Ancient Greek and Persian mythology had many legends detailing a mysterious creature that was half lion and half eagle, and this creature were called Griffin.  The Griffins had large lion heads and graceful wings of an eagle, and they would watch over the gold and treasure of the ancient kingdoms and protect them from all those who would look to steal it, making them an ideal mythological creature to have an online video slot game based on.

Great Griffin slot is a 50 payline slot from Microgaming, which has five reels and three rows.  The game has a dark gothic feel about it, and the backdrop is some kind of vaulted stone hall.   The music also follows suit with a similar gothic tone. 

Items used as symbols on Great Griffin are all related to magic and mythology with things like a spell book, a mortar, and pestle, potions in jars, weighing scales, a feather, candles and a Griffin's talon grabbing an orb.

Wild Symbol:

Great Griffin's wild symbol is the Great Griffin himself.  He will act as you would expect him to do like a wild and substitute for symbols on the reels to complete combinations which will help to produce a win.  The Great Griffin won't substitute for either of the scatter symbols in this slot.  The Great Griffin wild is also a wild multiplier symbol and will double the amount won on any combinations it helps to complete.

Scatter Symbol:

On Great Griffin, you have two scatter symbols, and each one has a different purpose.  The first scatter symbol which appears on all reels is the Great Griffin logo symbol, which is a standard scatter symbol and will complete winning scatter combinations when three or more appear.  It is also used to trigger the free spins feature.

The second scatter symbol on Great Griffin is the lady symbol.  This symbol only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and as well as completing scatter combinations; its main function is to activate an additional bonus game called - Pick Me Bonus.   To activate the Pick Me Bonus game, you have to get three of the scattered lady symbols, and then you will pick objects to reveal prizes.  The game takes place entirely on the reels and behind each object, you will have either a random win amount, a random win plus pick again or a win all.

Free Spins:

The free spins bonus game on Great Griffin is the second of the two bonus features available and is activated by the Great Griffin Logo scatter symbol.   To activate the feature, you need to get three, four or five of the Great Griffin logo symbol anywhere on the reels.  Once triggered it will be up to you to select the amount of spins and multiplier from three options available. 

The options you are given are 15 free spins with 3x multiplier, 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier and 5 free spins with a 10x multiplier.   So making the right choice will be crucial.