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- Splitting symbols increase the ways to win
- Retriggerable free spins with expanding symbols
- Up to 30,000x max win per spin
- Basic appearance
Merlin’s Grimoire Review
If the original Merlin’s Grimoire, written in Ancient Draconian, contains findings of Titans and the Arcane Order, the Play’n GO’s spellbook spans splitting and expanding symbols. With its latest “book of” slot release, the developer is taking it to the next level by combining the features specific to the genre with the nifty splitting reels mechanics. On the surface, it’s a casual-looking win ways slot with 5 reels and 3 rows, but the deeper you’ll go into the enchanted forest, the more magic you’ll discover. If you think you’re ready to join Merlin, be sure to read our complete slot review first before you set off on this wizard-themed adventure.
|SLOT FEATURES||Splitting Reels, Free Spins, Expanding Symbols|
|RELEASE DATE||7th July 2022|
|GAME PROVIDER||Play’n GO|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5, 3, Up to 7,776 Win Ways|
|BET LEVELS||0.10 – 100|
|MAXIMUM WIN||30,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||N/A|
Merlin’s Grimoire Bonus Features
Picturing a ‘book of’ slot with splitting reels will tell you all you need to know about the game’s bonus features. The free spins bonus round with expanding symbols may be the essence of Merlin’s Grimoire, but the splitting symbols mechanics is the true star feature here.
Wilds and Scatters
Merlin’s magic grimoire serves as both a wild, and a scatter. As a wild, it substitutes for all other regular symbols if it’s involved in a winning combination. As a scatter, it triggers the free spins bonus round.
Similar to Nolimit City’s signature xSplit feature, Merlin’s Grimoire comes equipped with splitting symbols, which can become active on any base spin. As such, watch out for reels 2, 3 and 4 turning into special splitting reels. When activated, these special reels will split any 1×1 low-paying symbols into 2, increasing your win ways as a result.
Triggered with 3, 4 or 5 grimoire scatters, the bonus round awards 10 free spins and a payout of up to 4x your stake. But before the round begins, the magic spellbook will choose one paying icon from the paytable to become your special expanding symbol. When landed as part of a winning combination, the symbol will expand to fully cover its respective reel and pay from any position. Like in the base game, the splitting feature is also active during free spins, but now, not 3 but all 5 reels can turn into splitting reels, delivering up to 7,776 ways to win. Finally, landing a further 3 scatters across the reels will trigger an extra 10 free spins.
Merlin’s Grimoire Jackpot
Merlin’s Grimoire doesn’t have a dedicated jackpot feature, but it can offer you some magical payouts reaching as high as 30,000x your stake!
RTP and Volatility
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the game’s volatility is turned up to the highest level to bring you occasional big wins. The RTP is still in the works, though, so we can’t comment on that for the time being.
Where to Play Merlin’s Grimoire
Merlin’s Grimoire on Mobile
Mobile-optimised to work on all the latest Android and iOS devices, Merlin’s Grimoire is built to entertain mobile players from any location where there’s an Internet connection.