Net Entertainment’s Finn’s Golden Tavern Video Slot Review

Finn’s Golden Tavern: Demo

NetEnt’s lucky leprechaun is back for a second outing, this time set in the pub in Finn’s Golden Tavern. It’s a 5 reel video slot that’s played using the swirling avalanche reels that appeared in the original Finn and the Swirly Spin game. There are plenty of other extras on offer too including random coin wins, a Fist Slam feature that transforms a loser into a winner and free spins with expanding multipliers. Play from between 10p and £500 per spin.

Spiral spin game engine

The action in the Finn’s Golden Tavern slot takes place using the spiral spin mechanic. The symbols appear in a trail rather than spinning. The Avalanche Reels feature also take place after a winning spin. Symbols then move 1 place along the trail. The avalanches keep on coming as long as a new winning combination is created.

Head to an Olde Worlde tavern

On the 5×5 reels you’ll see an assortment of gold coins worth 5, 10, 20 or 50x and bottles and glasses full of beer. Winning combinations are created by landing 3 or more matching symbols in a row horizontally or vertically. If you get 3 or more coins in combination, their values are added together and won.

2 randomly triggered features

The Random Coin feature can trigger if you see a treasure chest symbol in the loop just outside the central symbol position. Low value symbols can then transform into coins which deliver an instant payout. Then you have the Fist Slam feature which you can trigger this at random on any unsuccessful base game spin. A fist slams down onto the reels. This shifts symbols turning that losing spin into a winner.

Free spins with expanding multipliers

Hope to see a treasure chest sitting in the middle symbol position of the reels after an avalanche as this trigger the Free Spins feature. You’ll then receive 5 free spins. Boosting your winning chances here are expanding multipliers. Each time an avalanche delivers a wild, it’s added to a meter. Collect 5 in the meter and the multiplier increases by 1x.

Free Spins Coin Bonus feature

Land a treasure chest in the middle position during the free spins and you’ll activate the Free Spins Coin Bonus feature. A selection of coins are added at random to the reels with each one offering a prize.

More unusual gameplay

Finn and the Swirly Spin has proved popular with slot players and NetEnt has maintained that spirit in the Finn’s Golden Tavern game. There’s a classy look to the design and the swirling spins, avalanche reels and extras deliver some diverse gameplay.

If you liked the original outing for the lucky leprechaun, then expect more of the same at Finn’s Golden Tavern. It does offer bigger payouts than the original (up to 1,000 times your bet per free spin) but it’s not enough to get us drinking at this tavern. I’d rather try my luck with NetEnt’s Dead or Alive II where 1 single free spin can produce a 40,500 times bet payout.

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