Join the quest for ancient gold in Mayan Treasures, a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot from Bally Technologies. This Mayan-themed offering comes with a good selection of features including a free games feature as well as wild multipliers that can triple wins. Go treasure hunting from between 40p and £40 per spin.

The visuals on show in slots created by Bally can often seem a little underwhelming. There’s nothing wrong with the selection of poisonous frogs, butterflies, jewel encrusted gold bracelets and the other treasure on the reels. It’s all fine but nothing particularly leaps out. The same goes for the sound which is the generic Bally backing track. It’s could do better then as far as the look and feel of Mayan Treasures goes.

So what about the gameplay? The biggest payer is the wild which offers payouts of 1,000 times your line bet if you find 5 in a payline. There’s also a scatter symbol which offers payouts of either 5, 20 or 100 times your total stake depending on whether you find 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels.

Of chief interest is the Free Spins feature which is triggered when the Free, Games and Bonus symbols hit on reels 2, 3 and 4. In addition to being awarded 5x your total stake, you’ll also receive 5 free spins. You can add to the number of free spins with 1 extra game awarded every time the Free Games Wild symbol appears on reels 4 or 5 during the feature.

The free spins are played out on a different set of reels to the base game. Out go the Free, Spins, Bonus and scatter symbols but in come the multiplier wilds.

When the 2x multiplier wild appears in a winning payline the win is doubled. Likewise the 3x multiplier wilds which trebles wins. Get both of them in a winning combo and that payout will be boosted by a 5x multiplier. Find the standard wild, both wild multipliers and the 2 free games wilds in the bonus round and you’ll win 125x your overall bet.

Don’t expect to walk away with an enormous score in Mayan Treasures as the variance is on the low side. That said, you can get plenty of bang for your Mayan buck as it’s still possible to earn a tidy sum if you manage to find the right combination of wild multipliers in the feature. If you like Mayan-themed slots, Gonzo’s Quest by Net Entertainment or Montezuma by WMS Gaming are very good slots.