|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Bet Levels:||0.10 - 100|
|Free Spins:||Yes (10-unlimited)|
Beat The Beast: Griffin’s Gold is a new online slot for 2020 created by Thunderkick. It’s the latest instalment in the popular Beat The Beast series, which is made up of five slots, each one focusing on a different mythological beast. The other four instalments in the series are Kraken’s Lair, Mighty Sphinx, Cerberus’ Inferno and Quetzalcoatl’s Trial. Like the others, the new Griffin’s Gold is very well presented with high-quality graphics and sound effects, not to mention great attention to detail. The focus of this particular slot is the legendary griffin, which has the face, wings and talons of an eagle and the body of a lion.
Beat The Beast: Griffin’s Gold is a highly volatile online slot, so playing it with real money is not for the faint hearted, you will need to be rather patient waiting for wins. You should probably give the slot a go for free to see what it’s like before playing with your own money. The slot’s RTP is 96.14%, which is about average. You can bet with a range of values from 0.10 all the way up to 100.00.
The slot is set in the ruins of what appears to be a Greek amphitheatre or shrine on a bright sunny day. During the free spins round, the ruins are restored to their former glory and the time of day changes to a gorgeous sunset, with the sky a pleasant mix of orange, pink and purple.
Symbols and Payouts
There are a dozen symbols altogether that can land on the slot’s reels. First of all, there are ten regular symbols. Six of these are the card ranks A-9 in blocks of stone, while the remaining four are designed to match the slot’s theme and include a crossbow, a lyre, a feather and a small griffin statue. The most rewarding of these is the griffin statue, whose top payout is a staggering 150x your total bet for landing five on a payline.
Then there’s the griffin emblem symbol. This acts as both a wild and a scatter. As well as filling in for any of the standard symbols to help you win, the griffin emblem symbol awards you a payout whenever three to five land anywhere on the reels. If there are five, you receive a top win of 200x your bet. Speaking of paylines, the slot has nine of them and they’re covered in all bets. Landing three to five matching symbols consecutively on a payline gives you a win, so long as the chain of symbols starts on the far left reel.
The griffin emblem symbol triggers the free spins round whenever three to five land anywhere on the slot’s reels. The round lasts for ten spins and while these are being used, there can be up to three roaming wilds on the wilds. Whenever one appears, it stays on the reels until the round’s over, moving one adjacent position with every spin.
All of the roaming wilds come with a x1 multiplier and if a roaming wild helps you win, its own multiplier increases by x1. The multipliers can reach a maximum value of x5 and can all stack. If three roaming wilds help you win and they all have x5 multipliers, you wins will have a huge x125 multiplier applied to them. On top of this, whenever a roaming wild helps you win, you’re given one extra free spin to use.
Beat The Beast: Griffin’s Gold is the fifth instalment in Thunderkick’s Beat The Beast series and, like the others, is well presented and offers simple yet entertaining gameplay. With this slot, it’s all about the free spins round, during which roaming wilds can not only help you win, but also boost the size of your payouts by giving you multipliers. It’s a pretty good free spins feature, especially since there’s the chance to have your wins multiplied by up to x125. Beat The Beast: Griffin’s Gold offers the biggest payouts of all the slots in the Beat The Beast series.
If you’re after an online slot that’s nicely designed and offers a good free spins round, be sure to check out Beat The Beast: Griffin’s Gold when the slot makes it way to online casinos later this year. The slot looks great and is fun and entertaining thanks to its free spins round. Have a go at this slot and check out the others in the Beat The Beast series, too.