Grand Spinn (NetEnt): Review
A throwback to the glamorous and glitzy age of Art Deco, Grand Spinn is a highly volatile single line NetEnt slot with a classic feel. The game, which utilises 3 reels and 3 rows, benefits from a nudge feature, multiplier wilds and 3 fixed jackpots. Coinciding with the standard version, there is also a local progressive jackpot version called Grand Spinn Superpot for players who want to hunt for even bigger jackpots.
Whether by chance or otherwise, Grand Spinn is the third Art Deco-themed slot to be released by NetEnt this year alone (the other two being Turn Your Fortune and Cash-O-Matic). In true Art Deco fashion, it makes use of geometric forms of cubism, striking contrasts and a colour palette ranging from gold to deep red. The Streamlined design comes together exceptionally well and gives the game that luxurious vintage feel the designers were aiming for. Reading the paytable, we learn that there are actually blank symbols included in the game which are essentially dead objects that do not pay. There’s also a bunch of classic fruit slot symbols such as bars, cherries, plums, oranges and watermelons. The most lucrative, however, is the trio of lucky sevens giving you 20 times your stake for 3 of a kind.
Grand Spinn (NetEnt): Features
Being a single line slot, you only need to keep an eye on the highlighted row in the middle – three matching symbols on the single payline constitutes a win. Each time you land a winning combination, the Nudge feature comes into play. If the symbol directly above the winning symbol on reel one is a match, it will nudge down one position and award another payout. The process repeats until no more matching symbols appear on the payline. The very same process then proceeds to the second and finally the third reel. Once the nudge feature has come to a halt, you may see an up arrow above any reel – this will reset the symbol stack to the first position again and the chain of nudge wins on that particular reel begins again.
Grand Spinn also comes with a set of Multiplier Wilds. One multiplier wild on the winning payline multiplies the win by 2, two of them will multiply your win by 4, and if you get three of them, your win will be subjected to a 8x multiplier.
Now, when all the reels have come to a stopped and the nudging has ceased, red diamond jackpot symbols might be visible at the top of the reels. If there is a jackpot symbol in view above each reel on top of a winning stack, you will be awarded the lowest jackpot prize of the visible jackpot symbols. For example, if you see 2 x Mega Jackpot symbols and 1 x Midi Jackpot symbol, you’ll win the Midi Jackpot. The exact same thing will also happen if 3 jackpot symbols land on the single payline.
The standard version offers 3 jackpots: mini, midi and mega which are worth 40x, 200x and 10,000x respectively. In the Superpot version, the mini and midi jackpots are the same as on the standard version, but instead of a mega jackpot, it offers a local progressive jackpot (a local jackpot is not shared across several casinos, only where it is hosted).
Grand Spinn (NetEnt): Verdict
Looking at the statistics, which NetEnt has kindly supplied us with, the 96.19% RTP is distributed as follows: line wins (86.97%), mini jackpot (4.69%), midi jackpot (1.56%) and mega jackpot (2.98%). On a further note, if you’re wondering what the odds of trigger the mega jackpot are, you’re looking at a frequency of 1 in 167.770 spins, which is not as bad as it sounds actually. The max payout in the base game (not counting any jackpots) is supposedly 7040 times your stake, but seeing that it would require you to land a wild line along with all the nudges the game has to give, don’t count on it ever happening.
Grand Spinn is a slot that shares some basic similarities with Diamond Empire, a 3-reel art nouveau-themed slot developed for Microgaming by Triple Edge Studios. NetEnt’s version, we have to say, is significantly better as it, not only offers superior artwork and features, the potential is also much more appealing. Admittedly, we’re not huge fans of 3-reel slots, in particular not single payline versions. Nevertheless, Grand Spinn stands out as one of the better we’ve ever played, which means that if you’re into these type of slots, NetEnt’s offering won’t disappoint.