While NetEnt launched two Christmas-themed mobile slots in 2015, it was in 2016 that NetEnt released its first original Christmas slot game available for mobile. What NetEnt initially did was decorating two existing mobile slots with garlands, Christmas balls, and some snow to make it look a lot like Christmas. Me personally, I didn’t fall for it as the two existing Touch® Games involved Fruit Shop Touch® and Flowers Touch®. I would place these two mobile slots in the categories Spring and Summer, and all of a sudden snow was falling onto the summer fruits and spring flowers.With Secrets of Christmas Touch®, NetEnt did a better job, for sure, although I know that NetEnt can do much better. It’s obvious that the Swedish software developer doesn’t want to invest too much time and effort in a Christmas-themed casino game and I can’t even blame them.
The mobile slot is perfect to get you in a good Christmas mood, though, but it’s better not to expect an action-packed mobile slot as Secret of Christmas Touch® is offering nothing more than a few standard mobile slot features combined with a Gift Bonus. Offering a traditional Christmas, I do think NetEnt managed to bring a cheerful game that will lift your Christmas spirit. Your traditional Christmas starts at the NetEnt Casinos with garlands, a golden church bell, Christmas stockings, candles, and the Coca-Cola type of Santa Claus that can be found on the reels as well.
Secrets of Christmas Touch® is perfect for a great group of players, but I don’t think high-rollers will jump in the air when opening this Christmas-themed slot which is offering a maximum bet of 125.00. Average players will probably like Secrets of Christmas Touch® because of its high Return to Player (RTP) of 96.7% and a pretty high Hit Frequency of 38.9%.
Secrets of Christmas Touch® game features
A week before Secrets of Christmas Touch® was launched in 2016, NetEnt released a war-themed video slot. Warlords: Crystals of Power Touch® is the perfect example of what NetEnt is capable of when putting a lot of effort into a game, offering a lot of innovative slot features. You’ll find yourself in the middle of the slot action, an experience you won’t find in Secrets of Christmas Touch®. This mobile slot is definitely made to bring you in a Christmas spirit and it works.
So, don’t expect a long list of slot features in Secrets of Christmas Touch® as all there is to enjoy is a Wild and a Free Spins feature that is preceded by a Christmas Gift Bonus feature. Three Scatters is already enough to activate the Free Spins feature, though, but before free spins are activated, you do get a chance to add extra Free Spins, Multipliers, Wild symbols, and Wild Reels. This will be done during the Christmas Gift Bonus feature in which you go back to childhood. There will be Christmas presents everywhere and you can open some of them. The more Scatters you’ll find on the reels on forehand, the more gifts you’ll be awarded. The number of picks is equal to the number of Scatter symbols that were involved in activating the Free Spins feature. The number of Christmas gifts you can open will be 3,4 or 5. You can go for stuffed animals, lollipops, cars, dolls, trains, Christmas stockings filled with candy or mysterious unwrapped Christmas gifts. Whatever you choose, you’ll always be awarded either additional Free Spins, Multipliers, a Candle Wild, a Bell Wild, and Wild Reels. Once you’ve unwrapped all your gifts, all additional Free Spins features will be activated just before you get the chance to play your 10 Free Spins.