Finn and the Swirly Slot
Take an enchanting trip to the Emerald Isle and bask in the blessings of Irish luck with NetEnt and ‘Finn and the Swirly Spin’. The incredible visuals, involving animations, engaging audio, and enthralling special features, combine to offer the best St Patrick’s Day slot around. Spin and stand to win 420x your line bet in prizes on a single roll.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
Set on the rolling hills of Ireland, our little Leprechaun friend, Finn, sits aside a stone portal grid, whistling away the most entrancing little ditty. The cartoon-like trees in the background all sway in time with the music as if in unity with his mystical music.
When Finn stands up to add a little magic to the reels, by introducing random special features, the animations are stunning, adding life to Finn and the Swirly Spin. Even the music takes an upward turn when the adventure reaches its peak.
All symbols are perfectly suited to the game’s theme, each a good luck charm on its own. These include red diamonds, golden acorns, golden horseshoes, and four-leafed shamrocks. The two lower-valued items are a stone spade symbol and a wooden heart symbol.
Finn and the Swirly Spin wild is a golden star with eyes. This little character livens up the grid every time it appears. Just land a win without his help and the next thing you know, he will land in place to offer another chance at a win when the reel re-spins, substituting for all other symbols, except the key.
The key symbol is vital to triggering the free spins. More on that later.
Finn is a scatter pays slot, which means that there are no assigned pay lines. Wins are made when matching combinations of three or more symbols line up on the 5x5 grid - vertically or horizontally. There are no traditional reels in the game either, as NetEnt has introduced the first of its kind – spiral engine.
The symbols enter the reels on the bottom left of the screen and swirl clockwise around the perimeter of the grid working their way towards the centre of the square. If combinations are made, the winning symbols disappear, allowing for the swirly ‘reel’ to cascade and fill up the spaces again, granting a re-spin of the reels and another chance of tallying combinations.
With a healthy 96.62% RTP and a low to medium game variance, you can expect frequent smaller wins, with the odd big win here and there. If you are setting up for a marathon run of entertainment, set the auto spin feature to run between 10 and 1,000 consecutive spins so that you do not have to press the spin button every time.
There are random features introduced by Finn, that can be triggered anytime in the base game. He stands up and says “Let’s add a little magic!” These features are included in various free spin rounds in Finn and the Swirly Spin well.
- Starfall Wilds – Wilds are added to the grid until a win occurs.
- Dragon Destroy – Symbols are destroyed in a way that guarantees a major win.
- Irish Luck – Certain symbols are transformed to provide a guaranteed win.
- Magic Transform – All hearts and spades are transformed into higher value symbols.
This round is triggered if you can get the key that starts at the bottom left of the screen to the centre keyhole by landing multiple re-spins of the cascading reels. Finn and you will then be transported via a wormhole to the Magic Land of free spins, where you will embark upon the Star Bar free spin level. Collect more keys while in the feature, to unlock more free spin levels.
- 1 Key will grant you Star Bar spins – 7 Free Spins + Starfall Wilds
- 4 Keys grants you Lava Lair Spins – 3 Free Spins + Dragon Destroy and Sticky Wilds
- 9 Keys grants you Lucky Mug – 4 Free Spins + Irish Luck
- 16 Keys grants you Golden Pot – 2 Free Spins + Magic Transform
Play ‘On The Go’
NetEnt have ensured that mobile players do not miss out on the premium entertainment available in this Irish charm. Finn and the Swirly Spin keeps all of its graphical enhancements and special features, thanks to the capabilities of HTML5 instant browser play.
The controls are perfectly adapted for TOUCH manipulation, which is simplified for the small screen.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
There are very few games in the online slot world that entertain to the degree that Finn and the Swirly Spin does. The visuals and animations, combined with the special features and treasure-filled free spins round, amount to some of the best fun we have ever had on a premium 3D video slot.