Based on the civilisation that ruled much of modern-day Mexico from the 14th to 16th century, Aztec Secrets is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from 1X2 Gaming. Like most games from this developer, it’s very easy on the eye. Features include a multi-stage pick me round and free spins with all payouts doubled. Stakes range from between 25p and £62.50 per spin.

Well-designed cartoon-style visuals are the house style for 1X2 Gaming slots and Aztec Secrets offers just that – the reels include stone clad playing cards from A to J alongside creatures, facemasks and hieroglyphs. They’re bright, bold and very well done.

The headdress-wearing Aztec is the most lucrative standard symbol, awarding 700 coins if you manage to land 5 on a payline. There’s also a standard wild that appears on the middle 3 reels only and replaces all other symbols bar the scatter and bonus.

Look out too for the golden star mask which is the game’s bonus – 3 or more of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin will trigger the Bonus feature. If they land in a payline, you’ll also win a prize of 110, 340 or 800 coins as well as unlocking the feature.

It’s a variation of the pick me round where you’ll be presented with 5 rows of 5 stones that lead to a giant statue. Pick a stone on the first row – if you land a number, coins will spew from the mouth of the statue and you’ll move to the next set of stones. The further you get, the bigger the prizes on offer.

Aztec Secrets also comes with a Free Spins feature – to trigger it, land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Land 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same payline and you’ll win 100, 320 or 750 coins. You’ll then be awarded 10 free spins with all payouts doubled.

This is another simple yet impressive offering from 1X2 Gaming – the visuals are nicely put together and the backing track adds to the atmosphere. The features are pretty standard but none the worse for that.

Offering a tidy combination of good design and excellent playability, Aztec Secrets is another winning effort from 1X2 Gaming. These Aztec Secrets are well worth discovering. I also suggest you try Aztec Princess by Play ‘N Go which is highly volatile.