The Aztec civilization can’t seem to get boring, even though it is a frequently used theme in the slot industry. This time they inspired Pragmatic Play to provide us with Aztec Bonanza, a 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and a starting point of 384 winning ways. The number of symbols that fill the reels can change resulting in up to 7,776 ways to win. With some good graphics and a nice set of features, the game will for sure be liked by many of us.
The Aztec theme seems to be getting more and more popular. There are many similar games made which frankly do not bring any surprises with them. On the other hand, the providers of this game not only impressed with the unique design of the game but also made an Aztec empire come to life in front of our eyes.
The background is beautiful with a blue river and loads of different green plants. There is a temple in the back and a colorful totem next to the reels. The designers managed to paint it for the paradise that it was. The reels are pretty interesting since they start off in a diamond formation and can expand up to 3 positions in each corner.
The soundtrack is very calming music with some sounds of nature’s flora and fauna. The symbols are just what expected form the theme is and include the four card suits with a bejeweled design as the lower-paying symbols, while the higher paying ones include 4 different gemstones. The game does not offer any wild symbols but therefore has a special mystery symbol.
The payouts are what will satisfy players the most since they go up to a remarkable 19,000 times the stake in a single spin. This is a medium to high volatility game which sounds quite promising in this case. The minimum a player can bet is 0,30 and the maximum is 150 coins per spin. The game offers a 96,53% RTP which is more than good.
The features of the game are quite interesting and carry many surprises that keep the game exciting. As before mentioned, the number of paylines can vary throughout the game. Known as the Tumbling feature it removes winning symbols from the reels after a win has occurred and allows new ones to replace them in hopes of creating a bigger win.
But that is not all there is to this feature. The game starts off with blockers placed on the 3 symbol positions in each corner. After 2 tumbling wins in a row, 1 blocker gets removed. This increases the number of paylines but also triggers a special bonus. Breaking the blockers from the top left corner awards the player with transforming mystery symbols. The blockers in the top right corner have up to 3 low-value symbols that turn into high-value symbols. The ones in the bottom left corner replace all symbols from reels 1 and 2 with bigger 2x2 symbols, and the ones in the bottom right corner do the same for the symbols on reels 4 and 5.
The game also offers a Free Spins feature that is triggered when all blockers get removed from the reels. The player is then awarded with 5 free spins with an amazing 7,776 ways to land a winning combination. Every spin comes with 1 of 3 special features. The first one has all mystery symbols transform into the same symbol as soon as they hit the reels. The second feature turns 3 low paying symbols into high paying ones and the third feature turns the symbols on all except the middle reel into 2x2 symbols.