Secrets of Christmas Slot
On the Eve of the winter holidays, NetEnt developers decided to please their fans and presented the New Year`s gift - Secrets of Christmas slot. After becoming no longer of childhood, we still do not cease to love the holidays, waiting for the most cherished desires fulfilment, and impatiently unwrap the gifts. Do not wait for few pages remaining in the calendar, start playing free in the demo at this slot right now. After all, under beautiful wrap, you can find free spins and win up to 350 000 coins per single spin. RTP is set at 96.72%. Pay attention that this is a clone of Secret of the Stones slot.
Personal testers opinion about Secrets of Christmas Slot
This is a full clone of Secret of the Stones slot. Here you will find long unlucky cycles with 2 scatters. If you see a lot of situations with 2 scatters on the first two reels without triggering the feature - it is a good reason to leave this machine. The slot is generous enough on the pay combinations of symbols in the usual spins. The probability of the hit is 39.04%. And my maximum winning during the tests was 476x. In the free spins feature, 41% of the pool is given out. In this case, there are free spins, statistically in every 133rd spin (0,75%). In the rating of the slots for wagering - 2,64 out of 10, not enough points to recommend it.
Review and recommendations by the testing team
This slot is a clone of Secret of the stones slot machine with almost an identical gameplay. A lot of testers claim that these slots are almost complete copies, with a similar style of this the game process, triggering and dispersion. I do not agree with them. Because this slot keeps your balance better, it gives combination more often, unlike its clone, despite the identical gameplay. In my opinion, the bonus feature is simpler at once by several factors here:
- A bonus selection is divided into 3 stages. In this case, it will be easier for you to choose the desired feature from a smaller number of choices.
- During my testing, I have repeatedly noticed that the online slot often puts this wild reel in the same place. If you remember where it was in the previous bonus, then you should also choose the same location. Also, some players use a strategy of choosing the same location. Thanks to this strategy, you will get the desired result at a distance, as the machine will put this wild reel in any case. During my testing, I also tested this feature. We were often able to choose 2 wild reels at this slot than in its clone in this testing game.
- In my opinion, this slot more often gives out the bonus features than Secret of the stones machine. As a rule, it makes by giving several bonuses in a row; then there is a pause and then again several bonus features in a row. The average pause between the features is from 5x to 30x total bets, an average break between them is about 100x. The average winning with an average set of the features (not the top bonus) is 30x - 80x total bets.
- It is important to note that Secrets of Christmas slot machine has low dispersion. In my opinion, this slot is one of the best decisions to complete the bonus requirements and playing for real money.
Netent declares the following probabilities
- The total percentage of payouts in the slot is 96.72%. Of these, 56.87% are played during the usual spins, and 39.85 are reserved for the bonus feature payments.
- The probability of getting any winning (hit) in the usual spins is 38.87%. During the bonus, free spins feature it varies from 46.3% to 92.7% depending on the selected features.
- The probability of getting three scatter symbols and launching the bonus is 0.78% (1/129).
Hidden parameters and settings of Secrets of Christmas slot (data from testing)
- The frequency of triggering the bonus feature is statistically every 133rd spin (0.75%).
- The probability of a hit (any winning) is 39,04%.
- Distribution of the winnings is 59% in the usual spins and 41% in the bonus.
- The maximum winning during the tests was 476x.
- The average winning from the bonus was 51x.
- Volatility is 9.42 out of 20 (average to high).
- Cycle length is average to long.
- The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 2,46 out of 10.
- RTP of 96.72% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.
- Provider – the NetEnt company
- Number of reels – 5
- Number of pay lines – 25 (always active)
- One coin value – from 0.01 to 0.50
- Number of coins per line – from 1 to 10
- Bet size range – from 0.25 to 125
- Maximum winning in the bonus – 350 000 coins
- The largest award for the combination of symbols – x1250 (5 symbols of New Year's Handbell)
- Wild symbol – yes (Santa Claus)
- Scatter – yes (New Year gifts)
- Bonus spins – yes (3-5 Scatters give 10 free spins with the additional bonus features which will be defined by the bonus game)
- Bonus game – yes (it is launched before free spins)
- Expected payout percentage (RTP) in Secrets of Christmas – 96,72%
Symbols and payouts
- Christmas-tree branches rolled into the card symbols from Ace to Ten, give as New Year`s gift from 5 to 150 coins.
- Sock with gifts, Milk and cookies for Santa, Gingerbread House, Candle and Bell, being lined up on the line, can pay from 10 up to 1250 coins.
- Santa Claus will appear in the shape of Wild and replace all the images, except scatter.
- Scatter – toys bag. Three or more of these symbols will launch the free spins feature.
The free spins feature
Initially, you are supposed to receive 10 free spins. But what is Christmas night without surprises? You will return to your childhood, into the room with the toys, and selecting a few of them, get bonuses: additional prize spins, multipliers, and one or perhaps more Wild symbols. How many toys can be chosen will determine the number of dropped scatter symbols: three scatters – 3 gifts; four scatters – 4 gifts; five scatters – 5 gifts.