Secrets of the Stones MAX by Netent is an upgrade and more intense version of the provider's classic Secret of the Stones, released in 2013. The MAX version boosts increased volatility and potential.
This mystical game brings us to the world of magic and druids once again. Across five reels and three rows with 25 paylines, we can see Celtic-style symbols spin - the high pays are a snake, wolf, bull, owl, and a deer, and low pays are card ranks made of stone. The Druid character is a Wild, and a tree of life is a Scatter.
When you play the game, you can choose to play in Classic or MAX mode. Classic refers to the low-mid volatility and lower potential of 2,500x your bet. The RTP for Classic mode is 96.72%. MAX mode turns the volatility up to high, pumps the potential up to 25,000x your bet, and RTP to 96.81%.
When you land three or more Scatters, you activate the Bonus game. You will progress to the screen with 20 stones to choose from, and the number of Scatters you landed determines how many picks you get. Each stone you pick can reveal: an additional 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 10 spins; deer, bull, or owl symbols turned Wild in MAX / deer or owl in Classic; the x1 multiplier increased by +1, +2, or +3 in MAX / +1 or +2 in Classic; 1 to 3 reels can turn Wild in MAX / 1 to 2 in Classic.
NetEnt did well by choosing to revive a classic like this by giving it a MAX version but also keeping the Classic mode. The revamp gives the game a lot of versatility, and it's bound to keep the fans happy and attract a new crowd who never gave it a spin before.