A Mayan theme, captivating visuals, the mesmerizing music and especially the exciting features are all just some of the reasons why every slot game lover should try Rise of Maya.
The visuals of the Rise of Maya slot game are intricate and really impressive. We have a simple 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 pay lines layout with the playing board framed by what looks like artistically carved pillars. Everything on the board is vibrant and colorful and the music in the background amps-up the excitement factor.
The symbols are almost scary, especially the high-value symbols that are various animal masks of the Mayans. The low valuable symbol albeit being card royals actually looks like they have been carved out of stone to suit the theme. The scary deer mask is the highest value symbol with 250 times the stake, which for a betting range of 0.10 to 150 credits, can give handsome wins. An interesting feature here is for the high-value symbols the payouts start from 2-symbol combinations.
Though Rise of Maya slot comes with both scatters and wilds as the special features, the wilds play an important role in the game. Basically, we get three types of wilds – normal wilds, expanding serpent wilds, and serpent stacks. All wilds substitute for all other symbols except the scatters and the expanding wilds can cover the reel up to 3 rows.
In case of a no-win spin, the Scatter Nudge is activated where wilds or scatters are nudged onto the reels.
3 or more scatter or wilds in view activate 15 free spins with up to 24 free spins that can be won during the bonus round. The free spins bonus is exciting, especially due to the hot wheels feature where the reels on which the scatters that triggered the bonus round become “hot” and when the stacked serpents land (which do only during free spins) on the hot reels expand to cover the entire reels.
Finally, with the Second Chance Scatter and Second Chance Scatter, Respin, when activated, doubles the stake, increases the chances of landing special symbols and respins the remaining reels when 2 scatters/wilds appear.
Thus, the Rise of Maya slot game is really simple, visually very impressive, and comes with great features. The highlight though is certainly the free spins bonus round!