Netent Just Launched The Glow Slot Machine
This game produced by Net Entertainment is based in the Northern Lights, it was released last year but it did not become very popular. I have played a lot of games developed by Net-Ent and I don’t find this one to be quite as good as the rest of the titles they have released.
The swedish company usually design games with a compelling story or background, with a good looking design and animations that very entertaining, the special features they invented and included in most of their games were always very good, creative and rewarding.
Yet, in this case they did not include a single original feature, they simply decided to go for the more traditional bonuses used in regular slot machines like the wild and scatter symbols
What We Love
The main thing that stands out from this game is the design, Net-Ent tried to go for looks over game-play and I recognized they made a terrific job creating the different symbols like a Hare, an Owl, a Fox, a Wolf, and a bear you will find on the reels and the amazing night sky used as the background of the layout.
The special features are not awe inspiring since they are the most classical set of features used in most slots all over the word, but they can still provide some fun for players that enjoy simple games.
To use these features you will need to use the different characters from the game in your combinations, getting the constellation of an animal will grant you the chance to participate in a free spin bonus round, take into consideration that the bear symbol does not apply to this feature since it activates a different one.
By using one animal symbol you obtain a three free spins, using two special animals will give you four free spins and using three shiny animals will give you five free spins; we two Elk symbols appear, even if you don’t manage to combine then you will will one free spin.
Back to the bears, arguably the one original thing in this game other than the theme is that the Bear symbol works as a wild symbol, which means it can take the place of the one card you needed to obtain a combination or to improve a combination you already had, and it also counts as a 2x multiplier. During free spin rounds all your profits are already doubled, if you combine a bear in that round the multiplier goes up to 4x.
What We Do Not Love
Net Entertainment is one of the biggest companies of the industry, founded in 1996 they have always been consistent regarding the quality of their products, this is game is an exception at least for my standard.
We have seen games they released that pretty much feel you are playing an arcade game instead of a video slot machine, that is why Glow disappoints, when you got to run with fast cars and burn futuristic piles of garbage you don’t find tapping spin all the time that engaging.
If this game is an attempt to see what happens when you use a minimalistic approach to develop a video slot machine then I suggest game developers should not attempt it again. I found this game to be very boring and even though it had pretty graphics it was not enough to get me to engage with it.
When I find a game like this I would expect it to be highly profitable but this was not the case, one becomes too dependant on the free spin rounds and the maximum jackpot set at 94,600 is not that impressive.