Can this NetEnt Twin Spin Deluxe slot step out of the shadows of it’s more iconic predecessor? Probably not, but then it doesn’t have to.
The original Twin Spin slot was an almost instant classic the moment it came out, bringing to the world the idea of twin reels.
On every spin, two reels are cloned to show the exact same symbol, and that can expand so you’d have 3, 4 or even 5 reels all showing the exact same symbol.
It was a simple concept and a simple slot machine, with the potential for huge wins. The Twin Spin Deluxe mobile slot changes the rules, but by doing so, also changes audiences.
The graphics keep the same cool funky vibe, with classic cherries, 7’s and bars, only now instead of being in a jazzy lounge bar in a 70s casino, you’re sitting at an arcade in the 80s.
And overall the theme really works. NetEntertainment mobile game studios know how to create eye-catching designs.
So the theme isn’t the problem, or even the twin reel feature, which works just like the original.
What you have is a massive 6×5 reel with no paylines. The way to get a win is to get 9 symbols touching each other either vertically or horizontally; or as they like to call it ‘a cluster pay’ – as seen in Aloha Cluster Pays also by NetEnt.
Which, with only 2 reels cloning each other on most spins, doesn’t lead to huge wins often; but it does lead to more wins than the original.
Making the Twin Spin Deluxe touch slot a much friendlier machine that is easier to play if you’re a newcomer to casino.
The max you can win here is around 1,000 times your bet, which isn’t much less than the 243 ways to win original.
However, getting to that top amount is harder – though not impossible. We’ve personally seen wins of 90 times our bet for getting almost a full screen of one of the low paying symbols.
And with a minimum bet of 0.10 a spin, and easy to grasp mechanics, we think many casual gamblers will enjoy this simple NetEntertainment game.
However, if you’ve been around the casino block a while, we also get why you’d hate this: so do us a favour and try something like Girls with Guns Jungle Heat instead, as this will just make you mad.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||6 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||3.39% / 96.61%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Bonus rounds||Conjoined Reels, Cluster Pays|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Cluster Pays: A symbol is part of a cluster when you get 9 touching either vertically or horizontally. You can get up to 30 symbol wins, made easier thanks to the Twin Reel feature.
Twin Reel Feature: Each spin starts with two adjacent reels linked together, and when the reels stop, those reels will each show identical symbols.
It's both incredibly effective and incredibly frustrating as if you get a different symbol on every line, it feels like you should get a win, but the cluster pays says you don't.
However, those of us who love games like Gemix and Viking Runecraft would have moved on from the need of paylines, and love looking for big clusters of symbols.
And when four or more reels link, and you see the exact same identical symbol on the screen, you feel closer to a big payday than you would in other cluster pay mobile slots like Legend of Shangri La.
We debated giving Twin Spin Deluxe 3 stars as we know, in our hearts, that this will firmly divide players into two camps.
Those who love the original will see this as a bastardization of a great game, turned 'soft' to appeal to casual gamblers.
But for occasional gamblers who aren't into big complicated bonus game like in Snow Wild and the 7 Features, and just want an easy to understand phone slot with occasional big wins... Then this is it.
Just do us a favour and walk away when you're 25% up on top or below your starting budget - this is still fairly volatile and without much happening in between the twin reel feature, you might need to watch your cash if you're a newbie.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 13, 2019 - Rating