Spin once, spin twice… maybe spin three times a lady? Maybe not; though there’s a bit of a cheesy disco feel to the soundtrack of this NetEnt five-reeler that might not have been out of place in some of the Commodores catalogues. And the Twin Spin slot theme here is very retro, aiming at the feel of a classic slot that you might have seen in a casino, arcade, pub or bar. Alongside the nostalgia, though you’ll find plenty of innovations, including a big 243 pay lines, and some very smooth looking spins.
Should you take the first step and cash up Twin Spin? Let’s take a look in this Twin Spin slot review and don’t forget to also play the Twin Spin free play demo.
If you’ve played any online slots you’ll have encountered NetEnt. They make hundreds of games and also run their own casinos as well as providing software for some of the biggest names in the business. The Twin Spin game is not a stand-alone title, with a Twin Spin Deluxe operating as a sequel to this game.
The graphics on this five-reel game are backwards-looking, but very up to date. The symbols are the sort of thing that you might have seen in a real-world casino decades ago, but they’ve been beautifully drawn. The reels spin convincingly, with a mechanical feel to their movement and excellent lighting effects on wins.
The screen is pretty simple. A blue-to-purple backdrop frames big, squared-off reels, with the pay-line numbers on the side. All of the controls are in a single panel at the bottom of the screen. Information runs along the bottom of the reel. The game’s frame contains some extra information and site controls.
These nostalgia games are always relatively easy to play. That might be what players love so much about them. Simplicity is very 12st-century, and it’s a particular feature of the most popular mobile games, for the simple reason that it’s bloody hard to see a lot of detail and animations and bonus features on a smaller screen. And this Flash game should work on any platform you use.
The facts and figures are pretty simple. Five reels and three rows give you 15 symbols on the screen. The theoretical return to player is 96.6% (please remember that this is a long-term measure of a machines’ performance, not your personal experience of it), and Twin Spin slot has been rated as a medium to high variance game.
It has a top jackpot of 270,000 coins, with betting potentially available from 0.01 to 250 coins. (Again, please check the coin values, bet amounts and maximum pay-outs at the sites that you use.)
Twin Spin slot machine is popular. It’s been on the market since 2013, but it still features at a lot of casino sites and is a front-page game on a lot of them.
Let’s have a look at how the game pays out.
True to its classic set-up. The pay-table starts out with a set of card symbols.
The nine pays three-times stake for three, 10-times for four, and 25 for five. You’ll also get these returns for 10s and Jacks. The Queen, King, and Ace all pay four-times stake for three, 15 for four, and 40 for five.
Then we’re up to the classic fruit machine symbols. The first pair is cherries and bells. They both pay 10-times stake for three, 75-times for four, and 250 for five. Bars pay 15, 100, and 400. Sevens pay 30 for three, 150 for four, 500 for five. The diamond pays 50-times for three, 250-times for four, and 1,000 for five.
There is also a wild – it’s just the word “wild” so thanks design geniuses! – that will substitute for any symbol and make the best possible win.
The main bonus feature is pretty simple. It’s called the Twin Reel feature. This links two reels at the start of every spin. They are always next to each other and they are identical.
As the reels spin, this pair of matched reels can grow to take in three, four, or all five.
And that’s really it for bonuses. This is not a great game if bonus games or free spins are something you need to see in an online video slot.
These games are usually pretty simple to play, and Twin Spin slot game shouldn’t have you in a spin as you try to work it out.
The control panel runs from left to right as follows: an “i” information button opens up a three-page pay-table. The Bet window shows your total bet. The bet is set by levels – one through 10, in a straight numeric scale – in the next window. In the centre panel and round spin button is framed by an auto-play to the left, and a max bet button to the right that boosts you to the biggest amount within the level you’ve chosen. Then you can set the coin value to bet on each level, with an irregular increasing scale from 0.01 to 0.50 coins. Your balance is shown at the far right in a total number of coins.
Beneath this is the game frame. Here you can set the settings of the game, setting up the “quick spin” feature, turning the intro screen on or off, and setting the spacebar as the spin button. The frame also holds your balance, bet amount, and the most recent win in actual currency amounts.
The autoplay can set up to 1,000 spins. You can click on an “advanced settings” button to fine-tune this to stop after wins of a certain size or if your balance goes up or down by certain amounts.
We had a great time playing this simple but deceptively sophisticated game. The design isn’t flashy but in a low-key way provides a really compelling visual experience. The gameplay is as smooth as silk, and while it’s low on bonuses offers a lot of value for players.
For a game to try on mobile or big screen we can’t think of a better way to spend a bit of time at your favourite online casino now.