|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Bet Levels:||0.10 - 200|
|Free Spins:||Yes (15-unlimited)|
Twin Spin Megaways is coming up in November and fans of the original Twin Spin are frothing to get a piece of the action. This is the first time that developer, NetEnt, has a produced a Megaways slot under their own brand, creating curiosity amongst NetEnt followers as well. The slot features an RTP of 96.04%, slightly lower than its namesake. Let’s see if this refurbished version has the juice that made the first edition so popular.
Symbols and Payouts
As with the music and background setting, the developers have decided to stick with the symbols used in the original Twin Spin, namely 9 to A royals as low paying symbols and classic slots symbols on the higher end of the paytable. The highest paying premium is the diamond, followed in descending order by red sevens, bars, bells, and cherries. The payouts for landing 6 of the premiums start at 10x for the diamonds then 5x, 3x, 1.5x and lastly, 1x for the cherries. All wins are paid from left to right only.
Fans of the original Twin Spin will notice a drastic decrease in symbol value, which makes sense as it was done to accommodate all the new features on Twin Spin Megaways. The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols and can only appear on reels 2 to 6. The Scatter symbol serves only to trigger the free spins.
This is a Megaways slot offering up to 117,649 pay ways, or paylines. The number of rows appearing on each reel can range between 2 and 7 – and it changes randomly with each new spin. Higher numbers of rows appearing on the reels means more active paylines, so having 7 symbols appear on all 6 reels is optimal as it activates all paylines.
Players can begin betting for 0.10 with the maximum bet set at 200. The highest win possible on a single spin is 38,000x the bet. Players wagering max bet have the potential to strike a colossal win of 7.6 Million. However, don’t expect that to happen too easily as the volatility has been turned up to high on this one.
The predominant feature here is the Twin Reels Feature. It’s always exciting when slot gets released with twin reels because there aren’t that many that incorporate it. How it works is that on any spin between 2 and 6 of the reels can light up and become duplicates of each other, displaying exactly the same rows and symbols. Obviously the winning potential increases when this happens, especially when all 6 reels become twins because you’ll effectively have landed 6 of every symbol at least once.
Next up is the Avalanche Feature, also known as Cascading Reels or the Tumbling Feature. During the base game and during the free spins, players have a chance to win more than once on a single spin because the winning symbols are removed, the remaining symbols on the reels drop, and new symbols fall from above. The updated arrangement of symbols on the screen is then recalculated for wins. The Avalanche Feature continues until no new wins strike.
Last up we have the Free Spins Feature, which is where the biggest winning potential resides. 5 Scatter symbols triggers 15 free spins, and every additional scatter symbol that lands awards 1 extra free spin. 6 Scatter symbols will awards 16 free spins and so on.
The Twin Reels Feature is boosted while the free spins are in play. Every time the twin reels appear they will contain the maximum of 7 rows, flaunting 7 symbols per reel. The more twin reels appear, the higher the chances of winning some fantastic payouts.
The Wild symbol also has enhanced abilities during the free spins as it can appear with a 2x or 3x multiplier. When Wild Multipliers appear on Twin Reels, they get multiplied by each other. So if you land 3 twin reels with a 3x multiplier it effectively becomes a 27x multiplier (3x3x3). The developers have capped the maximum multiplier that can be achieved in this way at 81x, which will happen when a 3x multiplier appears on 4 twin reels.
Verdict: Twin Spin Megaways
There is more going on in Twin Spin Megaways than there was in the original video slot, but not too much that the game loses its essence or becomes overwhelming. If we’re not mistaken, the soundtrack is the same as the original Twin Spin, with the addition of a more upbeat disco track during the free spins feature. This is sure to give fans of the game a sense of nostalgia and make them feel right at home with this updated slot. Overall, Twin Spin Megaways is more exciting and has a higher winning potential. What’s not to like?