The Secrets of Christmas™ slot is definitely not fit for the high-rollers. But it is for anyone who likes to play video slots while getting in the right Christmas mood. With a minimum bet of 0.25 and a maximum bet of 125.00, this cozy video slot game will have enough to bets to offer for the majority of the players. I can’t complain about the payout percentages either with a Return to Player (RTP) of 96.7% and a pretty high Hit Frequency of 38.9%.
Secrets of Christmas™ slot features
While this Christmas-themed video slot is offering a Wild as well playing the same role, as usual, I think it’s nice if we skip this common slot feature and concentrate on the only interesting slot feature in the Secrets of Christmas™ slot. The Free Spins feature which is preceded by a Christmas Gift Bonus feature.
Once you activate the Free Spins feature with the help of three or more Scatters, you’ll get a chance to activate extra Free Spins, Multipliers, Wild symbols, and Wild Reels.
To activate the extra features, you’ll be picking some of your favourite Christmas gifts. The more Scatters you’ll find on the reels beforehand, the more gifts you receive.
The number of picks is equal to the number of Scatter symbols that were involved while activating the Free Spins feature. By unwrapping gifts, you add additional Free Spins, Multipliers, Wild Reels and Wild symbols. You also have a chance to play for 10 Free Spins.
Altogether, I do believe that this game has enough to offer if you’re not looking for an action-packed video slot like Warlords: Crystals of Power™ which was launched at the NetEnt Casinos just weeks before.
Theme & Structure
The new NetEnt Secrets of Christmas slot does have an easy simple layout, so when full of Turkey and Aunt Elma’s mulled wine, you should still be able to follow it well enough. This is a 5×3 reel video slot with 25 fixed pay-lines in play. That means it’s just a case of selecting a bet value which suits your bankroll and spinning away. Autoplay remains and a quick play on the mobile touch version reveals this is just as well optimised as any other NetEnt mobile slot game.
They’ve done a nice job with the theme too. It is very traditional Christmas as the reel backdrop is a wooden cabin in the snow and the reels are framed by wreathes of Holly but, thanks to NetEnt’s amazing artwork team it manages to look fresh and fun. Our favourite was the cute glass of milk symbol, along with some cookies and a note ‘for santa’. Even the playing card symbols used for the low pay icons have been given the holiday treatment and are garlands of Christmas tree branches, woven together with lights to form the Ace to Ten icons. It’s the small touch’s and attention to detail that, as so often before, really put NetEnt games a cut above the others.