Aztec Ancients is a new casino slot from OctoPlay where we travel to an ancient civilization that we have visited plenty of times before. Slot players are likely familiar with the Aztecan Empire, considering we’ve explored it in games like Aztec Blaze and Aztec Twist. It allows providers to invite players to a majestic setting with plenty of references but also gives them a lot of leeway since the Aztec culture and history is still not settled completely. Let’s see how OctoPlay has interpreted it!
Aztec Ancients is a video slot from OctoPlay that features 6 reels and a row setup of 6-6-4-4-6-6. Players can choose from a wide range of bet sizes, with a Min.bet of 0.10 and a Max.bet of 200. The game has an RTP of 95.70, placing it slightly below the industry average on that metric. Aztec Ancients is played at high volatility and offers a max win of 4000x the bet.
Quantitatively, there is not an abundance of different mechanics, but the few present will keep you intrigued. The features are Scatter Symbol, Red Blaze, Blue Blaze, Aztec Sun, Free Spins, and Bonus Buy.
Aztec Ancients has a unique design with a dark, dim background but a colorful grid, brightening the game up. Two thrones sit at one side each of the grid, which helps create a majestic feeling. The graphics remind us a lot of Hacksaw’s style, which is a great compliment, considering their beautiful, canvas-like visuals. As expected, bongo drums beat in your ears when you spin the wheels for that authentic Aztecan atmosphere.
The game can be played on all common mobile devices and desktops. A winning combination is created by landing 8 or more matching symbols anywhere on the grid.
The lower-paying symbols include various fruit. A winning combination of 10 with one of these will pay 0.4x-0.8x the bet. The higher-paying symbols consist of Aztec symbols/characters. Ten-of-a-kind with these pays 2x-6x the bet. Symbols covered in a red or blue blaze will multiply their winnings. On the 2 middle reels, there’s a sun that can activate one of the game’s features at random. Lastly, landing 3 or more Scatter symbols triggers the Free Spins feature.
What is the max win in the slot Aztec Ancients?
You can win up to 4000x the bet.
What features are available in the slot Aztec Ancients?
The features are Scatter Symbol, Red Blaze, Blue Blaze, Aztec Sun, Free Spins, and Bonus Buy.
Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols in the same spin triggers the Free Spins feature.
Symbols with Red Blaze have their payout increased by 5x.
Symbols with Blue Blaze have their payout increased by 10x.
The Aztec Sun can activate randomly to give out one or several of its features:
Blaze - Applies Red Blaze or Blue Blaze to one or several winning combinations.
Symbol Destroy - Replaces all low-paying symbols with high-paying symbols.
Win Multiplier - At the end of the spin, the total win is multiplied by 5x, 10x, 20x, or 50x.
Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols triggers 10 Free Spins. Additional Scatters award 2 extra spins each. During Free Spins, the Aztec Sun activation is more frequent.
If you want to jump straight into some Free Spins action, you can do so at a cost of 100x the bet.
When it comes to this theme, we’ve seen it enough times not to be super excited anymore. It’s not that we’re tired of it or don’t like it, but we’ve learned what to expect. Nonetheless, OctoPlay surprised us. Aztec Ancients is, visually, a beautiful game. The colorful grid and its interesting symbols provide a great contrast to the otherwise dim setting, so we will give kudos to OctoPlay for that. And although the bongo drums were to be expected, they feel a bit more groovy than usual, making the game stand out among its peers.
Alright, so we’ve established that it’s a well-crafted game thematically, but how does the gameplay hold up? First of all, it’s hard to see where the potential comes from. Of course, you can activate a random 50x multiplier, but even then, you’ll need to combine that with some huge connections to reach the really high wins. Nevertheless, it’s a satisfying game with a lot going on, creating a fast-paced experience that you’ll enjoy regardless of if you reach that 4000x max win or not.
Aztec Ancients by OctoPlay is a gorgeous game that offers a tremendous Aztec experience in an action-packed manner.