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Aztec Gold Megaways slot review

Added by iSoftbet. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

User rating:

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Tester rating:

3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:iSoftbet

Release date:10/2019

RTP:95.99%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 19200

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Max. lines

Bonus game or special game

Sticky re-spins

Cascading reels

Multiplier

Themes

Ancient

Magic & mystery

Nature & animals

Cartoon

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RTP (Return to player):
95.99%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 19200

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
70
iSoftbet score (compared to other slots of supplier)
82
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

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Aztec Gold Megaways takes another shot at the popular Aztec culture as a backdrop. The game includes some excellent graphics that capture the theme well while giving players a variety of features to enjoy such as cascading reels, sticky re-spins and 3 jackpots.

Originally developed and released by iSoftbet in 2019, Aztec Gold Megaways makes sure to immerse players into a stylized but interesting-looking slot using the Aztec civilisation. The game features a rather large 6-reels slot with the Megaways feature, meaning that every spin all reels will have a random length between 2 and 7 rows high. As a result, the game can have anywhere between 729 and a whopping 117,649 paylines on the screen at the same time.

While the game draws from Aztec culture, this is done in a stylized way where the graphics are sharp and angular, as if from a comic book. There is a lot of colour being used with gold being the dominating one. In the background, we can see the edges of an Aztec temple while the jungle grows behind it. On the reels themselves, we find a mix of characters, animals and card letters as the low-paying symbols.

When it comes to the sound, the game opts for a rather toned-down experience. The music fits the Aztec and jungle setting, keeping the soundtrack based around drums and panflutes. There isn’t really any change in music as any of the features are triggered though. Sound effects that are used include animal sounds, chants and things you would hear in the jungle.

Symbols

Aztec Gold Megaways is not extremely original when it comes to its appearance, even though it all looks good. The low-paying symbols are card letters in gold with gems embedded in them. Even though they are all created for the slot, their appearance itself is what breaks immersion for me. In sharp contrast, the high-paying symbols are original drawings of jungle animals and an Aztec priest. These look way better.

I am always amazed at how any studio decides to go with the standard card letter when there is so much inspiration to draw from. If I had to venture a guess, it is to quickly inform players which symbols are the ones to aim for, and those are specifically not the card letters. As is the case in any slot, the card letters are the ones with the lowest payout.

When talking about the payout, I have to address the High Volatility that the slot comes in. There are a lot of symbols with low payouts, and the features are pretty rare which make it unlikely that they will help create any wins. As a result, players will have to play for quite some time to get any win, let alone a big one.

To deal with the volatility, players can pick a bet between £0.20 and £20. Although the maximum bet isn’t as high as in other slots, the game does offer a max. win of 19,200x your bet which is obviously very sizeable. On top of that, the game also offers 3 different jackpots that can be won during the bonus game.

The symbols in the game include:

  • Scatter: Get 5 scatters on the screen to enable the re-spin feature.
  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all symbols except the Scatter symbol.
  • Priest: Max. 1,000x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Panther: Max. 200x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Snake: Max. 50x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Eagle: Max. 50x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Ace: Max. 35x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • King: Max. 35x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Queen: Max. 20x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Jack: Max. 20x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • 10: Max. 18x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • 9: Max. 16x your bet six-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.

Features

Aztec Gold Megaways uses some simple but effective features that will either trigger every spin or will be almost invisible and very hard to trigger. They include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all symbols in the game except the Scatter.
  • Megaways: Every reel will vary in size per spin, between 2 and 7 rows.
  • Cascading Reels: Whenever there’s a win, the winning tiles disappear and are replaced by new ones. This continues as long as new wins are created.
  • Sticky Re-Spins: When 5 Scatter symbols appear on the screen, the re-spin feature is enabled. The player will receive 3 re-spins with the scatter symbols staying in place. Whenever a new scatter symbol is added, the re-spins counter is reset to 3.
  • Multiplier: Whenever an entire reel is filled with Scatter Symbols, that reel’s multiplier will be activated for all wins.

The Wilds, Megaways and Cascading Reels trigger often, with any win causing the winning symbols to drop away and be replaced with new ones. During my time playing, these wouldn’t often create large wins. I also noticed a quick and seemingly inevitable drop in funds that never felt like it pulled out of a nosedive.

In contrast, the re-spins feature was extremely difficult to enable and it took me the better part of an hour to even see it once. Its effectiveness was also severely lacking as it did not offer a big enough win to compensate for the coins that I had lost. As a result, its high volatility did not feel rewarding at all.

In Conclusion

Aztec Gold Megaways looks great and has a nice feel to it. I like the art direction and the way the theme is implemented in the slot. There is plenty to see, and the music is good at keeping your attention as well.

I’m not as complimentary about its features, as they have been done in other slots in better ways. The game offers no real unique combination of these features, simply adding the 3 jackpots as an incentive to keep playing but hiding it behind the re-spin function. This re-spin feature proves impossible to enable, and will likely only be seen by those that have the means to keep playing for hours on end.

Even then, its appearance will not be guaranteed to trigger any big wins, so keep that in mind when you decide to invest your time and coins. The features work well but they are simply not effective enough to feel rewarding.

Overall rating:

3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95.99%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 19200

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£20

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:6

    Rows:7

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:117649

    Min. lines:729

    Win both ways:

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    Stacked symbols:

    Colossal symbols

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    Wilds

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    Languages

    You can play Aztec Gold Megaways in English, Chinese

    Currencies

    Aztec Gold Megaways supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 10/2019
    11th newest on iSoftbet 780th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.99% 0.13% > average
    44th highest on iSoftbet 1,737th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 19200 x your bet
    23rd highest on iSoftbet 330th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 117649 588145% > average
    The highest on iSoftbet 36th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    18th lowest on iSoftbet 1,284th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    48th highest on iSoftbet 2,194th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on iSoftbet 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:iSoftbet

    Release date:10/2019

    RTP (Return to player):95.99%

    Max. win:bet x 19200

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3

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