Druids and their mystical world are not a theme we see a lot in slots, so it was obviously something we needed to check out. Secret of the Stones is a game developed by NetEnt and it has such a lovely design to it; as you would expect from the game design masters. It is based loosely around the theme of Stonehenge and the druid magic that surrounds it.
Secret of the Stones is a 5-reel, 25 pay line slot, which offers a mystical 96.7% RTP for all who enter the inner circle. The magic begins almost immediately, because the reels are set inside the stone circle itself and all the symbols are brightly coloured and carved. Higher value symbols are the 5 carved animal faces which include the deer, owl, bull, wolf and snake. Card symbols make up your lower values with the A, K, Q, J and 10 all ornately carved in stone looking designs.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Secret of the Stones begins at 1p per line in play and can be up to 5p per line in play. Meaning that spins can cost anywhere from 1p per spin and can be increased up to £125 per spin, this is of course if you have all 25 lines in play. Make sure you have adjusted the lines in play, the coin value and the coin level until you are happy.
Wild Symbol – A gloomy looking druid is your wild symbol in Secret of the Stones. He will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter. There is also additional wilds as well as an expanding wild in place during the bonus spins round, which we will cover below.
Scatter Symbol – Your scatter symbol is a carving of the tree of life which is stunning. Land three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels to trigger the bonus feature. This is a great extra as it means you can trigger this regardless of how many lines you are playing.
Bonus Spins Feature – Having landed three or more scatter symbols, you will enter the bonus spins feature. You will be given 10 bonus spins and then taken to a new screen. Here you will be offered 20 stones to choose from. The amount of stones you get to pick is in relation to the number of scatters you landed.
- 3 scatter symbols awards 3 picks from the stones,
- 4 scatter symbols awards 4 picks from the stones,
- 5 scatter symbols awards 5 picks from the stones.
Each stone will reveal a special extra feature that will be in play for the duration of your spins.
- Multiplier – will increase the bonus spins multiplier by x1 or x2,
- Wild Reel – will turn reels 2 and/or 4 totally wild,
- Extra Wilds – will turn the deer and/or the owl symbol into wilds,
- Extra Spins – will add a further 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 spins to your total.
Because of the hidden features the bonus spins cannot be retriggered from within the round, but that’s not a problem with the number of extras on offer.
Secret of the Stones is a very simple game compared to others, however the bonus spins feature really ramps up the fun for all. NetEnt have done a great job combining big win potentials with basic gameplay. The music playing along in the background is remarkably calming and lends a magical feel to the slot. We love the fact that the bonus spins can be triggered whether you are playing with 1 line or all 25. It certainly gives everyone a fair chance for those bigger wins inside the bonus round.