- New NetEnt game utilises a spin/swirl mechanic rather than standard reels
- Irish luck theme includes 4 different types of free spins and a random feature with 4 variations
Finn and the Swirly Spin is the latest game from NetEnt, the company that brought us the ever-popular fabulous Gonzo’s Quest and The Invisible Man. It’s no standard slot either, with the game mechanics based on a swirl rather than reels. The game is played on a 5×5 grid and utilises cluster pays in favour of paylines.
The game theme is Irish luck, with the titular Finn being a red-headed leprechaun who dances and plays the flute in the bottom left of the screen.
Symbols of the game are as you’d expect; a lucky horseshoe, a red ruby and a four-leafed clover all appear as well as acorns, spades and hearts. The ruby symbol is the most valuable of these paying 50 times your stake when five are clustered together.
Spin Right Round
The game is based on swirl mechanic, with the game board looking similar in appearance to that of a snail’s shell, circling in on itself until the centre.
The 25 spaces of the game board work independently to one another, and win clusters are comprised of any vertical or horizontal line of three or more matching symbols. When a cluster wins it magically vanishes and the rest of the symbols avalanche around the swirl. This creates the possibility of more winning clusters forming and the avalanche continuing.
Bonuses and Wilds
NetEnt has opted to make the star symbol the wild symbol in this new title, with the wild having the magical power of destroying symbols on the same row or column. When this occurs the chances of further avalanches are increased.
The game includes four random features in the base game which are as follows:
- Magic Transform Random feature, which transforms spades and hearts into a higher value symbol
- Dragon Destroy Random feature, which destroys random symbols
- Irish Luck Random feature, which adds a horizontal or vertical line of one type of symbol guaranteeing a win
- Starfall Wilds Random feature, which adds between 2 to 5 more wilds on the reels
The game also contains four free spin features. They are the Star Bar, Lava Lair, Lucky Mug and Golden Pot free spins features. Each is activated by the free spins scatter symbol and each has it’s own unique look and feel.
With an innovative design, polished graphics and an array of bonus features NetEnt look to have a winner on their hands with Finn and the Swirly Spin. The game will soon be available to play at NetEnt-powered casinos, the likes of which include Casumo Casino and bet365 Casino.
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