With a relatively short official company history in the overwhelming online casino industry, Hacksaw Gaming has already established itself as a skillful game studio that is known to have a lot to offer to players in New Zealand. Only established in 2018, this international provider has been continuously releasing great online pokies that differ in themes, features and gameplay. From joyful to dark releases, they have it all. Prepare yourself once again: Time Spinners is one of their latest games that sticks to the brief of Hacksaw Gaming’s notoriously high volatility whilst its theme is different from all other games they’ve produced lately. Get ready for dream multipliers, a thrilling bonus game, and a wild layout.
Time Spinners Review
Complex is an understatement when it comes to time and space. We all know that we can travel through space, but what about travelling through time? Time is an even more complex concept that nobody has managed to explain, not even the most respected scientists in this field. Yet it seems that the developers at Hacksaw Gaming have their own say about it as they offer Kiwis the chance to take you on an unforgettable time-warping reel adventure in their new Time Spinners pokie. You’re about to join an occult, nearly ghostly figure through the strands of time, where you can win up to 10,000x your stake.
Nice to know
|Launched||August 18, 2022|
|RTP||96,19%, 94,19%, 92,41%, 88,40%|
|Features||Wilds with Multipliers, Buy Feature, Free Spins, Guaranteed Wild in Free Spins, Hold and Spin, Multiplier, Random Multiplier, Scatter Symbols, Sticky Wilds, Wilds|
|Theme||Middle Ages, Adventure|
Despite its popularity in films, books, and series, the Middle Ages theme has not been explored a lot in online pokies. Time Spinners went ahead and used this theme for their newest pokie game and we’re sure that a lot of players will be happy with this. Time Spinners’ world is a place where players can have their go and try to influence the amount of time they have at their disposal, with striking features like Sync Your Watches and Borrowed Time Bonus Game, making the experience long-running and potentially lucrative.
How to Play
The design of Time Spinners is made up of a time theme, where we meet characters like the grim reaper who is responsible for the time. In the grid’s background, you can see pillars holding up the reels with chains whilst the slow piano tunes will make you relax and during the spins. The Time Spinners pokie is set up on a grid of 5 reels, 4 rows and 10 paylines. Here’s a breakdown of how to play this game:
- Click on the up and down arrows in the Bet box to change your bet according to your budget and preferences.
- The Autoplay feature lets you choose up to 1,000 autospins. These come with the option of both single win and loss limits.
- In the game’s settings, you can opt for a Turbo Mode.
- The Time Spinners standard RTP is 96,19%. With other RTP versions available, the best online casinos in NZ will offer the highest version.
- Volatility is high.
- Maximum win per spin is 10,000 x your stake. The biggest wins come from the Borrowed Time Bonus feature.
With a unique theme, this pokie lets you experience the momentary nature of time. With the reels of the game suspended by chains over a dark, stone wall, what will most likely strike you is the piano soundtrack which might be a bit creepy to some, but was highly enjoyed by our team. On the reels you will see low value symbols like clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. The list of premium symbols includes scrolls, books, and gyroscopes. The gyroscope is the best paying symbol with 3, 4 or 5 in combination awarding 2, 8 or 20x your total bet. Then you also have the easy to recognise W wild symbol which appears on all 5 reels. Substituting all previously mentioned symbols, 5 of a kind will pay 20x your total bet. The other symbols to look out for in Time Spinners are the pocket watch, sync ghost, and echo. Here’s a list of the payouts and characteristics of all symbols:
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5|
|Wild||Substitutes all symbols above|
|Pocket Watch Wild Multiplier||Multipliers up to 12x|
|Ghost||3 Ghosts triggers Borrowed Time Bonus feature|
Time Spinners has a very decent list of features that are put in place to help you make wins of up to 10,000x your stake. Delving into them unveils features like Watch Wild Multipliers, Ghosts, and a Dusk Till Dawn bonus round. Here’s how they work:
Red rimmed watches have the function of wild multiplier symbols which are meant to replace all paying symbols. When Watches are used in a winning line, they reveal a multiplier with a value ranging from x2 to x12. The golden rimmed watch is the Sync symbol. Once triggered, they sync all multipliers to the one with the highest value.
Dusk Till Dawn
The Dusk Till Dawn bonus is activated when 3 Ghost symbols land. The first part of the bonus round consists of collecting watch symbols. In this case, 3 spins are awarded containing non-winning symbols and special symbols. When a new Watch symbol lands or an Echo/Epic Echo affects a Watch symbol, the spin count is reset. Here’s what they do:
- Sticky Watch: sticks to the reels with a multiplier value of between x2 and x12.
- Sync Your Watches: syncs all multipliers to the highest value.
- Echo: shows a value of x1 to x50, which is next added to all watches in a 3×3 area around it.
- Epic Echo: shows a value of x2 to x10, with multipliers added to all Watch values in a 3×3 area around it.
After the collect phase has come to an end, the sticky watches remain on the reels for the payout, where regular symbols are once again added to the reels. Once the collect phase starts, an extra payout spin is awarded for the payout phase each time the free spins counter is refilled, with a minimum of 3 payout spins.
The Buy Bonus button gives players who want to buy direct access to the final phases of the game two options to choose from:
- The Feature spins option: makes it 3x as likely to trigger the bonus round and costs 2x your stake.
- The Borrowed Time Bonus Round: costs 100x your stake.
Unlike the difficult to grasp concept of time, the layout of the Time Spinners pokie is not very complex. All the action takes place on a simple grid of 4 rows and 5 reels and there are only 10 active paylines. To make a win, you will need to land at least 3 matching symbols across any of the paylines, starting from the first reel on the left. The betting ranges in Time Spinners are great and can fit most players’ preferences. They start from the lowest option of $0,10 up to the maximum one of $100 per spin. Time Spinners is highly volatile, with a standard RTP of 96.19%. Online casinos can choose lower RTP versions of 94.24%, 92.32%, and 88.33%. The game info bar will display the RTP version.
Time Spinners is way different from other games we’ve come across lately. Whilst it’s a very original pokie that is based on the difficult to explain concept of time, it’s sort of creepy too with the Ghost who resembles the Grim Reaper if we may say. The audio that comes with this game is a little disquieting, but definitely adds some extra intensity. Kudos to Hacksaw for trying something new. All together, Time Spinners is a fairly odd production with a theme you won’t encounter anywhere else.
With a potential win of 10,000x your bet, it’s mainly about the Pocket Watch multipliers in the bonus feature which you’ll need to help you increase the payout as much as possible. The multiplier wild symbols can do some damage in the base game too and they are very much needed to land significant wins. Prepare yourself for some remarkable bonus rounds too. We’ve seen other two-phased bonus rounds before from Hacksaw Gaming, and we have to say: it’s actually kind of fun to prepare to cash out via the accumulation phase. Time Spinners is recommended to Kiwis and earns itself a 8 out of 10 stars rate.