Golden Glyph Slot Review (Quickspin) — Studio’s First Reactor Slot
Quickspin’s first reactor game is about to launch and I gave it a spin.
Golden Glyph takes you to the land of the Pharaohs. It’s got a 7×7 layout that works well in portrait mode, and a few features to keep the reactions going. While it’s not a step up from existing titles, it’s a nice mix of Tumble Mechanics and boost features that can activate four different Power-Ups. One of them is a Free Spins Bonus that’s capable of producing wins of more than 13,000x bet! The fact that the game does so at a more friendlier medium volatility while also maintaining a fair RTP value, is something worth checking out.
The Golden Glyph slot will be available exclusively at Rizk from 29 October – 11 November. The game will roll out across more Quickspin slot sites from 12 November 2019.
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Tumbling Reels and Power Wilds
This game has no paylines. Instead, you need a cluster of 5 or more (adjacently) connected symbols to trigger a win.
On top of regular Wild, there are four low and three high symbols that pay up to 250x Total Bet for a cluster of 15 symbols or more.
Every time you get a win, the winning symbols will explode and the rest will tumble down to fill in empty spaces. What’s unique about this game is that each winning cluster will also form a Power Wild. And this is the key in keeping the symbols tumbling or “re-spinning”, because each time a Power Wild happens to be a part of a win, it’ll also activate a Power-Up feature.
Power-Ups – Blaze of Fire, Golden Scarab, Eye of Horus
Although Golden Glyph is one of the simpler grid slots out there, it’s got some special effects to add to the base game. This makes the game a bit more unpredictable and interesting to follow.
To activate a power-up, simply trigger a win which has a Power Wild in it. There will always be four boosters chosen at random (as seen on the curvy meter) from a total of 3 different power-ups:
- Blaze of Fire: Pays for all high and low win symbols in its row and column. Each removed symbol awards 1/20 of the current bet.
- Eye of Horus: Pays for all visible occurrences of a randomly chosen low symbol. For each such symbol you’ll get 1/20 of the current bet.
- Golden Scarab: Spawns 4-10 random Wilds.
What you really want is the last Power-Up on the meter (the 5th one), which is always the Free Spins Bonus.
Free Spins Bonus – Featuring Golden Glyph
The bonus always starts with 9 free drops.
What’s special about this feature is the Golden Glyph Wild which has a progressive multiplier, kinda similar to the one found in Jammin’ Jars (Push Gaming). That multiplier increases by +1 with each win as this special Wild moves around with every spin.
The rest of the game is the same as before, including regular Power Wilds. Unfortunately, by re-triggering the feature you’ll only get +3 free spins. If only they added another Golden Glyph with the re-trigger!
That said, the bonus is fairly frequent and offers the only chance at one of Quickspin’s biggest wins of just above 13,000x the total bet (similar to Mayana and Tiger’s Glory). This is possible only if you manage to level up the Golden Glyph Wild all the way to x99! The best I did after a handful of rounds was just over 200x. Besides, almost half of all bonuses were re-triggered at least once, which made it that much more fun.
When we started working on Golden Glyph, we wanted to create a game that felt like a classic puzzle or tile-matching game, like ‘Puyo Puyo’ and ‘Bomberman: Panic Bomber’. We also wanted to combine the characteristics of these types of games with the power-up features of classic RPG games, like ‘Golden Axe’ or ‘Gauntlet’, where you get to collect and use power-ups to perform magic.Clint Andersson, Quickspin Producer
Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones from November 2019
With volatility set to 3 out of 5 (like Dragon Chase or Phoenix Sun), Quickspin’s 12th slot of 2019 is in many ways a welcomed “deviation”. Although the max win falls short of Jammin’ Jars’ (Push Gaming), it’s more than 2x bigger than some of the other reactor slots like Reactoonz (Play’n GO). The medium volatility is also a better option for casual players and shorter sessions.
That said, the game looks good on paper and, more importantly, it seems to offer plenty of bang for the buck too. The design and structure will surely come down to personal preference, but judging for what it is you may not want to sit this one out. Keep an eye out for it at Rizk when it comes out on 29 October.
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