Mayan Riches is a 6×6 video slot with a 95.1% RTP and average volatility. Based on the ancient Mayan empire, a Mesoamerican civilization which flourished in what is today known as Central America, Mayan Riches is a great way to get your hands on some figurative gold.
Icons pay off in sequences from left to right starting with the first reel. Which row the icons are on does not matter. After any win, the winning symbols are displaced, and this triggers new symbols to fall from the sky.
Each time this occurs, the multiplication bonus on the right increases, and during the free spins game it increases more sharply.
Symbols From The Past
Naturally, the symbols in the game are relics from the Mayan empire. The most valuable symbols are the masks. Masks played a crucial role in Mayan society and were worn or used in many different ceremonies or occasions. After the mask comes a piece of fabric or pattern that might have been used for clothing or art.
And then you have paintings or depictions of animals. Animals weren’t simply a resource or food, although they certainly held a central economic role, being used for food as well clothing and armour, they also held a great spiritual and religious significance to the Mayan people.
Animals were considered sacred and were subject to personification.
Wild and Scatter
There are two special symbols, an image of a monkey with the word WILD emblazoned beneath is the wild. Wilds appear only on reels 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and can substitute for any of the normal symbols.
The blue gorilla head is a scatter. Five or more scatters trigger 25 free spins + 5 more free spins for every gorilla head in excess of five. You can also win more free spins during the free spins round.
Finally, there is a “buy it” feature, where you can choose to purchase free spins instead of waiting for the scatters to hit.
Mayan Riches is a decent slot. The game itself doesn’t really stand out as anything special. It does have the rock fall feature, which is nice, and the multiplier bonus as well as the free spins, but this game is missing the wow factor.
There is just nothing in the gameplay itself that really makes you stand up and pay attention. That being said, it is a great theme. The Mayan civilization was a very interesting time in early Central American history.
We still don’t know exactly what caused the collapse of this once great empire, although history buffs have no shortage of theories. We do know that they had plenty of gold, and Mayan Riches is a good way to get your hands on some of it.
|Release Date||21st April 2022|
|Paylines||64 - 46656|