The design here is simply done – the reels are set against a selection of giant, Stonehenge-like monoliths. There you’ll see 8 different brightly coloured stones, each of which has a rune style carving. The best of these is the red stone which pays 50 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline.
Appearing on the middle 3 reels only is the W stone which is the wild – it doesn’t offer any payouts itself but it does spin in a stacked formation and substitute for all the other symbols.
Sacred Stones is played using a Collapsing Reels feature – following a successful spin, the winning symbols are removed and new symbols drop in and replace. This process is repeated as long as a new winning combination is created. Get on a run with the tumbling reel wins and you’ll bring the Free Games feature into play. The more collapses, the more free spins are awarded:
- 5 consecutive wins = 5 free spins
- 6 consecutive wins = 10 free spins
- 7 consecutive wins = 15 free spins
- 8 consecutive wins = 20 free spins
- 9 consecutive wins = 25 free spins
- 10+ consecutive wins = 50 free spins
You can keep track of how many wins in a row you’ve had by checking the pillar to the right of the reels. The Collapsing Reels are in play during the feature too which means you can re-trigger even more free spins – in fact, there’s no limit to how many free spins you can play with.
That’s your lot as far as gameplay goes. Playtech has kept things simple here and it works very well. The design is pretty basic but that’s just what you’d expect given the theme. The brooding soundtrack complements the action nicely though.
The gameplay is equally simple but the Collapsing Reels deliver a steady stream of action. It won’t be a game for fans of classic fruities or games packed with a variety of extras. For simple, straightforward action, Sacred Stones delivers though. If you like Collapsing Reels, Top O’ The Money by Novomatic is recommended.