So what on earth is a griffin then? Well we have to go back to ancient Greek and Persian mythology for the answer and a griffin is what you get when you cross an eagle with a lion. Just why you want to cross an eagle with a lion is beyond me but that’s probably another article. It has the body of a lion and the wings of an eagle and there’s plenty of flying in this game.
‘Great Giffin’’ is a five-reel game with four rows and a total of 50 paylines. That’s not a fixed amount so there are a few decisions to take before you spin the reels. You need to decide the coin size, how many lines you want to play and then how many coins to place on each line. The minimum cost of playing the game is £0.01 and the maximum £50. Simply go for an amount that you can afford to lose.
If you were really lucky a griffin would keep guard over your most treasured possessions. A few good wins here and you might be able to go out and buy some more of your own. The symbols in this game are one of its main highlights. There’s some great animation, especially concerning the actual griffin, more about that shortly.
The game has a gothic look to it and symbols include weighing scales, a mortar and pestle, jars containing potions, candles, a spell book, a feather and the Griffin’s talon keeping a tight hold of an orb. The flying griffin is the wild symbol in this game. Now I have to admit that I had a quick free game of this and hadn’t read anything at all about the rules (not the best of ideas). I nearly fell off my chair when all of a sudden this flying griffin came flying towards me! When he does start flying he does you a real favour by dropping some more wilds onto the reels. That gives you a great chance of getting some more winning combinations and any are created are doubled.
There’s also a Great Griffin scatter symbol and a hooded lady who can win you some excellent prizes as will be explained shortly. The game can be played in regular or expert mode, the only real difference being the fact you an set either a 5x or 10x autoplay in the expert mode.
If you can get at least three of the Great Griffin scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, this triggers the free spins round. The fact it’s anywhere on the reels is important as that means you can get the free spins without having to activate all the paylines.
Once you’ve triggered the free spins there’s a choice to be made. You can either have 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier, ten free spins but with a 5x multiplier or just the five free spins but with a 10x multiplier. Going for the middle option looks the best bet here.
If during the free spins you get three more scatter symbols then this fills up the potion meter. If at the end of the free spins there’s something in the meter then you get to go through the free spins choosing process all over again.
There’s also the Pick Me Bonus which is triggered when three of the Lady symbols appear on the second, third and fourth reels. They now turn into ‘Pick Me’ symbols and there’s plenty on offer. You can either be awarded a random win, a random win plus another pick or a random win and a ‘Win All’ prize. It’s possible to win 150x your line bet here.
This game has a great look to it and the bonus games are really entertaining and profitable too. You’ll love the Great Giffin flying around the screen and this is another hit game from Microgaming.