Review of IGT’s Slots Machine Mayan Riches
The Mayan civilization has been of great interest for not just archaeologists and anthropologists, but also common people from around the world. The mystery around the civilization and the mastery they had exhibited through their architectural marvels makes them one of the most popular civilizations around the world. Based on this civilization is the slot named Mayan Riches, developed by IGT. The game tries to portray the Mayan culture and their artifacts as authentically as possible. It also has some interesting features that online slot enthusiasts will appreciate.
Theme and symbols
The theme of the game is the Mayan Civilization and the rich culture and heritage, in addition to the wealth they had amassed during their existence. The symbols in the game include golden artifacts belonging to the Mayan times, a Mayan woman, a Mayan man, the Incan citadel at Machu Picchu, a bonus symbol and high card values A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. The symbols change color when they appear on the reels during the bonus round.
The 5-reel game has 40 paylines, with minimum coin value as 1 and maximum coin value as 50. The max bet you can place in this penny slot is 2000 when you play a lines at the highest stake. The lowest is 1 credit, when you play only a single line for the lowest stake. However, it is better to play all lines, even at the lowest stake, for better chances of winning.
The game has an auto spin option and allows you to mute the sound if you want. The graphics in this game are minimal and the music in the background is like any other tribal music – with drums and pipe instruments. Registering with an online casino offering IGT games and making a deposit into your online casino account is the first step to laying the Mayan Riches slot for real money. The game can also be played for fun money on specific sites.
Bonus rounds in Mayan Riches
The Incan citadel is the Wild symbol in the game and replaces all but the bonus symbol which is the scatter. The scatter triggers the bonus free spins round if it appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. The number of free spins awarded the first time is 5, and each win during the spins is multiplied by 2. The free spins bonus can be retriggered during the free spins and the player can get a maximum of 355 free spins this way. The game also has the stacked wild feature where in you get not just one wild symbol, but stacks of them on the reels.
This improves your chances of winning significantly. Also, the stacked wilds appear more frequently during the free spins bonus rounds, improving your chances of winning even more. The game also pays generously when you get five of a kind on a winning payline. The Incan Citadel is also the highest paying symbol followed by the Mayan man and woman who offers 400 times the bet if they appear on all five reels of the winning payline.
On getting three Bonus Symbols, you will be taken to a new page that says you have won 5 free spins. These spins feature the same symbols but in different color. If you are lucky to get three more bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the free spins, you get another 5 free spins. The free spins are played at the same stake at which they were initiated.
The total amount you win during the bonus is added back to your cash balance.