Secrets of Christmas is another festive-themed slot from Netent. This one is genuinely beautiful, with a traditional Christmas design which includes bells, candles, and a jolly-looking Father Christmas. The reels themselves are part of a window, framed by pine needles and Christmas lights, with snow gently falling down in the foreground.
It’s a really great-looking slot with a calm, festive atmosphere, perfect for holidays. Let’s see if the gameplay and features stack up.
Secrets of Christmas is a payline slot featuring 25 paylines, in which players line up symbols on paylines to win. The highest paying symbol in the game is the bell, which pays out between 25x and 1250x the bet for between three and five symbols on a line, while candles and gingerbread houses payout up to 750x or 500x the bet for five. Lower valued symbols such as A to 10 playing card symbols – all festively constructed from pine needles – pay up to 50x to 150x the bet for five.
The sole bonus feature in Secrets of Christmas is a Free Spins mode, although it’s been souped up a little by the inclusion of the Free Spins Bonus Game. Trigger Free Spins by landing three to five Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This will open the Bonus Game, where players get pick out gifts from under the tree matching the number of Scatters they landed: three Scatters unlock three gifts. Each gift triggers a Free Spins feature from a list of four, including additional free spins, wild reels, multipliers, and additional wilds. These might seem like small additions to the gameplay but they help to add a drop of extra festivity to the feature and make Free Spins all the more profitable.
With an average RTP of 96.72%, actually, Secrets of Christmas is a pretty generous gift from NetEnt. This is a good return compared to many festive slots, meaning that for every $100 players spend on the reels they could win back around $96.72 on average, although of course, many players hope to win back more than this. It’s a medium to high volatility slot, which means wins don’t pay out regularly but most players will make back their money on the occasional big win.
If you’re looking for a Christmas slot to play while out and about, Secrets of Christmas is perfect. It’s been designed to play on mobile as well as laptops, which makes it perfect for on the go play.
Secrets of Christmas is an excellent festive slot. It’s superbly designed, with an old-fashioned 1900s Christmas look about it; this would be the perfect game to play while nestled in front of an open fire. If you’re not sold on the theme, the game’s still worth trying out just for the excellent Free Spins round, and the RTP doesn’t hurt either. Give this festive slot a try and see if you can win yourself a Christmas present or two of your own.