Are you ready for a new year? Whether you are, or still reeling from a strenuous time history will look back on, a new year is upon us, and a brand new slot to boot. The game we're talking about is 3 Secret Cities and comes with the 'Bonus Up' system. Top online slot games usually introduce something unique that blows the minds of those frequenting online casinos, so could this be something to go from being a secret to the hottest release in recent times? With a pick ‘em option and up to 50 free spins available, including huge multipliers, you might be in for an Aztec treat.
As you will probably know, 3 Secret Cities isn’t the first of the many UK slots online you’ll find at our casino site to use the Aztec theme. Previous releases like Aztec Gold and Book of Aztec, as the names would suggest, are just 2 of the many slots to have gone with the Aztec theme. However, this one has been very well animated and uses a soundtrack that isn’t over the top. The casino software studio that created 3 Secret Cities is 4ThePlayer and definitely took inspiration from the main character from Lara Croft. You’ll see to the top right corner of the screen that a sign rests telling you the maximum you can win, plus how many free spins and with what multiplier you can be awarded. This is something we’ll deep dive into a little later.
It isn’t often online casino games set the highest win at 50,000x your stake, but 3 Secret Cities is one of them. That isn’t among the best max win ratios you’ll find here, although not quite the highest of all the UK online slots we host. The actual return from achieving that amount will depend on how much you wager, with the minimum amount being 10p while the highest is a respectable £20. All the action happens across 5 reels consisting of 1,024 paylines, while you’ll find the reels quite volatile for bigger returns but wins coming less frequently.
You'll see that the lower-paying icons are playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A. However, in that order, you'll find the symbols have a knife, a map, a hat, a climbing rope and a compass. The higher paying icons include a gold snake, an Aztec necklace, a black panther, the female explorer and the Aztec warrioress.
There’s a wild symbol in play, being the gold coin. This one acts as all the regular symbols for making up 3, 4 and 5 of a kind winning combos. There’s also a Free Spins icon.
The sign to the top right that shows the max win, spins and multiplier is a result of the ‘Bonus Up’. If you land two scatters on the same spin, you'll need to click on one and be awarded one of 2 things – a 50x cash prize or a progression to a better bonus option.
The bonus options are indicated by a map, with different locations carrying different bonus specs. The locations are as follows:
· Jungle City: 12 – 15 Free Spins / x4 - x5 Multiplier / 15K - 16K x Your Bet Win
· Lake City: 17 – 25 Free Spins / x6 – x8 Multiplier / 20K - 30K x Your Bet Win
· Jungle City: 30 – 50 Free Spins / x9 – x15 Multiplier / 30K - 50K x Your Bet Win
The further you move along the map, the more rewarding the bonus feature is, as indicated above. You trigger the bonus feature by landing three scatters, and should you land two scatters during the feature, then 5 – 10 extra spins will be added to the total. You can even buy the feature if you get impatient.
While some might use the term ‘innovative’, or perhaps even ‘unique’, we have to say that there are online slot machines out there quite similar to this. In saying that, however, this is a really cool title, and some interactivity in a slots title always serves to up excitement levels. The bonus feature is where the real prizes lie and could return rewards to get your year off to the perfect start.