Packed with all the imagery a worthwhile Norse mythology inspired game should contain, NetEnt’s Secret of the Stones MAX™ is a 2020 release that’s based on the original 2013 release of the same name (minus the Max). Boasting 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines, this online pokies is ready to entertain both mobile and desktop players in New Zealand at their NetEnt casino of choice.
What makes Secret of the Stones MAX™ different from the 2013 version? For starters, it offers players the opportunity to play in classic or max mode – the former being the original format and the latter being the latest adaptation that awards an increased likelihood of payouts whenever activated. How to initiate max mode? Easy. Simply activate the ‘max’ button on your desktop or mobile device prior to a spin.
While the game carries a minimum bet size of 0.25 credits, players can wager all the way up to 2500 credits, with a maximum win amount of 100 000 credits up for grabs. You’re welcome to adjust bet sizes as your balance fluctuates, or simply make use of the default bet size throughout your gaming session.
Secret of the Stones MAX™ includes an array of theme-related symbols, such as rune-like renditions of the A, K, Q, J and 10 card suit icons, as well as similarly designed animal symbols like the red deer, orange owl, olive bull, blue wolf and silver snake. Payouts are awarded for between 3 and 5 symbols on an active payline, and range from a mere 10 credits, all the way up to 1250.
You’ll also come across a Yggdrasil tree Scatter, which is the key to unlocking the game’s payout-packed Free Spins feature, as well as a druid Wild, which, during Free Spins, expands to fill an entire reel. Free Spins also feature additional Wilds, such as the red deer and silver owl.
To unlock the Free Spins feature, players will need to land between 3 and 5 Scatter symbols on an active payline, where a minimum of 3 Scatters will award 10 Free Spins. Before the Free Spins feature starts, players will be directed to a pick and click bonus round, where they will be given the opportunity to randomly click or tap on stone icons to reveal hidden prizes. These include Multipliers, additional Free Spins, Wild Reels and additional Wild symbols. The amount of picks allowed correlates to the amount of Scatters obtained to trigger the feature. For example, 3 Scatters = 3 pick, 4 Scatters = 4 picks, and so forth.
While this is the only feature that Secret of the Stones MAX™ offers its players, one can agree that – with the pick and click bonus round integrated into the Free Spins feature – it packs more than enough excitement and potential for rewards as any other online pokies out there.
Playing Secret of the Stones MAX™
If Secret of the Stones MAX™ sounds like your kinda online pokies, then simply head to any NetEnt-powered casino in New Zealand, register an account if you aren’t already signed up and locate the game in the software. If your experience is anything like ours was, it’s bound to be godlike.