Graphics - 87%
Gameplay - 91%
Bonuses - 85%
Value - 85%
Whats not so hot?
Glow is one of the latest video slots releases by software giant Net Entertainment. It’s a 5 reel non-progressive game that features 15 paylines. It sports a Scandinavian theme awash with a kaleidoscope of 3D animations, scatters, wild substitutions and free spins rounds. What I like about the NetEnt games is they can be played for free or for real cash. Glow offers a max jackpot win of £/€/$300,000. Truth be told for a non-progressive game this is not bad at all. The the game offers a return to player (RTP) of 96.6%.
Glow allows you to adjust the coin denomination and graphics settings that suits your pocket and system best. You can wager from as little as 15 cents up to $150 per spin. In hindsight it’s suitable to low, medium and high rollers. I’d say it’s a low to high variance slots. It does offer regular payouts albeit small. Symbols that grace the reels in ascending order are the Moose, Wold, Fox, Owl and Rabbit.
The higher the coin denomination and bet size the higher the variance. Most of the small wins range from 5 to 15 times your stake. The jackpot win pays out 2000 times the bet amount. The min. coin size is 0.01 and the max. coin per line is 1. Glow also features card symbols from 10 to A. If you manage three ”K” symbols you’ll only receive 10 times your stake.
Pertaining to the bonus rounds and additional features that went into this slots, I’d say they’re far and few in between. The Pink animal mask is the wild symbol which substitutes all the other symbols. When it creates a winning combination, it substitutes the current symbol and all wins are multiplied by 2.
Unlike other NetEnt slots, the bonus round is not triggered by a scatter nor any other symbol. It’s triggered when you land 5 high-value symbols. When each combination merges with one of the animal symbols free spins ensue. During this round all wins are multiplied by 2. The good news is that the free spins round can be re-triggered again. Once you’ve completed the free spins, you’ll return to the base game again.
The game’s audio certainly matches its Nordic nights theme. It’s eerie and slow. Before you start playing select your coin denomination and keep to it. At times the game can be a bit ”stingy”. But if one takes the realistic Northern Light theme, mesmerizing game graphics depicted across the reels and the size of the jackpot into account-it’s worth a shot.