At the end of November 2017, NetEnt presented Finn and the Swirly Spin, a slot machine that has that old Irish charm inside that most of us love. There is no doubt, luck is on our side because Finn arrived, the leprechaun, the Irish elf will accompany us throughout the game.
Finn radiates joy and yes, he meets every stereotype you can imagine, with his red hair and green outfit. As soon as you open, Finn and the Swirly Spin will take you to an enchanted world, covered with green trees and rainbows. In the left corner, you will see our friend Finn playing his flute and waiting for us to make gold.
His graphics and drawings are incredible, his stone board and the way he moves around are incredible. This slot game reminds us of no other, it works very differently from all other slot machines and is especially entertaining, cheerful and exciting.
This is one of those slot machines without the usual drums and pay-lines. It has the shape of a snail shell or spiral where the symbols move from the outside to the inside, with a square shape and we have the possibility of counting 5×5.
The symbols enter from the lower-left corner of the game, then move up five positions and then turn clockwise towards the center. At the beginning of each turn, the symbol in the lower-left corner is a key that opens the central lock.
You’ll want to put that key in the middle because it will then open the magic planet and you’ll get free spins. How do you do it? As long as three equal symbols match horizontally or vertically, you get a prize and those symbols will explode, like an avalanche. A wild symbol, a star, will appear in the middle of the winning combination of symbols.
The symbols are refilled from the bottom left so that the symbols move towards the center. If you do not win anything, all symbols will be replaced. If there is a winning combination with a wild symbol, it will explode, and destroy all the other symbols that are in the same row, or column, so that the key approaches the lock.
The minimum amount that can be bet is £0.10 and the maximum spin is £200.
There are a sum of 4 random features, also called Random Feature, present in this online slot game, all of them to guide you to get huge prizes and have a fantastic time playing with Finn and the Swirly Spin. As they are random, there is no specific way to activate them, it could be any time during the game and this finally makes it much more exciting.
Finn and the Swirly Spin free spins bonus will be activated when the key symbol reaches the center position after all prizes and avalanches have brought it to the center.
This will start the bonus game, where 4 different types of free spins bonus will be displayed on the screen which can be selected about how many keys you have obtained in total while playing:
Lately, we saw several games that use the cluster pay mechanic, where groups of symbols anywhere on the screen have the chance to win prizes. But there’s a lot more that can be done with this three-composition game style, and we hope more programmers will explore this design space.
Finn and Swirly Spin is played on what you see as a 5×5 grid, but the way the reels turn toward the center of a spiral is an integral part of the gameplay.
When the action has stopped, you win by forming equal lines of three or more symbols horizontally or vertically. The symbols involved in each win will disappear so that you can enter more.
There are only six symbols and these are the red gem, the acorn, a horseshoe, four-leaf clover and then icons of hearts and swords carved in wood. The wild symbol is a gold star that is created with a win that has no wild cards inside. There is also a key symbol that is integral to one of the features.
Starting with the design, all the images are of superior quality and display virtues, like few symbols that make matching a little easier to win more.
The sound creates the perfect atmosphere to fill the particular features accessible in this slot. All those plus features are very helpful in winning the highest prize amounts.
Being an Irish themed slot most of its icons are related to Irish culture. The two symbols of lesser value are the Spades and the Hearts since they give up to 40 by 5. The Clover gives 80 by 5, the Horseshoe gives 100 by 5, the Golden Acorn gives 120 by 5 and the Ruby gives 500 by 5.
It also has Scatter (a key that activates free spins) and a Joker for the base game and another particular Joker that only appears throughout the Lava Lair free spin bonus.
If a combination is achieved with the Joker (the star), this icon explodes the symbols that are in the same line or column and the symbols spin so that the player has another chance to win. This function is repeated without limits.