Merlin’s Grimoire Slot Free Play
How To Play It
At the bottom, you can find a list of bet values that you can choose from. The minimum is going to require $0.10, while the maximum bet is at $100.
The setup is a decent one even at the start, when you get 243 ways to win from its 5×3 reels. As the game area expands, you could get 7,776 ways to win to be active at certain points, once the expanding and splitting symbols start doing their thing.
One of the important features present here, the Splitting Symbols are going to double the number of symbols on certain reels. The first three reels can be activated for this purpose.
The scatter is also the wild in this case, which means that you can get these symbols to contribute to other winning combinations. The substitution ability is useful, but as the scatter is also the one providing access to the main feature, you’re not going to see it that often on the reels.
With help from the Grimoire (Book) scatter, you can get access to 10 free spins. The feature can be retriggered. As with other slot machines in this category, a special symbol is selected as the free spins start, and it will gain the ability to expand on the reels where it’s present. Provided that you got it on 3+ reels, it will expand and form winning combinations, even if the symbols are not adjacent.
Another advantage for the free spins is that the Splitting Symbols mechanic is active for all reels, and so you could end up with up to 7,776 ways to win.
I like the potential of Merlin’s Grimoire, particularly if you’re a Book player and you’re used with lower paying slots (typical jackpot is 5,000x). In this case, they’ve gone a lot further, and they promise that top jackpots of 35,000x the stake are a possibility.
Even though the slot still has the usual high volatility of the genre, the RTP range’s higher values go up to 96.20%, which is satisfactory.
Merlin’s Grimoire looks like a decent addition to an already impressive collection of Book-style slot machines. It promises something new when it comes to features, the payouts are higher, and the RTP remains at a decent level. What’s not to love?