On the face of it, Finn and the Swirly Spin sounds like another Irish luck-themed slot. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Finn and the Swirly Spin is one of the most original Irish luck-themed slots to appear in recent years.
Not only that, the style of gameplay in this game is also totally inventive and will captivate online slot players. The clue to it all lies in its title.
Look and feel
Finn and the Swirly Spin contains a revolutionary design. Instead of paylines, players pocket wins by lining up symbols vertically or horizontally across the reels.
There are 5 reels themselves, although they don’t behave like normal video slot reels. Instead of spinning, the symbols move inwards in a swirling rock formation, in a reel structure which has scarcely been seen in the online slot world before.
As for imagery, Finn and the Swirly Spin contains all of your typical Irish luck-themed slot imagery, such as gold horseshoes, clovers and lucky acorns.
This slot machine doesn’t contain any paylines, as we’ve said, although players can still choose to select coin values which range from 1p up to £2 and bet as many as 10 of those coins per spin.
Expect Finn and the Swirly Spin to cost at least 10p a game, and as much as £200 a game if you wish to flesh out the wagers a bit.
Prizes worth up to 500 coins can be won if you line up 5 red gemstone symbols horizontally or vertically on the reels.
Finn and the Swirly Spin is an avalanche slot. This means that after every win, the winning icons are removed from the reels and new ones rotate in to replace them. Wild symbols appear as stars and can replace all other icons barring free spin symbols.
Wins with wilds can see the symbols next to it explode and be replaced. Random features included in this slot include 2-5 random wilds, the ability to destroy symbols at random, guaranteed wins and symbol replacement bonuses.
At the start of every game, a free spin key will appear in the bottom left of the reels. As the reels turn, it could make its way to the centre.
If it appears in the centre of the reels, a free spins bonus round is awarded. The more keys a player unlocks, the better the bonus rounds will be.
The free spin bonuses include the 1-key bonus Star Bar Spins (2-5 random wilds are added to the reels), and Lava Lair Spins (3 spins with randomly destroyed symbols and sticky wilds) which is available when you have accumulated 4 keys.
Landing 9 keys will unlock the Lucky Mug Spins bonus, which dishes out 4 spins with guaranteed wins, and 16 keys gives you the Golden Pot Spins bonus, which promises 2 spins with all heart symbols turned into better-paying icons.