The Finn’s Golden Tavern slot is powered by Net Entertainment and is played on a 5×5 grid. Using the Cluster Pays mechanic, NetEnt’s favourite lucky leprechaun (Finn) is back after the original Finn and the Swirly Spin slot. Playable from 10p to £500 per spin on Windows, iOS and Android-powered devices, it comes with avalanches, 2 random features, free spins with increasing multipliers and plenty of coins wins.
Finn’s Golden Tavern Theme/Symbols
Visually, the Finn’s Golden Tavern online slot takes you on a night out at Finn’s local tavern. Different to the Finn and the Swirly Spin slot, the reels are set on a bar table – behind the reels, you’ll see a compass, candles, beer mats, playing dice and beer barrels. The game has a certain pirate feel.
When it comes to symbols, you’ll see 4 gold coins which have 5, 10, 20 and 50 values on them. If you get 3 or more coin symbols in combination, you’ll win the sum of the coins. The higher value symbols are all represented by drinks served at Finn’s Golden Tavern – there’s 4 of them available with them all paying 5 times your stake for 5 in combination. The star symbol is the wild which performs the usual substituting duties (just replacing coin symbols).
Cluster Pays mechanic
Being a Cluster Pays slot, you can form winning combinations by getting any horizontal or vertical line of 3 or more matching symbols. If you get a win without a wild symbol, a wild is created in place of 1 of the symbols that have exploded and disappeared. If you get a win with a wild, the wild explodes and destroys symbols vertically and horizontally adjacent to it.
Avalanche Reels feature
Finn’s Golden Tavern uses the Avalanche Reels feature meaning symbols from winning combinations are replaced with new symbols – this gives you the chance to win again and again from each spin.
Random Coin feature
The Finn’s Golden Tavern slot comes with a Random Coin feature. Look out for the free spins treasure chest symbol appears in the immediate loop of symbols around the middle position – when it does, all low-value win symbols transform into coin symbols which are then added together to give you your prize.
Fist Slam feature
In the base game, getting no winning combination can randomly trigger the Fist Slam feature – Finn then slams down his fist onto the table/reel set and moves a coin symbol to give you a winning outcome.
Free Spins feature
Finn’s Golden Tavern benefits from a Free Spins feature. Once all wins and avalanches have taken place and the free spins treasure chest symbol appears in the middle position, the Free Spins feature is triggered. You will receive 5 free spins.
You will then see a free spins multiplier meter to the left of the grid – the multiplier meter increases by 1 for every wild symbol that appears during avalanches. For every 5 steps, you reach in the meter, the multiplier increases by 1.
Free Spins Coin Bonus feature
During the Free Spins feature, look out for the free spins treasure chest symbol in the middle position of the reels – this will trigger the Free Spins Coin Bonus feature. A number of coin symbols will then be placed onto the reels which give you their total as a cash win.
Finn’s Golden Tavern closing thoughts
The Finn’s Golden Tavern online slot is better than its predecessor – the original was a little odd, to say the least. In the Finn and the Swirly Spin slot, you could win up to 500 times your stake from each spin – in Finn’s Golden Tavern, that has doubled to 1,000 times your stake per free spin (with the increasing multiplier).
Finn’s Golden Tavern is a low to medium variance slot and is better than the original – however, NetEnt has created much better slots in my opinion. If you want an Avalanche Reels slot which offers much bigger potential payouts, you cannot go wrong with NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest – a cult favourite.