Secret Of The Stones MAX Slot Review – NetEnt
NetEnt has had a fantastic year in the casino industry. The studio has released multiple games per month and had some successful releases. I think their best release for the year is ‘Dead Or Alive 2‘, the whole community was obsessed with this game and some still are since release back in April. There have been other game sequels such as ‘Reel Rush 2‘, where the original game was released in 2013! NetEnt also managed to acquire another studio ‘Red Tiger Gaming‘ for 200m. The last game I reviewed by them was their Christmas release ‘Santa Vs Rudolf‘. There are no more 2019 releases so now I have been looking forward for what’s next. A game sequel has been confirmed for 2020. This game is titled ‘Secret Of The Stones‘, set to release 20th February.
The original Secret Of The Stones was released in 2013. The game was a huge success and still loved by the casino community. NetEnt first introduced the MAX concept in 2018, with the first MAX game ‘BerryBurst‘. The MAX concept was released to appeal to high variance casino players. There is the original version and the MAX version so players can choose which version they prefer to play. MAX is now gradually being introduced to older classic games by NetEnt. When MAX has selected the background color changes to red and the volatility is turned up. The visuals are identical from the original with just changed to the background and tweaks to update the artwork detail.
Secret Of The Stones MAX has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 25 set pay lines. This game is high variance due to the set RTP of 96.81% and max win capped at 25,000x. You can bet from £0.25 – £125.
Secret Of The Stones MAX Symbols & Paytable
This game has 12 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q K, and A. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by snakes, wolves, bulls, owls, and deers. In addition to these paying symbols is a wild symbol and a Yggdrasil tree scatter. The highest paying symbol is deer symbol, which pays 160x for 5 in a pay line.
Secret Of The Stones MAX Features
Central to Secret Of The Stones MAX is the free spins feature. This is triggered when you land 3 or more scatter symbols during one spin. This will award 10 free spins before the feature begins a screen with 20 different stones will be displayed. You are awarded 3-5 picks, this depends on the number of scatters that trigger the feature. Once all picks are done the feature will begin. A retrigger is not possible during spins. Each stone can reveal:
- 2,3,4,5,6 or 10 Extra Spins.
- Deer, bull or owl premium symbols turned wild.
- Multiplier increase of 1,2 or 3.
- Reels 2,3 or 4 wild.
Overall, I think it is great NetEnt are wanting to improve old successful games. However, I think just increasing the volatility is an easy way to release these MAX games. I think real sequels like Dead Or Alive 2 are much better. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.