Have a night out with the lucky leprechaun at his local tavern on the slot from NetEnt. Finn’s Lucky Tavern sees the return of the swirly spin mechanic that avalanches symbols in a spiral onto the reels to create winning combination and trigger the bonus round. Enter the tavern for a tasty ale and experience the luck of the Irish with wild substitutions, two random features and a free spins round with a multiplier meter and a coin bonus that can lead to wins of up to 1,000 times your bet.
Finn’s Golden Tavern is a 5×5 video slot with a spiral spin mechanic. Wins are awarded for horizontal or vertical clusters of three to five matching symbols starting from any position on the reels. Available on desktop and mobile devices, the bet sizes range from 0.10 to a massive 500 credits per spin. The game has low to medium volatility with an RTP of 96.10%.
Loading the slot will take you back to the Emerald Isle where in the meantime Finn has left his four heavenly realms from the original slot and opened a tavern to welcome his visitors with some tasty chilled ales and even more quirky Irish tunes. The reels are set on parchment piece held down on a tavern table and lit by a candle. Beer mats and mugs as well as a compass, a knife and Flinn’s famous flute lie scattered around the game grid. The scenery changes to a night setting in the free spins with the compass turning into a multiplier meter.
The main pay symbols are four containers used to serve alcohol at the tavern – porcelain whiskey bottle, tin beer mug, wine bottle and a wooden beer mug. They all pay 0.1x. 0.5x and 5x your bet when three, four or five line up horizontally or vertically. They are complemented by four identical gold coins marked with 5, 10, 20 and 50 or in real money 0.5x, 1x, 2x and 5x your stake. Any three to five coins landing will award the sum of all coin values. The star from the original Finn and the Swirly Spin slot has remained as the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols except the treasure chest.
The Spiral Spin Mechanic Explained
The 5×5 grid is essentially a swirl that leads from the bottom left corner to the centre of the game window. The locked chest will always be in the start position at the beginning of a spin sequence. The aim of the game is to progress the chest to the centre location and trigger the free spins feature.
A win is achieved when minimum three matching symbols land horizontally or vertically adjacent. The combination will explode after the win is paid to allow for the other symbols including the chest to move forward. More symbols are introduced in the starting corner of the swirl to fill the void.
Any exploding winning combination will produce a wild symbol that will then progress along with the other symbols. A combo containing a wild symbol will shatter too and removing also the symbols horizontally and vertically adjacent to the wild. A combination with a wild symbol will not generate a new wild symbol. A spin sequence ends when no further winning combinations occur on a new avalanche or when the chest symbol reaches the centre position.
Finn’s Golden Tavern Slot Features
Trust Finn to have brewed not just some tasty ales but also a few surprising random features that will help you generate wins as well as moving the treasure chest towards the centre location.
- First Slam: Can trigger on a losing spin only and will move a random coin symbol into a new position to generate a win.
- Random Coin Feature: Can trigger only when the chest symbol is in the final loop towards the centre location. It will randomly turn low-value symbols (drinking containers) into gold coins.
The Free Spins feature is triggered when you manage to move the treasure chest symbol to the centre location within a single spin sequence, which according to NetEnt should occur on average once in 181 spins. The game will award five free spins during which the compass on the left of the game window turns into a multiplier meter. Every five generated wilds will increase the win multiplier by x1, no limits.
Getting the treasure chest to the centre location in the free spins will award the Coin Bonus feature. The game will place a random number of gold coins onto the grid, each marked with a random coin value once no winning combos occur after an avalanche. They will continue should the added gold coins create new winning combinations.
Did we enjoy the ales at Finn’s Golden Tavern? To be honest, some were pretty good while others were rather bland. The game cannot hide its lowish volatility and at best medium win potential. It can be fun to play, especially when you are into traditional Irish flute tunes. However, hardcore slotting folks will most probably avoid a stop at this tavern as a maximum win of 1,000 times the bet won’t entice them to taste Finn’s ales.