Horus, the falcon-headed god, is the focus of this NetEnt game as you try and steal golden secrets in these 5×3 reels.
The Secrets of Horus slot is, at heart, a simple Egyptian themed game. The setting is classic, with parchment reels hanging from carved stones that are covered in hieroglyphics.
Over 20 paylines you’ll find scrolls, hands, rings, falcons, palm leaves and sphinx, which is a nice change; no A – 9 symbols anywhere to be found, each is unique and to theme.
The detail in the game is well done, with a backing track and sound effects that add atmosphere and turn this from a fairly standard machine, into a more enticing journey into the land of the pharaoh’s.
It’s not the best Egyptian slot in terms of graphics and game play, that title probably goes to IGT’s Cleopatra or Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe video slot, but it still has plenty to draw in the discerning player.
To begin with, it has a simple feature that we love. The fact that the Horus wild symbol doubles all wins, all the time – much like you’d find in another of our favourites; Thunderstruck.
It also appears regularly enough that it helps keep your casino balance topped up, which means that for a medium variance slot, you do find lots of smaller wins in the base game as you spin to trigger the free spins bonus.
Because, as with these classic machines, it’s in the free spins bonus where you will find the golden treasures that this Secrets of Horus slot game holds.
The scatter symbol, which pays if you find 2 or more anywhere on the reels, is the symbol that will also trigger the Secrets of Hours free spin games.
Find 3, or more, of the brightly coloured winged scarab to play 15 free spins, which come with the doubling wilds, and the added extra that all wins are tripled as standard.
That means that if you mange to find the right combination of high-paying symbols, and wilds, you could be walking away with a decent horde of loot.
On average it takes between 100 and 150 spins to trigger the free games. And when you do, there’s no guarantee of walking away with gold.
We found our results fluctuated wildly during the Secret of Horus slot free spins, with anything from 25x – 80x your bet as an average. A wide average we know.
But that also tell you that you can get some much higher wins.
Especially if you manage to re-trigger 15 free spins by finding 3 or more of the scatters during the bonus games. Something that doesn’t happen too often, but is possible.
There’s no denying that Net Entertainment know how to create great slot machines. Whether the graphically beautiful slot Lost Island, or popular games like Gonzo’s Quest, most have something worthwhile in them worth spinning.
Secret of Horus is not that stunning. But the game play, with it’s 96% return to player rate, gives you plenty of returns and often.
And the free spins are fun and entertaining, even if the animations and graphics are a little lacklustre.
Yet, sometimes, something simple is what you need. And the potential for wins, with it’s doubling wilds and scarab scatters, keep things interesting.
However, with a betting of 0.40 up to 40 per spin it won’t fit everyones budget, and some may prefer IGT’s MegaJackpots Cleopatra slot which has a wider range of 0.20 to 600 a spin.
Overall, if you are a fan of Egyptian gold, and want to try something new, then the Secrets of Horus slot machine is a fine example of simple, but effective, bonus game slot.Play Now at Casumo »
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