From developers Quickspin, Ghost Glyph is a great example of a grid-based slot game with a ghost theme, which is perfect for casual players and those looking for a bit of thrill, rather than those who want to be scared out of their skins.
The design of the game sees the player tasked with gaining entrance into a haunted house, which is where the free spins feature of the game will kick in. The rest of the game takes place in the driveway of the house, with the player kept company by multiple spooky ghosts. It has a 7×7 grid, with bets ranging from £/€ 0.20 to £/€ 100 per spin. It is a medium volatility game, with an RTP of 96.18% and a hit rate of 33%, making it a relatively attractive game for newbies in particular. However, the modest win potential is likely to put off more hardcore gamers.
Landing five or more consecutive symbols, either horizontally or vertically, will trigger a win. There are four low payouts and three high payouts possible. The low payouts all have the same value of 0.25x to 15x for combinations of 15 or more symbols, while in the high payout section, those same clusters are worth 210x to 840x. The W symbol serves as the game’s wild, and can substitute for any other symbol other than the Ghost Glyph.
The features are all interconnected, building up a story till you reach inside the mansion. The tumble mechanics of the game remove winning clusters from the grid, allowing new symbols to move into the gaps, which can help provide multiple winning combos on a single spin. Additionally, a Ghost Glyph symbol appears on one of the empty spaces once a winning combo is cleared off the grid. If a Ghost Glyph symbol is removed as part of a winning cluster, it triggers one of the Ghost Urns, at the top of the page. There are five randomly selected Ghost Urns which appear at the top of the grid before every turn, with the last one always being a Blue Urn.
If there is a non-winning turn, any Ghost Urns that are activated are then awarded in the order in which they were triggered, with the following effects –
Yellow Ghost Urn – 4-10 wild symbols randomly appear on the grid
Green Ghost Urn – selects a low value symbol and converts all of them into another low value symbol
Red Ghost Urn – selects one low value symbol and removes all instances of it from the grid
Blue Ghost Urn – activates the bonus game, or adds three spins to the bonus game if already active
Players are given eight free spins when all the Urns have been activated. In the bonus game, every spin fills up the Paranormality Meter. When it is filled, the Massive Wild feature is unlocked. The Massive Wilds land in a 2×2 size if the meter is at level 1, or in 3×3 if the meter is at level 2 or higher. At the first two levels, Massive Wilds are removed when part of a win, but at level 3 or higher, the Massive Wilds will change position on the grid during each spin.
Ghost Glyph is a solid grid-based game, with good-quality graphics and a good flow to the gameplay. Consecutive wins are possible, with features being triggered as they go along, but do not expect too many fireworks from this game in terms of win potential, even if you manage to enter the mansion. The max payout is only 2,260x of your stake, making it a very average slot in terms of payouts.
Nevertheless, despite the relatively low payout, it is still a very good game from Quickspin, with great animations tying together each of the features.