Intro: Game Theme
Twin Spin first saw the light of day in 2013 and at the time it was released it became a frequent topic for chatter because it had the looks of an old-school fruit machine and the gameplay of a modern video slot. There isn’t much of a theme to it. Twin Spin does not draw inspiration from fairy tales, legends, historic events, movies or mythology. It is a slot about slots, about the symbols of the early machines and the joy of spinning the reels.
A nice dark wallpaper which is illuminated by neon lights serves as a background for the reels and the interface has an arcade feel. The music is upbeat and lively and the graphics are polished even though the visual elements aren’t overly detailed. The symbols are big and look amazing on mobile screens and the whole ordeal is pretty straightforward, like in the good old days of one-armed bandits. However, NetEnt has put a modern twist to the classic fruit machine theme and produced an iconic slot with minimum effort.
- RTP: 96.60%
- Betting Range: £0.25 – £125
- Max Win: 270,000 coins
- Similar Slots: Twin Spin Deluxe, Fantasini, Double Cash, Wow Pot
How it Works
NetEnt’s Twins Spin is a video slot with 243 ways to win that runs on 5 reels and has 3 rows of symbols. Payouts are awarded for 3 to 5 matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right, so you don’t need to pay attention to predetermined paylines. Players can set the bet level (from 1 to 10), choose the coin value (from 0.01 to 0.50) and set the total stake from £0.25 to £125. Winning combinations always start from the leftmost reel and only the longest matching formations are paid. Autoplay and Max Bet buttons are at the ready, in case you wish to enjoy a set of automatic spins or immediately set the stakes to their highest available values.
The symbols that occupy the reels are familiar objects, the ones we’ve seen so many times before in classic fruit machines. Lower wins can come from playing cards symbols – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. As you move towards the fruit machine icons, the payouts grow bigger. Expect to see cherries, liberty bells, lucky sevens, BARs and diamonds. The Wild symbol is the only special symbol in the game and it will play its role of a substitution icon nearly to perfection. It only appears on the second, third, fourth and fifth reel. The diamond brings the highest payout of 1,000x the stake for 5 symbols on adjacent reels.
NetEnt is capable of making both simple, enjoying slots and slot that are packed with features and detailed graphics. In comparison to, for instance, Blood Suckers II, Twin Spin is not as nearly as visually complex and certainly it does not feature so many bonuses. However, Twin Spin is a special video slot because it offers the Twin Reel feature.
Twin Reels can happen on any spin. In fact, each spin begins with two linked reels with identical symbols. As the spin progresses, the reels can multiply and cover three, four and even all five reels, covering the entire grid in matching symbols. Twin Spin does not have a progressive jackpot meter, but filling as many reels as possible with identical symbols can produce huge payouts. Creating an adjacent reels feature for a slot where adjacent symbols create 243 ways to win is clever, NetEnt, we have to admit it! When the reels are about to become “twins” (or triplets, quadruplets or quintuplets) they will be highlighted for an added element of thrill.
Perhaps not as feature-rich as most NetEnt’s recent slots, Twin Spin has won a special place in our hearts and we can see why it is so popular. Fancy animations and complicated bonus features aren’t always the key to an enjoyable gambling experience. Sometimes, players value simplicity and nostalgia. As you are playing Twin Spin, you will not receive free spins or enter any bonus mini-games. However, you will have the chance to see the screen fill with identical symbols and that is surely a sight to behold. LabSlots is impressed with the game’s soundtrack, as well. It’s so groovy and relaxing that you won’t think about using the Mute button during gameplay.