Beat the Beast: Griffins Gold is the final instalment of the Beat the Beast series from Thunderkick. Here we get the one with the highest volatility and the maximum payout tops that of the others, landing in at just above a pretty massive 22,000x. You’ll find the setup and imagery familiar if you’ve played any of the previous games but let’s see how it comes to them overall.
Sound and Graphics
Value for Money
Beat the Beast: Griffins Gold makes a nice final addition to this series of slots from Thunderkick. There is not a huge amount going on in the base game but the high volatility and huge max win potential help to make the bonus round a very exciting one to trigger.
Beat the Beast Griffins Gold Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
The action plays out of 5 reels and 3 rows with 9 fixed paylines. The max win potential is marked down as 22,222x. The RTP is a reasonable 96.14%. Bets range from 0.1 to 100 coins in your currency.
There is a free spins bonus round which brings multipliers into play, that can go up to 125x.
The reels are set in a golden frame which is set to the backdrop of an ancient greek amphitheatre. During the base game you’ll see mostly blue skies and when/if you hit the free spins bonus it changes to a glowing purple/orange night time setting, helping to add some atmosphere to things.
The lower paying symbols are the typical 10 through Ace playing cards. The premium symbols are a Lyre (a Greek U-shaped harp), a Feather, a Crossbow and a Golden Griffin Statue as the top paying symbol, 5 of a kind will bag you 150x your stake back in return.
A Gold Griffin sign acts as the Wild and the Scatter. Get a minimum of 3 of them to trigger the bonus round.
Land 3, 4 or 5 Scatter to get 2x, 20x or 200x your stake back and also 10 free spins. The free spins will see players getting a random number of “roaming wilds” awarded. Once one appears during the free spins it will remain for each subsequent free spin. However, each roaming wild will move place in to an adjacent position upon each proceeding spin. Each time you score a win which incorpartes a roaming wild you’ll also get an extra free spin added.
It is possible to land up to 3 roaming wilds and with each win they are part of they will increase their multiplier value. Each one starts at a 1x multiplier and can go up to 5x. If you land 2 or 3 roaming wilds on any given payline then they will multiply the value of each other. So the ideal situation is to land 3 of them on a 5x multipliers, this would give you a 125x multiplier.
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