Enjoy your favourite time of the year and get into the festive spirit on the slot from NetEnt. Secrets of Christmas is a charming game for the joyous season with wild substitutions and a bonus round where you can pick from 20 presents to fill your stockings with sticky expanded wilds as well as extra multipliers, wilds or free spins that can lead to wins of up to 1,425 times your bet on a single free spin.
Secrets of Christmas is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Fill your Christmas stockings on desktop or mobile from 0.25 to 125 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with a generous RTP of 96.72%.
The game window is set in a log cabin window with a snow-cover sill and ornamented with Christmas decorations. The window grill acts the reel divider and will light up on winning spins while a range of typical festive items populate the reels. A traditional Christmas tune is the main audio.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, beautifully crafted from fir branches and awarding 2x to 6x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by stockings, cookies and milk, gingerbread houses, candles and golden bells. Hit five on a line to win 8x to 50x your stake.
A Santa icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols while his bag filled with gifts acts as the scatter.
The slot is not overly entertaining in the base game nor does it have a flurry of random and bonus features. It is all about the free spins round which is triggered when you hit three to five scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin. The game will lead you inside the house into the living hall with a Christmas tree and scattered presents and stockings.
You will get 3, 4 and 5 picks from three sets of five gifts/stockings when you triggered the round with three, four or five scatters respectively. The round is then played with the won extra features and cannot be retriggered.
With Secrets of Christmas, NetEnt took again the lazy road and gave one of their existing slots a festive makeover, in this case, Secret of the Stones. The result 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 and mega wins, it delivers what it says on the tin. Nothing more, but also nothing less. The overall win potential comes in at around 2,500 times your bet while the optimum selection of extra features can give you a payout of 1,425x your stake on a single free spin.