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A couple of prime ribs sizzling on the grill always gives me a thrill, but the sight of NetEnt’s Twin Happiness slot also made the old Wombat ticker beat twice as fast. It’s a beaut to look at, is this game, well played NetEnt, this one’s a Chinese firecracker! The Swedish maestros are well into their Chinese themed games- have you played the Who’s the Bride? slot from the same developers. That’s also a good ‘un.
Don’t be fooled by the cosy title – this isn’t a game with a cute pair of siblings holding paws. This is a title slot inspired by the Chinese symbol for Twin Happiness that has a jackpot-infused core with replicating reels and some big potential wins if your luck is in.
But don’t take my word for it, let’s get ready to play for a totally crackers 150,000x your bet! Crikey, I’ll have to munch through one of Aunt Winona Wombat’s Wagon Wheels to keep my head level with all this excitement!
Look and Feel
This is a pretty looking game – but then of course we are talking NetEnt, the guys and girls behind the Wolf’s Bane slot and a whole bunch of other games that are easy on the eye.
The Twin Happiness slot has all of those classic elements that you’ll find in many Chinese themed games. There’s a golden shine to the reel set and icons and, of course, expect plenty of that lucky colour red.
You’ll notice that the reels are backed by a stage with a curtain (red, of course). A pair of traditional paper lanterns flank the reels announcing the 243 Ways to Win mechanic. Prepare yourself for an HD slot show and let’s hope we all leave the proceedings with a few more renminbi than we started with.
To top it all off, there is some Chinese music plinking away in the background to help you spin those reels. I thought I was in the interval of a Chinese Opera for a second- now that would be interesting backgound noise, er I mean music.
We’re going to be spinning those reels over 3 rows, 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Quite a few more then something like the Tweethearts slot with its 17 pay-lines then!
You’ll need to concoct wins by matching 3 or more matching icons on adjacent reels, left to right.
The icons on the reels are a mixture of Chinese traditional objects and fruit machine icons: let’s call it a Fujin Machine, shall we? You can’t miss the gold dumpling-shaped ingots- get five of these across the reels (one on each reel) and you will bag a 1000 coin payout. Then there’s a lucky number 7, the BAR icon, a red lantern and a nice pair of peaches. The fruity variety of course.
The Ace through 9 of the card deck make up the lower value icons in strong colours.
And a Chinese character, “囍” is this slot’s fancy Wild. And what does that mean, I hear you ask? It’s as well to know these things- I can’t tell you the amount of times I have seen tourists wandering around China Town in Sydney with the words “Kick Me” written in Chinese on their t-shirts.
Well now, I am going to amaze you with my knowledge of Chinese. (To tell you the truth, I cheated and phoned my cheery cousin Wong Ba Tao from Wuhu. He’s always telling me that the residents of Wuhu are the happiest in China. Just ask one where they’re from and you’ll see what he means.)
Twin Happiness is what’s known to the silver tongued among us as a ligature, “囍” as it is made up of two twin characters 喜喜 – and it roughly translates as joy. You often see it being drawn by wise looking fellas with long grey wispy beards and long brushes doing calligraphy, and it often appears at Chinese weddings. Well, I can’t argue with the sentiment behind that!
Twin Reel: along with the decoration, the twin slot mechanic is the beating heart of this Asian themed slot.
Twin Happiness Feature
On any spin, 2 of the reels can become stuck together. During the spin, the number of replicating reels can increase from 2 all the way out to a bonza 5!
Yes, the reels move in unison, but the icons also match each other too. Hold onto your hats wombats, because if you get multiple reels interconnecting in this way you can expect nice rewards. You may need a Wombat Towers speciality “lie down” (that’s a nap with snacks) to recover.
In the ever-growing world of Chinese themed fruities it’s games like the Twin Happiness slot that has helped the genre to boom.
Play your reels right and this swanky game offers a 270,000 coin payout. What could deliver a greater thrill than 5 replicating reels stacking up some nice wins?
Wombat Score: 5
Yep, 10 marks for this puppy. A cool litle slot with more combo-making multiples that you could shake a stick at. A cracking mid to high variance game. Let’s hope it delivers you a nice big red “lai see” packet.