It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas so here we have an announcement of the new slot from NetEnt revolving around the biggest holiday of the year.
Secrets of Christmas evokes the true meaning of Christmas by employing all the traditional icons and symbols of the happiest time of the year.
The view of a small family house on Christmas Eve decorated with garlands and holly is enriched with the pictures of ginger-bread house, milk and cookies, sacks full of toys and of course the favourite old man, Santa Clause.
The endearing music will lull you in the magic of a special night, while Santa will hide Multipliers, Free Spins and Extra Wilds behind the toys. As always NetEnt managed to deliver a top-class theme available across all devices.
Net Entertainment or NetEnt are known as pioneers in the gaming industry and one of the leading providers of online gaming software and solutions. The company was founded back in 1996 and ever since, they have been striving for innovation and premium quality in their approach to business.
The first developers to launch a Java-based online casino supply the best casino operators in the world. Their Mega Fortune progressive slot holds a Guinness World record for the largest jackpot ever won.
How to Play It
The game is a typical 5 reel 25 payline affair with variable coin value. So as you may suppose, it is necessary to set the coin value before you hit the spin button. There is also the option of betting the maximum amount via Maxbet button. The controls board is pretty intuitive and simple to use.
All the familiar symbols come wrapped in a coat of snow and green garlands while St. Nicholas or Santa Claus appears as main protagonist, that is, the Wild.
The 5×3 reel layout is placed in the frames of the window of the house featuring pictures of candles, bells, ginger-bread treats, stockings prepared for presents and A, K, J, Q and 10 as low-paying symbols.
The most rewarding symbol in the main game will be the jingle bell paying 1,250 times your bet, while Santa will participate in any winning combination as a replacement for any of the standard symbols.
The Scatter is depicted as a sack full of toys, which is logical, as it does trigger the biggest treat of the game – 10 Free Spins. Scatter can occur on any reel, which means that you can get a maximum of 5 Scatters in the game. Remember this because it will be important during the Free Spins. Find more details about that in the next section.
Secrets of Christmas is a typical slot that revolves around the Free Spins game, but Christmas is a time of giving and Santa is well aware of that, which is why you are in for some additional treats when you activate the free play. In order to reveal the secrets, you will need to land at least three Scatter symbols on the reels.
Those who do, not only do they win 10 Free Spins but they will also have the privilege to take a sneak peek into the presents before the morning. Next to the fireplace there will be a bunch of toys to pick from. Actually, there is only a choice of 20 toys and the players can pick a maximum of 5.
The number of the toys or picks depends on the number of the Scatters on the reels that triggered the Free Spins. Each time when a player is prompted to pick one toy, one group of toys will light up and when a player picks a toy, the toy will reveal the prize.
The prizes include additional 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 Free Spins, 1x and 2x additional multipliers (the Free Spins start with 1x multiplier), Wild Reels (Santa Spreads full figure on one of the reels) and upgraded symbols of bell and candle which can turn into Wilds. All of the picked prizes are then added to the 10 Free Spins and the free play can begin.
Secrets of Christmas slot doesn’t boast a huge jackpot but it does promise a return to player of 96.72% and that sounds generous enough.
The maximum amount allowed stake on 25 paylines is $125, while the slot comes quite affordable at only $0.25.
As we said the bell will pay the most in the main game with 1,250 times your stake.
Secret’s of Christmas looks like a charming and delightful slot that is a real treat to look at and it creates an atmosphere of nostalgia and calm evenings spent with family. The traditional Christmas tunes definitely contribute to this feeling, as well as the symbols.
Apart from the magical holiday allure, it also offers plenty of interesting opportunities to win. Free Spins have been enhanced with the Pick the Toy feature, which we find a nice addition. With the high-paying base game symbols and solid RTP, we believe that we will happily give Secrets of Christmas a spin.