Secret Garden 2 is a modern release but is a classic slot game, with graphics that resemble the early days of computing. The game looks like it was made in MS Paint, or CorelDraw at best. I wanted to just play it for a short time in order to write this review, but then continued playing it as this is actually a good slot game once you can look beyond the graphics. The game is targeting a specific audience, but it’s still a good slot game. Let’s see why.
Main game and paytable
The game is played on a 5×3 board with 25 selectable paylines. Minimum bet per payline is $0.01 so that’s also the minimum bet per spin, and if you wish to cover all paylines then your minimum bet is $0.25. Maximum bet is a bit low compared to other slots, $12.50.
The paytable consists of eleven symbols plus a Wild, and all of them have artwork, there are no card symbols here. All symbols are forest flora and fauna, and prizes start at 2 coins. This is what you’ll get for two-of-a-kind of one of five best symbols. 5 coins is the smallest prize for three-of-a-kind, and the game generally pays well for five-of-a-kind as you’ll get at least 100 coins or 4x your bet. This grows to 8x, 8x and 18x your bet in case of three medium value symbols. Sun and Rainbow are the two best symbols and they pay 950 coins or 38x total bet for five-of-a-kind. All the prizes are doubled if a Wild is part of the winning combination, so the best possible single payline win is 76x your bet.
Scatter is a paying symbol and it also triggers the free spins game when you land three or more Red Rose Scatters. You always get only 15 free spins, but if you landed five Scatters you’ll also get a nice prize of 18x your total bet. Also, during the free spins all wins are tripled, so you can hope to win big during these 15 free spins.
Secret Garden 2 Slots RTP
Theoretical return to player (RTP) is a bit low at 95.40%, but many players will tolerate this if the game also offers high variance and a chance to win big. The absolute best possible win would be a full board of either Sun or Rainbow, which would normally be worth 950x your bet, and during the free spins game when all the prizes are tripled it would be 2850x your bet. And that’s really something to look forward to. Oh, and if you land five Wilds you’ll win 380x your bet.
While this game has graphics that are downright ugly, you may learn to love this game nonetheless because of the potential of winning big. Not only that the potential is there, but there are at least four symbols that are capable of leading you to that big win, and it can get better as the wins can be doubled – by a Wild – or tripled by the free spins game. This is a classic high variance game in which you get RTP that isn’t very good, but in return you’re getting a chance to win big. If this is your kind of thing, then Secret Garden 2 is a good game.