How to play Gryphon´s Gold DeluxeClick here for a print friendly version
Deep in the woods, under a red sky, chasing some mythical treasures guarded by mythical creatures. That’s exactly what it’s like to play Gryphon’s Gold Deluxe, one of the most ambient slots ever created by Quasar Gaming. Fantasy totally rules here, putting you deep inside an enchanted forest. Normally, in such a setting you would absolutely need a sword or at least a dagger, but here your only weapon is your finger. The one that’s hitting the Start button. You’re only sage as long as you’re hitting the button. You have been warned.
It all starts with placing your bets, and this has never been too much of an issue on Quasar Gaming slots: to start off, simply adjust your line bet and the number of active win lines with the help of the humble “+” and “-” buttons sitting directly below the reels. The two values get multiplied by each other, resulting in your total bet per round i.e. the exact price of a single spin. The line bet determines the size of your to-be-won prizes: hit the “Paytable” button and see for yourself how the winning combinations change their value in accordance with the line bet. In turn, the more win lines you activate, the greater odds of winning you have, which is logical given that you only get paid for combinations landed on active lines. When the perfect bet is finally calculated, it’s time to head straight to the magic forest. Getting there is a matter of one single spin, a matter of pressing the emerald “Start” button… Otherwise, hit “Autoplay” and let the reels roll pretty much forever – say, until you hit the bonus game.
The slot pays out when you land at least 3 identical symbols on an active win line. There are only two conditions: the symbols must follow one another in an uninterrupted manner and the whole thing must start from the left reel. The amount of cash you’re getting depends on the symbols you’ve managed to group into a winning pattern as they all have different values. Say, playing card icons grant you the most humble prizes, whereas themed icons pay out at a much higher rate. Fairies, unicorns, mushrooms, gnomes – that’s what you should be on the lookout for, basically. The most profitable symbol is the griffin himself, paying out an astounding amount equal to 900 times your total bet when 5 symbols land on a win line. The griffin is also capable of substituting for any other symbol in the game, and when he does this, the resulting combination pays out double.
One sure thing to hunt for on the reels is the trees symbol. If you manage land 3 of those symbols virtually anywhere on the reels, the trees will grant you as much as 15 completely free spins. These spins are not only completely free, but also much more profitable: all wins during the free rounds are multiplied by 3. Another way to multiply your winnings is to opt for the gamble game: guess the colour of the face-down playing card and get double the prize or, well, nothing at all.