Created by NetEnt, Twin Spin looks like an old school fruit machine but comes with a few fresh new tricks up its sleeve. Played using a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game engine, look out for the Twin Reel feature that sees 2 adjacent reels feature exactly the same symbols. Play, on all devices, from between 25p and £125 per spin.

Twin Spin has its roots in the classic one-armed bandit. The symbols will be familiar to anyone who has ever played a fruit machine as you’ll see lower value A to 9 playing cards alongside cherries, bells, bars and lucky 7s. The most rewarding symbol is the diamond which awards 1,000 coins if you land 5 on a payline.

There’s also a wild that can land on the middle 3 reels only and substitute for all other symbols. The 243 ways to win game engine means that winning combinations are created by landing matching symbols on at least 3 adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel.

Helping you do that is the Twin Reel feature – on each spin, 2 adjacent symbols will be chosen at random. These 2 reels will feature exactly the same symbols on that spin. Things can very even more interesting when the Twin Reels expand as this can turn 3, 4 or even all 5 reels into matchers and in the process, deliver some potentially spectacular results.

You won’t find any free spins, pick me rounds, cash trails or any other traditional bonus features here. All the gameplay centres on the base game and specifically the Twin Reels feature.

You’d think that with at least 2 reels delivering identical symbols finding winners would be pretty straightforward. Not so fast – it’s trickier than you’d expect. We’d put the variance here in the medium to high range with maximum wins of 1,080 times your stake on each spin. Expect lengthy spells where the near misses will cause plenty of frustration. Land a good expansion from the Twin Reel feature and some bumper payouts are certainly possible.

As usual with a NetEnt slot, there’s little cause for concern as far as design goes. The developer’s usual glossy visuals are present and correct alongside the beat heavy backing track. No problems there. Twin Spin won’t appeal to everyone. Patience and a decent bankroll are required here. If you can stand the potential swings, then this fruit machine reboot can deliver some quality entertainment. I also recommend you try its successor, Twin Spin Deluxe – however, if you like free spins and bonus features, NetEnt’s Blood Suckers II is a top slot.