experience. The animation features can be quite startling, with one of the fabled creatures flying straight at the viewer, and play unfolds against a background of dramatic sound effects.
Although the coin denomination range for Great Griffin is a relatively small one, ranging from 0.01 to 0.10, the maximum bet possible is a more than sufficient 500, which means that it will suit both high rollers and those who prefer making smaller bets.
There are a number of bonus features for players to take advantage of with Great Griffin video slots, including a wild, online blackjack, which is the logo for the game, as well as a second wild, the flying griffin animation that will randomly transform another symbol into a wild. Any wins that include one or more of the griffins will be multiplied by two.
The scatter symbol is that of a sorceress, and three or more of these will trigger the free spins bonus round Great Griffin has available, and these free spins are delivered along with a set of multipliers. There is a multiplier of three available if 15 free spins are triggered, a multiplier of five if ten free spins are activated, and five free spins will grant a generous multiplier of ten.
The sorceress scatter will also activate a pick me bonus round when she lands on the second, third or fourth reels. Players will need to pick a field, each of which hides a prize. Pick again and win all options are also included in this feature.
The gamble option is also available, whereby players are able to double their winnings after these have been secured. Great Griffin is available on desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablet devices, with the latter options delivering a customised version of the game that will take the player’s handset model and device type into consideration, delivering a smooth mobile playing experience.