|Game Type:||Video slot|
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|Collapsing Reels||Bonus features are hard to trigger|
|Unlimited amount of free spins can be won|
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Sacred Stones available to play at playtech casinos has 20 paylines, 5 reels and pays a non-progressive jackpot of 1,000 coins that can be won on a single spin. The theme of this medium variance video slot has a Stonehenge/mystical vibe to it.
Pertaining to its in-play bonus rounds, it comes with a Collapsing Reels feature where multiple wins can be gained on a single spin. If you score successive wins the free spins feature is triggered. Hit 10 consecutive wins you’ll pocket a neat 50 free spins, the nice bit about the free spins feature is that you can gain an indefinite amount of free spins.
The game mechanic displays ‘Collapsing Reels’, basically symbols are replaced by new ones, you can benefit from stacked wilds and free spins. Symbols on the reels are 8 different coloured gemstones, you’ll notice that each has a symbol engraved on it. The stone with the ‘X’ on it is the most valuable, 5 of them at the maximum wager pays 50x your bet.
The RTP or average return to the player percentage of Sacred Stones is 96.16%.
The coin range is 0.01 to 1.00, as you increase it your average bet per spin goes up. The smallest bet per spin is £0.20 up to a maximum of £20. As your average bet per spin goes up the more volatile the slots becomes. The Auto Play feature spins the reels for you from 10 to 99 times automatically. Keep in mind that it’s a fixed payline slots.
The wild symbol is the stone with the ‘W’ on it, the interesting bit about it is that it appears stacked and only appears on the centre reels. Winning combinations are completed by it when it substitutes symbols adjacent to it.
When you press the ‘SPIN’ button you’ll see a slew of symbols across the reels. During a winning combo contributing symbols explode and vanish. The remaining symbols then drop into the spaces left by the vacating ones – repeated wins can be gained on each spin.
To the right end of your screen is a stone pillar with 5 empty bars in it, if you manage 5 explosive wins in a row, the free spins feature is triggered. Every wave (wins) has the potential to trigger the free games. Consecutive wins are proportionate to the free spins:
- 5 Consecutive wins awards 5 free spins
- 6 Consecutive wins awards 10 free spins
- 7 Consecutive wins awards 15 free spins
- 8 Consecutive wins awards 20 free spins
- 9 Consecutive wins awards 25 free spins
- 10 Consecutive wins awards 50 free spins
An indefinite amount of free spins can be gained, providing they’re re-triggered in the same manner.
Sacred Stones does away with all the intricate stuff, central to it is a free spins feature and stacked wilds for the bigger wins. The top cash prize is 1,000x your stake on a single spin.
We took it for a few spins in the free mode and we really didn’t enjoy it, it’s one of those games that either grows on you or it doesn’t. Gem Burst from Playtech has a similar game mechanic with cracking visuals and bonus rounds with way more bite.