Free spins have been the most popular type of feature in video slots for at least the past decade, and it seems like most games that come out have some sort of free spin or re-spin feature. The Glow slot by Net Entertainment has its own free spin feature, but like most things done by NetEnt, they've put their own spin on it. Now players can take advantage of frequent free turns to get a ton of value in this game, which is based on a sort of an abstract, fantasy forest theme.
The layout of this game is normal enough. You'll have five reels of action with three rows of symbols that hold 15 paylines. All winning combinations are paid left-to-right only, even in the bonus features, so it's really easy to keep up with which combinations of symbols should win for you. Players can pick coin sizes from $0.01 to $1.00, and with the ability to bet as many as ten coins on each payline, there's a pretty wide betting range that starts down at the $0.15 per spin level.
Wilds and Main Symbols
The wild symbol in this game acts as a 2x multiplier to all of your wins that use at least one of them. The multipliers from more than one wild in the same winning combination will not stack, however, and there are no special wins for multiple wilds.
The top regular symbol in the game is the red deer, and it pays 2,000x for five of a kind, or 4,000x for five including a wild. The purple wolf is next, and you'll get 1,000x (or 2,000x) with it. A win worth 750x (or 1,500x) is available for five of the orange fox, and the blue owl earns 500x (or 1,000x) for five of a kind. Finally, there is the green rabbit symbol that earns players 200x (or 400x) when five line up on a payline.
It's worth pointing out that the red deer is the only symbol in the game that pays for two of a kind, and that will earn you a simple 5x win (10x with a wild multiplier).
Smaller payouts are available in this game for the A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols. You can earn 150x for five of the red A, 100x for five of the yellow K or 75x with five of the green Q. A 60x win is available for five of the blue J, and five of the purple 10 earns 50x.
Note that all of these wins can also be hit with a 2x multiplier if at least one wild is used in creating them.
Free Spins Bonus Feature
In most video slots, you earn free spins by lining up scatter or bonus symbols, and this means they don't really come all that often. In NetEnt's (read more) Glow game, however, you'll get them several times each session. This is because free games are awarded by hitting a winning combination for any of the animal symbols.
For the red deer, purple wolf, orange fox, blue owl and green rabbit, five of a kind earns five free spins. Four earns two free spins, and three earns one free spin. If you get two of a kind in the red deer, since that gives you a win as well, you'll also get one free spin.
Once you're in the free spins, every single win will give you even more free spins, even if they're for the low-end A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols. They're also awarded at the same rate of five free spins for five of a kind wins, two free spins for four of a kind wins, and a single extra free spin for a three of a kind win (or for a win with two of the red deer).
As far as online slots (like these) go, Glow is pretty atypical in how it handles its bonus feature. NetEnt has done a great job in offering players an action-packed game in a different way than we've seen it done very often before. When you add in the excellent graphics, the creative theme and the solid music, this is a game that's perfect for players who want to sit back and relax while they enjoy a peaceful slots session.