Guess what Aztec Spins is about? If you say Mayas or Incas now, har har… But really, we’re getting the old Aztecs once again, who are just about as popular as the old Egyptians or Greek.
To get anything of the background, which shows temples and such, you have to play on the biggest screen available. Otherwise you’ll just see a very large wheel with different sections that offer various features behind the main set of reels.
Graphics are crisp, colourful and suit the theme. Whilst of good standard, the visuals aren’t exactly blowing us away here, but we get a nice game to look at regardless.
We get standard 10 to A card symbols as low values, though they get Aztec-inspired decorations at least. The high value symbols are clearly inspired by Aztec symbols as well, but more difficult to describe. We get a sort of flower or abstract object, a double snake symbol, a man with a headdress and a blue mask as well as a step pyramid symbol. The latter is worth 12x our stake for six on a payline.
And speaking of paylines, we get 30 in this game (contrary to the 4,096 you might expect on a slot with 6×4 symbols). The coup de gras is that the game pays right to left and left to right for at least three matching symbols.
There are no wilds in the game and no scatters either.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 20.00 per spin.
The Aztec Wheel that is framing the reels also has a smaller pendant on the reels themselves, appearing only on reels 3 and 4 as a 2×2 large symbol. It has to land there fully to award a spin on the Aztec Wheel. Several things can happen when it does:
Locked Symbols – The wheel lands on one of the high value symbols, which then get stacked fully on reels 3 and 4. All instances of the same symbol currently on the other reels are held in place. Then the reels get spinning to catch more matching symbols that are locked on the reels until a win is created (these are not free re-spins, mind you).
Stacking Multiplier – A 10x multiplier is awarded, which will be applied to your next win. It’s possible to trigger the wheel again and get another 10x multiplier, which is added on top. The maximum you can get is 30x in total. If you then trigger the Aztec Wheel again before the multiplier gets applied to any win, a Wheel Re-Spin is added to the wheel instead of the multipliers, which would simply get you another spin and another chance to land on something else.
Free Spins – The final option you can trigger on the Aztec Wheel are free spins.
Whilst the Aztec Wheel tends to appear often enough to keep things lively, you may also have to wait sometimes if things don’t go your way.
When the free spins are triggered via the Aztec Wheel, you get a random number of them, perhaps 10, perhaps 12 or somewhere in that region. The Aztec Wheel is now triggered more often and with a little luck it feels as if you see it on every second spin.
The usual features are still in play, meaning you get either Locked Symbols, Stacking Multipliers or more free spins. In the case of the latter you would receive another 6 free spins.
You can easily end up playing 30 or more free spins here, which is pretty awesome. Moreover, if you have a multiplier on your last spin and it cannot be applied on a win during the free spins, it carries over into the base game until such time that a win is possible.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Aztec Spins is 95.71%, which is average for Red Tiger, but below average on the whole. The slot has a medium to high volatility, though on good days the game can be very friendly, and the wins keep coming.
Indeed, when we tested the game for you, luck seemed to be on our side, and we ended up playing at least 25 free spins or more with frequent Locked Symbols and Stacking Multipliers. We ended the free spins with a win of over 350x our stake and a 10x multiplier carried over into the base game. Then we happened to trigger the Aztec Wheel again, got the Locked Symbols and generated another win of 600x our stake when the 10x multiplier was finally applied.
That was awesome and showed us what the game is capable of. The maximum potential is 4,983x our stake and whilst you may not get much more than 1,000x your stake, you will still be quite happy with the result. Aztec Spins is definitely playable and worth a try.
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