Spin that reel – Secrets of Christmas slot review

What better moment to add the slot review of the exciting Secrets of Christmas slot from Net Entertainment. It’s themed on our favourite time of year and we are only days away from the most wonderful time of the year. There’s nothing much to excite you in the base game other than the non-stacked and non-sticky wild symbols and animations caused by the scatters. But once you hit 3 or more of those (on consecutive reels from the leftmost one), you’re in for a treat. It comes with a very interesting free spins feature where you get to enrich your own free spins game with up to 5 picks.

Secrets of Christmas is a five reel slot with three rows and twenty five fixed paylines; the reel positions are the panes of a festive window surrounded by nice Christmas decorations and settling snow. There are plenty of theme-related symbols on show here and these include golden bells, a candles, gingerbread houses, some cookies and milk and Christmas stockings; lower values are the usual 10, J, Q, K and A.

Father Christmas is the wild symbol and he will substitute for all others to form a winning combo except for the sack of toys scatter symbol. And in the bonus game Father Christmas can potentially cover reel 2 and 4 completely which will guarantee some pretty sweet wins.

Gameplay of Secrets of Christmas

You can start playing by selecting the level (1 to 10) and then the coin value which ranges from 0.01 to 0.50. If you select level 1 and a coin value of 0.01 your can play with the minimum of 25 cents. The maximum wager per spin is €125 for you high rollers out there.

The ‘Autoplay’ feature spins the reels automatically for you. The soundtrack of the game is nice and adds a lot to the game, especially when the free spins mode is triggered, you will enjoy the tune of Jingle Bells. There’s also a medley of other Christmas tunes so it doesn’t get boring any time soon.

Bonus Features

Free spins are triggered by landing three or more of the toy sack scatter symbols anywhere in view; the number of scatters is now the number of picks you will get from the twenty presents on offer which may award the following free spins features:

  • Free Spins – 2, 3, 4, 5 or even ten extra free spins.
  • Multipliers – 1x or 2x multipliers are applied to your total win.
  • Wild Reels – reels two and/or four are completely wild for the duration of the spins.
  • Additional Wilds – the candle and/or the gold bell act as wilds for the duration of the spins.

Once all your extra features have been decided the free spins will start; unfortunately retriggering the spins again from inside this round is not possible. Notice that there are no coin rewards. Instead, each pick makes the bonus even more powerful and wins in the bonus round come pretty easy. The biggest are made with the free spins where you can win up to 1,600x your stake.

Our verdict

Secrets of Christmas is a refreshingly traditional slot designed to Net Ent’s usual high standards; the enhanced free spins feature is very welcome and the game comes with an RTP of 96.70%. The Secrets of Christmas slot is good to play by all types of players, including beginners.Even though the symbols are on the higher variance, the win hit frequency is comfortably high with 38.9%.

Specifications of Secrets of Christmas

  • Developer: Netent
  • Reels: 5
  • Win lines: 25
  • Bid: € 0.25 – € 125
  • Jackpot: Yes, 350,000 coins
  • Volatility: Medium
  • Bonus Feature: Yes, variable free spins, multipliers and wild reels
  • RTP: 96,7%

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2017-12-23T17:21:12+00:00