Dust off your sparkly cloak and turn the dial to weird factor 11, you’re entering the whacky world of Golden Grimoire slot!
Wombats love a touch of magical mayhem as much as the next red-blooded mammal, but NetEnt’s brand spanking new slot stunner is a must. NetEnt also do some basic games like the Cash-o-Matic slot but let’s just say that Golden Grimoire is not one of them.
Just in case you’re not an expert in the magical realm, I’ll give you a tip, a grimoire is a spell book.
Look and Feel
So hold your nerve and enter the darkened workshop of Golden Grimoire. This is a magician’s lair where behind the closed door, dark magic does and will happen.
The whole vibe of this game is a little bit edgy; it’s the half-darkness of the game that unsettles you. The game is played in the midst of a spell room.
Directly around the reels is an isolated attic room with a huge glass window, with dusty bottles and half melted candles. Oooh. Spooky.
The magical game-play takes place over 4 rows, 5 reels and a pretty cool 20 pay-lines. So just like their Jingle Spin slot but with the extra row in there. And like all decent slots these days, this game looks perfect when played on all mobile devices.
The reels of Golden Grimoire slot are chock-a-block with smartly turned out symbols. The mid value icons are a bunch of creatures set in golden gems backed by jewels. There’s a spider, a Kraken (giant squid), a coiled snake and a moth. Even the four suites of the card deck that make the game’s low-value symbols, and are as pretty as a peach. It’s all nicely designed like Vlad’s Castle slot and other well drawn games we could mention. A big hand too NetEnt’s designers!
Horribly, a golden skull is the game’s Wild but, this icon doesn’t appear as a standard symbol on the reels. This Wild has to be uncovered with the appearance of the Mystery Symbol. The Wild, when it does arrive fully formed, subs for all other icons, except the Scatter. The creepy Scatter is an odd peeking keyhole while the vital Mystery Symbol is the game’s grimoire or spell book.
Mystery Symbol Feature
Landing a grimoire icon on reel 1, 3 or 5 will start the magical Mystery Symbol feature. This clever little symbol will transform a Wild or medium or low-value icon. That’s the kind of spell that this wombat likes!
This feature comes bearing even better gifts my little wombat friends. If the icon turns into a Wild, then something crackers will happen.
All of the icons between the mystery icon and the leftmost icon will turn into a series of valuable win-busting Wilds. Any other icons will follow the same mechanic, transforming the row of icons between the Mystery Symbols and the left-most icon, into a matching symbol, with win-making magic. That’s more than bonzer mate, let’s throw a couple of shrimp on the barbie and crack open a coldie!
Just land a trio of keyhole Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 to cast a spell awarding you with 8 free spins. During these free games, there’s a nice little earner at play- Mystery Symbols that land becomes sticky for the remaining free spins. Where these money-makers land, they transform and spread as before, up to the point of the icon in the left-most reel position.
Oooh, NetEnt, you do know how to keep a wombat happy.
A touch of the unexplained is just the type of deep secret that this wombat loves. Golden Grimoire slot has all the styling of a fantasy slot and the Mystery Symbol feature plus the free spins gives slot lovers plenty to keep them busy. NetEnt has flicked their wand and conjured up some new gaming magic.
Wombat Score: 4 out of 5
This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that chaps! Why not try Golden Elixir Slot from Half Pixel Studios instead?