Loosely based on the central American civilisation, Mayan Gold is a 5 reel, 100 payline slot from Ainsworth. It comes with Whopper Wilds that take up 12 symbols as well as a bonus feature that awards 8 free spins on a giant reel set with 2x and 3x multipliers. Play from between £1 and £100 per spin.

The design in Mayan Gold is pretty primitive – it has the look and sound and a brick and mortar casino slot. The base game engine has a slightly unusual 3x3x4x4x4 set up. Symbols include A to 9 playing cards alongside a flower, gemstone, facemask, bird and pyramid temple.

As well as a standard wild which hits on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, there’s also a Whopper Wild which appears on reel 3 only. When it hits, all the symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5 will turn into 1 giant wild. A new payout is made with the massive wild in play.

The dollar sign is the scatter – landing 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels will get you a payout of 1, 10 or 100 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Spins feature and with it, 8 free spins.

These are played out on a new set of expanded reels – reels 1 and 2 feature 9 rows while reels 3, 4 and 5 are expanded to 12. The 2 different blocks spin independently. A new green whopper wild is added to the reels – when it lands on reels 4 or 5, all 12 symbols on that reel will turn wild.
There’s also a Whopper Multiplier that can appear on reel 3 – when it hits, it turns the reel wild and adds a 2x or 3x multiplier which will double or treble all payouts.

Also added for the free spins is a cash rose symbol on reels 1 and 2 – these will transform into the same symbol whenever they land to create bigger potential winning stacks. After the cash rose has landed once, it will continue to appear in the same position for any free spins remaining. Finally, if you manage to land 3 or more dollar signs, an extra 5 spins will be added to your total.

If you like live casino style action, then Mayan Gold is a slot worth considering. The visuals and gameplay are both pretty basic with the only extras being the whopper wilds and the free spins. The 100 paylines means there’s a steady stream of action though. Get lucky the multipliers in the feature and this Mayan-themed slot can live up to its name and deliver decent hauls of gold. If you like Mayan themed games, NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest is recommended.