Snowy Secrets Slot Review

2.9/5
Based on our expert’s review. Reviewed by
IGT Online Slots
Review by
Martin Backhouse
Updated: 26/10/2022
Review by
Martin Backhouse
Updated: 26/10/2022

Santa Claus is coming to town! Keep an eye out for presents and snowglobes as you go in search of big wins in the Snowy Secrets slot from IGT. Released in time for Christmas 2022, this medium to low variance game comes with max wins of 1,000 x your stake. The main action is in the Free Spins feature where retriggers are possible, with a maximum of 225 free spins up for grabs. But what else can players expect with this wintery title? Find out below in our full Snowy Secrets review.

Max Win
1,000 x bet
Play
T&Cs Apply

18+. New customers. Opt-in required. 20 Bonus Spins on “Sahara Riches Cash Collect” at 10p per spin and 100% Deposit Bonus up to £100 on first deposit (payment method and play restrictions apply). Min. deposit £10. 30x wagering for Bonus Spins and Deposit Bonus (game weighting applies). Max. £5/spin or £0.50/line. 30 days expiry. Please gamble responsibly • www.begambleaware.org #ad

Provider
IGT
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Theme
Christmas
Reels
5
Paylines
30
Stakes Range
30p to £300
Bonus Features
Yes (1)
Free Spins/Multiplier
15-225/NA
Max Win
1,000 x
RTP
94.93%
Volatility
Medium-Low

Snowy Secrets Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 30 paylines

Stakes Range: 30p to £300 per spin

Max Win: 1,000 x

RTP: 94.93%

The Snowy Secrets slot is played on 5 reels, 3 rows and has 30 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed by matching 3 or more symbols from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Only the highest win is paid on each payline.

Stakes range from 30p up to £300 per spin, thus catering to all pockets. Use the + and – buttons below the reels to adjust your total bet. You can also select the bet value to bring up 12 predefined values if you want to do it that way. It’s also possible to set up to 50 autospins if you’re outside the UK.

The Snowy Secrets RTP is 94.93%, which is pretty low compared to a lot of other slots on the market both new and old. However, in terms of volatility, it’s in the medium to low range, which means bigger wins will land more often on average than, say, a slot with higher variance.

The maximum win is 1,000 x your stake. This is pretty low, but a screen full of Santa symbols will see you come away with the top prize.

Theme – jingle all the way

Theme: Christmas

High Value Symbol: Santa

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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The festive theme in the Snowy Secrets slot game focuses on Santa and snowglobes. The reels are set outside in front of a log cabin, with a snowman to the right of the reel in front of a Christmas tree. The visuals are nicely done, and I like that the spin button is a bauble.

The symbols are pretty basic but bold and colourful, albeit tired looking with a dated feel. IGT slots don’t tend to be amazing graphically, but this one isn’t too bad. What I do enjoy here is the soundtrack. It’s essentially an upbeat version of Jingle Bells during the base game. Land the Free Spins feature and although the audio stays the same, the reels move inside next to a warm fire.

On the reels, there are card suits inside snowglobes that make up the lower-paying symbols. The higher-paying ones include a gingerbread house, a stocking, a Christmas tree and Santa himself. the Santa symbol is the most lucrative, paying 1.66, 10 or 33.3 x your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The game’s Wild is a warm fireplace and it substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus symbol. 3 of the Bonus symbols in view will award 15 free spins. More on that in a moment.

Symbol Payout/Info
snowy-secrets-slot-circle-snowglobe-symbolCircle Snowglobe 3, 4 or 5 = 0.16, 0.66 or 3.33 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-spade-snowglobe-symbolSpade Snowglobe 3, 4 or 5 = 0.16, 0.66 or 3.33 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-club-snowglobe-symbolClub Snowglobe 3, 4 or 5 = 0.16, 0.66 or 3.33 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-heart-snowglobe-symbolHeart Snowglobe 3, 4 or 5 = 0.16, 0.66 or 3.33 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-diamond-snowglobe-symbolDiamond Snowglobe 3, 4 or 5 = 0.33, 1 or 4.16 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-gingerbread-house-symbolGingerbread House 3, 4 or 5 = 0.66, 3.33 or 10 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-stocking-symbolChristmas Stocking 3, 4 or 5 = 1, 4.16 or 13,3 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-christmas-tree-symbolChristmas Tree 3, 4 or 5 = 1.33, 6.66 or 25 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-santa-claus-symbolSanta Claus 3, 4 or 5 = 1.66, 10 or 33.3 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-wild-symbolWild Substitutes for all except Bonus
snowy-secrets-slot-bonus-symbolBonus 3 in view awards 15 free spins and pays 3 x stake
snowy-secrets-slot-present-symbolPresent In view on last reel will fill in 1 start next to a symbol

