Only two weeks ago we took a little retrospective look into the special effects of ‘Mystery Symbols’ when they are billed as features of our slots and – whaddya know? – NetEnt suddenly pops up with a new release that makes prominent use of these bonus beauties. Better yet it adds a twist to the usual formula that brings even more surprises if a Mystery unfolds from a spin!
A SPELL-BINDING SYMBOL
The slot in question is Golden Grimoire, which in itself created a little mystery in the Neon Jackpot Towers as to what on earth a ‘Grimoire’ is or was. After some unhelpful – and frankly smutty – suggestions from various members of the team, Google provided a sensible answer, revealing it as a book of magic spells. And the special magic it casts for slot fans undoubtedly lies in its unusual Mystery Symbol.
This takes effect in the first instance like Mystery Symbols we’ve seen before in slots such as Fortunium and God of the Sea. However its extra special party trick when it makes an appearance lies in a relationship with the symbol that has landed on reel one of the same row it appears on. If that matches the regular symbol the Mystery Symbol ultimately reveals (which is a shoo-in if the Mystery conjures up the game’s Wild) then you’ll find all symbols lying between these two symbols will also be transformed to match. That creates a powerful opportunity to ransack the paytable as we’re sure regular slot players will already have fathomed.
IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC
Magic and sorcery are resonant and popular themes with many Neon Jackpot players, and with Golden Grimoire we think NetEnt has created another tempting set of reels to satisfy that fanbase. It has the usual high production values NetEnt prides itself on, however beauty only being skin deep we think it’s the seductive qualities of its Mystery Symbol that marks it out as a game with lucky charms to pay close attention to.