Secret City Gold Slot Review 2024

Get ready to explore the Secret City where big wins and Gold awaits, in Secret City Gold courtesy of Pragmatic Play!

Pragmatic Play are expanding their 2023 portfolio with Secret City Gold, a slot with a recurring theme. Secret City Gold is a 5 reel slot with fixed paylines. The base game and Free Spins round is home to the Shape Wins feature, where numerous patterns can be formed across the reels.

Aztecs reign over the kingdom of Secret City, but will we be able to claim the Gold for ourselves? Let’s play on and find out!

Secret City Gold Base Game

Secret City Gold Base Game and Features

Secret City Gold is a 5 reel slot with 25 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.25 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€125 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Secret City Gold has a theoretical RTP of 96.06% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is the Gold Coin, followed by the Red, Green, Purple and Blue Animal Figures. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 125
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 25
Release Date 16/01/2023
RTP 96.06%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.25

Shape Wins

Duing each base game spin, there is a chance for a random shape to appear across the reels at the end of the spin, marking certain positions with a frame.

Once this happens, all wins are paid and all symbols inside the marked positions will transform into the same high or low-paying symbol that’s already present on the reels.

After the transformation, the transformed symbols will pay left to right and a random Multiplier between x1 and x10 is applied.

Secret City Gold Free Spins

Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 8 Free Spins and a payout of 2x, 10x and 50x your current bet repsectively.

During Free Spins, the Shape Wins feature is active and can trigger on any random Free Spin, awarding a random Multiplier just like in the base game. Symbols inside the marked positions will pay regardless of their position on the reels.

The Multiplier automatically gets added to the main Multiplier that is applied to all wins formed via the Shape Wins feature for the rest of the Free Spins round.

Each Scatter that lands during this time will award an additional +1 Free Spin to your total.

Secret City Gold Free Spins

Secret City Gold Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 85x your current bet. (RTP 96.22%).

Secret City Gold: Our Verdict

Secret City Gold may have an appealing theme and a colourful design, but has Pragmatic Play done it justice in terms of gameplay?

Gameplay wise, Secret City Gold ticks a few boxes. Here you have the Shape Wins feature, a Free Spins round, Multipliers and an impressive 10,000x max win cap, but is it enough?

The Shape Wins feature isn’t the most exciting feature we’ve come across, but it does fill a void and keeps the base game interesting. The Free Spins round has a little more to offer thanks to the increasing Multiplier, but other than this, it all feels a little too similar to the base game in our opinion.

Players outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option that isn’t too overpriced, but for those in the UK, you will have to make do with grinding the base game to see the Free Spins in action.

Overall, Secret City Gold isn’t a Pragmatic smash hit, but it’s interesting enough to warrant a spin.