Snowy Secrets Mobile

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Snowy Secrets has been produced using the latest HTML5 technology. This means you can enjoy this festive slot on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. The 5×3 layout works well on smaller iOS and Android devices.

Snowy Secrets Bonus Features

There’s 1 main bonus feature here and that’s the Free Spins feature. The Present symbol becomes Wild in this bonus round and you could enjoy up to 225 free spins in total. Let’s explain how it all works for you.

Free Spins feature

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Land 3 Bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 to trigger this bonus feature with 15 free spins. When 3 Bonus symbols land during this bonus round, it will add another 15 to your total. You can retrigger this numerous times up to a maximum of 225 free spins.

The Present symbol is Wild during this bonus round and it can only be found on reel 5. Each time it appears, it’s saved in a special on-screen accumulator that you can see below the reels. So if you collect 3 of them, all Santa symbols become Wild on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Additionally, each set of 3 Preset symbols thereafter upgrades an additional symbol:

3 Presents Santa Claus symbol is Wild on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5
6 Presents Christmas Tree symbol is also Wild on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5
9 Presents Christmas Stocking symbol is also Wild on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5
12 Presents Gingerbread House symbol is also Wild on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5

After 12 Present symbols have been collected, you won’t be able to collect any more of them. It’s as simple as that. There’s nothing more to this bonus feature. But while you’re collecting plenty of presents here, the feature doesn’t come close to the Plenty of Presents slot from Microgaming, which has a solid Free Spins feature with multipliers.

Snowy Secrets Review Summary – a fun slot but big wins are hard to come by

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Overall, the Snowy Secrets slot doesn’t really hold any secrets as we’ve just explained how everything works. I was hoping to uncover an innovative secret, but all we have is a typical Free Spins feature. It would have been nice to see more features available, but maybe we weren’t good all year so Santa decided not to treat IGT to an innovative slot.

The RTP rate is low, which is disappointing to see, but at least the volatility level is reasonable when you consider the max win potential is below par at 1,000 x your stake.

This will no doubt suit anyone who enjoys festive slots, although arguably, it won’t keep players interested for too long. Unless you love the Jingle Bells song, then you might spin away for a long time. Why not give our free demo a try if you’re still unsure? It’s a great way to test out the slot and the Free Spins feature without using any real money.

While it falls short in many areas, the jolly soundtrack and the easy-to-understand gameplay will certainly appeal to some.

If you want more festive options that deliver much more action and bigger max wins, check out our Christmas slots page. We list the best games around and we have free demos for all of them that you can utilise.

Pros
  • Up to 225 free spins
  • Fun soundtrack
Cons
  • Low RTP rate and max win

Snowy Secrets FAQs

What is the Snowy Secrets RTP?

The Snowy Secrets RTP is 94.93%, which is on the low side and below average for an online slot. But on the flip side, volatility here is in the medium to low range.

What is Snowy Secrets max win?

The maximum win is 1,000 x your stake, which is not very high when compared with a lot of other slots on the market. A screen full of Santa symbols will land you the top prize.

Are there any Snowy Secrets free spins?

Yes. 3 Bonus symbols anywhere in view will trigger the Free Spins feature with 15 free spins. Retriggers are possible too up to a maximum of 225 free spins. We explain how the feature works in full in our review.

Is there a Snowy Secrets demo slot?

Yes, the Snowy Secrets free play version is available here at Online-Slot.co.uk. Play this festive title on mobile, tablet and/or desktop devices.

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