Fa-Fa Twins Slot
Fa-Fa Twins is a 5-reel, 243-line 'all ways pay' online slot released by Betsoft. The 'Fa-Fa Twins' are a pair of adorably cute little twin sisters in green and red gear wearing jackets that have obviously shrunk in the wash. They are easy to tell apart – one wears green shoes and has pig-tails, whereas the other has red shoes and wears her hair in a bob. They are a very energetic pair – as soon as the game opens they come bounding on performing tumbles and other gymnastic feats. The whole theme of this slot is of the oriental, and probably because the Chinese New Year occurs around the time of this slots' carefully timed release.
This oriental theme is most prevalent on the reels, where all the symbols seem to have a Chinese focus. There's a lotus flower, a bag of golden Chinese coins, a golden koi carp, one of those waving cat things and the twins themselves. Just for good measure there are playing card symbols ten through to ace, although they are represented in a slight Chinese 'paintbrush' style.
This is an 'all ways pay' slot in that all possible 243 pay lines are in play at all times. You do pay a price of twenty-five times your stake for this privilege, though. Your stake is the size of your coin (which can be anything from 0.02 to 1.00) multiplied by the number of coins that you wish to risk (anything from one to five). When you're ready to perform a few slotting gymnastics of your own, hit that 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at three times your stake (coin size x number of coins) for three tens, jacks or queens, and rise all the way up to an amazing one thousand times your stake for five of the adorable twins themselves.
One key aspect of this game is the 'dual reels' feature. Here on every spin two reels will be highlighted and when they come to rest they will be identical. This reel duplication can spread to a third, fourth or even fifth reel and when it does, you are almost guaranteed a hefty win!
The 'Fa-Fa Twins' logo is wild in this game and it appears on all reels aside from the first. It substitutes for all other symbols.
All wins in this slot may be gambled. You can choose whether you think a golden coin is likely to end up heads-up or tails-up when it is spun. You may gamble all of your win, or just half of it. If you guess correctly then your win is doubled, but get it wrong and your stake is lost. You may gamble as many times in succession as you wish.
For a Betsoft release, this game is disappointingly light in features. No scatter symbols or bonus game, which is a real (or reel) blow. The sisters are undeniably cute but do little other than stand staring at you motionless (not even blinking) at the side of the reels, which gets to be a little creepy. There's nothing wrong with this slot, and indeed the 'reel duplication' feature is interesting, but is this a slot that's likely to hold your attention for a lengthy time frame? We think not …