Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is coming up and everyone is preparing for the happiest time of the year. In this spirit, NetEnt announced their contribution to the festive atmosphere by preparing a video slot Secrets of Christmas.
Ok, there is still time until Christmas, but make sure that you have prepared your wish list for Santa as he brings plenty of surprises and he will let you pick the presents yourself.
With his help this 5 reel 25 payline Christmas treat will bring a bag full of Multipliers, Wild Reels, Free Spins and Extra Wilds. The Secrets of Christmas is set to launch by the beginning of December, but here are our first impressions based on the information released by NetEnt.
What We Love
What makes NetEnt’s slots special is that apart from the top notch graphics and design, they manage to create a certain atmosphere that completely immerses and captivates players’ attention. This is the case with Secrets of Christmas. The theme is so well-balanced that it gives away a warm and comforting feel of The Christmas Eve.
Perhaps this is why they chose not to complicate the game play with flashy extra features. The game comes down to 10 Free Spins that are triggered by three or more Scatters (bags of toys) on the reels.
Still, NetEnt knows better than to leave it at that. They spiced things up with the opportunity for players to choose additional features to add to the Free Spins.
Before the Free Spins start rolling, you will be taken to a room full of toys where you can choose up to 5 different toys, that is, additional bonuses. Depending on your luck you can upgrade your free play game with Wild Reels, Multipliers of 1x and 2x, extra Free Spins (2, 3, 4, 5 or 10) and Extra Wilds in the shape of bell and candle.
These additions can be profitable during the 10 Free Spins, so you might just win the maximum win per spin of 1,425 times your stake. Having in mind that the maximum stake is set to $125, the Secrets of Christmas slot has something to offer to high rollers.
What We Do Not Like
At first sight Secrets of Christmas seems like a well-rounded slot that can be both fun and lucrative. However, it remains to be seen in action. It looks like it might be monotonous at times, especially with all the Christmassy music and lack of in-play features, but still, let’s not judge before we try it.
In our opinion, Secrets of Christmas is a slot that wisely exploits the typical features of Free Spins, Multipliers and Wilds. With the help of additional Free Spins, Wild Reels and Extra Wilds, we expect it to pay regularly.
What is slightly worrying is the fact that there is no sign of in-play features, but the standard symbols pay pretty generously for five of a kind so it is clear that some compromise has to be made. All in all, though it is not the most exciting of slots, Secrets of Christmas is worth playing.