Golden Glyph 2 Verdict
Golden Glyph 2 is a great slot on all accounts. It’s incredibly well-made and balanced, giving you the chance to win big, without giving you the feeling that most players are going through a dry grind to fund the incidental huge win. The extras are plentiful and add a great pace to the slot, while the bonus (and the bonus buy) gives you the chance to get very close to the near 30,000x win.
Editor’s discretion: 18/20
You should play Golden Glyph 2 if: you Egyptian slots and wish cluster slots had more features.
Golden Glyph 2 Key Facts
|Extras||Free Spins, Extra wilds, Multiplying Wilds, Bonus Buy, Cascading Symbols, Mega Wild, Sticky Wilds|
Theme and Atmosphere
It’s hard to put the Egyptian theme into a new perspective, but Golden Glyph 2 manages to make the recognizable look fresh. The symbols look great, the slot has a smoothness, and even the background is beautiful. What’s there is executed beautifully, and fans of Egyptian slots can add a new favorite to their list.
Gameplay and bonuses
The base game revolves around the blue globes that are left after a winning combination. Each cluster of five or more symbols leaves such a globe behind. New symbols cascade into view, and the blue globe now works as a wild. Each combination with a blue globe unlocks the next feature displayed under the reels.
There are three types of features that are unlocked once cascading symbols stop triggering new combinations:
- A Horus pattern will burn away symbols in view to rearrange the grid and give you extra symbols. There are six different patterns to unlock.
- A scarab will fly across the grid and leave between 4-11 wilds.
- The giant wild is the last feature you can unlock. This 2*3 symbol guarantees multiple wins.
You can line up all features as long as you keep making combinations with the blue globes.
Aside from these extras, the pyramid symbols give you access to the bonus game. This bonus game uses the same mechanism where you stack features using the blue globes, but adds an important extra feature. You always get a Golden Glyph: a multiplying wild that adds a factor to its multiplier with each combination. If you manage to use all seven features in one spin, the last feature adds a Golden Glyph. You can earn a maximum of four Golden Glyphs; after that, you earn an extra free spin.
Some casinos will offer the bonus buy, where you select how many Golden Glyphs you want to start with. The traditional bonus will cost you 50x, whereas two or three Golden Glyphs go for 150x en 275x respectively.
I love the math in Golden Glyph. With a max win of nearly 30,000x and a 96,09% RTP, all bases are covered, but the game feels incredibly balanced on top of that. Big wins always seem possible, and the cascading features you’ll regularly unlock make up for some dry spells.
In my playing session, I won well over 600x in the first bonus round I decided to buy (see screenshot above), but I couldn’t repeat that in any of my other bonus rounds.
Golden Glyph 2 is a great slot. It’s fun to play, it looks amazing, and you can feel the win potential at every spin. The multiplying wilds in the bonus can bring you joy for days.
Even though it plays very differently, Golden Glyph 2 reminds me of Valley of the Gods (or Valley of the Gods 2). Fans of cluster slots should check out Tome of Madness by Play ‘n Go.