Mighty Griffin Megaways
Delve into ancient mythology on the slot from Blueprint Gaming. Mighty Griffin Megaways delivers a high-volatility reel experience featuring the legendary creature on up to 117,649 ways to win. Equally anchored in Egyptian and Persian mythology, gryphons, as they are also called, appear as a hybrid of a lion and an eagle. They rose to a renewed prominence in the medieval era, advancing to mythical guardians of the divine.
Their powers will be unleashed with wild substitutions, cascading reels, reactive wins, a Mystery Symbol feature and a Free Spins round that starts of with a Golden Streak and can lead to wins of up to 50,000 times your stake. A Bonus Bet will let players residing in non-restricted countries purchase a Free Spins feature for a fixed amount. The slot is part of the Jackpot King network with three progressives that can be won in a separate bonus game.
Mighty Griffin Megaways is a video slot with six reels and up to 117,649 ways to win, using the licensed BTG Megaways game engine. Playable on desktop, mobile and desktop, the game comes with stake sizes from 0.10 to 10.00 credits. The game has high volatility with a base RTP of 95.46% plus 0.49% for the progressive jackpots and reserve, bringing the overall default RTP to 95.95%.
The design is all that you can expect from a medieval fantasy theme. A castle on top of a hill surrounded by green realms and lush vegetation. Blue skies rise of distant mountain peaks while the gold-ornamented game window has been given a structured semi-translucent background. The griffin together with other royal items such as golden crowns and rings dominate on the reels. Blueprint went into considerable detail with the design, e.g. the spin button fields a griffin emblem.
The pay symbols start at the low end the forever used card royals from 9 through to A, awarding 1x to 1.5x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by golden feathers, golden rings, golden royal crowns and the mighty griffin himself. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 50x your stake.
Orbs serve as Mystery Symbol that can appear on any spin while an icon with a griffin on a dark blue background acts as the scatter. A golden mystery book is the wild symbol, appearing in the horizontal reel only and substituting for regular pay symbols. Jackpot King crowns can land as overlay symbols that will trigger the Jackpot bonus game.
Mighty Griffin Megaways Slot Features
If you ever played Wolf Legend Megaways, then you might want to skip to the Jackpot King part of the review as this creation is virtually a clone of the former. Core to the gameplay is still the Megaways engine under licence from Big Time Gaming where the number of ways from 324 to the maximum is randomly determined for every spin.
The game is randomly selecting between 2 and 7 pay symbols for reels one and six as well as 2 to 6 pay symbols for reels two to five. Additionally, the game has an extra reel at the top of the game window with four positions, extending from reel two to five, where more symbols appear on every spin.
At the start of a spin sequence, pay symbols tumble on to the reels. Wins are awarded for two to six symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. The symbols from a winning combination will shatter to make room for new symbols to drop into place and potentially setting off a chain reaction. The process continues as long as a new winning combination occurs after a cascade.
Mystery orbs can land on all reels, including the horizontal extra reel, on any spin in the base game and free spins. They will reveal one common symbol once all has settled down, including the top paying symbol. However, they cannot turn into scatters or wild symbols.
The focus on this slot is clearly the Free Spins round which is triggered when you manage to have three or more scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence. Each scatter will reveal a random number of one to five free spins. Before the round starts, you will get the opportunity to collect more free spins in the Golden Streak feature.
The existing scatters are locked in place and the remaining reel positions in the main game window are blanked out, plus you will be given one, two or three streak lives for 3, 4 or 5+ triggering scatters. Your aim is to hit more scatters on the following respin which will award an additional one to five free spins per scatter. You will lose a streak life when no scatters land on a respin.
Once you exhausted all your lives, you will enter another screen where you will find the familiar pie gamble wheel with green and red sections. Here you can risk the tallied free spins to win more streak lives, which will allow you to repeat the Golden Streak feature one time for a chance to win additional free spins. You can choose to gamble for 1, 2 or 3 extra streak lives. But beware, losing the gamble will mean that the entire bonus feature ends and all accumulated free spins are gone.
Finally, it is time to play the free spins which are using the same mechanic with a progressive multiplier as most Megaways slots such as Bonanza or the mentioned Wolf Legend Megaways. You will start off with an x1 multiplier, which will increase by x1 after every winning reaction, no limits. During the feature, scatters appear in the horizontal reel only. Three or four on a spin will award +5 and +10 free spins respectively. Plus, the mystery symbol can also appear on any reel during the free spins.
If you are the impatient type and outside the UK or any other country where feature buys are restricted, you can use the Bonus Bet to purchase direct access to the free spins feature. It will cost you a one-time amount of 75x your base bet and will start a spin where minimum three scatters are guaranteed to land.
Lastly, there are three progressive jackpots as the slot is part of the Jackpot King network. The Jackpot Respins will be triggered when five or more Jackpot King overlay scatters land on a spin. The triggering symbols are locked in place and initially, three respins awarded while the reels contain only blanks and crowns. The aim is to collect sufficient crowns to enter the Jackpot King Bonus Game where you can win one of three progressive jackpots – Regal, Royal and Jackpot King. The chances to trigger the jackpot bonus game are relative to your bet size.
If you have the feeling that Megaways games start to become repetitive then you are not totally wrong as this is not the first clone that we have come across. LeoVegas Megaways and Safari Gold Megaways are another example of twin games that Blueprint pushed into the highly lucrative Megaways niche. While this creation delivers as expected the solid Megaways action, it completely lacks originality. The maximum win of 50,000 times bet and the added progressive jackpots save the day.