The swirling pattern that is displayed on the reels is a crucial part of how this slot works!


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Finn and the Swirly Spin

(2 votes, average 3.50 out of 5)
Finn and the Swirly Spin 3.50 average 5 based on 2 votes 2.

Finn and the Swirly Spin is one of the latest releases from NetEnt and is available to play at all the online casinos that feature NetEnt software. With an Irish theme, the slot machine features the main character who is unsurprisingly Finn, then there are some traditional tunes in front of the green rolling hills in Ireland. Everything in the slot has a cartoon look which give the game a friendly and enticing ambience and the light animations give life to the overall design. For players that have used the software produced by NetEnt before they will know that all their new games are delivered in HTML5 meaning that they are ready to be used on any device mobile or otherwise from the day of release. Finn and Swirly is also the ideal slot whatever your stakes as it provides several denominations when it comes to betting and there is also the bonus of a free version for those who like to try before they buy so to speak!

Swirly Spin

Unlike most slots, Finn and the Swirly Spin does not conform and use the traditional reels and pay line format, this videoslot plays out over a 5x5 grid where players can land wins either vertically or horizontally, and wins are paid out on any three in a row of the same symbol regardless of where the symbols have landed on the grid. Larger pay outs can be awarded for more match, but it is important for players to realize that this is not a cluster pay game, in so much as big clusters of symbols will not count towards the same win, it is each line that holds at least three matching symbols that will generate a prize.

Pay outs in Finn and the Swirly Spin come in six varieties most of which take on a rustic look with the low payers including wooden hearts and stone spades whilst horseshoes, clovers and acorns offer higher rewards and the largest wins are obtained from the large rubies with lucky players that match five in a row enjoying the reward of x500 coins which are then multiplied by their current betting level. Each time that the player lands a win they will see the winning symbols disappear from their screen whilst the remaining symbols swirl around into the centre of the screen. This process is determined by the spiral swirling pattern which sees the new symbols located in the bottom left travel in a clockwise motion around the outside of the grid until they have completed an entire rotation, and they then travel round an inner loop heading for the centre.

Gameplay

Each win that the player lands through the normal game play creates a star which then turn into the wild for the game and it is these symbols that can substitute for all the other symbols to create winning combinations. Wins that are created using a wild do not generate more stars, but any stars that are involved in the win blow up and destroy all the adjacent symbols and when these have all finished there are new symbols added to the screen so that the playing area is once again complete.

Eliminating the symbols that are shown on the screen is an integral part of this slot machine as this is how the players can activate the free spins round. At the beginning of every spin there is a frozen key that sits in the bottom left and although this cannot match any symbol, it is very important because if it reaches the keyhole that is positioned centre screen Finn will spiral upwards into the sensational land of the free spins. When players first enter this free spin land they are provided with a choice of several features, however there is only one special choice available, however do not dismay as others can be unlocked by entering this bonus over and over in one gaming session, and better still once a feature is unlocked it can be chosen whenever the player wishes and means that they do not have to spend the keys that they have accumulated each time.

Bonuses

The free spins bonus provides players with the choice of the following four options:

Star Bar is the first option and one that is available to players all the time, this feature provides 7 free spins and at the beginning of each free spin two or more wilds are added to the reels so that a win is guaranteed on every spin.

Lava Lair is another option, but this game can only be unlocked when the player has collected four keys, and there are then three games and sees normal wilds being substituted with sticky wilds. The Dragon Destroy feature is also in play for the entirety and it will destroy several symbols to create a win if the initial spin does not provide the player with a win.

Lucky Mug can only come into play where the player has collected nine keys, and this then awards them with four free games, where there are no wins the Irish Luck feature steps in to guarantee that a win is activated, and this is done by adding a complete line of the same symbol making the win worth having.

Finally, there is the Golden Pot which is only available when the player has collected sixteen keys, and whilst it only provides two free spins, all the symbols bearing the spade or heart will change into the higher paying symbols by use of the Magic Transform feature and is sure to be a hit with gamblers as this can really pull in the big winnings.

All the four options explained above can be retriggers at random during any normal spin. Even if you are not a lover of slots for fun with an Irish theme, or perhaps you are just looking for a slot that is unique there is no doubt that Finn and the Swirly Spin is a game that you will love to play. This is the first time that this type of spiral pattern has been used on an online slot, and the importance of the progression towards the centre is key whilst players can still win with straight lines but means that every single round is exciting from start to finish. There is no doubt that this slot is going to prove incredibly popular thanks to the feature rich game play and possibility of landing some enormous pay outs.