Uninspiring graphics, but prizes are big and payouts regular with this Novomatic offering
|Name:||Book Of Maya|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Up to 10 free spins can be won||3D animations can be improved|
|Scatter and wild symbol|
|Jackpot payout is 25,000 coins|
|Colourful and Eye catching graphics|
|Gamble feature that doubles wins|
Where to play?
Once again we’re off to the jungles of South America. This time round it’s to find The Book Of Maya. The main character in the slots is the intrepid-looking archaeologist, let’s just call him ”Dr Jones”. With 10 paylines, 3 rows and 5 reels this video slots will bring out the adventurer in you. Incidentally it’s also one of the loosest Novomatic games I’ve played. Against the back drop of the reels you’ll see the jungle and pyramids which hide all kinds of treasure.
The house edge is 3.5% and it offers a jackpot payout of 25,000 coins for 5 Indie symbols at the maximum bet. The game features iconic Mayan symbols like pyramids, Mayan gods and goddesses, the Mayan book is the scatter, card symbols that resemble Mayan hieroglyphs and a stone jaguar.
I must warn you the tropical jungles of South America are teeming with all kinds of dangerous animals and insects. She does not give her valuables up that easily. If you have a proclivity for Mayan-themed slots then this one will knock your socks off. It’s pretty similar to the Book of Ra. It offers a free spins bonus game, wilds and scatters. Five scatter icons offers a payout of 10,000 coins.
The Book of Maya has 10 lines. If you select 1 line you’ll wager $0.4 per spin. High rollers can wager up to $100 per line if the bet level is 5. Before you start playing have a look at the paytable to see how much each symbol pays out. If you’re tired of clicking the spin button you can click on ‘Auto Play’. You can select how many times you wish the reels to spin automatically.
Wild: The wild symbol is the Book of Maya. If it appears on an active line it replaces all the other symbols. Like in the other Novomatic ‘Book’ games it’s also the scatter.
Free Spins: It’s nice to see an epic slots like this one offer a free spins bonus. The bonus game is triggered by 3 or more Book of Maya symbols. To be in with a chance you only need to have one payline activated. With a bankroll of $50 I was lucky enough to trigger the free spins and won 10 of them. When the golden statue appears during the free spins, the ‘Extra Bet’ feature is triggered awarding additional spins. Inactive reels are re-spun which improves your expanding symbol wins. I managed a win of 500 coins which translated into a payout of $80.
If you’re looking for slot machines that are rich in graphics then the Novomatic games might not be to your liking. They exude simplicity and molded on the games found in terrestrial casinos. Even the audio of the games sound the same. Even though they might come up short when it comes to high-end graphics they certainly don’t lack when it comes to jackpot payouts. The Book of Maya celebrates the Aztecs a civilization lost in time. It’s fresh, fun to play and will offer you some decent payouts along the way.