Ahh, the Simple Life. Lazing about in the sun gnawing my way through grass, herbs, bark, and roots and playing an Old School slot with cherries, bells, BARS and diamonds on it.
Well, at least that’s what I thought when I first fired up the Twin Spin Deluxe slot from those Swedish gamesters from NetEnt who launched this game around the same time as one of their Irish Slots – Finn and the Swirly Spin. But it turns out that although this slot looks like a Lada, when you open up the bonnet there’s a gleaming new Mercedes SL engine inside, and we are talking the the SL 500 not the 350!
First impressions are not always what they seem my little Wombat friends.
Look and Feel
When you first spark Twin Spin Deluxe into life and start making those reels dance, it looks like a pretty ordinary old-school slot. It’s a brightly designed 6×5 grid of traditional symbols like BARS, cherries, bells and playing card numbers. But when you start playing, you’ll start to notice some pretty neat features- this game is like the Reel Rush slot – kind of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The soundtrack chugs along in the background- it kind of reminds me of the Wild Wild West Slot with an Ibeefa bass line.
The first thing you need to know about Twin Spin Deluxe is where it gets its name. The Twin refers to the Twin Reel Feature. Each and every game starts with 2 adjacent reels that are linked together like siamese twins. You’ll spot them as they get a dance club pulsated highlight (the whole game feels like a night out at Pacha to be fair).
And what’s more, the sticky twins can spin off more siblings, as the Twin Reels can build out to 3, 4, 5 or even six lined reels. Which is nice for wins, let me tell you! The number you’ll see is set at random- just wear your lucky pants and go through your Rafa Nadal routine before you hit spin.
In common with most NetEnt slot games, you’ll need to pick your coin value and your bet level (from 1 to 10). A bet level of 10 is a 100 coin bet, so if you set your coin level at £/€/$0.1 or 10c…well, you “do the math” as they say in the movies. That’d be a £/€/$ 10 bet per spin.
You may have seen this nice little feature on other NetEnt games like the Aloha slot. Forget about pay-lines, what you need on this little slot is to build clusters of 9 or more identical symbols. Kerching! Diamonds are your best friends here- they pay the most, followed by the red 7’s, the BARS, bells, cherries and then the usual playing card symbols, Ace through to Jack.
Mobile Twin Spin Slot
Do I even need to mention this? The Twin Spin Deluxe slot is fully powered up for play on mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops. It looks fantastic on a smaller screen, we’d go as far as saying that it’s one of the prettiest mobile slots out there- I guess the back to basics theme just works well on iPhones and Android devices.
You can even play it on your washing machine! (You can’t actually play it on your washing machine).
The thing that I love about this game, is that you think you are just firing up a bog standard fruity when you load it up, only to discover that its been fitted with a turbo booster. My favourite bit of the game is when the random Twin Reel Expander feature kicks in. It feels like the game is going through the gears with the pedal to the metal. Love it!