Down at the Bottom of the Garden…
That’s exactly where you’ll think you’re heading with this five reel offering. It’s also got three separate rows as well, and therefore gives players a chance to play a game on a familiar layout. The icons which have been designed and incorporated into this game are very nicely created, with imagery of a wonderful sparkling land and all its creatures included. So, you’ll be able to see symbols of fairies, huge castles, brightly-coloured toadstools, a golden-horned unicorn, tress with faces etched into them, and two pixies with some shimmering dust in their hands. Accompanying these are, of course, an icon of a gryphon and the regular A, J, K, Q, 9 and 10 symbols.
Alongside its five reels, the game has had nine different pay lines added to it. These are all customisable by using the buttons at the bottom of the reels. You’re able to change from having a single line active up to three, five, seven and the maximum nine. A single credit in this game is equal to $0.01, and this is set in place. However, the amount of credits you utilise per spin is alterable, moving from its minimum of one up to its maximum of 100. This gives all players the chance of placing a maximum overall wager of $900 per spin.
…Rests a Magical World of Fantasy
A game like this one, which is flooded with such wonderfully design and beautiful imagery, should also be home to some great special features. And while it does include some, they’re not all that hugely different to what other games from this developer incorporate. However, first up, there is the wild symbol. Naturally, this is represented by the aforementioned gryphon, and this will act as a stand in for all other icons on the reels in order to make a win, with the single exception being the scatter. One or more of them being included in a pay line win will double the pay out.
The trees with faces are the games scatter symbols. These pay out wherever they show up on the reels, and you’ll also be rewarded with 15 freespins if three or more show up at any time. During the freespins round all pay outs are tripled and freespins can be re-triggered during the round as well.
Finally, Novomatic has seen fit to also add its own gamble feature to the game alongside everything else. This is triggered after each win you create in the base game. For this, you’re able to either collect the winning funds as they are or play the gamble game to be in with a chance of doubling them. Selecting the latter option will present you with a deck of playing cards. Here, you’re required to guess the colour of the next card turned over, and if you get it correct, your winnings increase. Get it wrong, and your winnings are lost altogether.
Use Your Imagination
If you can get past the fact that this developer is a serial offender as far as its inclusive soundtracks goes, then you might find yourself enjoying Gryphon’s Gold. As mentioned, all the icons are very intricately designed and animated, and the fact that there’s a freespins round in a slot game always comes as a welcoming feature. A bonus round of some sort would have been ideal as this theme is virtually limitless when it comes to crafting such, but alas, it will no doubt offer up enough compelling game play to satisfy.