Betsoft brings us a slot that comes across as a little odd at first. It’s fairly cute in the Japanese-manga-character kind of way, but let’s not get too hung up on the presentation as it’s the (t)wins that matter… see what we did there?
The Fa-Fa Twins aren’t known outside the slot, even though it feels like it; Betsoft have done a great job in creating the illusion that their presence goes beyond the game’s confines. The slot has a nice reel-syncing feature, bringing with it the potential for some serious wins.
Presented over the now legendary 5 x 3 setup, with a whopping 243 way to win, this slot does away with any kind of traditional pay structure. You’ll win as long as you get matching symbols in adjacent rows from left to right.
It’s all about the symbolism
The distinctly Japanese theme present within this game is highlighted by the design, with the two Fa-Fa Twin characters ever-present and only distinguishable by their slightly different hairstyles. and the red rising sun in the background, hosting the reels that sport golden rims and a wealth of oriental style symbols.
Those symbols include a lucky gold cat, a Koi carp, a bag of coins, a pink flower and a lantern. Lower value symbols within this game are represented by the standard 10, J, Q, K and A playing card icons.
The wild in the game comes in the form of the Fa-Fa Twins logo, appearing over all reel except the first and substituting all other symbols to help you form winning combinations.
Bring on that syncing feeling
The trump card with this slot is built into the mechanics of the game, and it’s all about the ‘dual reels’ feature. At the beginning of each spin two adjacent reels will mirror each other, so as well as heightening the chance of a win it also brings with it potentially higher wins. This starts to get interesting when this sync feature extends over three, four or even five reels. It’s here where the huge wins are hiding, so you’ll do well to work on getting yourself into such a position.
Gamble if your dare
If you’re feeling particularly lucky or carefree you can gamble on each win by tapping on ‘double up’ below the reels. It’s a standard heads or tails, 50-50 gamble feature that can either double your win, or wipe you out. Gamble as many times as you wish at your own peril, but you’ll be lucky to be the one that ends it the longer you take the risk.
As far as quality goes, we’d expect no less from Betsoft. Fa-Fa Twins looks good, plays well and has a quirky and entertaining theme. However, that missing bonus feature will see it miss out on many a seasoned player with little patience for spending hours accruing incremental wins. That said, it’s engaging enough to hold the attention and has that dual reel sync which could potential go big.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring