Ho, Ho, Ho! Christmas is upon us!
Are you ready for the festive season? With just over two months to go until Santa is coming to town Netent has announced the release of its first real Christmas slot, Secrets of ChristmasTM . The release of this game in HTML5 format is set for 30th November 2016, just in time for the festive period and like in real life the mid-variance slot will present you with Christmas gifts in the Bonus Round where you can pick 3, 4 or 5 items in form of Wild Reels, Wild Symbols, Multipliers and additional Free Spins.
- 5 reels, 3 rows, 25-lines fixed
- Coin sizes: 0.01 – 0.50
- Bet levels: 1 – 10
- Bet sizes: 0.25 – 125
- Max. Pay: 356,250 coins
- Lowest Line Pay: 5 x 10 = 50 coins or 2x total bet size
- Highest Line Pay: 5 x Bells = 1,250 coins or 50x total bet size
- Bonus Round:Yes, initially 10 Free Spins
- Free Spins/Multiplier:10-34/1-4x
- Free Spins cannot be re-triggered
- Background Music: Christmas carols and songs
- RTP: 96.72%
- Variance: Medium
- Desktop, Tablet and Mobile
The slot is set in a festive room resembling a wooden lodge, encompassed by an evergreen decorated with lights. Low paying symbols are 10’s – A’s, whereas high paying symbols are a range of typical Christmas items like bells, milk and cookies, gingerbread houses, candles and a Christmas stocking. Scatters are in the form of a bag of gifts and Wild is Santa himself.
3, 4 or 5 Scatters will award an initial 10 Free Spins at a 1x Multiplier and entry to the Extra Gifts Room. Before the Free Spins start, you get 3, 4 or 5 picks from 20 Christmas gifts. The amount of picks corresponds to the amount of scatters that triggered the bonus round.
The choice of gifts is:
- 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 additional Free Spins
- 1x and/or 2x Multipliers
- Wild Reel 2 and/or 4, stay wild for every free spin
- additional Wild symbols (candle and/or bells will be Wilds during the bonus round)
The maximum amount of Free Spins is 34 Free Spins, with a 5 Scatters trigger and no picks of other features. The most promising combination would be the initial 10 Free Spins with Wild Reels 2/4, 1x Wild Extra Symbol and 1x/2x Extra Multipliers.
Secrets of ChristmasTM is a rather simple mid-variance slot with appealing Christmas graphics and symbols. With only one bonus feature, although an entertaining one with the potential to deliver big wins, it has to show whether it has the making of a new favorite game. Experienced players might see it as a clone of the already popular Netent slot Secrets of the Stones, hence they will now have an equally exciting alternative.
Enjoy some festive spins with Christmas tunes playing in the background to renew those memories of magical Santa moments.