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Secret of the Stones MAX

Join the sorcerer to unveil the Secret of the Stones on the slot from NetEnt, the latest addition to their MAX series with higher volatility and bigger wins. The original was released in 2013, an eternity in our fast-moving world. It has been now remodelled to allow players to select between the Classic and the MAX version at any time in their session. While the former comes with modest variance and a medium win potential of 2,500x your stake, the latter has a much more volatile math model with higher line pays and a win potential peaking at a massive 25,000 times your bet. The free spins round with extra feature picks is still your path to reveal the secrets of the sacred stones.

Slot Details

Secret of the Stones MAX  is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Uncover the secrets on desktop or mobile from 0.25 to 125 credits per spin. The MAX version has high volatility with a generous RTP of 96.81%. In turn, the Classic version has medium variance with a slightly lower RTP of 95.72%.

NetEnt kept the visuals with the mystical stones in the background but added a fire red hue the entire appearance as well as deep red control buttons to the Max version. A stone encased reel set is populated by identical wild animal icons as well as the sorcerer, all spinning to the same suspenseful soundtrack as on the original.

The pay symbols start with stone-carved card royals from 10 through to A, awarding in the MAX version 2x to 6x your total stake for a single five of a kind. The premiums are the snake, the wolf, the bull, the owl and the deer. Hit five on a line to win 10x to a whopping 160x your bet.

The sorcerer is the wild symbol, appearing on all reels and substituting for all regular pay symbols. A mythical tree of life icon marked with the word itself acts as the scatter. There is no coin win for scatter hits.

Secret Of The Stones MAX Slot Features

Fans of SOTS, as the slot is called in the casino community jargon, will know what to expect in terms of bonus features. I venture to say that the MAX version will increase the number of fans substantially as NetEnt massively cranked up the win potential with higher line pays and more powerful extras for the free spins round. Hitting three, four or five scatters anywhere on the reels will award 10 Free Spins with an x1 win multiplier plus 3, 4 and 5 picks for extra features respectively. The game will lead to a second screen, displaying 20 stones. Each is hiding one extra feature that could have a significant impact on your potential winnings from the bonus round.

There are multiple prizes for extra spins or increased win multipliers as well as one for up to three expanded wilds as well as wild transformation icons for up to three pay symbols

  • Additional Free Spins: Hidden are +2, +3, +4, +5, +6 and +10 free spins. Multiple can be picked in one round.
  • Extra Win Multipliers: Hidden are x1, x2 and x3. Multiple can be picked in one round which will be added together.
  • Wild Reels: One prize each for reel 2, 3 and 4. Picked reels will be sticky expanded wilds for the duration of the feature.
  • Extra Wild Symbols: One prize for each of the three top symbols – deer, bull and owl. Any picked symbols will appear as wilds on the reels for the entire free spins round.

Once you completed your picks, the game will lead you back to the main screen to start the free spins. All modifiers as well as extra multipliers will be active throughout the round. The feature cannot be retriggered.

Final Verdict

Well, talk of going through the roof. The MAX version of the all-time favourite Secret of the Stones is doing it in all aspects – volatility, line pays and win potential. The added feature picks such as the Wild Reel 3 or the increased extra multiplier will have a large impact on the winnings in the free spins. But buckle up as it will be a wild ride, unless you opt to stick with the Classic version.

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