NetEnt’s Secret of the Stones MAX Slot

Secret of the Stones MAX is powered by NetEnt and has 5 reels and 25 paylines. Available to play from 25p to £125 a spin on all devices including smartphones, it’s the high variance version of the classic Secret of the Stones slot game. With higher value symbols, it’s all about the Free Spins feature where you can benefit from more wilds, more wild reels and increased mutlipliers compared to the original version. The max win can reach up to 25,000 x stake per free spin.

Where to Play NetEnt’s Secret of the Stones MAX Slot

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up to £100

PayPal

Casino

1,000+

Slots

T&C Apply

New players only • 30 Free Spins (FS) • FS must be claimed within 48 hrs of receiving the email and expires after 14 days • Max Free Spins winnings £100. Skrill + Neteller excluded. Always refer to Bonus Terms – www.begambleaware.org • General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. #ad

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up to £150

111

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1,000+

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T&C Apply

First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £20, max. Bonus £150. Game: Starburst, Spin Value: £0.10. WR of 60x Bonus amount and Free Spin winnings amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.30) of the free spin winnings and bonus amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Free Spins must be used before deposited funds. First Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. Bonus Policy applies. #ad

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100%

up to £200

10

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2,000+

Slots

T&C Apply

18+. New players, £10+ deposits, no e-wallets / prepaid cards, 30x Playthrough on Bonus and 50x on Free Spins. T&Cs Apply #ad

Secret of the Stones MAX Theme/Symbols

Secret of the Stones MAX base game

The Secret of the Stones MAX slot takes you an era when Stonehenge was revered by ancient druids – set in a stone garden, it has a Norse feel to it. The difference visually from the original Secret of the Stones slot is that it has a red tinge rather than green – it has the same misty forest in the backdrop.

Symbols include low value A, K, Q, J and 10 royals which have a Celtic style. You’ll also see stone carvings of snakes, wolves, bulls, owls and deer – the latter pays 1.6, 16 or 160 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The druid symbol is the wild and replaces all symbols except the scatter.

Free Spins feature

Secret of the Stones MAX focuses on the Free Spins feature – this is entered when you get 3 or more Yggdrasil tree of life scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Beginning with 10 free spins, you then pick from 20 Celtic stones – 3, 4 or 5 triggering scatters will reward you with 3, 4 or 5 picks respectively. Each pick will reward with the following:

  • Extra free spins – win 3, 4, 5, 6 or even 10 additional free spins
  • Multipliers – increase the multiplier by 1, 2 or 3
  • Wild Reels – reels 2, 3 and/or 4 will become wild reels
  • Extra Wild symbols – the deer, bull and/or owl symbols will become additional wilds

Secret of the Stones MAX thoughts

Secret of the Stones MAX plays exactly like the original – however, you’ll benefit from higher value symbols. If you take the deer for example, 5 on a payline will result in 160 x stake as opposed to 50 x stake in the original. The most noticeable difference is in the Free Spins feature where the picks can give you more – here’s what’s better:

Original Version Max Version
Up to 2 wild reels (reels 2 and 4) Up to 3 wild reels (reels 2, 3 and 4)
Deer and/or owl symbols can become wild Deer, bull and/or owl symbols can become wild
1x or 2x multipliers can be added 1x, 2x or 3x multipliers can be added
96.2% RTP 96.81% RTP
2,500 x stake max win per free spin 25,000 x stake max win per free spin

As a result, you could play with 3 wild reels as opposed to 2 – more significantly, you could get bigger multipliers which will result in much bigger payouts combined with the higher value symbols.

In the original version, which was released in 2013, you can win up to 2,500 x stake on each free spin. In the MAX version, you can win up to 25,000 x stake on every free spin. The Secret of the Stones MAX RTP is 96.81% which is very high – the original stands at 96.72% which is slightly lower. The variance is now high as opposed to low in the original.

NetEnt used the MAX function in Victorious MAX where the max win stands at 7,000 x stake vs 1,500 for the original. It can also be found in the volatile Dead or Alive II slot which offers wins up to 111,111.11 x stake in 1 of the features.

Secret of the Stones MAX Slot Information

  • Game:
    Secret of the Stones MAX
  • Software:
    Net Entertainment
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    20
  • Total Coins:
    25
  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 125.00
  • Jackpot:
    4,000
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (1)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    10-38/1-15x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.