Finn and the Swirly Spin Slot Machine
One of the most fun and exciting slot machines that NetEnt has prepared for release in 2017 is Finn and the Swirly Spin, a slot machine with a quirky Irish theme, where the obvious main character is a leprechaun.
In this game, you are going to use a setup which relies on 5x5 reels, but which has no regular paylines or even ways to win. There are top rewards of 500x available, with a value of up to $10,000 being paid through them. The game will have free spins, Starfall wilds, Swirly Spins, four different random features and collectable keys.
Betting and Prizes
The bets are going to assume that you’re using 10 active lines, asking of you to have a wager of at least $0.01 for each one. You can boost the bet’s level to 10, and that will increase the number of coins which are used. Another way to wager more is to change the coin denomination, which has a range of $0.01 to $2. Overall, you can end up placing a bet anywhere between $0.10 and $200.
The game’s best combo will apparently offer 500x back to the player, which could mean up to 5,000 coins, or $10,000 cash. The average RTP, of 96.61%, seems to indicate that it’s not a too low of a prize, since the long term profitability potential is in line with the one from other games.
Finn and the Swirly Spin Features
Winning combinations in this game are formed with 3 or more symbols, which appear on the same vertical or horizontal line. The most you can have in a combo is 5 symbols. The most unusual thing about it is that its symbols move in a clockwise direction, advancing towards the central position of the game.
Though the game excels at graphics as well, it’s the features where I think it does best. There are enough of them to go around, some triggered through symbols, others coming at random.
Among the more regular features, the Wild Star is going to be at the front in terms of how familiar it is to you. It’s a symbol which can be used as the perfect replacement for any of the others, and it can even take part in multiple combinations at the same time.
The Free Spins Keys are collectable when they reach the center position. Such a key is always visible on the reels, and it starts from the bottom left position. They can advance towards the middle by having wins on the reels, which will in turn trigger avalanches for the symbols. To activate free spins, you need the Key in the central position, with no more winning combinations triggered at that time.
There are four types of free spins for you to unlock, and you will get a new one each time you trigger the feature again. They are called Star Bar, Lava Lair, Lucky Mug and Golden Pot.
The game also has four random features, which can trigger after any base game spin. Their names are Starfall Wilds, Dragon Destroy, Irish Luck and Magic Transform.
Theme & Design
The game gets a theme which mixes the Irish with the fantasy world. You do get Finn, the main character which is a leprechaun, but the slot also has images of rubies, acorns, four leaf clobbers, lucky horseshoes and card suits made out of wood. It’s a game with an excellent design, but that’s exactly what I expected from NetEnt.
It looks like one of my favorite slot machines that have come from NetEnt in 2017, with the right graphics and some unique features and a completely different gameplay style to make it exciting.