They say good luck is a form of magic by itself, and Golden Grimoire is all about mastering magic! In the dead of night, hidden from the eyes of the world, you light the candles and begin your training. Opening a portal to another dimension, you summon precious gemstones and familiar shapes, with dreams of wealth and fortune!
It’s fine to spend some time just gawking at all the gorgeous visuals, but there are other important things to consider. One of them being Golden Grimoire’s RTP, which is set to 96.44%. It’s above the current average, which is fantastic for us gamblers! The maximum prize is worth only 200x, which was far less thrilling than its predecessors.
Honestly, NetEnt knocked the graphics out of the park with this slot. Its volatility sits between low and medium, so you’ll rarely be stuck grinding for a big win. Special features further keep things interesting! Mystery symbols, free spins, and sticky mystery icons all enhance the experience. It’s better than most, but not the best the developers ever made.
Symbols are split into medium and low paying tiers. Low paying icons are diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts. Magical flames escape into the air, as the symbols float up and down on the playing field. Medium paying icons are various combinations of magical crystals and animals. Special symbols include a book as the Mystery icon, a skull as a Wild, and a lock as the Scatter.
The highest paying symbol is the spider clinging to a ruby gemstone, which is worth 100 coins. The value of icons starts to severely drop after that, so much so that low paying symbols have repeating values. Hearts and clubs both pay 20 coins, while spades and diamonds both reward 15 coins for a five-of-a-kind win. It’s no surprise that the maximum prize doesn’t go above 200 coins per each spin.
Mystery symbol: The crimson book only appears on the third, fourth and fifth reel. When they land, all mystery icons transform into one of the regular symbols, or into the Wild. As a matter of fact, Wilds can only appear if a mystery icon transforms into one. If the transformed symbol matches the leftmost icon in that row, all symbols in between are also transformed into the appropriate icon.
Free Spins & Sticky Mystery Symbols: Collect three Scatters on the first, third and fifth reels to win eight free spins. During this bonus, mystery icons can appear on the second, third, fourth and fifth reel. They now become frozen in place – meaning that they remain in place after every free spin. However, each spin makes them transform into a different icon.
NetEnt is known for being the top dog visually, and Golden Grimoire proves their dominance. Fluid animations and beautifully designed backgrounds make playing this slot a feast for the eyes! The candles flicker, the stars move across the night sky.. these are small details, but they still remember to include them.
Having said that, the gameplay of this release can be fantastic when it wants to be. Mystery symbols appear frequently enough, but rarely reveal a satisfying combination. Having said that, most of our gambling sessions with Golden Grimoire ended in the green. With its great RTP, the odds are stacked in your favour.
It’s very easy for us to recommend this NetEnt slot to anyone who’s interested. Just don’t expect to win anything substantial – not without some insane luck on your side.