Venture deep into the jungles of central America in Aztec Rising, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. Based on the extinct civilisation, it comes with double wild payouts, a pick’em round and up to 400 free spins with a 2x multiplier. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.
You’d be hard pressed to call Aztec Rising a thing of beauty – the visuals are certainly bright and bold but they’re also pretty blocky. The setting is the Mexican jungle with a ruined temple in the backdrop. Symbols include A to J playing cards alongside a bird, a leopard, an Aztec in feathered head dress and an icon (who looks like he’s sitting on the loo).
The most rewarding symbol is the man in the multi-coloured headgear – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll win 5, 25, 500 or 5,000 coins. Appearing on the even-numbered reels only, the temple is the wild – it substitutes for everything apart from the coin and calendar scatter symbols. Any wining paylines that include the wild see the prize doubled. Like many slots in the Eyecon catalogue, Aztec Rising comes with a pair of bonus features:
Prize Pick feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the calendar scatter and you’ll trigger the prize pick. You’ll be taken to a new screen and given a choice of magical stones, behind which are multiplier prizes. The number of selections depends on how many scatters triggered the round. Pick well here and awards of up to 100 times your total stake are on offer.
Free Games feature – hit 3, 4 or 5 coin scatters and you’ll win a prize equal to 5, 20 or 100 times your total stake. You’ll also be awarded 15, 20 or 25 free spins. All wins during the free spins round are doubled. You can re-trigger more free spins here too with up to 15 retriggers possible – this means you can benefit from up to 400 free spins in total.
Aztec Rising follows a similar formula to many other Eyecon slots we’ve looked at – the design is more League 1 than Premier League. The excellent range of features make up for any visual shortcomings though. The double wild wins in the base game plus the 2x multiplier in the free spins offer the potential for plenty of action. Even the picks prize can deliver.
This medium variance game has the potential to pay out 800 times your stake on each free spin. Saying that, it’s not especially easy on the eye but if you can see beyond the clunky design, there’s some decent action on offer in Aztec Rising. I would rather play their cult favourite Fluffy Favourites or Play ‘N Go’s Aztec Princess which has a similar theme.