Finn and the Swirly Spin - Slots review

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Inspired by social gaming, November 2017 has seen the release by Netent of the spiral spin mechanic first-of-its-kind called slot Finn and the Swirly Spin. This is a 5-reel, 5-row and horizontal or vertical pay slot with a maximum payout of 500 coins on a spin!

Netent starts things right with the introduction of the protagonist Finn who's dancing on the electric floor with coins swirling about him. Get past the introduction and you find yourself on the Emerald Isle, with an animated Finn, blowing tunes on his flute. The developer spares no detail with the colourful and animated background view of the Emerald Isle, with giant rainbow, fluffy clouds and swaying grass and trees. With red diamonds, acorns, horseshoes, 4-leaf clovers, poker hearts and spade this slot oozes a luck-o-the-Irish charm reinforced with tunes reminiscent of the Emerald Isle.

Wilds, exploding symbols & wilds

A rather innovative concept from Netent is the spiral spin of the grid which replaces the conventional vertical spin, hence explaining the name of the slot. To help unlock prizes, the star wild symbols can substitute for any other symbol except the free spins key symbol. The wins can intersect on the same row or column. A win with a wild symbol triggers the exploding symbols feature where the wild symbols involved along with the adjacent symbols to it disappear, only to be replaced by new symbols. If your win does not include a wild symbol, one is added in place of the empty spaces left by the exploding win. This explosion can go on without costing you a bet while it continues provided you manage additional payline wins.

Free spins and random feature

The key symbol is your way of winning free spins which is triggered when the symbol which starts on the bottom-left most space ends in the middle position. Here a key meter at the bottom right increases by one. Initially you can only choose one of the free spins games but as you unlock a certain quantity of free spins you get options. There are a total of four different random features connected to the free spins. The free spins unlock in the order of Star Bar, Lava Lair, Lucky Mug and Golden Pot requiring a certain number of keys to open. These features can grant you random or sticky wilds, free spins or you can unlock the Irish Luck Random Feature. There are four type of random features that include Starfall Wilds, Dragon Destroy, Irish Luck and Magic Transform. These features can place random wilds on the spaces, blow up symbols to create a cascade for a chance to set an avalanche of winnings or transform the heart and spades symbols into another symbol.

Irish them that's loaded with features!

Finn and the Swirly Spin slot has a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 96.62% on bets that you can vary from €0.10 to as much as €200. The top payout win is 500 coins with the value calculated by taking the coins illustrated in the paytable and multiplying them by the coin value. With great graphics and sound effect and loads of chances to win, why not try it for free?