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Aztec Idols slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Play'n GO

Release date:08/2012

RTP:96.65%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 22725

Mobile version:Yes

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Highlights

Bonus game or special game

Wilds

Volatility

Scatter symbols

Freespins

Themes

Ancient

Adventure & action

Magic & mystery

Travel

Movies & TV

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RTP (Return to player):
96.65%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 22725

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
36
Play'n GO score (compared to other slots of supplier)
24
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Aztec Idols sets us on a daring adventure for Aztec treasure accompanied by a rugged explorer. These type of settings are my favourite so I’m excited to see what’s in store!

Released in 2012, Aztec Idols can be considered a little old-fashioned compared to the newer slots. It does sport several modern features that a lot of players might find interesting. The graphics and sound also hold up nicely.

Over the years, a lot of developers have used Aztec culture as a backdrop for a slot. Play ‘n Go decided to put their own spin on it. Helping me explore this ancient culture is Rich Wilde, an Indiana Jones-type character that has been helping Play ‘N Go with their adventures before.

You might be familiar with his work when he investigated Book of Dead, the Shield of Athena and the Tome of Madness. Aztec Idols was his first adventure though and it does show in some ways. He’s barely used in the slot only acting as a Wild which I thought was a shame. In the newer slots, he takes up a bigger role!

I think the type of setting works well with the mechanics they chose because it feels like I’m in search of something.

Some of the graphics and animations are dated but it continues to look good enough. The sounds are fitting and as the game plays the music picks up or slows down.

Bets start from $0.02 going all the way up to $37.50. Having a maximum win that’s 22725 times the bet adds to the idea of hunting for real treasure.

Symbols

Aztec Idols has 5 rows and a total of 15 paylines to play with. The rows are filled with a series of symbols, about half of which are card symbols. The others are specifically designed for the game.

Before I list them all I should note that the Wild and Masks are special. These symbols award you coins even if you only get 2 of a kind on a payline!

The symbols and their value are, from highest to lowest:

  • Rich Wilde (Wild): 5000 coins for 5 of a kind on a payline
  • Gold Mask: 1000 coins for 5 of a kind
  • Silver Mask: 750 coins for 5 of a kind
  • Jade Mask: 500 coins for 5 of a kind
  • Stone Mask: 500 coins for 5 of a kind
  • Ace and King: 150 coins for 5 of a kind
  • Queen, Jack and 10: 100 coins for 5 of a kind

That’s not all! There are two other symbols in the game, namely the Golden Aztec Temple and the Golden Coin, but these trigger special features that I’ll discuss next.

Features

  • Aztec Temple Bonus Game: Land 3 Golden Aztec Temple symbols on the screen at the same time to activate the bonus game. The bonus game lets you choose from 5 golden statues with each one hiding a different prize. In total, you can win up to 150x your bet. Beware though! If you click on a golden statue and are surprised by green gas, the feature ends and you return to the reels.
  • Aztec Calendar: A golden coin shows up occasionally on the screen as a Scatter Symbol. If there are 3 on-screen at the same time, this triggers the Aztec Calendar. The Aztec Calendar spins to decide which of the other symbols will act as a temporary Scatter Symbol. At the same time, it decides how many free spins are added.

The Aztec Temple is a nice bonus game that’s not too complicated. It treated me with a quick cutscene that set the scene, entering one of the temples and finding the 5 golden statues. Choosing the gas first is pretty disappointing though since this bonus game didn’t trigger for me often.

In fact, I only saw this bonus game pop up only twice. The first thing I clicked on contained the green gas, ending the Bonus Game immediately. Because it’s such a simple addition to the game I don’t believe it’s important for any big wins, however.

That’s where the scatter symbols and free spins come in. The combination of a random number of free spins with a random temporary Scatter Symbol means that there is a real possibility of winning a lot of coins.

It’s possible to get between 10 and 20 free spins this way. After this, the game continues using the free spins you won. The twist is, the symbol that acts as a temporary Scatter symbol will expand to fill the entire reel when you get two or more of them on a payline. This can quickly result in having most of the screen filled with the same symbol!

This part of Aztec Idols actually activated quite often for me so I felt it was worth it to keep playing in order to hit those free spins. The game’s high volatility does show this way, as regular wins pale in comparison.

In Conclusion

Aztec Idols is an older slot that has lost some of its shine over the years but it still keeps up well with the newer games. Having a character as a focal point makes it a lot more relatable, letting me feel like I was actually exploring the Aztec temples with Rich Wilde.

At its core the slot is simple, not changing the classic slot experience too much. Once either of the bonus features shows up it does kick things up a notch. I was especially interested in the Aztec Calendar which appeared regularly and gave the game extra excitement.

If you’re looking for a slot set in an exciting environment with some simple but interesting features I suggest you explore Aztec Idols!

Overall rating:

3.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.65%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 22725

    Min. bet:C$0.01

    Max. bet:C$75

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:1

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    Languages

    You can play Aztec Idols in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Chinese

    Currencies

    Aztec Idols supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 08/2012
    189th newest on Play'n GO 2,315th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.65% 0.78% > average
    22nd highest on Play'n GO 316th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 22725 x your bet
    18th highest on Play'n GO 240th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    43rd highest on Play'n GO 1,120th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet C$0.01 per spin
    The lowest on Play'n GO The lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet C$75 per spin
    161st highest on Play'n GO 1,578th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    16th most rated on Play'n GO 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    I've been playing videoslots for almost 10 years and been a professional reviewer for over 5. I look at slots not just as a writer but also as a player, hoping to help others find their perfect slot.

    I also enjoy movies, books and travel so any slots with those topics usually have my preference. But in general I'll play everything!

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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:08/2012

    RTP (Return to player):96.65%

    Max. win:bet x 22725

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.3

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