|Game Type:||Video slot|
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|Re-spins bonus||1x Bonus round|
|Aztec themed slots||No free spins feature, scatters or wild|
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Amazing Aztecs is another collaboration between Microgaming and Just For The Win. What’s the video slot all about? With 243 ways to win, 5 reels and playable on mobile devices from £0.10 up to £100 it hosts a guaranteed non-progressive jackpot of 100 (824x your stake) coins.
Does it have a lucrative in-play bonus round? Yes it does. There’s a Giant Re-spin feature with huge symbols of up to 4×4 which we’ll discuss in a bit. Regrettably it does not have a free spins feature.
The visual side of the game is cartoon like and celebrates the Aztecs, an ancient civilization that lived in Mexico from 1300 to 1521 AD. Unfortunately they met their demise as a result of internal dissension and the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.
The symbols on the reels remain true to the theme, you’ll see orchids, lilies, hibiscuses, tiger flowers, marigolds, the 4 main characters (Chief, Princess, Hunter and Shaman). The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the Amazing Aztec’s symbol – 5 of them at the maximum bet per spin pays 10x your stake. Truth be told it’s disappointing when we see high value symbols pay this amount.
The average return to player percentage (RTP) of Amazing Aztecs is 96.03%.
It’s a medium variance slots that can be played on PC desktops and mobile devices (Androids, iOS, tablets). You’ll be taken to the Amazon jungle where you must search for the lost treasures of this bygone civilization across the reels. The game only has one bonus feature – no scatters, wilds or even a free spins feature – which is ‘MEH’ to say the least. The usual customization options like Auto Play, audio (mute/un mute), Max Bet and graphics settings are on display.
The Giant Re-spin feature is triggered during a winning combination, basically a highlighted symbol triggers it. It’s played with 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 blocks, the highlighted symbol is responsible for the big wins. The interesting aspect about the highlighted symbol is that it can fill an entire reel set meaning that the payout can be good.
There’s nothing ‘amazing’ about Microgaming’s Amazing Aztecs. It lacks all the ingredients that makes for entertaining and exciting slots play. The trick here is to get the 4×4 symbol of high value, other than that it’s just dull, pardon our French.
Hollywood gives the ‘Razzie’ award to movies that lacks creativity and imagination. If ever there’s a slots that deserves a Razzie award from us, it’s this one! A game that’s oodles better is NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest – it’s a similar theme but it’s equipped with a decadent free spins feature with multipliers of up to 15x!.