NetEnt takes us on another Cluster Pays™ adventure with its Twin Spin Deluxe Slot. A name that grabs you by the ear drums and beckons you in. Seasoned slots players will recognise the name, for Twin Spin is this release’s older, less sophisticated brother. Our slots action here plays out across six reels and five rows, and boasts a Linked Reels feature that fans of NetEnt slots will no doubt recognise with open fingers.
Of the original Twin Spin slot, NetEnt said it paired “old-style Las Vegas excitement with the most sophisticated new-age video-slot technology”. Twin Spin Deluxe ups the gameplay ante even further. Our reels are formed of hundreds of much smaller grids, while geometric shapes shimmer and shine outside of the reels. It gives the effect of us constantly moving through an immense shape-lined corridor, the shapes lighting up to the beat of the kind of electro soundtrack that NetEnt used to such good effect in slots like Neon Staxx and Joker Pro.
Our game symbols are certainly reminiscent of Joker Pro. Straight-cut Jacks through Aces prop up the Cherries, BARs, Bells, 7s and Diamonds that act as our top-paying symbols. Rather than the 243 Ways pay structure of the original game, Twin Spin Deluxe uses NetEnt’s Cluster Pays™ mechanism. Any adjacent symbols that form a cluster of nine or more deliver payout values for that cluster. With six reels and five rows, that gives us the potential to land clusters of up to 30 symbols. Landing such a cluster of top-paying Diamonds delivers the maximum payout, stretching up to a mouth-watering 100,000.
If you are a bonus junky, then you’d be forgiven for looking for another slot. Twin Spin Deluxe doesn’t feature any dedicated bonus rounds, but instead operates a Linked Reels feature on every single spin. The Linked Reels guarantee that at least two adjacent reels will prove identical matches, giving rise to the serious potential of massive cluster wins. But we could see the twin reels expand to cover three, four, five or even the whole six reels. And, in the Cluster Pays™ system, such linking delights will only lead to wins of epic proportions.
In Twin Spin Deluxe, NetEnt has seemingly created a mash up of some of its most popular online slots. The electro soundtrack, Cluster Pays™ pay structure and Linked Reels feature that worked so well in Dazzle Me and Motörhead set Twin Spin Deluxe up as a postmodern slots delight. It will have to work hard to keep bonus round junkies, but it more than holds its own as a useful addition to NetEnt’s slots catalogue.