The Grand slot
We present to you The Grand slot from Quickspin company. It has a non-standard field, the size of 3x3x4x4x5x5, and an unusual number of pay lines — 241. The maximum bet per spin is 100 coins and the payout for six symbols is 800 coins. Free spins with bonus features are also available. You can find information about bonuses, winnings and our review and recommendations from an experienced testing team. Our expert told us how to avoid losing. By the way, RTP in the slot is 96.58%.
Feedbacks and recommendations of the testers
- The Grand slot has three bonus features that are triggered during the free spins and also during the usual spins, with a huge potential for giving big winnings, which is also helped by the fact that it has many betting lines (214).
- The three bonus features of the slot are: "Nudge", "Sync" and "Wilds" features. The "Nudge" feature is triggered randomly during the usual spins or during the free spin while the reels are spinning and is making a vertical shift of one to three reels.
- Often, this feature helps to form the biggest payouts, especially in combination with the “Sync” feature.
- The "Sync", as well as the previous feature, is triggered randomly during the usual spins, or during the free spins (if you are playing them). The feature is making synchronization of 2 to 6 reels. When the synchronization is only on 3-4 or 5-6 reels, the feature often brings only small winnings or does not form them at all. When synchronizing all six reels the slot is able to give the winning of several hundred bets, especially in combination with the “Nudge” feature and the developer has already recorded a win of 865x bets per spin with this combination of features.
- The feature "wilds" is triggered randomly in the usual spins, or when triggered in the bonus feature it will create 4 to 8 wild symbols. By itself, this feature has almost no potential for giving big winnings and helps to form only small combinations.
- In the usual spins, because of the way the symbols are given The Grand slot is often able to give big combinations up to full-screen symbols of the same type and during testing it was possible to get a win of 80x bets, without any bonus features. However, even with the good potential of the slot in the usual spins, often the slot does not form payment combinations, also because of the same reason, or gives only small winnings ranging from less than the normal bet size to only a few bets. Triggering of bonus features is happening often, on average at a distance of 10-40 spins, but very rarely they help you get big wins and give only small once.
- Free spins are triggered by the slot at quite a short distance of 60-100 spins, with a smaller potential of triggering from the begin of the playing session. The slot is often giving series of free spins when it has been long series of spins with no triggers. Three or more free spin symbols trigger the free spins feature (you can get from 6 to 15 free spins). Initially, the bonus features are not active and during the free spins. When you get three bonus symbols this triggers "GRANDomizer" with a guaranteed chance to open one of the bonus features (Nudge, Sync, and Wild), as well as adding more free spins (from 1 to 3). The top combination while playing in the free spins feature is to trigger of 2-3 “GRANDomizer” features, which is not happening often. Getting 2-3 bonus features is also not a guarantee of getting the big win and during testing, there were wins of 10x-15x bets with two bonus features triggered.
- The average win with one “GRANDomizer” feature is usually small and will depend on which feature bonus was triggered. So during testing, there was a total win of 0.4x bets at one “Sync” feature, but more often they still vary within several bets. The potential for bigger wins with one triggered feature is not high.
- The average win with two bonus features triggered will also depend on the combination of features and the way that they will play for you. But, during testing, for example, with active “Wilds+Nudge” features, the average win was 10x-20x bets, but it was possible to get a bigger win of 200+ bets with this combination. The maximum payout at the time of writing, recorded by the developer was 924x total bets, with only two active features “Sync+Nudge”. In General, The Grand slot is not like the other slots and its difficult to predict, as it features are triggered very randomly.
The Grand slot is very good at keeping your balance, that is why it is recommended playing with bonus money. While playing for real money, I would still recommend only short and medium sessions. It is not recommended using progressive betting strategies in The Grand slot.
Alternative tester review
The Grand slot is probably the worst Quickspin slot I've ever played. I really did not like it. Despite the fact that the slot has 214 pay lines, because of the unusual type of the reels, the winnings are not very good. You will have to wait for the free spins feature a long time, and the result will often be no good. During the free spins you can trigger 3 bonus features: synchronization of two reels (Sync), random wild symbols (Wilds) and spin the reels (Nudge). To trigger them, you need to catch the symbol "bonus" on reels 3, 4 and 5. When you get to trigger 2 of the “GRANDomizer” features, they are simply not helping each other. Often when playing free spins feature the Sync or The Nudge is making “Bonus” symbols go away. Wild symbol in this slot is shown only when you have triggered “Wilds feature”, so it will not be often in play, and that is why the payouts are often very small.
- Size – the slot has 6 reels: 2×3 cells, 2×4 cells and 2×5 cells;
- Lines – 241;
- Volatility – unknown;
- Return to player percentage RTP – 96,58%;
- The maximum payout is unknown.
- GRAND feature – SYNC, WILD and NUDGE can be triggered randomly during the usual spins.
- SYNC – can sync multiple reels of the same height or all reels.
- WILD – 4 to 8 wild symbols will be placed on the reels.
- NUDGE – moves 1-3 of the reels by one position up or down.
- FREE SPINS – triggered when 3, 4, 5 or 6 "free spins" symbols appear, you get 6, 9, 12 and 15 free spins respectively. During the free spins, there is a bonus feature "GRANDomizer".
- GRANDomizer feature – is triggered only during the free spins, when on reels №3, №4 and 5 "bonus" symbols are shown. Randomly triggers one of the "Grand features" and you get an additional 1, 2 or 3 free spins. During the free spins, you can unlock all 3 "Grand features".