Glow Slot from NetEnt
Glow looks like no other slot I have played – it has fully transparent reels showing a starry sky and ethereal glow of the Northern lights. Even the symbols are different, with tribal looking masks and shapes which could have come from the Inuit tribes of the far north. While the look is certainly original, the game play concept is also used in some other Net Entertainment slot games including ‘Fruit Shop’. This game gives you frequent free spins – which you can extend by hitting more wins. With soothing, almost spiritual, music and the stunning backdrop, Glow from NetEnt is an ideal slot to sit back and relax with.
How to Win on the Glow Slot
With no elaborate bonus games, your wins from this slot will come from lining up the symbols over 15 win-lines. Keep in mind that wild symbols, which are represented by the purple and gold bear head design will double any win which they form a part of – so every prize mentioned below can be 2x the total.
The highest paying regular symbol looks like a tribal design of a moose’s head in red – with distinctive antlers on top. This is worth 2000 coins for the full 5, and will pay 300 for 4, 25 for 3 and 5 for just 2 of a kind. All of the other symbols require a minimum of 3 symbols from the left to trigger a win.
Next comes a purple mask design that could well be a bear, this is worth 1000 coins for 5. An orange cat mask (750), blue owl (500) and green rabbit (200) make up the rest of the original symbols. Playing card symbols from ace down to 10 which have distinctive dotted designs make up the smaller wins, ranging from 150 to 50 for 5 of a kind.
Frequent Small Free Spins Bonus Rounds
When you make a win with the wild symbol, this not only doubles the coins you receive – it will trigger a free spins game. These bonus rounds are frequent, though often very short. The number of spins triggered depends on the number of symbols in the triggering spin – these can only be the mask symbols when in the base game. All wins are doubled for the duration of your free spins.
3 of a kind with a wild will get you 1 spin, 4 of a kind 2 and 5 of a kind 5 free spins. The background then turns red (though the view is equally stunning) and your spins begin right away. If you make more wins (with or without wilds) during those initial spins, you will be rewarded with more free spins. This time the playing card symbol wins also count towards triggering more spins. While it is possible to keep this going for some time, most bonus rounds are short – fortunately these do come around very frequently!
Northern Lights Design
You’ll enjoy the Northern lights dancing steadily over the starry night backdrop while playing Glow. Beneath this are some pine trees and distant mountains. The logo does actually glow, and is created with the same tribal style design as the mask and playing card symbols.
With nothing to interrupt the view, the symbols float freely over the view. The designs are unique, with each tribal mask slightly at an angle on the reels. There are no major animations, the winning lines will see the symbols involved expand slightly, while a total win sign will appear in the middle of the reels. The eerie, slightly spiritual music adds to the atmosphere without intruding too much on the game.
15 Line NetEnt Setup
Glow uses a 15 win-line setup, and sets a 1c / $1 range for your coins per line. If you want to bet even more there is a ‘level’ option, which lets you bet up to 10 coins per line. You’ll find the usual auto-play and max bet (which sets the level to 10 at your current coin size) available to click.
For me Glow plays to the strengths of Net Entertainment, highlighting a simple game with stunning visual effects and slick production. With only the frequent short free spins round to keep you entertained – this is by no means a complex or fancy slot. What is does offer is a relaxing atmosphere and the potential for some big wins, which are doubled during the free spins bonus games.