Amazing Aztecs Slot Overview
The committed slot player can enjoy a historical, archaeological and anthropological education these days! There’s not a casino visit that doesn’t invite you to visit some ancient civilisation – and return with pockets stuffed with Egyptian-, Greek-, or Roman-themed coins. The Aztecs are relatively recent in this company, as they were the defining power of Mexico when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century.
Comparative age aside, these people still fascinate us, with their iconography inspiring a particular mysticism – the pyramidal temples help, we seem to think all sorts of magical stuff goes on around this shape.
This imagery is at the heart of Amazing Aztecs slot, a new team-up between Just for the Win (JFTW) and Microgaming, one of the biggest producers of online video slots on the whole wide web.
This historically themed game uses some historical figures, with a classic set-up of 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols. Instead of pay-lines though, you have combinations of symbols that can come together for 243-ways-to-win. That delivers a 96.03% theoretical return to the player with a rating of medium variation. Stakes start at just 0.10 coins but go as high as 100 coins, which is a major draw for high rollers and big spenders.
The main bonus is a re-spin, based around gigantic symbols, the biggest of which – surprise surprise – delivers the biggest wins!
The game design is really nice. The blocks of stone that make up those towering temples mean that the reels all have a squared-off, massive feel to them. The colour scheme is muted and tasteful, as are the cartoon graphics that have a real sense of character to them. Aztec-style symbols and fonts add even more to the feel of a Mexican adventure.
Temples of the sun
The symbols on the reels are really nicely done. Stylized, bejewelled Mexican flowers – hibiscus, orchids, lilies, marigolds and more – bloom across the bottom of the pay-table. At the top sit a cast of tribal characters, the Hunter, the Shaman, the Princess, and the Chief. The game logo is the biggest payer with 10x stake rewarded for a full reel of five of the beauties.
Amazing Aztecs slot game’s big draw is a big symbol. Re-spins are triggered at random by highlighting a symbol in a winning combination. That symbol is then turned into a giant symbol – either double, triple or four times in size – that spins on its own set of reels before putting one giant symbol back onto the reels to bring up even more winning combinations of symbols. The 4×4 symbols can fill a whole screen.
Amazing Aztecs slot is a good looking game, one of our favourites, and 824x stake for the top prize isn’t at all bad. However, that only goes so far, and the fact that there is only a single bonus game will put off some players who like a bit more sophistication in their gameplay. For those who love things simple and stylish though, Amazing Aztecs slot machine really is amazingly good to spin!
What makes Amazing Aztecs Slot so special?
There are the obvious things to start with like the theme. Ancient civilisations and mythological themes are fairly common, but Aztecs specifically are not so. History buffs will certainly appreciate the effort JFTW has made to expand gaming horizons. Even those who may have never even heard of this ancient group of people can enjoy Amazing Aztecs however.
Interestingly one its main attractions is its novel Giant re-spin feature. After a win the two crocodiles at the top of the screen release bolts of light which circle the middle reel. If the light comes to a stop on a symbol that was used to make the winning combination the feature is triggered. The screen remains locked while giant versions of the winning symbol spin and land to boost wins further. This giant symbol comes in sizes of 2x 2, 3x 3, and 4x 4 which can cause huge payouts to occur.
The strange thing is how compelling it is to watch the lights circle the symbols while you hope it stops on the winning one. When it stops on another symbol it is disappointing yet motivating at the same time. It makes you want to keep playing. But, when it stops right where you wanted it to and the giant symbols start spinning, it is hugely satisfying. If it results in a big payout it feels super gratifying.
Amazing Aztecs slot is deceptively good at what it does. First impressions can be so so, but after a few spins, it immerses you into the experience without you noticing it.
This is the very essence of slot gaming. The anticipation, the hope, the satisfaction of a win,