Glitz, glamour and a touch of The Great Gatsby, those were the glorious 1920s and the Golden Age of Hollywood as moving pictures were just taking off. Enter an art-deco world on the slot from Quickspin for a luxurious gaming experience with synced reels, random wilds, nudging reels, a free spins round and a win potential in a single spin of up to 1,712 times your bet.
The Grand is a video slot with five reels, three to five rows in pyramid shape from left to right and 214 fixed pay lines. Enter the grand ballroom on desktop or mobile devices from 0.10 to 100 credits. The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.58%. The Autoplay function can be used to spin 10 to 1,000 consecutively without interruption.
Quickspin has given The Grand a sophisticated design that is supposed to give players the feeling of being in a lavish ballroom filled with slick tuxedos, beautiful gowns and dazzling jewellery. The graphics are in super HD while the animations look stunning. A display below the first two reels shows the icons for the three random features, which will illuminate when triggered. A catchy 1920 tune will keep you well entertained while spinning the reels.
Open the game a pyramid-style reel set with three rows on the first two reels, four rows on the two middle reels and five rows on the last two reels. Pay symbols start at the low end with the card suits – diamonds, clubs, spades and hearts – followed by gemstones in purple and green colour at the high level. The latter is the most valuable with 8x your stake for a single six of a kind. The wild and the scatter symbols are intricate tiles, each underlined with the words ‘wild’ or ‘free spins’.
The Random Base Game Features
At the centre of attention in the base game and later in the free spins are three random features that can trigger on any spin to apply a reel modifier.
- Synced Reels: Two to six reels will be synchronized in pairs of two reels to stop together. Each pair will have the same symbol for bigger wins. A full screen can happen at this moment when all three reel pairs stop with the same pay symbol.
- Random Wilds: The game will add four to eight random wilds for the current spin.
- Nudge Reels: The game will nudge one to three reels by one position up or down to award the best possible winning combination.
The Free Spins Feature with the GRANDomizer
Hit three, four, five or six scatters to trigger 6, 9, 12 or 15 free spins respectively. The round has no win multiplier but comes with an extra feature – the GRANDomizer – that will activate selected random features on every free spin. The GRANDomizer comes into play when scatters land on reels three to five during the free spins.
One to three extra free spins are awarded plus one of the random features – Synced Reels, Random Wilds, Nudge Reels – will be chosen to be active on every spin and that for the remainder of the bonus round.
Hitting again three scatter during the round will award as well one to three extra spins plus unlock a second random feature until all three are active on every free spin. After that, only one to three extra spins are awarded on a retrigger, no limits.
Not really sure whether to add this game to my favourites list or toss it to the section for occasional play. The base game can be bland at times while the free spins won’t yield anything significant without having at least two random features active. But it all changes once it fires up all three random modifiers in the free spins as virtually every spin will produce some winning combo. However, mix in the high volatility plus the rather low maximum pay potential and you might opt to for other more exciting Quickspin games.