Secrets of Christmas Review
Once a year the world goes crazy for a little Christmas cheer, with the brand new NetEnt Secrets of Christmas slot you could walk away with just that bit more. With 5 reels and 25 paylines this slot lets you pick your own gifts to reveal mystery freebies hidden in one of the bonus rounds.
The slot can be enjoyed from anywhere at any time via your mobile, desktop or tablet device. Santa is bringing winning back on this medium volatility slot with a coin range of 0.01 to a maximum of 0.50. If Christmas shopping has left you broke then you’ll be delighted to know that you can bet a minimum of 0.25 coins per spin and still win. For those looking to score bigger wins bets of 125 per spin will definitely get you there.
Each festive celebration awakens the creative in our favourite game developers. While some believe that these games can only be played on these special occasions, others enjoy not having to wait for a certain date to get festive while cashing in on extra rewards. With Secrets of Christmas every day can be Christmas.
Look & Feel
NetEnt is known for creating magic on the reels and while they did an excellent job at pulling the Christmas theme through to the design and look and feel of the slot, it seems a little ordinary. It’s not necessarily a bad thing; you just can’t help but wonder if they could’ve done a little more to further build hype around this massive celebratory day. The slot starts with a beautiful intro video with a sneak peek into a window facing a brightly lit Christmas tree. The backdrop of the slot is what appears to be a wooden cabin window that goes beautifully with the frosted reels decorated by Christmas lights. On the reels you will find your regular card playing symbols serving as the low values and these have been altered to fit the theme. The higher value symbols are beautiful icons of all things Christmas including a Christmas stocking, a gingerbread house, a golden bell and some milk and cookies for Santa. All in all the design serves the purpose and provides a traditional Christmas feel. It might have been nice to add a few animations but overall if you’re looking for the traditional Christmas feel this is the slot for you.
Sound & Score
The soundtrack is perfect as it is a subtle Christmas track that brings you all the joy of Christmas without overpowering your senses. The sounds serve more as a backing track and every time you spin the reels you can hear the familiar bells announcing the arrival of Santa. It builds excitement without going overboard.
Bonus features and Gameplay
The wild of this slot is Santa himself and this symbol can appear anywhere on the reels during both the main game and free spins feature. The wild also substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter.
The Scatter symbol is Santa’s bag filled with toys and landing three or more of these anywhere on the reels will activate the free spins bonus round.
Once the free spins round is activated you will be awarded with 10 free spins. This bonus feature makes things a little more interesting. The amount of scatters used to activate the feature will determine the amount of extra free gifts you get to choose. 3 scatters gets you 3 gifts, 4 gets you 4 and those lucky enough to land 5 scatters will get 5 extra gifts to benefit from.
Before the free spins start you will get to pick the number of gifts you’ve been given from a list of 20. The bonus feature gifts include:
Up to 10 additional free spins, Wild reels with Santa standing large, additional 1x or 2x multipliers added to the initial free spin multiplier and lastly additional wild symbols. The latter will ensure that either the Candle or Bell symbol will become an extra wild to ensure this Christmas is a winning one.
Is it worth playing?
Yes! Secrets of Christmas is a fun, rather traditionally designed slot with a subtle soundtrack to keep you calm and tons of bonus gifts to keep you excited. Not only will it make any day feel like Christmas it could also reward you with big pay-outs of up to 1,425 times your stake. Make this the best one yet and start playing to reveal all the Secrets of Christmas.