Clash tankards of ale in a rowdy Irish pub with a lucky leprechaun in NetEnt’s Finn’s Golden Tavern online slot. The slot’s graphics are highly detailed and rendered in a quirky, cartoon style. The background to the intriguing spiral reel layout’s a cluttered pub table while ambient noises of the pub’s patrons and upbeat Irish music put you in a festive, winning mood. The game has several innovative features aside from the spiral reel, such as Free Spins, Random Coins and Avalanche reels to enhance your gaming experience.
The 5x5 grid is set out as a swirl with a treasure chest sitting at its start point. Each winning combination of symbols disappears thanks to the Avalanche reels feature, advancing the treasure chest towards the centre of the spiral, which subsequently triggers specific features. Winning combinations are a minimum of 3 symbols which can be matched horizontally or vertically. The spin sequence only ends when all wining combinations have been exhausted.
In uncharacteristic slot style, this feature is randomly triggered by a losing spin, moving a coin symbol into a new position to create a winning combination
Once you have the treasure chest positioned in its final rotation before hitting the centre of the spiral, the Random coin feature is triggered, turning any low value symbols into coins. The coin values combine to give you a potentially large win.
If you can get the treasure chest symbol to the centre of the spiral within a single spin, this will trigger the free spins, turning the compass on the table into a multiplier meter, perpetually increasing your multiplier by 1x for every 5 wild symbols landed on the reels.
There is a lot to like in Finn’s Golden Tavern, the spiral reel mechanism and fun ambiance make this a unique gaming experience, while the well-chosen selection of features ensure you a consistent string of exciting mini events that could lead you to a significant, large win. The medium volatility and relatively low maximum payout may deter hardcore gamblers and high rollers, but this title has great general appeal and is sure to please the majority of gamers looking for an easily accessible and fun experience.