Finn and the Swirly Spin Review
Finn and the Swirly Spin is a 5×5 Grid Irish luck themed slot recently launched by NetEnt. The slot plays off the luck a Leprechaun brings and with Finn as your personal little Leprechaun you can expect plenty of lucky wins.
Get lucky from anywhere at any time via your mobile, tablet or desktop device with this interestingly designed slot. Before you start spinning choose from a coin value of 0.01 to or a maximum of 2. The slot is playable for all, no matter what the size of your bankroll is and you can get away with spins from as little as 0.10 or go all the way to 200 coins per spin.
Finn and the Swirly Spin come with a very interesting Spin Mechanic where the reels go in a swirl motion instead of the normal drop down. This mechanic also allows for multiple wins at a time as it comes with an avalanche motion where new symbols fill the space where winning combinations used to be.
Everything about the slot lures you in and encourages you to stay for a while. If unusual slots are what you’re after then this one comes highly recommended. If you prefer something magical but straightforward why not opt for a slot like Wolf Cub or Orient Express? These slots come with superb graphics, an entertaining theme and great winning possibilities.
Look & Feel
Finn and the Swirly Spin is one amazingly designed slot from finish to start. Each and every element works together to fully embrace the Irish Luck theme with a hint of magic included. The backdrop of the slot is a view of Emerald Isle with some elements being interactive during your gameplay. To the left of the reels you will find little Leprechaun Finn playing his flute to lure out the biggest wins on your reels. The reels are made from rock that has been placed in a swirly formation. On the reels you will find 6 different symbols which include a wooden heart and spade, a gold horseshoe, a four leaf clover, acorns and rubies. There is also a star and frozen key symbol which we will reveal more about in the bonus feature section. The overall look and feel is magical sprinkled with luck.
Sound & Score
The soundtrack is calming and provides for a stress-free gaming environment. It’s an Irish folk tune that is played by the little Leprechaun Finn. Not only is he waiting by your side for extra luck, he is also luring out bigger wins with his skilful flute playing. There are some generic sounds but most of the sounds are the flute and sparks of magic. You won’t need the mute button for this one, unless the flute is lulling you to sleep rather than keeping you focused on your lucky gameplay.
Bonus features and Gameplay
The wild of this slot is the shining star and it substitutes for all other symbols except the free spins symbol. All wins with wilds can intersect or overlap on the same row or column. If a winning combination is formed with a wild the wild will explode, destroying surrounding it. If a wild is on the reels but not part of a winning combination a new wild will take the place of one of the disappeared symbols.
Base Game features
There are 4 base game features that can be triggered at random after any spin namely The Irish Luck, Starfall Wild, Dragon Destroy and Magic Transform symbol. The Irish Luck feature will transform the symbols on one of the lines into identical symbols to create a win and an avalanche. The Starfall Wild feature will reward you with between 2 and 5 extra wilds on the reels. Dragon Destroy will activate another avalanche by destroying a random number of symbols on the reels. And the Magic Transform feature will transform all the spades and hearts symbols on the grid into a higher paying symbol.
To trigger the free spins feature is a little trickier but also entertaining than in most other online slots. The frozen key will start at position 25 on the grid and with each win it will draw closer to the centre. Your aim is to get the key to the centre as quickly as possible to enter the land of free spins. The journey is not over yet, before you get to enter any of the 4 free spin bars you need to collect a certain amount of keys. If you have one key you will enter the Star Bar where you will be given 7 free spins during which the Starfall Wild is triggered after each spin. 4 keys get you into the Laval Lair where you get 3 free spins and the Dragon Destroy feature is activated after each. 9 keys allow you to enter Lucky Mug where you get 4 free spins where the Irish Luck feature is triggered after each spin. And finally if you manage to get 16 keys you will enjoy 2 free spins in the Golden Pot where the Magic Transform feature is activated after each.
Is it worth playing?
Yes! Finn and the Swirly Spin is a highly entertaining slot that aims to bring you plenty of luck and winnings. The Avalanche feature and the swirl of the grid will make for some interesting fun. There are also plenty of bonus features to keep you busy. Grab a chair and have a shot of Irish Luck!