Secrets of the Sand is part of the Egyptian-themed series of video slots by Novomatic. This is one of the most authentic products of the Austrian company. Its main feature is that game interface is presented by 2 game fields with 5 reels each. In other words, there are 10 reels in this video slot. Maximum payout index is 5000x. There is also a special symbol present depicted with a book image that replaces all others and starts 5 free spin rounds.

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How to play Secrets of the Sand

The user is able to activate up to 10 pay lines for every reel combination. The number is the same for each and is set with the Lines control element. Bet per line is adjusted via plus and minus buttons in the Line/Bet menu. If the gambler wishes to check on symbol multiples paytable may be accessed with a button of the same name.

To launch reels 2 buttons might be used:

  • Start. Activates a single spin in manual mode;
  • Autoplay. Launches spins automatically.

Winning combinations are formed with the same symbols obtained on an active pay line varying from 2 to 5.

Risk game

If there is a payout to be gained after a spin user is able to start risk game by pressing Gamble button. To double his last payout he has to guess the color of a card suite correctly. The wrong choice cancels the bet.

Symbols and payouts

The book image in the Secrets of the Sand video slot simultaneously performs functions of a Scatter and Wild symbols. It replaces all other icons and multiplies total bet by 2x, 20x or 200x. The highest-paying non-special symbol is a portrait of an Egyptian female. It has the multiples of 10x, 100x, 1000x and 5000x.

Filler symbols multiply the bet by the following indices:

  • Scarab — 5x, 40x, 400x, 2000x;
  • Statues, amphoras — 5x, 30x, 100x, 750x;
  • А, К — 5x, 40x, 150x;
  • Q, J, 10 – 5x, 25x, 100x.

Free spins

Whenever 3 or more book images occur anywhere in the game, the user gets access to the bonus round. It includes 5 free spins. Before they start a special symbol is randomly selected. During free spins, they expand on the whole reel.

How to win in Secrets of the Sand

Given that Secrets of the Sand have as much as two sets of reels, a player has high chances of winning from the very start. In order to improve his odds even more, one has to use all possible 20 pay lines. If a spin results have a low-paying combination in it, the winnings can be amplified by participating in a risk game.

SymbolMultipliers
Book2x, 20x, 200x
Egyptian woman10x, 100x, 1000x, 5000x
Scarab5x, 40x, 400x, 2000x
Statues5x, 30x, 100x, 750x
Amphoras5x, 30x, 100x, 750x
А5x, 40x, 150x
К5x, 40x, 150x
Q5x, 25x, 100x
J5x, 25x, 100x
105x, 25x, 100x