The long-awaited sequel to Finn and the Swirly Spin is finally out. NetEnt has provided us with Finn’s Golden Tavern, a game with the same little leprechaun, but in a different setting. It’s a 5 reel slot, with 5 rows and a Cluster Pays system. It has some great features and the design is great just like expected. If you were a fan of the first game, this one is for sure to be liked.
Leprechauns are a very fun and mysterious topic and can be used as great inspiration since they are interesting creatures with some specific looks. That is why NetEnt had no trouble making an excellent game the first and now the second time. The original game was to die for, and the sequel is even better. Finn’s Golden Tavern has the same leprechaun with his flute as the main character. This time he finds himself in a tavern.
The grid is made to be a bar table with a compass, candle, and dice. Instead of Irish looks that one would expect from a leprechaun game, this one has kind of a pirate feel to it. The graphics are great and the design of the characters is very interesting. They all represent stuff that can be seen in the tavern.
The soundtrack contributes to making this feel like an Irish bar as well. The sound effects are chatter in the background and Irish phrases. Instead of the royals, the game has golden coins for the leprechaun to collect. The other symbols include mugs with beer, bottles, and pots. The star serves as the wild character and substitutes for all others.
It has good gameplay thanks to the fact that no classic paylines are used. The winning combinations are made by landing 3 or more matching symbols in a horizontal or vertical line. The winning symbols get replaced by new ones making it possible to win multiple times on a single spin. The player can bet a minimum of 0,10 and a maximum of 500 coins. This is a low to medium volatility game and has a 96,10% RTP which is a good offer. The maximum win is also quite tempting and goes as high as 1000x the stake.
The game also has great features to make it different from the first one and interesting to play. First is the Fist Slam feature that is activated randomly when a winning combination doesn’t occur. A fist slams against the table which moves a symbol to create a win and hopefully good payout.
The second is the Random Coin feature that is also activated randomly when all winning combinations of a spin are played out and a treasure chest is on the reels. When activated, two random low paying symbols get turned into coins.
The treasure chest moves in circles and when it lands in the middle, the player gets 5 free spins awarded. What is great about this round is the multiplier meter to the left of the grid that increases by one each time a wild appears in an avalanche. Every fifth step reached on the meter increases it by one as well.
The game has definitely managed to impress and live up to the expectations. The creators have taken inspiration from the Irish culture and yet managed not to make this a classic Irish themed slot. The game is unique and exciting all the way. The features are clever and fit the theme great. The most important part are of course the payouts that are quite good as well. The game is something to enjoy and is worth the players' time.