NetEnt extends Max slots series with Secret of the Stones MAX™
The Secret of the Stones™ video slot was initially launched at the NetEnt Casino’s in 2013 and now, 6 years later, NetEnt announces this game to be the next in line to extend its MAX slots series. NetEnt’s Max slots series is there to give players a choice in volatility and more and more games are extended with a MAX version. As soon as Secrets of the Stones MAX™ is available at the NetEnt Casinos in February 2020, with the same gameplay, it’s up to you to decide the frequency your winnings will appear! How this works?
What is a Max slot version all about
Original NetEnt games that are becoming part of the MAX slots series are released in a tailor-made double slot release like Berryburst Max™ and Victorious Max™. This double slot release is making the game accessible for two types of players. Those that we call basic players or casual players and the more experienced players.
The first type of player is just looking for entertainment and a way to forget everything around him or her in order to relax. They don’t find their way to the NetEnt Casinos in order to become rich, they just want to bet a few bucks and enjoy their game. These players are looking for a nice theme that fits their preferences and a nice gameplay. They often get bored when winnings don’t appear very frequently and therefore low to medium volatility is the way to go for these players.
Then there are the experienced slot players, the high-rollers, or whatever we want to call them. They are totally different from the casual players as they don’t really care much about the theme, graphics, and slot features. All they care about is the gameplay and the way winnings flow into their account. They’re not asking for feature-packed games with winnings flowing into their account frequently. As long as they win big when they win, they’re happy! This type of gameplay requires high volatility.
In short, this simply means that when a player selects a low to medium volatility slot, they can expect frequent wins that are lower. When they select a medium to high volatile slot game, they request fewer wins but higher wins.
With a Return to Player (RTP) of 96.72% and a medium to high volatility, I don’t see any space for a MAX version, so we will have to wait until February 2020 to see what NetEnt did to the game to make it part of the MAX slots series. The game should already be awarding players fewer wins but higher wins thanks to its medium to high volatility. This is leaving me in the dark for now and rather curious for the slot launch of Secret of the Stones MAX™ in February 2020!
What’s going to be different?
You won’t notice many differences between the Secret of the Stones™ video slot and Secrets of the Stones MAX™ when it comes to the gameplay and the theme. There’s You’re still going to enjoy the exact same theme, graphics, sounds, and video slot features, but when it comes to the volatility of the game, that’s where you’ll find the big difference.
As you can see, the classic game has been offering wins of up to 2500 x your bet while the MAX™ version is about to offer a chance of winning up to 25000 x your bet during one spin. You go for the classic version, you choose to win often, you choose Secret of the Stones MAX™, you’ll choose fewer wins but with a chance of these winnings to go up to an amazing 25.000 x your bet.
Enter a world of stones!
Get into a tranquil world of ancient stones in the Secret of the Stones™ slot, and soon enough, Secret of the Stones Max™ as well. You’ll be taken on a journey back to a time when Stonehenge was used by the ancient druids where you can unlock the mysteries of a stone garden. The game itself is offering a standard 5×3 layout featuring Wild substitutions and Free Spins. Before the Free Spins feature is opened, you have a chance to select from 20 stones in order to collect Extra Free Spins, Multipliers, Wild Reels, and Extra Wild symbols.
While you find yourself in a mystical world where druids roam the hills of Western Europe, inspired by Celtic culture, you’ll enjoy the Wilds during the main game, waiting for three or more Scatters to arrive. The druid with the cane is representing the Wild symbol which substitutes for any other symbol in the game, except Scatters. Wilds are great, but I do believe that this game is all about activating the Free Spins Bonus, followed by at least 10 Free Spins.
Three or more Scatters on the reels in the main game will activate 10 Free Spins. However, just before you enter the Free Spins feature, you have a chance to collect extra Free Spins and features as described above for an even better slot experience!