The Secrets of London slot is decent addition to the EGT catalogue and it’s nice to have triggered features again instead of a basic stacked icons game as with Like a Diamond slot. In fact Secrets of London is quite unusual given the fact there are two bonus rounds available, a rarity for this developer! Their themed slots tend to have a single feature if at all, as is the case with Route of Mexico and Amazons’ Story. The reels sit against an evening photograph of the Houses of Parliament take from across The Thames, but we keep the usual EGT ‘trotting’ sounds as the reels spin. The era appears to be Victorian and we have a Gentleman from that time in London and mysterious objects he’s associated with. Will his items mean a capital gain for you though?
On the reels…
You will see 20 fixed pay lines over the 5×3 grid and naturally the 4 Random Progressives feature too as with most EGT games. There is a Sherlock Holmes character acting as a doubling Wild on all reels which appears singly and pays a huge 500x bet if you land a 5-of-a-kind of him! The Gentleman and Big Ben pay 37.5x, the Diamond Ring 20x and both the Pocket Watch and Pipe 12.5x bet for the full 5. There are card values which alone appear stacked awarding 6 or 5x stake for a full line. to see the secrets, you need scatters though…
Should a Magnifying Glass from our intrepid detective appear on the centre 3 reels, you get 5 spins with a secret symbol. The game randomly selects one of the higher value picture icons described above and then removes all other symbols so the reels just spin with more of the selected icon and blanks only. You can’t retrigger but it is quite fun to watch.
Secret Portrait spins
You will see an animated Red Book on all reels as with Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe game. Only this time it opens to reveal a Golden Key hiding in a recess cut into its inner pages. Three of these anywhere in view unlock 7 free games which can retrigger and also carry a 3x multiplier. You get a better set of reels too on which to discover the secrets.
The Secrets of London slot is one I have very much enjoyed playing, with lovely graphics and musical effects on wins and especially features. The Secret Bonus stacks the one symbol the game has chosen so you can possibly achieve a full screen in those 5 games, paying up to 750x for the Sherlock Holmes icon. The free games are very productive too although as with most EGT slots features may be rarer, but do tend to pay very well. The volatility is on the high side of medium, the RTP their usual 95%. The Secrets of London slot is quite simply an excellent game and I’m revisiting this fine city at the earliest opportunity…
Slot Game: The Secrets of London
Theme: Books, British, Detective
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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