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Secret Trail Match 3

Prepare for a slot version of Candy Crush on Secret Trail Match 3 from Novomatic (Greentube). The immensely popular mobile game can now be played in similar fashion for real money wins. Turn into a treasure hunter for a slot session and match precious gems on a 8×7 grid with the help of bells, bombs and special symbols to collect valuable icons worth up to 300 times your bet.

Slot Details

Secret Trail Match 3 is  8×7 grid slot with pay being awarded for three to five matching symbols connected vertically or horizontally. Playable on desktop, mobile and tablet, it comes with bet sizes ranging from just 0.02 to 50 credits per move. The game trends towards high variance with an RTP of 95.32%.

A purple jungle scene is in the background of the space-filling grid that includes a column with the pay table on the left. Naturally, gems in a variety of shapes and colours dominate the reels and your task will be to remove them by matching minimum three of a kind. The soundtrack will highlight every move.

There are no pay symbol combinations as such on Secret Trail Match 3. Single icons will randomly drop together with the gems and occupy one position on the grid. Collecting them will award wins from 0.5 to 300x your stake. In ascending order they are a compass, the gem hunter’s bag with a map, a leopard, a crocodile, a seaplane as well as a female and a male explorer. There also special symbols such as bombs or bells which will help to clear gem symbols.

Play Tutorial for Secret Trail Match 3

Anyone who ever played Candy Crush (are there still people who haven’t?) will know how the mechanic works. The game will drop 56 symbols onto the grid. The standard symbols are gems in orange, blue, red, purple and green colours. Plus, there will be occasionally a bomb thrown into the mix as well as the collectable icons which will award the wins.

The aim of the game is to go for the collectable icons by either removing gems until the icons hit the bottom or by exploding them via the bombs or other extra symbols. Every move of a gem will cost the active bet size. Pays are awarded once the icon is collected.

To remove gems you need to match three, four or five gems of the same colour horizontally or vertically by moving one matching gem into the next row or column to join up with the other gems. New gems and icons will move into empty spaces from the top every time you clear a combo. You can only move the gems by one step and only those, which will form the minimum combination to be removed. A few extras will help you in your quest on the trail:

  • Cross Special Symbols: Are created when you match four identical symbols. The gem that completed the combo will stay on the grid marked with a golden border while the others are removed. The next time you create a combo that comprises the marked gem it will explode to clear the entire row and column in a cross pattern that can include collectable icons.
  • Bomb Special Symbols: Are created when you match five identical symbols in an L or T shape. Moving the bomb to create the next gem combo will see it explode to clear up to 12 surrounding symbols, which can include collectable icons.
  • Bell Special Symbols: Are created when you match five identical symbols horizontally or vertically. Moving the bell to create a gem combo will turn all other symbols of the same colour into bell specials, which will then be cleared from the grid.

Final Verdict

Secret Trail Match 3 is quite an addictive game like most Candy Crush fans will confirm. Or Gemix fans for that matter as it has some elements of the popular Play’n GO slot. I can see people spending hours on it removing gems and waiting for the two big payers to drop onto the grid.

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