Twin Spin Slot Review
Do you remember the 1970s? Many of you readers may not have been born then but it was a time of real change, fashions changed from flares and peace and love into punk and mods. Disco took the world by storm following the success of Saturday Night Fever and of course, the fashions were bright, perhaps too bright at times.
Well everything good and garish about the 1970s is celebrated in the NetEnt slot Twin Spin. There’s a more updated version of this slot available too called Twin Spin Deluxe, but this is the original game and as such, it has a lot going for it, especially if you are a lover of simple, more retro-styled slot gaming.
You can play both of the Twin Spin games right now at the ever-popular Leo Vegas Casino and I would strongly recommend you give the original game a try before your hand at the Deluxe version.
What you find when you load up the slot is a somewhat standard looking 5×3 reel game, with a brightly coloured backdrop which I think is meant to look like it is part of a discotheque. Certainly the bright lights on the symbols when you win and the associated groovy soundtrack transport you back to that era.
The jackpot is 270,000 coins, which is a considerable amount and there are 243-ways to win in play rather than the standard lines. Bet’s start at just £0.01 per coin (£0.25 per spin) although you can increase the Coin Value and the Level to bet a maximum of £125 per spin if you are a higher roller. For a game offering 243-ways on each spin, that is a relatively good range of bets and a low starting option for smaller stakes players.
As a retro-styled slot, there are not a massive amount of features in the game to enjoy, in truth there is just one, which we will look at in more detail below. However on the reels we have a nice mix of symbols all of which have been brightly coloured.
The lower value symbols are the playing card symbols from nine through to the ace and you can win from three coins up to 40 coins depending on the symbol landed and the number of symbols across the reels.
Higher value symbols are all instantly recognisable from the retro slot era with the Cherry, the Bell, the Bar, the Lucky 7 and the Jewel symbols all making a welcome appearance. They range in pays from smaller to highest in the same order with the cherries payout out between 10 and 250 coins and the jewel paying out between 50 and 1,000 coins.
There is just one other symbol on the reel, which is the in game Wild and we’ll look at what this does and the other key feature of the slot in the section below.
Twin Spin Slot Key Features
There are just two features of note on the Twin Spin slot and the first of these is the Wild symbol. This simply substitutes for any of the symbols on the reels and can help you land more or longer winning combinations. However, there is no prize for landing consecutive Wilds across the reels and the Wild does not offer any multipliers or any other bonuses when applied to a win, which is a bit disappointing.
The other feature of the slot is the Twin Reel feature and this occurs on every spin in the game. When you spin the reels at least two reels will be linked together and they will spin showing the same combinations of symbols on the reels. This can lead to some sizeable multiple line wins in the base game, however that tends to happen more when the two reels are on the first three reels only, rather than the third, fourth and fifth reels.
What is good about this bonus is that on each spin and at random times, the number of linked reels can increase from two, to three, four or even five reels. Of course, if you land the five reel combination then you are guaranteed some bigger value wins, especially with some of the symbols being stacked on the reels during the base game.
Again, as with the double linked reels, if you land three or four linked reels, you will win more if the first reel is included in that group of reels than if it is left out, unless of course that first reel lands kindly on a spin.
The main issue with this bonus feature is that on many occasions it will trigger on the third and fourth, or fourth and fifth reels and as such, the chances of a payout when triggered on these reels is much smaller than on the first and second or second and third reels. The other small niggle here is that the three, four and five linked reels don’t really trigger very often at all, so for the majority of the game you are left with the two linked reels.
Twin Spin is a slot which can be frustrating but essentially, it is a good example of a higher variance retro slot, with a little added bonus of the Twin Reel feature. Lower variance gamers won’t find a huge amount to entertain them here, but you can win some sizeable amounts on this slot, though having a larger bankroll is advisable as it can be a significant amount of time you need to invest before you land a bigger value win.
One of the tricky things with a retro-styled slot is offering the same excitement and variety of wins that you can get on a more modern slot with all the associated bonuses that come with it. Net Ent neatly dodge this bullet with their Twin Spin slot as it has the Twin Reel feature in play which gives this retro slot a more modern feel. It’s not an easy slot to win on and as a higher variance game, a decent bankroll is essential to get the most from it, but if you like a touch of nostalgia and the chance of a big win, Twin Spin hits the mark.
|Where can I play?||Leo Vegas|
|Number of paylines:||243-ways to win|
|Number of reels:||5|
|Is autoplay available?||Yes|