Secret of the Stones Video Slot review
Secret of the Stones is a Net Entertainment-powered slot game with 5 reels and 25 paylines. It is based on the Stonehenge era where ancient druids roamed the land in search of the mysteries of the stone garden. The game has a calm feel to it with soothing music. The game suits all pockets as you can spin away from as little as 25p to as high as £125.
This NetEnt-powered slot is centered on the Free Spins feature – you can activate this by obtaining 3 or more Tree symbols anywhere in view. You are rewarded with 10 free spins but will come across a screen full on stones where you need to pick from (the stones are inscribed with Celtic messages). There are 20 stones to pick from but you will receive between 3 and 5 picks depending on how many Tree symbols you got to activate the feature (i.e. 5 Tree symbols will give you with 5 picks).
The picks will reward you with additional free spins (either 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10). Multipliers are also on offer with a 1x and 2x multiplier available to the preset 1x multiplier you received. You can also get extra wild symbols (Deer and/or Own symbols will become wilds). What you want though is to unveil Wild Reel 2 and/or Wild Reel 4 – this will make those reels fully wild for the whole feature.
A lot has been said and written about the variance of NetEnt slots – many of the ones produced lately are at the lower end. I find Secret of the Stones to be towards the higher end of volatility though. This is good as wins can be huge but these won’t occur very often. The very first time I played the feature I won a cool £278.50 from just a £1.25 stake (that’s over 220 times my stake!). You’d be very lucky to win that with most the recently launched NetEnt slots to be honest.
But saying that, these big wins will almost invariably come with you get 2 Wild reels in the feature. I got 2 wild reels (reels 2 and 4) as well as 10 extra free spins – I therefore had 20 free spins with 2 sticky wild reels. This led to a 300+ times stake win. Secret of the Stones is the first medium/high variance slot that I like from NetEnt since Piggy Riches, Dead or Alive or Gonzo’s Quest – and one I will be playing a lot in future.