Help a fairy rescue her pals from the clutches of a wicked pirate in Twinkle, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. This seafaring yarn comes with wild payouts that are doubled, a picks round that awards up to 100x per selection and a free spins feature where all payouts are trebled. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

The design in Twinkle is rather nicely done – set on the deck of a ship with a star-filled night sky in the backdrop, the reels include a selection of pirate-related paraphernalia. You’ll see a magnifying glass and ink and quill which award up to 100 coins per payline followed by a barrel and ship’s wheel which pay up to 200 coins.

The sword and anchor come next at 300 coins followed by the magic beans and fairy dust which offer up to 500 coins and the map which pays up to 500 coins. The most rewarding symbol is the ship’s compass – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll win 10, 100, 500 or 5,000 coins.

Joining the standard symbols is Twinkle the fairy – she acts as both a wild and a scatter. When she forms part of a winning combination, that payout is doubled. Land 3, 4 or 5 Twinkle symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature and with it 15, 20 or 25 free spins – all payouts during the feature are trebled. Landing 3 or more Twinkles on the same spin triggers another round of free spins with up to 400 possible.

There’s a second scatter, the jar, to look out for too – land 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Prize Pick feature. Here you’ll be awarded 3, 4 or 5 picks depending on the number of scatters that triggered the round. Choose from the selection of objects on the pirate skipper’s table – behind each 1 lies a multiplier prize which can be anything up to 100 times your total stake.

Twinkle is what we’ve come to expect from an Eyecon-powered slot – the cartoon visuals are nicely done and a step up from some of the developer’s more crudely designed games. The features are simple but offer plenty of potential – it’s a highly volatile game with wins of up to 1,200 times your stake.

We usually prefer free spins to pick’em round but the opposite is often the case with Eyecon thanks to the big potential rewards on offer. The cutesy, fairy theme won’t be to everyone’s taste but if Twinkle sprinkles a little magic dust during the feature round, you certainly won’t be complaining. If you want high variance action, Novomatic’s Fairy Queen is recommended.