Visually and musically stunning, Red Tiger Gaming used May 2020 to showcase its latest Ancient-Mexico based Aztec Spins. It’s a high volatility slot featuring locked symbols, stacking multipliers, free spins and wheel respins. With high volatility comes high potential rewards, which may lead to 4,983x bet!
We called Aztec Spins a visually stunning slot, and one of the reasons for this is the combination of metallic colours: gold, bronze, copper and brass. The 6×4 (reels/rows) and 30 paylines pay-both-ways playing area is surrounded in gold trimming and a giant metal wheel, like an Aztec calendar, to the back.
The top-paying symbols include images of a gold temple, masks, two coiled serpents, chieftain and marking, followed by 5 royal flush icons. The symbols may appear as stacked on the reels, increasing the odds of paying off big.
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The Aztec Wheel
A 2×2 mega-sized mega wheel symbol can appear on reels 3-4 and unlocks a spin on the Aztec Wheel when in full view. Where the wheel stops will determine your feature as follows:
By coming to rest on a symbol, reels 3 and 4 become fully stacked with the corresponding symbol. A set of re-spins sets into motion where all symbol occurrences lock in place and continue until a win is awarded.
By coming to rest on a Wheel Respin, an active 30x multiplier will replace the 10x. Stopping on the Wheel Respin position will set the wheel in motion again for another prize.
By coming to rest on a stacking multiplier, a 10x win multiplier is applied on the next win. During spins, it is possible that you once again come to rest on another stacking multiplier before reaching the next win, which takes your win multiplier up to 20x. The maximum accumulated stacking multiplier possible is 30x.
Finally, by coming to rest on free spins, 12 are awarded where it’s possible to collect 6 bonus spins if the Aztec Wheel symbol lands on the space. During the free spins only, the Aztec Wheel has a higher hit rate.
Aztec Spins: Slot Summary
Aztec Spins slot is a high volatility game with an RTP of 94.67%. Play the game with a range of bets of 0.10 – 100 on an Android/iOS (mobile) or Windows (desktop).
The slot has a visually stunning design matched by some equally potent Aztec inspired tribal music.
We liked the 4 Aztec Wheel feature modifiers, but triggering the wheel is not easy, which is a drawback since these features are dependent on the same triggering event.
We particularly liked the free spins, where we found re-triggering 6 more bonus spins did not seem overly difficult. We did find it a bit odd that when triggering the locked symbols re-spin from within free spins, each spin counted as a free spin, rather than a re-spin, reducing the free spins counter by 1.
We found a decent spin in the base game would return somewhere in the neighbourhood of 20x-50x despite the pay both ways mechanics, but you can do a lot more damage with the Aztec Wheel!