Secret Romance slot review
Secret Romance slot may rekindle thoughts of Microgaming classics; Immortal Romance and Burning Desire. Personally I don't think it measures up either graphically or game-wise as one may expect, but is it good in its own right? The theme is 'soft' romance, with red roses, rose garlands and perfume bottles appearing as some of the symbols. You get 15 pay lines over 5 reels and features are available and the game is provided in both desktop and html5 mobile format.
On the reels...
The Wild is the top symbol paying 33.33x stake for 5-of-a-kind and appears as the game's title in a heart. The lower symbols are the the usual card ones but in keeping with the theme they are a nice gold colour. The scatters are in the form of rather pricey diamond rings and you can get 15 of them, as I will explain!
There is an in-play mystery stack on each reel during every spin, which appears red and any that land in view will transform to reveal a random symbol. You may or may not benefit from this, but they can reveal all symbols except Wilds and that includes scatters. Should you get all 15 positions as scatters, not only will you get the game's bonus round but also 1200x bet!
If you land 3 or more scatters, 14 free games are awarded. The enhancements are threefold: firstly the mystery stacks become super stacks, similar to the Wilds in Microgaming's Playboy slot in the Sofia bonus. This increases the frequency and quantity of them landing in view. The second benefit is that unlike in the base game these stacks can reveal Wild symbols and lastly 3 or more scatters won't award more spins but will increase the multiplier by 1x up to a maximum of 5 during the bonus. This means theoretically you could attain a win of 6000x stake.
As is typical of most Microgaming slots nowadays, elements of other games have been rehashed in Secret Romance slot. This is not necessarily wrong, provided the end product is playable and interesting. In this case I would say it is, as the free spins are quite exciting due to revealing the mystery symbols and this goes for the base game. The volatility isn't high and I doubt anybody will ever see anywhere near the theoretical highest pay, but nevertheless the game is quite playable, even if the theme may not appeal. The RTP is in excess of 96% too, so I may be serenading this slot real soon...Review by Gamingslots