Finn and the Swirly Spin™ slot

 

Get ready to be swirled around the reels on Finn and the Swirly Spin™, the last new slot in 2017 coming from the creative Netent studios. With an Irish theme, a unique Spiral Spin Mechanism, an abundance features and potential wins of up to 50,000 coins or €100,000 it surely will turn our heads the soon it is released on 23rd November 2017. Just in time for the festive periods to surprise us with some super mega wins.

Finn and the Swirly Spin™ slot

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Finn and the Swirly Spin™ slot

Rate this game
(4 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Up to €1200 + 200 Free Spins*

For all new players at Casumo

Slot Details

An absolute first is the 5×5 game grid as it does not feature the usual reels, rows and pay lines with symbols landing on the reels. Instead, as the name suggests, they follow a spiral pattern starting at the outside corner and ending in the center position. This new mechanism looks exciting and is a welcome change from the norm. The game takes us to the emerald isle where a magical leprechaun called Finn playing Irish tunes on his flute is awaiting our arrival. Finn and the Swirly Spin™ is a  5×5 video slot featuring the Spiral Spin mechanism, Wild substitutions, a Free Spins Key, four different types of Free Spins and a Random Feature with four variations.

 

 

TRTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.62%, featuring a maximum win of 50,000 coins or 1,000x stake. Bet levels and coin values range from 1 – 10 and $0.01 – $1.00 allowing for bet sizes between $0.10 – $100. Auto Play can be used to select up to 1,000 consecutive spins with a range of options as to when the run should stop. The slot is in HTML5 format available on desktop, mobile and tablet across all OS platforms.

Only six pay symbols on this slot, excluding the Wild symbol, with spades, heart, clover, horseshoe, hazelnut and a red gem in ascending order. Wild symbol is a smiling yellow star created when winning combinations explode during a spin. No scatters on the reels as the bonus features are triggered when the key symbol reaches the center of the swirl in one spin.

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Swirl Spin Mechanic

The 5×5 grid is essentially a swirl that leads from the left bottom corner to the center of the game window. The locked key symbol will always be in the start position at the beginning of the spin. The aim of the game is to progress the key to the center location to open the vault with the Free Spins features.

A win is achieved when minimum three of the same symbols are adjacent, horizontally or vertically. The combination will explode after the win is paid to allow for the other symbols including the key to move forward and a further avalanche of symbols is introduced into the swirl.

Any exploding winning combination will produce a Wild symbol that progresses along with the other symbols. A winning combination containing a Wild symbol will explode including the symbols horizontally and vertically adjacent to the combination including the Wild symbol.

The spin is completed when no further winning combinations are achieved on a new avalanche or when the key symbol reaches the center position.

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Finn and the Swirly Spin™ Random Features

The game comes with no less than four random features, which are activated once all symbols have come to rest on a spin. Finn, usually sitting relaxed on the side of the game window, will stop playing his flute to activate one of the features:

  • Starfall Wilds: Minimum 2 Wilds are randomly placed on any position, except on top of the locked key symbol. If no win occurs, more Wilds are added until producing a win
  • Dragon Destroy: A random number of symbols are destroyed, activating another avalanche to potentially produce a winning combination
  • Irish Luck: A vertical or horizontal line is transformed into one symbol, guaranteeing at least one win for the spin
  • Magic Transform: All spade and heart symbols are transformed into a higher value symbol to give potential for more big wins.
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Finn and the Swirly Spin™ Free Spins Features

On top of the random features, the game surprised us with four types of Free Spins. The bonus feature is activated when the locked key symbol makes it to the center of the swirl on one spin. The game leads to a second screen showing Flinn flying off into bonus feature land to discover the four Free Spin island floating above the clouds. Each Free Spins feature needs a specific amount of collected keys to be open for selection.

  • The Star Bar – 1 key: 7 Free Spins with the Starfall Wilds feature
  • Lava Lair – 4 keys: 3 Free Spins with the Dragon Destroy feature
  • Lucky Mug – 9 keys: 4 Free Spins with the Irish Luck feature
  • Golden Pot – 16 keys: 2 Free Spins with the Magic Transform feature

 

 

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Final Words

After our extensive test runs, we have to admit that Finn and the Swirly Spin™ is indeed a quirky and exiting slot, mainly due to the new spin mechanic that has never been seen before in any other game. The graphics and animations are high quality as always, the Irish flute soundtrack let us tip our toes and the winning potential is pretty good too. 1,000x bet as maximum coinciding win will always create that special suspense and the low the medium volatility will make balances last long enough to entertain us through our gaming sessions.

Highly recommended to give this new game a few spins. Enjoy it on its release on 23rd November 2017!

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