A mysterious kingdom filled with fairies, unicorns and magical creatures is the setting for Gryphon’s Gold Deluxe. It’s a 5 reel, 20 payline fantasy-themed video slot from Novomatic. Highlights here include wilds which double payouts and a bonus feature that awards up to 30 free spins with all payouts trebled.
The design here is pretty good for a Novomatic title – a dense forest is the setting for the action. You’ll see olde worlde A to 9 playing cards spinning around the reels alongside toadstools, castles, unicorns and fairies. The unicorn and fairy are the top standard symbols, paying 75 times your total stake if you land 5 on a payline.
The top payer overall is the gryphon bird which is the game’s wild. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a line and you’ll win an award equal to 1, 25, 250 or 900 times your total stake. When the wild forms part of a winner with a standard symbol, that payout is doubled.
Gryphon’s Gold Deluxe comes with Novomatic’s usual bonus – a Free Games feature with an extra twist. It’s triggered by landing 3 or more of the strange tree men symbol which is the scatter. As well as a payout of 5, 20 or 50 times your total stake, you’ll also receive 15 free spins. All payouts during the feature are boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled. Land 3 or more scatters during the feature and you’ll re-trigger another round of 15 free spins.
Gryphon’s Gold Deluxe is a typical Novomatic video slot in every sense – the design is a step up from what we’ve come to expect from many games from this developer but the gameplay ticks all the usual boxes. The base game action offers some decent potential thanks to the wild multipliers. The best action comes via the bonus round where the tripling multiplier can have a big impact in a short time. The variance here is pretty high so expect some big swings.
Novomatic has made its name by offering simple, fast-paced, volatile action and Gryphon’s Gold Deluxe offers just that. Throw in the better than usual visuals and this fantasy adventure becomes a very playable one, especially for Novomatic fans. I also suggest you try Kingdom of Legend which has a fantasy theme but is graphically far superior and just as volatile.