Finn and the Swirly Spin
NetEnt is known for producing highly innovative slots, but even Finn and the Swirly Spin bowled us over with its surprising and exciting All Ways Pay gameplay, beautiful Irish graphics, and multiple bonus features.
Instead of using five reels and a set number of paylines, the Finn and the Swirly Spin slot game plays out on a five-by-five square, and the symbols are added via the left-hand corner, with any key symbols moving clockwise around the outside until they reach the centre position. Because of this unusual layout, you get paid for creating combinations of three or more matching symbols both horizontally and vertically. Plus, as winning symbols are removed from the playing area as soon as your prize has been awarded, new symbols are added at the bottom-left, and existing ones fill up the empty spaces so that you can potentially create another win!
The Finn and the Swirly Spin slot also comes with exploding wilds, four random features that can create guaranteed wins and higher value symbols, and a Free Spins Bonus where you can unlock four different modes as you collect golden keys.
We have to take our hats off to NetEnt for doing such an impressive job with the graphics in Finn and the Swirly Spin. The fun-loving leprechaun after whom the game is named plays his flute beside the reels. The reel set looks as though it’s been chiseled out of a huge boulder, and behind it, you can see hills and vales, and a picturesque rainbow.
The Finn and the Swirly Spin slot only uses eight paytable symbols, and they are the star, the horseshoe, the four-leaf clover, the acorn, the ruby, the key, the spade, and the heart.
The cute star is the wild symbol in Finn and the Swirly Spin, and it can contribute towards wins by substituting for all symbols except the key. Wins that use a wild symbol cause the wild to destroy all of the symbols that are vertically and horizontally adjacent to it to allow new ones to take their place. And, if you score a win that doesn’t include a wild, a new wild is created by the exploding symbols.
Each time that a key symbol reaches the centre of the reels while you’re playing the Finn and the Swirly Spin slot, it’s added to the meter on the bottom-right of the game screen, and simultaneously triggers the Free Spins Bonus. Once you’ve collected at least one key, you can use it towards your choice of four special features when the Free Spins Bonus is initiated as follows:
- 1 Key = Star Bar – 7 free games with Starfall Wilds;
- 4 Keys = Lava Lair – 3 free games with the Dragon Destroy feature;
- 9 Keys = Lucky Mug – 4 free games with the Irish Luck feature;
- 16 Keys = Golden Pot – 2 free games with the Magic Transform feature.
The Finn and the Swirly Spin slot game also has four randomly-triggered bonuses, which can occur in the base game and are also used in the Free Spins Bonus as described above.
- Magic Transform – all spade and heart symbols become higher value symbols;
- Dragon Destroy – destroys a random number of symbols;
- Starfall Wild – adds two to five wilds to the reels;
- Irish Luck – creates a guaranteed win.
|Reels||Paylines||Min Bet||Max Bet||Progressive JP||RTP|
|5||All Ways Pay||0.10p||£200||No||96.62%|