Twin Spin Megaways
Building on the huge success of their industry classic, Twin Spin, the folks at NetEnt have dusted off the game wrapper for another outing. This time, it’s been infused with a healthy dose of MegaWays™ treatment in what marks the developer’s first in-house creation to adopt the ground-breaking game mechanism. If there was any NetEnt game ripe for a MegaWays makeover - surely Twin Spin was prime candidate - arguably one of the most popular online slots ever produced, crying out for a modern-day upgrade.
Will the marriage of an industry smash hit with Big Time’s unique shape-shifting engine prove to be the match made in heaven it promises? Find out in this Wildz Casino slot review.
MegaWays' presence is felt the moment you fire up the reels, opening to reveal a far busier reel-face than Twin Spin fans will be accustomed to.
The original was produced back in 2013 when slot technology was a little less cutting-edge, but Twin Spin has been transplanted firmly in 2020, benefiting from some impressive visual enhancements.
Despite this modern makeover, NetEnt still manage to recapture that old school spirit with reassuringly familiar game symbols like royals from 9-A jostling for reel space with the premium Cherries, Bells, BARs and Sevens - borrowed straight from the neon-lit establishments of Vegas. The game’s fitting funky soundtrack also ensures it retains much of its nostalgic vibe.
Gameplay & Features
Whereas Twin Spin Megaways' predecessor offered us 243 paylines, the inclusion of MegaWays bumps that figure up to the maximum 117,649 ways to win seven years on. When operating in conjunction with NetEnt’s synced reels configuration, it results in some sky high win potential on every single spin.
Akin to the original, two or more adjacent reels are chosen at random prior to each spin to represent the Twin Reels. These then spin in sync throughout to produce identical outcomes once the reels come to a stop.
For those of you unfamiliar with the workings of MegaWays, the unique shape shifting reel dynamic mixes up the number of win ways on every single spin by altering each symbol’s height. In full force, each reel is capable of holding up to 7 symbols, maxing out at the famed 117,649 win ways. Its popularity owes as much to this heightened win potential as it does to the added layer of mystery thrown up with each spin.
The slot packs a feature common to most MegaWays slots. Cascading reels are in operation here, clearing winning symbols from view before their places are taken by new ones descending from on high. This then continues as long as you manage a winning combo, resulting in more win opportunities.
Wild symbols are also present, stepping in for all regular symbols whenever they show up in reels 2-6.
Noticeably lacking in the original, an abundance of Free Spins are up for grabs playing Twin Spin Megaways. A substantial batch of 15 are unlocked by landing 5 Scatters on the reels. More than the usual 3 required - but remember you have MegaWays and Twin Reels on your side.
After the round has activated, the chosen Twin Reels always contain the maximum 7 symbols on every spin, while Wild multipliers also enter the action carrying either 2x or 3x win multipliers. Finally, you can increase your haul by a further 15 spins for catching 5 more Scatters during the round.
Twin Spin Megaways on Mobile
Twin Spin Megaways transfers seamlessly to the small screen, playable on just about every modern gaming platform. Its medium volatility rating makes it perfect for some casual spinning when you’re out and about or looking to fill time.
It’s reassuring to note that NetEnt didn’t tamper too much with the original formula on this follow-up. The game carries over the essence of the original, while making room for the innovative MegaWays engine. The result is an intriguing mash-up that produces some highly entertaining slot action.
Twin Spin Megaways is smartly given a middling volatility score to accommodate the large number of players games of this nature tend to attract. High Rollers on the hunt for a life-changing windfall won’t find too much to their liking here, but fans of retro games, or indeed proponents of age mechanics, will feel right at home.
Twin Spin Megaways at Wildz Casino
Twin Spin Megaways, plus the original Twin Spin, are available to play at Wildz Casino. Another slot featuring synched reels is Yggdrasil creation Syncronite Splitz, and is also worth a try.
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