Glow by NetEnt pokies review
Glow by NetEnt pokies review
Net Entertainment have captured the ballet of lights of the Aurora Borealis and used the stunning display as the basis of a backdrop in Glow. We can’t argue with the fact this pokie is stunning, but whether or not the game itself is as entertaining as many of NetEnt pokies are, we review.
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How to play Glow
Glow features 5 reels and 15 paylines, and is set on the backdrop of the beautiful Aurora Borealis. There are stunning animal totems lining the reels, though gameplay reminds us of the classic pokie from NetEnt, known as Fruit Shop.
The magical feeling created by the software provider is quite enchanting and will calm you as you spin for the non-progressive jackpot on offer. The soundtrack is also equally as soothing and will wisp you off to an enchanted land of dazzling lights, but it could also put you to sleep.
- Coin sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, and 1.00
- Maximum coins per spin: 150
- Maximum coins per line: 15
- Minimum bet per spin: $0.15
- Maximum bet per spin: $150
- Scatter: No
- Wild: Yes (the pink bear and comes with a 2x multiplier)
- Bonus features: No
- Free spins: Yes (on every high symbol win with up to 2x multiplier)
- Jackpot: 94,600 coins
- RTP: 96.7%
The high value symbols are more important than usual in Glow as they trigger the Free Spins feature, as seen in the Fruit Shop pokie. These include the animal totems (the moose, the owl, the fox, the wolf and the rabbit) and trigger an unlimited amount of free spins.
They also pay out the best with the moose offering the highest payout of 2000 coins when you score five and even a payout when you score just two of the symbols – but only five coins.
There is also the lower value symbols A, K, Q, J, and 10, which are each glowing to suit the theme, with the highest possible payout from these symbols of 150 coins by scoring five Aces.
Be sure to view the paytable before you start spinning the reels with real money to know what to keep your eyes peeled for – but be sure to eye on the Wild symbol.
Wild symbol: The Wild symbol is the pink bear totem and substitutes for all symbols on the reels to complete a winning payline. Additionally, all wins completed with the Wild symbol are doubled.
There isn’t a Scatter symbol since the free spins are activated by the high paying symbols which may or may not be a drawback to you.
Glow in game features
While there aren’t any additional bonuses other than the Wild offering a multiplier on wins, and the Free Spins feature, the way you trigger the free spins is quite unique.
The Free Spins feature, as mentioned above, is triggered by the high paying symbols – the animal totems. Each animal totem gives you a different number of free spins and are triggered whenever you score a win via the symbols – meaning you can win an unlimited amount of free spins on Glow.
- Two and three moose symbols awards one free spin
- Four moose symbols awards two free spins
- Five moose symbols awards five free spins
- Three of any animal symbol (wolf, fox, owl, or rabbit) awards one free spin
- Four of any animal symbol (wolf, fox, owl, or rabbit) awards two free spins
- Five of any animal symbol (wolf, fox, owl, or rabbit) awards five free spins
What’s more, there is a 2x multiplier applied to all wins and you can re-trigger the free spins during the free spin/s too via any of the above combinations or with five, four, or three of the A, K, Q, J, or 10 symbols.
Play Glow on your iPhone, Samsung or other device
Players can access Glow via their smartphone or tablet, with Android, Windows, and Apple mobile devices each compatible with the mobile optimised pokie.
Gameplay is exactly the same – you simply tap our links to visit the online casino and then tap on the title to get playing, with the spin button appearing as the two arrows. Additionally, to change your bet size tap on the three horizontal lines in the top right hand corner of your device.
Our thoughts on Glow pokies by NetEnt
We can’t decide if relying on high paying symbols to trigger the Free Spins feature is a good or a bad thing. On one hand it is a unique way to activate them, and the free spins are unlimited. However, on the other hand we have to rely on scoring high paying symbols which can be somewhat difficult at times and sometimes having a Scatter symbol to activate a large number seems more beneficial.
However, we managed to re-trigger the free spins, made easier thanks to the lower value symbols coming into play, during our initial two free spins awarded and these kept accruing to 10 free spins so it can pay off, especially with a 2x multiplier applied to all wins here. The multiplier applied to the Wild wins is also highly welcomed.
Overall, Glow is undoubtedly a stunning pokie and the Free Spins feature is a unique way to score – it just comes down to whether you prefer triggering it via a Scatter and seeing a larger set amount or whether you enjoy not knowing how many you will score – up to an unlimited amount.