NetEnt slot review: Secrets of the stones

Introduction

It is quite well known that Net Entertainment always comes up with games that are packed with innovation, fun, thrill, action and much more. The Secret of the Stones is one such game by NetEnt which provides one of the best slot game experience to the player. The game is designed in such a way that the player gets the feel of the pre Roman era. The world of the priests associated with the pre Roman times also called as the ‘druids’ has been the influencing factor behind the designing of the game. The Secrets of the stones has been one of the most awaited games by NetEnt which has created hype in among the gaming buffs. The game consists of 5 reels and 25 payline slots. The background music is a gloomy and haunting one. The reels provide the charms of the ancient times where the symbols seem to be carved onto the reels similar to the Celtic carvings on the stones. The primary playing card symbols are decorated keeping in mind the main theme while the main icons constitute animal representations like snake, wolf, bull, owl, deer etc. the additional symbols include a SCATTER tree and a druid wild which can grow to cover the entire reel in the bonus round.

The features of the slot game Secrets of the Stones

The player can cash in any amount starting from 25 cents to 125 dollars in the game. The players have the probability of hitting the jackpot which is whooping 350,000 coins. The game has an average return to player payout percentage is found to be somewhat about 96.7%. Some basic things that need to be checked before hopping into the game is the lines section where any desired number of lines from 1 to 25 can be chosen. The bet feature enables the player to enter the amount he wishes to pay in for each spin the subsequent section is that of coin value. The minimum spin value is 0.01 dollars and the maximum is 0.5 dollars.

The game runs well on almost every device including iPhone. The auto play feature initiates the pop up of a small box where one can enter the number of spins. However there might be instances where the game might not run well on one’s device. In such cases, the necessary settings can be tweaked as per the preferences using the spanner icon.

Free spins feature in Secrets of the stones

As mentioned the key scatter symbol is the tree. If a player obtains three or more tree symbols on the reels in a spin then a round of 10 free spins is accessible by the player. The triggering of the bonus level changes the screen to the bonus section. Here one can find the reels carved with Celtic symbols. The player gets to pick from 20 stones. The number of picks allowed is decided by the number of tree symbols that clash to trigger the bonus round which may vary from 3 to 5. Each of the stone the player picks coincides with an award which might be in the form of free spins (2,3,4,5 or 10) or even multipliers or wild symbols.

The wild symbol on the reels is that of the druid. It can be used to obtain winning patterns by substituting any symbol except the scatter symbol or the Tree. The game provides small wins at small intervals to the player. But the larger wins are a bit tougher to achieve. The Secrets of the Stones is one of the medium variance slot games produced by NetEnt. The win to stake ratio on the game is found out to be around 200 to 1. The player can win a larger amount if he manages to get 2 wild reels. However if one is playing for the free spins then he can select a smaller number of lines since the feature gets activated by the scatter symbols. In such a case the payout will be based on the total line bet.

Conclusion

The players need to get 4 to 5 scatters in order to get a large amount. The theme, background score and the extremely delightful graphics that are used in the game are highly enchanting and attract the players. These are some of the features that make the game an addictive one. NetEnt has been trying to bring something new and innovative for the players with its every release and Secrets of the Stones keeps up with this tradition without failing.

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