Mystic Secrets Review
With its five reels, ten paylines and magical and mystical theme, it has many similarities with the developer's favourite Egyptian-themed slot game, Book of Ra, and the nautical-themed Columbus Deluxe.
Novomatic is a high-quality developer of games and well disciplined in what they do, so as you would expect, this game is good-quality and has few surprises.
You will play the game in an ancient temple and search for literary symbols from an antiquated text. The oldest temple yet to be discovered on Earth is the one at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. It is thought to be 11,500 years of age and is covered with reliefs and pictures of different plants and creatures thought to speak to the divine heritage of that spot.
The carvings of plants and animals found at Gobekli Tepe - just like those you'll be hunting for - point to the religious origins of the founders and their belief in animalistic gods and sacrificial rituals. So you might want to be careful while you're on your travels through the game in case you end up as part of the temple for longer than you expected!
The icons in the Mystic Secrets game are all set around a magical book belonging to an ancient academic. This scholar himself, if you are lucky enough to make him appear, represents the wild icon and will substitute for all of the other symbols with the exception of the scatter, allowing you to complete a greater range of winning combinations.
The mystical book in this game represents the scatter symbol, and if you manage to find three or more of these across all of the reels, then you will enter the free spins bonus game.
Free Spins, Wilds and Bonus Games
Just as in all slot games from Novomatic, the bonus features here in Mystic Secrets are not particularly spectacular, even from a temple. However, they do include the occasional surprise.
Here in Mystic Secrets, the wild Scholar symbol can appear at any time during the bonus game as an ever expanding wild symbol. This expanding wild symbol gives you more chance to win bigger prizes without having to wait for extra free spins.
When you first enter the bonus game, you will have been granted ten free spins. You can't earn any more free spins during the bonus round itself, which for some might be a disappointment, but at least the expanding wild icon gives you some extra chance to win bigger rewards - albeit in a slightly quirky way.
A Final Verdict
By no means is Mystical Secrets going to win any awards as the most thrilling of free slots games around, and it's very much a case of what you see is what you get.
However, if you're looking for a good solid game that's easy to play and simple to understand, then this might be for you.
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