Carved out by the mighty Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is one of the world's great natural wonders. That sheer grandeur is reflected in the background to the reels where huge red sandstone rock formations loom. On the reels, it’s a different story, with comedy cactus, hee-haw mules and even an anthropomorphised boat occupying the reels. Everything is bright and colourful and fun, with some decent rewards when you hit the bet max button of 750 coins for five mules or deer on a winning payline.
Prospecting for riches
The user interface is so simple and straightforward that you can be up and spinning in seconds. Bets range from 0.01 coins to 1 coin, and you can choose to play just 1 payline up to all 20. The biggest rewards are reserved for the highest rollers, and at 20 coins per spin, this is a good slot to try out playing for higher stakes.
Where eagles fly
Although there is no bonus gameplay here, there is a wild and a scatter symbol that are both individually rewarding and create the opportunity to form winning combinations. The majestic eagle is the most lucrative symbol in the entire game, paying out 9,000 coins when you land five on a winning payline playing at the maximum bet. This substitutes for all symbols except the lonesome tree scatter.
The scatter pays 8,000 coins for five anywhere on the reels, and three or more symbols land you 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier. It is enough to make you throw your hat in the air and yell "Yee-hah!", especially when the reels fall for you and produce a really big win.
No one’s suggesting you try spinning up Grand Canyon under dangerous whitewater rafting conditions, but you can take this game out and about for a spin thanks to the fact that it's designed in HTML5. That means it will load smoothly on your mobile and tablet devices running iOS or Android, and the graphics and cute little animations will look pin-sharp on your HD screen, just like the other free slots on our site.
Grand Canyon is slightly confused stylistically, with a paytable split between the bright and cartoony and the natural and stylised eagle in his natural habitat, but it’s a fun and frantic play with plenty of opportunities to boost your wins with Merkur’s trademark gambles - either a double-or-nothing card game or a ladder multiplier.
You won't find the innovative bonus gameplay on offer in some slots, but the base gameplay is solid with nice animations and those 15 free spins and trebled wins, which can really see your payouts soar. Grand Canyon may not be quite as impressive as its namesake, but it's definitely worth a spin!
|Game Name:||Grand Canyon|
|Themes:||Travel / Countries, Nature|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0|