Get down Glow on the Dance Flo’
With a techno soundtrack and a game interface that’s basically a darkened nightclub illuminated solely by glowing gloves, sticks and other paraphernalia, Booming Glow is quite a spectacle. Once upon a time you frittered your nights away dancing with your mates in places like this. Now you sit at home pretending to dance your nights away with mates in a place like this. But hey, that’s progress, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
With its logo delineated in bright neon pink and a set of reels that are spaced with flashing neon bars of colour, Booming Glow certainly ain’t subtle. Clubbing rarely is though, and in Booming Glow, Booming Games have come up with a distinctive slot that looks the bomb. Symbols include a bikini-clad clubber, a turntable, a pair of neon gloves and, curiously, a lava lamp. There was once a time when lava lamps could be found in student bedsits the world over, but they never did appear in night clubs as a general rule. Oh well, it’s Booming Games’ slot and they can deploy whatever symbols they like in it.
Get Ready for the Drop
Booming Glow is a 5-reel, 25-payline slot, with a stake per line that can be set between 0.03 and 3, resulting in a maximum cost per spin of 75. The number of active paylines can be adjusted if desired. The game controls are in their usual position below the reels, but other playing data is displayed above the reels. It’s here you’ll also find audio controls and paytable information. There’s also a max bet button and an autoplay option.
The first time you spin the reels, they can take an age to stop, but on repeat spins, the process is quicker and there’s the option of hitting the spin button again if you want to stop things early. Booming Glow certainly looks like distinctive, but in execution, the slot accords to the usual format of things, including symbols such as scatter which will trigger 10 free spins when three or more symbols appear in view.
The More You Glow
Any time you win free spins in this game, you can gamble with them in an attempt to add to your tally. It’s also possible to further augment your total number of free spins if three or more scatter symbols appear while collecting free spins. There’s also a wild in this game, which will naturally substitute for all of the regular playing symbols. Three or more wild symbols anywhere in view will activate a feature named 2-Way Pay.
This means that wins will be counted both ways for the next 10 spins and essentially doubles any winnings. It’s possible to trigger this feature again during 2-Way Pay via another three wilds, or even to activate free spins via three scatters. If you’re feeling the club vibes of this slamming slot, which is classified as having medium variance, try NetEnt’s Glow, which has a similar aesthetic, complete with all the neon colours of the rainbow. As for Booming Glow, this lurid slot is one of the most striking things that Isle of Man developer Booming Games have released to date.
Booming Glow is a vibrant and arresting slot, one that demands attention. Accede to its demands and you’ll be rewarded with a slot whose straightforward gameplay is compensated for by a colour palette and soundtrack that will transport you far away from your screen to the deepest recesses of the coolest club in town.