HOW TO PLAY GRIM THE SPLITTER
The base gameplay is classic online slot fare. You have a 5×4 board with 25 fixed paylines. Match three or more symbols along these paylines and you get a payout.
However, once Grim the Splitter wilds are introduced, things get a lot more complicated. Not only do they act as regular Wild symbols, but they also split any reel they appear in into two. Hence the name ‘the Splitter.’ This duplicates all of the symbols on the affected reel, including the Wild itself.
Any reel can be split during regular gameplay. However, this can happen only once per reel, so you can theoretically have up to 10 reels with a normal spin. Note that split symbols count as two separate symbols for the purposes of calculating wins. Essentially, this allows you to make combinations of more than 5 symbols per winning line, which is quite neat. However, any split symbols still count as only one position in terms of how the paylines work. Thankfully, any split symbols just appear as stacked cards, so there isn’t any confusion about the paylines.
GRIM THE SPLITTER FREE SPINS
Just like many modern slot games, this Relax Gaming title comes with a free spin feature. To trigger it, you have to hit at least 3 Bonus symbols. Bonus symbols act as a Scatter, so they don’t have to be arranged along paylines. You get 7 free spins for three Bonus symbols with one additional spin for every symbol beyond that.
Grim the Splitter free spins are also quite powerful for several reasons:
- The triggering bonus symbols are stored above the reels and can be retriggered by future wilds.
- Landing a Bonus symbol awards +1 free spins, and splitting them further awards +1 free spin per split symbol.
- Any reels split using Wilds are persistent, which means they stay split until the free spin round ends.
- Reels can be split up to 3 times this way, which means it’s possible to win with up to 20 symbols per line.
All of this adds up to a very profitable feature. Too bad it’s quite hard to trigger.
DREAM DROP PROGRESSIVE FEATURE
If you opt to play Grim the Splitter Dream Drop, you have a chance to trigger the Dream Drop bonus round. Revealing 5 special Dream Drop symbols before any regular spin is the only way to do so. In practice, this means that the bonus triggers randomly during gameplay.
The progressive bonus round is essentially a Pick & Click feature. You will see 15 hidden symbols instead of the usual wheels. Different jackpots are randomly distributed to all 15 positions. Your job is to pick these symbols until you get three of the same kind. There are 5 possible outcomes and 5 possible jackpots: RAPID, MIDI, MAXI, MAJOR, and MEGA.
12% of every bet in Grim the Splitter goes toward increasing the jackpot. Note that the Dream Drop jackpots are shared with other Relax Gaming slots that use it, such as Neko Night and Santa’s Stack.