Twin Spin is a “243 Ways” online slot machine game produced by NetEnt. The game has five reels, three rows of symbols, and a unique “reel-twinning” system that increases the likelihood of forming combinations. As for paylines, remember that 243 Ways-style slots don’t use lines to determine wins.
Under this system, every symbol on every reel can form winning combinations, moving from the left to the right side of the screen. At least three matching symbols are required to form a winning combo, and those combinations can be formed on any of three vertical lines of symbols. The end-result is a game in which every symbol acts like a scatter.
Coins Range:0.25 to $125
Free Spins/Multiplier Better:No
The name of the game is derived from the fact that at least two reels on every spin will be twins – that means they’ll duplicate one another, making it easier to form left-to-right combos. Randomly, the twin reels will become triplets and even quadruplets, each of which increase the likelihood of a big jackpot.
The symbols are familiar to anyone who’s played a slot game before, the number series 7 the game uses a wild symbol that substitutes for any other to form winning combos. These symbols do not appear on the first reel, only the final four.
Players can place wagers in the following units: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, and $0.50. Take note that the minimum bet is 25 units per spin, and the game allows the player to wager as many as 10 times that number.
This makes the true range of available bets fairly wide. Bets range between $0.25 and $125 for every spin of the reels. Don’t let the availability of the penny denomination fool you – this is technically a $0.25 machine, since at least 25 of those pennies must be bet per outcome.
According to NetEnt’s website, the theoretical payout percentage for this title is 96.6%. This is a relatively-high percentage for a Web-based slot game. Based on that theoretical percentage, a player seeing 600 outcomes per hour at a quarter per spin stands to lose only $5.10 on an outlay of $150.
The top prize available on NetEnt’s Twin Spin slot is 270,000 coins. That’s a jackpot worth between $2,700 and $135,000, depending on the player’s choice of coin size. Winning this prize requires a complete field of matching diamond symbols. Other top prizes include a 1,000 coin reward for lining up five diamonds, and 500 coins for lining up five “lucky seven” symbols.
There are no bonus games built into Twin Spin.
A number of mobile casino apps and mobile-capable casino websites host this popular NetEnt title, and the game ports extremely well to the mobile format. Slots are a relatively easy game for designers to convert for mobile play, since a smartphone or tablet display closely resembles the face of a traditional Web- or land-based casino slot title. The graphics are crisp and the spins move just as smoothly via mobile connection as they do on a laptop or desktop computer.
I spent an hour playing the Twin Spin game. Wagering at the maximum ($125 per spin) from a fake bankroll of $5,000, I was able to win over $1,000 in about 600 spins. The game was also quite addictive, as I waited for the occasional triplet combination of paired reels, which led to the biggest payouts. My results aren’t typical, based on the theoretical payout percentage described above, but it would have been a nice win.
NetEnt advertises this game as a blend of “old-style Las Vegas excitement” and modern slots technology. While the lack of bonus games and anything beyond a single bonus symbol makes it a little less engaging than other NetEnt titles in the same series, the paired-reels feature and 243 Ways payout system give it a lot of replay value.