Booming Glow is easy to play and it has grouped everything together in a straightforward menu, and players can even customise the game to their own style, so it is easy to see why so many people have begun playing so quickly. The settings can be accessed with no trouble, players just click the button that they will see is in the upper left portion of the screen. From here players can also choose their stakes using the plus and minus buttons to select the pay lines that they wish to play with. The value of a winning combination is determined on the amount bet, players can easily check this out with a quick visit to the pay table. Once set up, players head back to the gaming screen and use the spin button to start their game, wins are automatically counted as the player plays and the slot machine also offers and auto spin feature so players can sit back and watch the game for their predetermined number of spins. Using the auto spin feature players can focus on the game without any distraction.
Unsurprisingly, the pay table has all the sparkle as the prizes that are explained on it, there are five basic symbols and although players may be used to more, but these symbols are functional and amongst these players will find glow sticks, a bikini clad lady, glowing hands etc, all of which suit the theme perfectly, after all there is nothing demure or subtle about this game.
The format for Booming Glow is standard, however the minimum coin bet is 0.03 which means that players have to wager at least 0.75 a turn, in hindsight the developers would have been better to lower this to 0.01 as this would attract a wider audience, and with a maximum bet of 3.00 per line the total bet comes in at 75.00 per spin, although players can lower the amount of lines they choose to play, this will give the advantage to the house and decrease the chances for players to win, so it is best to keep betting on all of the lines.
The wild in Booming Glow is represented by a neon red W sign and this is responsible for the largest regular pay out, land five on an active pay line and the prize is a cool x600 of the bet. Even the win for four in a row is decent at x60 and three of a kind will pay out x1.5. The wild can also help players to trigger the feature that provides even better pay outs, as three or more wilds that land anywhere on the reels act as the scattered bonus symbol and provides the player with a two way pay feature for the following 10 spins once the feature is activated. In other words, wins that are five of a kind pay double as they count both ways, this in turn increases the hit-rate and provides many more wins. This feature can be reactivated during the feature round so there is plenty of chances for players to win big.
The neon blue letter S is the scatter and it is made in the same style as the wild. However, the scatter offers solid pay outs such as x11.25 for 5, x7.5 for 4, and x3.75 for 3. The real value for the scatter comes into play in the free spins bonus, when players land three or more scatters anywhere on their screen they are rewarded with 10 free spins and this feature can be re-activated and add free spins over again.
Booming Glow is obvious with its glowing, neon theme, and Booming Games have certainly done a really good job to make this online slot stand out. The slot is interesting and offers plenty of features and some great prizes too.