The Golden Grimoire mobile slot promises to take you away to another dimension, but it turns out that this Charlatan has very little magic left in the tank.
Enter an alchemist’s lair, with the air heavy with magic and a candlelit mystical chamber where the stars are your only guide to where the book may be hidden.
This book isn’t just any book. It shines in the dark and hides the power of magical transformation; it can turn lead symbols into literal gold.
The problem here is that, much like alchemy, when you try and mix science and magic, you usually end up disappointed.
Golden Grimoire is a 5-reel, 4-row, 20 lines video slot with Mystery symbols, wilds and free spins. It’s trying to be clever by giving you extra little rules, but in the end, that’s all it is.
The extra rules are that if the mystery symbols matches the symbols on reel 1, any symbols in between turn into that one symbol, giving you a guaranteed win. But that’s just more mystery symbol transformations, with an extra little animated flair.
The fact that you only get wild symbols as mystery symbols should be a deal breaker, but to be honest, the wins here come quickly enough that you don’t mind that the wilds have gone mostly missing.
It’s hard to really get into the Golden Grimoire slot game, despite the fact that it has a low minimum bet of 0.20 a spin and a high RTP of 96.44%.
Even the free spins, with the mystery symbols staying sticky on screen, flash by so quickly you barely get time to enjoy the 8 spins.
So the best way to play this Golden Grimoire mobile slot is when using bonus money. Because if you are lucky, you’ll be able to catch some good wins – maybe even that holy 200x your bet max win. You might be able to clear some wagering requirements.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 400|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins | Sticky Mystery Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Mystery Symbols, Wild, Free Spins, Sticky Mystery Symbol|
Mystery Symbols: The Golden Grimoire itself is the mystery symbol and only lands on reels 3, 4 or 5. This will turn into any symbol, including the wild.
If it matches with the symbols on the first reel, all symbols between mystery and the first symbol in that row will change to the same symbol. If the symbol is a wild, then this transformation happens automatically.
Wilds: The skull is the wild symbol and can only appear within the Mystery symbol.
Free Spins: The golden lock is the scatter symbol and 3 on reels 1, 3 and 5 will trigger 8 free spins. During the free spins, the mystery symbols will become sticky and remain on screen for the duration of the Golden Grimoire bonus games.
These will transform into different symbols on each spin.
Why is this Golden Grimoire slot review 2 stars? It's not the worst kind of rating; so not so bad it should be avoided totally (1 star), but not technically playable (3 stars).
The problem is that, like all NetEnt slot games, it looks beautiful. Even if the theme is a little generic, it looks amazing and the animation brings a sparkle of magic that fits with the theme.
And you know what, we had kinda fun for the first 15 minutes until we started looking at the numbers.
And the numbers aren't good. 5 of a kind wins barely get you 10x your bet on a good day, and the top win is 200x your bet in one spin.
Which, to be fair, come around often enough, but you can't help but feel like you are simply losing money slowly rather than winning quickly.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 27, 2019 - Rating