Secret Of The Stones MAX Slot Review – NetEnt

Today we are learning all about an old NetEnt slot release, with the well-known MAX mechanic. The provider has been re-releasing some of the classics, with this new element implemented. I recently reviewed the studio’s latest release titled ‘Fruit Shop Megaways‘, which has a max win of 10,000x and a Free Spins feature with multipliers up to 10x. Today we are learning all about ‘Secret Of The Stones MAX’, originally released 20th February 2020.

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 to 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 the deer symbol, which pays 160x for 5 in a pay line. Wilds substitute for all symbols except scatters.

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. The game is perfect for players who love high variance and fun Free Spin features. With a max win of 25,000x and Free Spins feature with multipliers up to 3x on offer. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.