Microgaming premiered Secret Romance slot early February 2017 on exclusive casinos. The sequel to Secret Admirer is a five reeler with fifteen paylines and the ability to bet up to three hundred coins.
The RTP of Secret Romance slot game is only 96% I find it a bit low considering other titles in the 15 lines category like Aliens Slot with 96.4% or even Thunderkick’s Flux with 96.2%. Nonetheless, it’s definitely higher that other beloved fifteen liners like Bar Bar Sheep with a low 95.03%.
The top payout in Secret Romance slots is quite juicy, offering a chance to win up to an amazing 1,800,000 coins. This is way better than other Microgaming titles with 15 paylines like Game Of Thrones, where you can win up to 75,000 or 106,000 in Golden Era. I did pretty good too, hitting a big win of 5,198 coins during the Free Spins round with a 4x multiplier.
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Secret Romance’s Wilds & Scatters
The wild symbol is just not as generous as in the prequel Secret Admirer where the wild pays 5,000 coins top. The shiny ruby representing the Secret Romance wild only pays up to 350 coins. Pretty bad compared with other Microgaming’s fifteen liners like Serenity where this symbol maximum value is 37,500 coins or Major Millions paying up to 8,000 coins for 5 Wilds.
As in Secret Admirer, the scatter ring is the most valuable symbol and it gets even more precious in the Secret Romance slot paying up to a generous 1,200x total stake by landing 15 scatters on screen. Contrastingly, a 5 of a kind only awards a tiny 3x total stake whereas the prequel pays 50x total stake, not to mention Game Of Thrones paying 3,000x total bet with the same combination. That being said, Secret Romance slot machine definitely has the gears to potentially pay the 1,200x if you are lucky enough to stack all your reels with scatters. Given that Secret Romance features Stacked and Super Stacked Symbols that can be scatters.
Secret Romance’s Free Spins
Three or more scatters trigger the free game with 14 spins. Just as in Golden Era, the bonus spins can’t be re-triggered but, Secret Romance makes up with the Multiplier Trail and The Super Stacked Mistery Symbol.
The Multiplier Trail is an horizontal box on top of the reels that appears during the free spins. This multiplier box will only light up one multiplier at the time by combining 3 or more scatters. The first multiplier to shine is 2x and for each spin with 3 or more scatters you’ll move up 1x until reaching the maximum 5x. That’s how I made my big win.
Stacked Symbols Feature
The Mystery Symbols appear Stacked revelling any symbol except the wild. I really didn’t think much of this feature at start, as in most of the spins these Mystery Symbols won’t land on the first reels awarding you nothing. Part of me still thought this feature was only here to compensate for lower value symbols.
Nonetheless, this feature gets better during the free spins when you are showered with Super Stacked Mystery Envelopes that can change into any symbol, including scatters and wilds. Once I entered the Free Spins round I honestly didn’t notice much help from this Mystery chaps. It was only until the Mystery envelopes started Super Stacking scatters all over that I really acknowledge how helpful this feature is.
Since scatters pay any during free spins, this feature comes specially handy in advancing in the Multiplier Trail as more Scatters means more multipliers. Game Of Thrones is another 15 liner that stacks symbols in an effort to make up for low paying symbols, I guess. Game Of Thrones however, stacks only wilds.
Secret Romance also features payable achievements. Similarly to Immortal Romance, the achievements are unlocked by getting all combinations of every symbol, that is a 3 of a kind, a 4 of a kind and a 5 of a kind for each symbol except wild and scatter. The prizes differs from symbol to symbol and from casino to casino. The achievements are saved in your account’s blog.
Personally, I like Secret Admirer’s simple layout better; it reminds me of the simplicity of pub machines with only one card as paytable with no bells and whistles pretty similar to Microgaming’s Major Millions without the Jackpot. Even when the winning potential of Secret Romance slot is not quite clear, it’s a much better choice than other slot titles like the noisy Take Me Out Date Night available at most Gamesys Casinos.