The reels on Aztec Gold online slot aren’t your standard fare – instead, the five reels and three rows are stacked across Aztec blocks that could quite easily be the foundations of an Aztec temple. The symbols making their way onto the reels are all Aztec themed as you would expect, with masked Aztec characters and icons lining up alongside high card symbols. Even the high card icons are drawn as Aztec-style blocks, in keeping with the wider theme going on in this slot.
There’s a wild symbol involved, and in this case, it’s the Aztec Gold logo you’re looking for. When this appears on any of the up to 50 paylines, it can help complete combinations of value symbols, by substituting for the symbol you’re missing. It will also extend combinations if the wild appears on the fourth or fifth reel, which means you walk away with a bigger win as a result.
Note that the wild won’t affect the scatter symbol in any way, and you don’t even need to find scatters on adjacent reels – it’s just that the wild won’t count as an additional scatter for the purposes of triggering the bonus feature.
There is a single bonus feature in this game, which you’ll find is triggered by three or more of the scatter symbol – the Temple symbol. This pays a direct scatter bonus of up to 10x for landing a combination of five anywhere on your reels, and there’s no need to line these up on a payline in order to trigger the bonus either.
The golden mask icon is the game’s highest value feature symbol, and when this appears on a payline, you can win up to 500x for a combination of five of these symbols. At the other end of the paytable, you’re looking at wins starting at 2x for three of the 9 high card symbols.
It’s also worth noting that you can get a win for combinations of just 2 of some symbols, without the help of the wild. The blue and green masks deliver payouts of 5x and 15x respectively for just 2 of a kind on any payline.
The main game bonus feature is triggered by landing three or more of the Temple scatter symbols on the reels. When this happens, the sixth reel on the far left of the screen spins into action, and will spin alongside the main reels to determine a fixed multiplier and free spins number. The free spins can range from 8-25, depending on your luck, with a multiplier attached of a value anywhere between 2x and 8x for winnings from these spins.
Fortunately, this feature is also retriggerable from the free spins feature, so if a free spin lands three or more of the Temple scatters, you’ll get another spin of the sixth reel to add to the pile.
The free spin and multiplier values are both judged randomly, and there’s nothing you can do other than cross your fingers and hope to land a decent outcome. With the game RTP standing at 96.01%, the house edge is under 4% mark, making this a good value slot – all that’s left is for the sixth reel to spin maximum free spins and multipliers, to really ramp up your spinning potential.
The biggest win from a combination of value symbols is the five golden masks at 500x, although with multipliers in play, this could range up to 2000x, depending on the multiplier active during your free spins bonus round. If you like aztec themed slots why not also give Montezuma and Lost Temple a spin.