The Secret Elixir slot game has a novel and rather mind-boggling twist that we’ve yet to encounter in other Novomatic slots. The notable difference between Secret Elixir and other slots lies in the 5th reel. Rather than appearing as a regular reel with regular symbols, the developer opted for mostly blank spaces with some multiplier symbols, offering players the chance to win some fairly inflated prizes.
With the help of the Alchemists, players can turn metals into Gold in the Secret Elixir online slot game. The reels feature symbols such as Gargoyles, Philosopher’s Stones, and Owls. You will also come across a guy who quite resembles Mel Gibson in the movie The Bounty. The Aviator is wild and will substitute all other symbols except the Philosopher’s Stone, which is the game’s scatter.
When the Aviator appears 4X in a line, and with a max bet spin, you can win the max payout worth 100,000 coins!
Veteran Novomatic slots players will be pleasantly surprised to come across a Novo slot with a Free Spins bonus round. Most Novomatic slots have pretty basic play and do not offer a Free Spins session. This feature will trigger 12 free spins when 3 Philosopher’s Stones appear on the reels. More importantly, each line win is awarded a special multiplier than can be anything from 2X to 20X. In the base game the multipliers on the 5th reel range from 2X to 5X. You will trigger more free spins with 3 or more scatters.
Novomatic almost always offer some really considerate betting ranges, and so is the case with Secret Elixir betting range that runs from 1.00 to 1,000.00 coins. This betting range accommodates casual gamblers as well as high-rollers.
Secret Elixir proves that you do not need fancy graphics to enjoy online slot play and payouts. I got most of my wins in the Free Spins feature (which, do not really hit often since it is medium-high variance slot), but the multipliers in base play should take you through the dry spells. This slot’s variance is in line with other favorite Novomatic slots, the Book of Ra Deluxe and Lord of the Ocean.