Secrets of Christmas
As pioneers of the online casino industry since their founding more than twenty years ago, NetEnt know what goes into making a successful online slot game. With Secrets of Christmas they've capitalised on one of the year's most popular holidays - Christmas - to bring to life a themed slot that recreates the cosy warmth of the season on your desktop, tablet or mobile screen.
On the surface this is a standard 5 reel, 25 payline slot that you can enjoy from 25c per spin (high rollers may be pleased to know this goes up to $125). But it's the visual presentation that really sets this game apart. When it first starts up it takes you through a snowy wonderland, through the window of a small cottage into a cosy living room filled with toys. The outer rim of the slot is decorated with holly, while symbols on the reels represent toys, gingerbread houses, milk and cookies, and yes, Santa himself even makes an appearance! A medley of well-known Christmas tunes also populate the game's soundtrack. Few other slots feel as warm and welcoming as this.
How to Play Secrets of Christmas
Thankfully, this casino game has a demo option that allows you to get the hang of it before putting any cash on the line. It's pretty easy to pick up though, especially if you've played any NetEnt slots before. Along the bottom of the slot are options for 'Autoplay' and 'Max bet' either side of the main green play button in the middle. Coin value represents the amount to be staked on each of the five reels; hence the 5c value corresponding to a 25c stake in total. You can adjust the individual amounts staked on each line by adjusting 'Level' on the left-hand side to make things even more interesting.
Secrets of Christmas Rules & Stats
Winning is equally simple. You'll just need to put together a sequence of symbols, whether in a straight row or diagonally - the important thing is that they make contact with each other. The symbols all have different values, and the key one you should look out for (unsurprisingly) is the big red-cloaked man himself.
Santa Claus represents this game's "wild" symbol; a fitting role considering he delivers presents to all of us on Christmas Eve in 'real' life. Perhaps he may be delivering some amazing gifts to you through this slot as well. As with any 'wild' symbol in other slots, he substitutes for all other symbols (except for the Scatter, which we'll get to soon) and can therefore help you to string some good combos together for big wins.
Otherwise the highest value symbol here is the Bell, giving you up to 1,250 times your stake if you manage to line them up. If you're more interested in just having fun, you'll be happy to know this slot has an RTP of 96.7%, meaning it's highly likely you won't leave empty-handed in any case.
Secrets of Christmas Special Features
This game's 'Scatter' symbol is fittingly represented by toys; the most exciting aspect of every child's Christmas morning! They're sure to be the most exciting part of your time spent playing this slot too, as they trigger a Free Spin feature if you manage to line up between three and five of them in a row. This guarantees you 10 free spins, but you also unlock a special game in which you can pick between 20 gifts ready to be unwrapped. Your amount of picks, between 3-5, corresponds to the amount of Scatter symbols you've found. These gifts could include more free spins, 2x multipliers, or additional 'Wild' symbols to add to your 10 free spins and help give a potentially lucrative present of your own.
Whether you need a break on Christmas morning or just want to get yourself in the mood for the season, this slot provides excellent fun at any time of year!