NetEnt is one of the leading online casino software developers and has been for many years. The company was first established in Sweden during 1996. It’s safe to say that the early start gave NetEnt an advantage in the race to release quality slot games.
Early slot game releases like Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest established NetEnt as the leader of game development. With time, NetEntertainment continued to build a strong brand and claim a big share of the digital slot game market.
This success has not passed by unnoticed by the iGaming industry. The industry has recognized NetEnts innovative and mobile friendly games in several B2B awards. Since 2012, NetEnt has won over 32 high prestige awards. The awards have been given from organizations like EGR, IGA, WiG, Global Gaming Awards, and International Gaming Awards.
Finn’s Golden Tavern slots details
Our favorite leprechaun Finn is back! You may still know him from NetEnt’s Finn and the Swirly Spin slot. This time everything is set in Finn’s Golden Tavern, hence the name Finn’s Golden Tavern. The Finn and the Swirly Spin video slot was very popular among online gamblers for years, but has lost a lot of popularity in recent years. This is mainly due to aging. It is therefore time to follow up on this. From December 4, 2019, the Finn’s Golden Tavern slot can be played at accredited NetEnt Casinos.
- Game provider: NetEnt
- Name: Finn’s Golden Tavern
- Game release: 04.12.2019
- Game type: Video Slots
- Mobile version: Yes
- Paylines: 0
- Grid slot: Yes
- Reels: 5
- Rows: 5
- Wilds: Yes
- Sticky wilds: No
- Scatters: Yes
- Free spins: Yes
- Pro jackpot No
- Bonus game: No
- Random Feature: Yes
- Autoplay: Yes
- Min bet 0,10
- Max bet 500,00
Gameplay and Atmosphere
Finn’s Golden Tavern takes a leprechaun, and turns him into the main character of a tavern. It’s not the typical Irish themed slot machine, which we can only appreciate. They’ve relied on the Pirate Star for the wild, a Treasure Chest for the scatter, while the other symbols shown will include gold coins, bottles, steins, mugs of beer and pots. There are a lot of bar related icons on those reels, while outside the game area you have items on a table. The game is played in the middle, while around the board you find coasters, a compass, a candle and dice.
The game is played on a 5×5 playing field. Just like with Finn and the Swirly Spin slot the reels will not spin here but the symbols will appear in a spiral pattern. A winning combination is formed from a minimum of three identical symbols that border each other horizontally and / or vertically. The game is also available in the Touch® variant and can therefore be played on any device from £/$/€0.10 to £/$/€500 per spin and an RTP of 96.10%. Winning symbols will be won by the Avalanche mechanism explodes after which new symbols will fill the empty positions.
Finn’s Golden Tavern slot machine has two Random features.
The first is the First Slam feature that can be activated with every non-winning spin.
The second, the Random Coin feature, can only be activated once the treasure chest symbol is in the last loop of the spiral pattern.
First Slam: Finn hits the table with his fist so that any coin symbol will move to create a winning combination.
Random Coin feature: once the treasure chest symbol is in the last loop of the spiral pattern, any low symbols can change to coin symbols.
Wild: The star is the wild, which completes winning combinations when it substitutes adjacent symbols.
Cluster Pays: Since Finn’s Golden Tavern operates on a Cluster Pays mechanic, winning combinations occur when 3 matching symbols pop up on a vertical or horizontal line. Furthermore, when a winning combination is formed without a wild, a wild replaces a symbol. As soon as the wild links into a winning combination, it explodes and destroys the horizontal and vertical symbols next to it.
Free Spins To activate the free spins feature, the treasure chest symbol must reach the end of the spiral (ie the center of the playing field) in one spin. The player receives five free spins. During the feature, the compass located on the left side of the playing field is transformed into a multiplier meter. The multiplier is increased by 1× with every five Wild symbols that are collected.
When the treasure chest symbol reaches the center of the playing field during the free spins feature, the Coin Bonus feature is activated. A random number of coin symbols with a random value will then be added to the playing field.
Free Spins Coin Bonus: The Free Spins also benefits from the Coin Bonus feature. It’s initiated when the treasure chest symbol lands on the centre reels. Coin symbols, each with their own respective value, are added to the reels, and their combined total is the payout you’ll receive.
Symbols and symbol values
Above we regularly talk about coin symbols. A value of 5, 10, 20 or 50 may appear on these symbols. As soon as three of these coins are horizontally or vertically adjacent, you have a winning combination and you get the value of the coins that make up the combination. There are also four other symbols: a whiskey bottle, wine bottle, wooden beer mug and a pewter beer mug. You can view the values of the symbols in the table below.
RTP and Betting Options
A player can bet between €0.10 and €500 per spin. The €500 max bet is huge and should more than satisfy high rollers.
The RTP of The Finn’s Golden Tavern is 96.1%. This payout percentage is average compared to the industry. This game’s volatility is pretty low. You can expect to win around one out of every five spins.
The Finn series is a kind of slot that you’re a fan of or not. If you like the spiral format and NetEnt’s Irish character, then you’ll probably appreciate this sequel.
Above all, Finn’s Golden Tavern doesn’t quite live up to the original. The atmosphere isn’t very much inspiring as the first game. We also don’t understand how Finn has gone from playing his flute in the Irish countryside to opening a pirate-filled tavern.
As long as you’re not expecting an upgrade over Finn and the Swirly Spin, then you should be fine with the sequel. Finn’s Golden Tavern isn’t a great game, but it’s at least playable.