Secrets of Christmas is a 5 reel, 25 payline online slot game from NetEnt, bringing players a rich slice of festive cheer, along with a potential 350,000 coin jackpot.
Look and Feel
Secrets of Christmas is sure to appeal to players who love the festive season and, as many have come to expect from NetEnt properties, this game comes with high quality artwork that evokes the warm, cozy feel of a traditional Christmas. The game opens with a brief cinematic showing a snow-covered cottage, and launches the viewer into an interior cluttered with traditional toys and candles as a jolly Christmas tune plays.
The soundtrack is just as Christmassy as you might imagine, with such festive sound effects as sleigh bells and twinkling chimes overlaying the music to accompany spins and wins. The game’s play window is framed by snow-covered fronds of pine, and the reels are set up to resemble a frosty window. The lower value symbols are alphanumeric, represented by shaped pine boughs decked with lights, while the higher value symbols are represented by, in ascending order of value, by a blue stocking, a glass of milk and cookies, a gingerbread house, a lit candle and a bell.
Santa stands as the wild symbol, with a sack of toys for the Scatter. During free spins rounds, a golden snowflake is the additional free spins symbol, while Santa can appear as a full-length portrait as a fully wild reel.
Secrets of Christmas offers 25 fixed paylines, and bets are controlled through the “Level” and “Coin Value” selectors. There are autoplay and max bet options available, with the possibility of stopping autoplay spins early if required. The minimum bet per spin is 25p, with a ceiling of £125 per spin. The maximum coin value of 0.50 and there are ten possible bet levels.
The gameplay in Secrets of Christmas is fairly simple, but in an immersive and soothing way, with strings of Christmas lights adorning the winning combos. Player interactivity is minimal in the main game, but there is a bonus screen on offer to reward with players with a festive pick and click feature that forms part of Secrets of Christmas’s free spins mode.
Free Spins are activated through landing three or more scatter symbols on the reels and, as an added bonus, the free spins feature is preceded by a bonus screen in the form of the festive interior from the opening cutscene. With a Christmas tree in the corner and an array of gifts strewn everywhere, players may select from the 20 gifts available to win Free Spins Bonus Features.
The number of picks depends on how many scatters activated the free spins, so three scatters equals three gifts to pick, four scatters means four gifts, and five scatters will net players five gifts to choose. The free spins themselves will then begin, with the gifts randomly adding extra features such as wild reels, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 extra free spins, a x1 or x2 multiplier, or additional wild symbols in the form of the candle and bell symbols.
All in all, Secrets of Christmas is bound to be a favorite for anyone who loves the holidays, and the winnings on offer might just mean the chance at an unforgettable present.