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Golden Glyph is the latest online slot developed by Quickspin. The theme is ancient Egypt and the visuals are stunning: the backdrop features settlements on the Nile delta, with towering pyramids and statues of deities in the distance. While the slot’s very well themed and presented, it’s also a lot of fun to play thanks to its special features. What you’ll notice about this slot when you start playing is that it isn’t played on a standard grid. Instead, it uses an extra large 7×7 grid and uses cluster pays to determine wins. To win, you need to form clusters of five or more matching symbols that are horizontally or vertically adjacent to one another. The more matching symbols there are in a cluster, the higher the payout.
Symbols and Payouts
There are a total of 10 symbols that can appear on the reels. Seven of these are standard symbols: the four low-paying ones include various hieroglyphs, while the three high-paying ones are representations of Tutankhamun, Cleopatra and the god Horus. As for the remaining symbols, there’s the wild that substitutes for all standard symbols, the Power Wild that only appears following a win and the Golden Glyph Wild. Horus is the slot’s most valuable symbol, rewarding you with a 250x payout should you form a cluster with 15 or more of this symbol.
Whenever you form a winning cluster, the Tumbling Reels feature kicks in. All symbols that are part of a winning cluster vanish from the reels and a Power Wild is added to one of the empty spaces (more on that below). Symbols falling from above fill the remaining empty spaces. You’ll keep on getting tumbles so long as you form new winning clusters. Thanks to this feature, there’s the potential to win many times from just one spin of the reels.
The Power Wild substitutes for all standard symbols. If you form a winning cluster with a Power Wild, you’ll earn a Power-Up. You can earn up to five of these by forming winning clusters through consecutive tumbles.
To the left of the reels, there’s a half-wheel with an assortment of symbols on it. Each one of these represents a different Power-Up, of which there are four. The topmost symbol is always the purple and gold Free Spins Bonus symbol. The other four are chosen randomly from the Blaze of Fire, Eye of Horus and Golden Scarab symbols.
Once your spin is over and you’ve formed no more winning clusters with Power Wilds, the number of Power-Ups you’ve earned is totalled. Each Power-Up you’ve earned is activated and gives you a special bonus. These are as follows:
– Blaze of Fire. The Blaze of Fire symbol appears in a random position and removes all standard symbols in the same row and column. You’ll receive a payout worth 1/20 of your bet for every symbol removed
– Eye of Horus. All instances of a randomly determined low-paying symbol are removed and a tumble occurs. For every symbol removed, you’ll get a payout worth 1/20 of your bet
– Golden Scarab. Four to ten wilds are added to the reels in random positions
– Free Spins Bonus. You receive nine free spins and the Golden Glyph Wild is added to the reels. While playing this feature, you’ll earn an additional three free spins every time you retrigger the feature through Power-Ups.
The Golden Glyph Wild acts as both a wild and a multiplier. On every free spin, it moves to a different position on the reels. The multiplier value it has starts off at 1x and increases by 1x every time it forms part of a winning cluster. If a tumble occurs, this symbol remains where it is until the tumble’s over.
Golden Glyph is a superb Quickspin slot that looks fantastic and has some rather interesting features. From cluster wins and tumbling reels, to free spins and multiplier wilds, there’s a whole lot going on here. Have a spin of this brilliantly designed slot and see how many consecutive wins you manage to land from a single spin. Let’s hope you manage to trigger lots of the bonus features too!