Secret Elixir from Novomatic is an online betting NZ slot with five reels, 10 paylines, and a steampunk alchemy theme. The game also has optional features and bonus features.
The bonus features included in the game are Wild and Scatter symbols, and free spins with multipliers for winnings. The paylines are adjustable, as is the number of credits to be bet per line.
The theoretical return to player rate is in excess of 96 per cent, and the results that appear on the reels and in the Gamble feature are produced by a certified random number generator.
Graphics and Sounds
The theme of Secret Elixir is evident in the screen backgrounds, the reel symbols, animations, and other graphics. Various characters from the basic storyline are found on the reels, and steampunk imagery with a gothic feel dominates.
The mystical art of alchemy, through which is derived the elixir of life, is expressed in strange symbols and equipment.
Various sound effects are incorporated into the soundtrack, which generally provides accompanying music usually associated with slots.
Secret Elixir Reel Symbols
The Secret Elixir reel symbols that appear as people, statues, animals, or stones produce higher payouts, and two of them are also the bonus symbols. Those that appear as playing card symbols produce lower payouts.
The characters that appear on the reels are a younger alchemist with goggles atop his head, an older alchemist in work clothes, and a buxom blonde woman. The other themed symbols include an owl against a green background, gargoyles coloured green and orange, and a glowing green crystal surrounded by arcane symbols.
The remaining online slot reel symbols are the 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of standard playing cards.
Secret Elixir Reels and Gameplay
The Secret Elixir symbols only appear on the first, second, third, and fourth reels. The fifth reel features mystery symbols that could produce multipliers for winnings made on specific paylines.
The mystery symbols take the form of different shaped alembics, which become coloured when they contribute a multiplier to a payline.
The online slot is played by setting paylines and bets, and spinning the reels. The number of paylines is set using the Plus and Minus buttons marked Lines, and the number of coins bet per line is set using the Plus and Minus buttons marked Bet Line. The reels are spun using the Start button.
Scatter Symbol in Secret Elixir
The green crystal Scatter symbol can land in any position on the Secret Elixir online slot reels, and pay out or trigger free spins from where it lands. The symbol only pays out or activates the bonus games if three or four appear on the reels.
Three symbols pay 50 000 coins, and four symbols pay 250 000 coins.
In the bonus round, 12 free spins are played. The bet on the reels is the same as the bet that saw the Scatters land. However, the winnings come in at higher amounts, as multipliers are attached to the free spins.
Secret Elixir Wild Symbol
As the Secret Elixir Wild symbol, the alchemist wearing goggles can play two roles on the reels. First, he can pay out in combination with himself; second, he could help other symbols pay out.
The Wild only pays when three or four appear on an active payline, but if that happens, they pay out 100 000 or 1 000 000 credits.
It can help all the other reel symbols except the Scatter form winning combinations. It does this by substituting itself for other symbols.