Fortunes of Aztec Overview
Slot games with an Aztec, Inca or even an Egyptian theme have always been very popular. People love these ancient civilizations apparently. And now Pragmatic Play has added a new title using one of them called Fortunes of Aztec.
A very colorful game with the reels set against an Aztec pyramid and a waterfall.
The game uses 4 reels that are each 4 symbols high and comes with 4096 ways instead of paylines.
Besides low paying card symbols and medium to high paying idols there is also an aztec warrior as a wild symbol. This wild can only appear on reels 3, 4, 5 and 6. But it can appear as a single symbol, double, triple or even as a fully wild reel.
There are also golden pyramid symbols which are the scatter symbols needed to trigger free spins. This symbol appear on all reels during the base game and on reels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 during free spins.
Fortunes of Aztec comes with a pretty big maximum payout of 10.000 times your bet and is a high volatile slot game.
Fortunes of Aztec Features
This game uses a tumble mechanism. Winning symbols are removed from the reels and all remaining symbols fall down. New symbols then fall on top, creating the option for another win. This will continue until no new winning combination appears.
Each time an entire reel is removed because of a winning combination, a general multiplier will go up by x1. Once all winning tumbles are completed, the total win is multiplier by the achieved multiplier. For the next spin everything is reset back to x1.
Free Spins Feature
3, 4, 5 or 6 scatter symbols will award 12, 15, 20 and 25 free spins respectively.
During free spins one wild reel is always present during each spin. More are possible and also normal wilds still appear.
The multiplier will still go up by x1 for each fully removed reel during a winning tumble. But between free spins this multiplier isn’t reset and can only go up.
3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters during free spins will add 5, 7, 10 and 12 extra free spins respectively.
Some casinos will offer the option to buy the free spins feature for 100 times your bet. This will award 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatter symbols.
Like I started this post with, there are many Aztec themed games out there. And some are pretty standard. But I think Pragmatic Play did a good job with this one. It looks very nice and colorful.
For the game play, that’s also something I enjoy. The base game can sometimes give some good wins, when the multiplier keeps going up. But of course during free spins this is much more interesting since it won’t reset between spins. But also because of a guaranteed wild reels, which if used, guarantees an increase of the multiplier.
I really like this new release and highly recommend giving it a try.