Secret Romance is a brand-new slot from the giant online slot producing company Microgaming. The fact that it has been developed by Microgaming should ensure that all experienced players head to this game straightaway, as they are renowned for producing some of the biggest and best slots of all time. But does Secret Romance live up to Microgaming’s high standards, or is it a slot that players will fail to fall in love with? Keep on reading to find out…
As the name suggests, this slot is set around the theme of love. It’s certainly a theme that has been used before – after all, who doesn’t want to sit down and enjoy a good love story from time to time? – but the fact that this theme has been done so often means that any new love-themed slot has to bring something different to the table. Secret Romance certainly does that, and more, as it offers some great bonus features, as well as some absolutely massive prizes.
At first glance, the slot looks like a pretty simple one, with none of the snazzy graphics found at some of Microgaming’s other titles. Just as it is in love though, you shouldn’t let first impressions fool you, as this slot has much to offer, despite its slightly uninspiring look. There are 15 paylines in total at this slot, spread across five reels, and these paylines are fixed, therefore meaning that you have to play all of them on every spin. The amount you can bet per spin varies though, with the lowest being £0.15 and the maximum being £15. This means that Secret Romance is the perfect slot for lower stakes players, and that higher stakes players might not find the bet sizes they are looking for at this slot.
But what about the most important thing at any online slot – the prizes? Well, during the base game, the highest possible prize is a massive 1200x your total bet which, when playing at the highest stakes, will lead to a grand prize of £18,000. This isn’t the jackpot though, as more than this sum can be won during the main bonus feature – but more on that later down the page.
In terms of the other symbols on the reels, you’ll find a combination of love-based symbols and the standard 10-A symbols, which are found at many different online slots. All of the unique symbols can lead to some pretty impressive prizes, while the 10-A symbols are the lower paying ones on the reels. There are also some special symbols at this game, as you’ll see in the next section…
If you’re a fan of bonuses, but at the same time don’t like games that are taken over by them, then Secret Romance could well be the slot for you. The reels might not look like they hide some fantastic bonuses but they certainly do, and the first of them to mention is the wild symbol – something found at the vast majority of online slots nowadays. This wild symbol is represented by the heart, and can substitute for most other symbols on the reels. There is no multiplier attached to it, but it could still help you to win some seriously nice amounts of money.
There’s also another really interesting feature during the base game, and it concerns the envelope symbols. You’ll see these quite regularly on the reels, and they all hold a surprise inside of them. This is because when one or more envelopes land on the reels, they will open and change into a symbol. Each envelope will reveal the same symbol as all of the others on the reels, and this can lead to some massive winning combinations.The envelope can’t reveal a wild symbol during the base game though. If you can get the full screen full of these envelopes, it could result in a massive win of 1200x your stake per payline, plus you’ll also start the main bonus feature, which is described in more detail below…
It only takes three scatter symbols to activate this slot’s main bonus feature, and when this happens you’ll receive 14 free spins. What’s more, these free spins will have a 2x multiplier attached to them. So far, this bonus seems a bit boring, however there’s no need to worry: it gets much more interesting. Firstly, the envelopes can now reveal wild symbols which, as you can imagine, leads to many more winning possibilities. Secondly, getting three more scatters on the reels will cause your multiplier to rise, and it can reach as high as 5x your win. There is no way to retrigger the free spins though.
Thanks to the fact that you can receive a 5x multiplier while the free spins are active, it means that this bonus game provides the biggest possible prizes in the game. The most that can be won during the free spins is a massive 6000x your stake, which equates to £90,000 when playing at the highest stakes!