NetEnt has cleverly re-imagined a ten-pay-line slot with a stunningly original way to turn spins into wins.
Any win triggers a potential chain reaction of further wins, simultaneously stepping you closer to a free spins bonus.
Four random reel modifiers spice up Finn’s base-game, and become signature features to four levels of free spins bonus.
Finn And The Swirly Spin Slot
NetEnt can usually be relied upon to find imaginative new ways to present online slots and bonus features. With Finn and the Swirly Spin Slot it’s set the bar high once again with a hugely distinctive re-imagining of a ten-pay-line slot that’s bound to win it lots of fans and spark some obvious imitators in the near future.
About Finn And The Swirly Spin
Departing from the usual format for online slots of five vertical reels, Finn and the Swirly Spins arranges the twenty-five symbols that are refreshed on every ‘spin’ into a square spiral carved into a graphical stone. We suspect with Finn’s Irish theme. It might be the Blarney stone, but we can’t be sure of that! Anyway, a win is paid whenever three or more matching symbols line up in adjacent positions on any of the five rows or five columns formed by the twenty-five symbol positions.
In effect this lets Finn and the Swirly Spins play like a ten-pay-line slot with any ways wins (i.e. the first symbol in a winning combination doesn’t have to be in column one or row one of the array). A few test spins soon makes sense of it all. What makes this slot doubly cool is it incorporates a Gonzo’s Quest-style cascading reels feature too. Essentially any win disappears its constituent symbols after it’s been paid, causing the trail of symbols in the spiral to shuffle up. This admits new symbols into the spiral and potentially triggers further wins from the rearrangement. Take our word for it; it’s brilliant.
Even if the base-game was the whole Swirly Spin story, we’d love this slot. However NetEnt hasn’t rested on its laurels, and has packed in four random symbol modifier features into the base-game – Irish Luck, Starfall Wilds, Dragon Destroy and Magic Transform. All can turn unpromising results in the base-game into guaranteed wins, plus all become dedicated features in their own free spins bonus games! Activating free spins is a matter of triggering enough wins in the base-game to shuffle the key symbol that’s always placed in the last position on the spiral into the first (middle) position. Additionaly, each time you trigger free spins your tally of ‘collected’ keys nudges up one value, unlocking the four possible levels of free spins bonus as you go.
Finn and the Swirly Spin may seem complex in description, but its unusual ways soon become wonderfully clear in a few short spins. Moreover its Swirly Spin becomes a mesmerising mechanism that is a joy to watch as chain reactions of wins unfold, random reel modifiers kick in and its key symbol snakes towards the central position to (with luck) unlock one of its free spins bonanzas. This friends, is a modern classic. Fill your boots and tell the mighty Finn we sent you.