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Right gamers, how does a zombie movie or a werewolf thriller strike you? Well, as a brave Wombat who often forages at night, NetEnt’s Spinsane slot reminded me of a few Full Moon experiences and I am not talking about an all night party on some Thai island. I am going to have to get my mate from the Jackaroo Jack slot to come and give me some moral support on this one!
This clever game has been designed to give you an experience that is as close to a land based casino slot as we have experienced online. Hello Vegas!
If you’re afraid of big hairy animals (present company accepted) then the great slathering wolves of this slot might have your hackles up! Let’s get involved!
Look and Feel
It’s hard to know what to say about NetEnt’s Spinsane’s look. It’s basically set in some kind of off the grid experimental facility where an attempt to make a new wolf hybrid has gone wrong.
The game’s frame is encased in a glass experiment tank with illuminated reels.
The whole style of Spinsane slot is dark and looming. Stock up on snacks and bolt the back door: there’s trouble afoot… And it might just be travelling on extra sharp claws!
The Spinsane slot takes place over 5 reels and an unusual 27 pay-lines, just under the number you’ll see on the 1st Down slot which clocks in at 30 lines.
Each of the game’s three main icons has a more valuable Super Symbol twin which substitutes for the less valuable regular icon.
The evil twin or Super Symbol version of each icon carries dramatic radioactive scratches. All the clues tell you that something out of the ordinary and highly dangerous is on the prowl out there.
A wolf in growling attack mode with a trio of red-hot scratches across its face is the most valuable icon in this unusual game. 5 super wolf symbols on an active pay-line is worth a mega x500 your wager. Something to howl about!
Note that the regular twin to this icon is worth x 50 your stake for 5. The other two regular icons include a wolf’s paw and a wolf’s tooth charm which we are hoping is a deterrent!
I also see that this is one of those rare slot games where there are blanks on the reels, a nod to classic slot games perhaps?
The Spinsane slot’s Wild which never lands on the first reel is a letter “W” against a fiery background and this subs for all icons, except the Scatter. And talking of the scatter, this is a big old hairy wolf howling up at a full moon. Let’s hope it’s not a mutant wolf announcing dinner to his pack.
Five or more of the Scatter symbols will unlock the Free Spins game. You gain a different number of free spins depending on how many Scatters you landed to launch the feature. Each of your Scatters awards you two free games. During your free spins mode, landing additional Scatters will generate a further free spin per icon. Which is not a bad effort from my lupine pals.
While you’re making the most of those freebie spins you may luck-in when between 2 and 5 of the reels gain special overlay Wilds. These fiery letter “W” icons will give you an increased chance of making up winning line combinations. OK, Maybe ravening wolves aren’t so bad after all. You’ll get a guaranteed “Wild Stack” on each spin in the free spins mode. Aroooooo! (That’s my wolf impression in case you were wondering).
The wolfie Spinsane slot will either have you joining the pack or have you feeling like a hunted gamer with nowhere left to run. It’s a medium to high variance game that is one of those slots that’s pure Vegemite (or Marmite if you prefer) in that you’ll either love it or hate it.
I liked the concept of the dual symbols on the reels and the free spins game has enough bite with the overlay Wilds to keep things interesting. Wombats like a howl at the moon every now and then too- we are nocturnal, after all!
Careful though as this game is medium to high variance.
Wombat Score: 3.8
This game that had me a little foxed to begin with, but I soon got my teeth into it.