Holiday themed pokies are always a big hit with online casino players, and what’s right around the corner in 2017? Valentines! Pokies maker Microgaming never misses a chance to deliver holiday titles, and its new Secret Romance Pokies is sure to be an enormous hit this month.
Packed with passion and brimming with mystery, Secret Romance is the reel spinning personification of a secret admirer’s efforts to woo their love. Hearts, roses, bottles of perfume, precious gemstones, diamond rings, masquerade masks, mystery envelopes and a chance to win up to 6,000x the line bet – what’s not to love?
Review – Secret Romance Pokies Features
With all the symbols mentioned above, this thematic Valentines pokies meets all the criteria for a perfect holiday game. It features 5 reels and 15 fixed paylines for a minimum bet of $0.15 per spin. Microgaming created the new Secret Romance pokies to be compatible with all desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
The Mystery Symbols – red sealed envelopes – are the key to a lucrative experience. In the base game, Mystery Symbols appear stacked on the reels. Each envelope will open to reveal a random symbol from the game, with all envelops turning into that same symbol. All symbols, except Wilds (the Secret Romance logo), are fare game in the Mystery envelops – even Scatters.
If 3 or more Diamond Ring Scatters land anywhere on the reels (naturally or via mystery envelops) in the same spin, 14+ free spins will be awarded. This is where things get really interesting, and the payouts can become quite substantial.
When free spins are triggered, they start with a 2x multiplier for all prizes. Mystery symbols increase to Super Stacked status during free play, and they can even produce Wilds at this time, greatly increasing the chances of big wins.
If 3 or more Scatters appear during free spins, it won’t re-trigger more free games, but it will increase the multiplier to 3x. Land 3 more Scatters to jump to 4x, and again to reach the maximum 5x multiplier.
Secret Romance Pokies – Beyond the Holiday
Holidays often inspire us to play games with matching themes, so I expect Microgaming’s new Secret Romance pokies is going to get a lot of game play in the coming weeks. But the real question is, will it last beyond the love-laced holiday?
Honestly, I don’t think it will be nearly as popular come March. It’s not a bad game by any means, but it’s nothing to write home about, either. There are plenty of more interesting online pokies out there with better graphics, more features and greater pay tables.
Immortal Romance is a perfect example. Microgaming released this one in 2011, not necessarily as a Valentines pokies, but in commemoration of the immensely popular Twilight Saga. It’s forbidden vampire love theme has since become one of the most popular online pokies of all time. While it’s favoritism does tend to experience a higher spike each year in the month of February, Immortal Romance gets a great deal of attention from internet pokies fans all year long.