Twin Spin is a Vegas-style online slot that has become something of a classic since its initial release by NetEnt in 2013. One of the things that has made it popular with players in New Zealand and around the world is the way in which it manages to combine retro Vegas symbols with a modern format and style.
Of course, the fact that it was the first slot to feature NetEnt's popular Twin Reels mechanic also worked in its favour, so let's take a closer look at this iconic game.
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Twin Spin Info
|TWIN SPIN||QUICK FACTS & INFO|
|Reels, rows, paylines:||5 x 3|
|Paylines:||243 Ways to Win|
|Min and Max Bet:||$0.25 - $125.00|
Viva Las Vegas
The Twin Spin casino game is a five-reel slot with three rows. The game is designed to look and feel like the kind of video slot that you might play at a casino in Las Vegas. The reels are presented in a coloured neon frame against a modern abstract background, and it's easy to imagine that you're standing in front of the game in a casino lobby somewhere.
Below the reels, you'll find the main game controls. This is where you can adjust the size of your stake and the number of coins that you want to bet on any given spin. There is also an Auto Play option that allows you to set the game spinning all by itself.
This is handy if you'd like to simply sit back and keep your fingers crossed for a win without tapping the spin button manually.
Wins are landed by getting three or more matching symbols on a payline, from left to right, on adjacent reels. You can view the symbols in play and the prizes they will pay at your current staking level by clicking the information icon (a white letter i against a green circle background). The maximum amount that can be won from this game in a single session is 1,080 times your bet.
A smooth jazz soundtrack adds to the casino feel, while more traditional audio effects provide classic Vegas-style "bells and whistles" when you spin the reels or land one or more winning combinations.
The symbols that appear on the reels in this game are all larger than life, which means they look superb even on the smaller screens of tablets and smartphones. Lower-value symbols are the playing card ranks of 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A, while higher-value symbols are cherries, bells, BARs, a red 7, and a blue diamond. A WILD symbol serves - a tad predictably - as a wild.
The main - and in fact, the only - special feature in the Twin Spin casino game is the Twin Reels mechanic. This links two reels bearing identical symbols together and forces them to spin in unison. Whether this actually makes it easier to land wins or it simply feels that way, we aren't sure, but the idea that you're always 40% of the way to a winning combination of five symbols is definitely encouraging.
If the Twin Reels mechanic as we've just described sounds good then brace yourself, because it doesn't always end there. The "twins" can actually expand to become triplets, quadruplets or even quintuplets. That really does make it easier to win, and if you manage to get quintuplets a handful of five symbols wins is pretty much guaranteed.
We love this Twin Reels mechanic, we really do, but the fact that it's the only special feature in the game is - from a modern perspective - a tad disappointing. Of course, for players who appreciate the beauty of deliberate simplicity, the lone special feature could be ideal.
This slot has an RTP of 96.55% and is described by NetEnt as being of medium to high volatility.
Pros and Cons
Twin Spin: Our Verdict
When Twin Spin arrived on the scene in 2013 with its Twin Reels mechanic it made a big impression that shouldn't be underestimated. Even now, more than a decade later, the game draws plenty of attention from players who appreciate its combination of classic Vegas style and modern aesthetics.
The lack of special features apart from the Twin Reels mechanic means that it isn't the best slot for lengthy gaming sessions, but its simplicity has cemented it as one of the most popular online pokie, and makes it perfect for casual gamers and those who appreciate its deliberate simplicity.
Play Twin Spin for yourself and this modern classic just might become one of your favourites.