Grand Galore is a pokie designed to dazzle, and it’s something it does very well. We mean that literally, in the sense that the red velvet background to the slot shines and sparkles as you play, but also because of how opulent it looks. It’s the essence of art deco luxury, and from the gemstones in the high value spaces and the silver 9 – A in an art deco style down at the bottom of the pay table, you always feel like a star. The sound effects are great too, whether it’s the celebratory noises when you win, the exciting hum of the reels as you speed towards a big win or the announcer who celebrates your bonuses, it’s all a big part of the slot’s atmosphere.
We’ll start off by saying that the Grand Galore slot game starts with 4096 ways to win as a default, which is amazing, and it only gets more generous from there. This means you start off with a six by four grid on which you can bet up to £/$/€100 per spin, though the downside of this is that the highest paying golden panther wild only pays 5x your stake while most of the symbols pay less than 1x, such is the number of wins you’re expected to get. This results in an RTP that’s exactly average at 96%.
We say that this game starts off with 4096 ways because winning causes the reels to expand, and the game uses something like the cascading reels mechanic to achieve that. Every win you make causes a new row to appear, and these new symbols plus the ones that generated the win re-spin to see if you’ve won again. If you do manage a second win in succession another row gets added, and the process happens again. You can get a maximum of 10 rows this way, which is an astonishing 1,000,000 ways to win!
This might sound like plenty to be getting on with, but Grand Galore is a pokie that rewards its players, and there are even more bonuses on top! First off players can benefit from stacked re-spins, which means that adjacent symbols that are re-spinning are guaranteed to be the same when they come to a stop. This can happen with whole reels at random too, in which two adjacent reels display the same symbol after a re-spin. You can also trigger free spins by landing up to six diamonds for up to 25 free spins, and during this time every five wins will cause reels to spin together and show the same symbol. How many reels do this increases every time this happens, so eventually you can have five of the six reels expanded to 10 symbols high, all showing the same symbol. Epic!