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We often praise the developers at NetEnt for producing high quality titles. Even if the profits aren’t always the best, and even the big guys have their misses, all their titles are polished, good looking, and feel awesome to play. All of this was also true for Secret Code, which offers a 5x3 playing field with 20 flexible paylines.
The thing is, it was true back in 2010, when it was first released by the company. Nowadays, despite the expanding reels, a bonus game in which you uncover angels, and a free spins bonus with increasing multipliers, the sentiment is, sadly, a lot less favourable for this almost decade old title.
Even taking a look at the user interface is enough to notice the slight emulation of physical machines, and none of it is helped by the sound of cogwheels spinning each time you press the spin button. Everything is done in these big, boxy letters, and while all the colours look nice and we like the touch of the paytable being a notebook in which all the instructions are drawing and scribblings of its previous owner, it all just feels so clunky playing it now, so many years later. It’s fair to say the years and all the visual fidelity have spoiled us. One thing we can praise is the fact that, yet again, there’s a feature preview button.
The general gist of the slot’s very brief story is that you’re infiltrating the Illuminati to uncover their secrets and steal their vast knowledge. As such, you can expect to find a lot of interesting little things scattered about. Ancient pagan symbols imprinted on stones, rings with elaborate patterns on their gemstones, an hourglass, notes full of secrets, a sorceress and a researcher of the Illuminati – they all grace the reels, and will provide you with winnings as you keep spinning.
Secret Code offers several special features to keep things interesting. First are expanding Wilds, which can fill out their entire reel if they land on the second, third or fourth reel when a winning payline is present there.
Collecting three bonus symbols on the third, fourth and fifth reel at the same time will activate a brief game in which you are faced with five masked statues, and have to unlock the chests they hold. They are revealed as demons or angels – and if they’re angels, they give you a cash prize, and the feature only ends when all five statues are unlocked. Finally, three or more Scatters rewards the standard free spins bonus, with the added enjoyment that any further Scatters while the feature is active will increase the multiplier, up to a maximum of x20.
In the grand scheme of things, these bonuses aren’t particularly unique or different, but the sheer amount of them and the value they bring make them something you really don’t want to miss out on. Fortunately, with so many features, you’re bound to trigger one relatively quickly.
Secret Code is a high volatility title by NetEnt with an RTP of 96.3%. While it’s visually very clunky and somewhat awkward to play, the gameplay itself still holds up, and you can squeeze out some good wins from this game.
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