IGT’s Maya Gold Slot Review

Maya Gold is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from IGT that has a Mayan theme and can be played from 25p to £10 per spin on all devices including smartphones and tablets. It comes with Mini Slots Bonus and Memory Bonus features where you can win cash prizes. It’s all about the Free Spins Bonus feature where you can win up to 1,000 free spins with a 2x multiplier.

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Head deep into the rainforest

Set deep in a rainforest, you go in search of ancient treasure in this Mayan themed slot. With a Mayan temple behind the reels, Maya Gold has a land-based slot feel to it. Symbols include Chichen Itza, toucans, swords, Mayan chiefs, Mayan goddesses, Mayan masks, gold coins and Mayan statues.

The latter is the most rewarding by some way with 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination giving you 0.4, 6, 40 or 200 times your stake. The jaguar is the wild symbol and appears on reels 1, 2 and 3 only – it substitutes for all symbols bar the free spins, Mini Slot Bonus and bonus symbols. Winning formations for formed from left to right starting from reel 1.

Mini Slot Bonus feature

Maya Gold comes with a Mini Slot Bonus feature – this is played when you get 3 or more Mini Slot Bonus symbols appears from left to reel starting from reel 1. The more symbols that appear, the more bonus slot spins you’ll be awarded – 3, 4 or 5 Mini Slot Bonus symbols will give you 1, 2 or 3 bonus slot spins respectively. The Mini Slot reel set will then spin and give you a winning combination for each bonus spin:

  • 3 Cherries will reward you with a prize of between 0.8 and 2 times your stake
  • 3 Oranges will reward you with a prize of between 2.4 and 5 times your stake
  • 3 Bars will reward you with a prize of between 6 and 40 times your stake

Memory Bonus feature

Every time the bonus symbol (the grey Mayan face) appears on reel 5, you will get 25 points for each payline multiplied by the line bet – if played at £1 per spin for example, you’d get 100 points each time the bonus symbol appears. Once you’ve accumulated 1,000 points, you will activate the Memory Bonus feature.

Then you have 4 turns to find a matching pair of awards which appear on the stone slabs. If you reveal a matching pair on any 2 stone slabs, you’ll win the prize on display. These prizes can range from 1 to 25 times your total stake. If you uncover a slab with a 2x multiplier, the win is doubled (meaning up to 50 times stake prizes).

Free Spins Bonus feature

The main attraction in Maya Gold is the Free Spins Bonus feature – this is played when you get 3 or more free spins scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. 3, 4 or 5 of them will give you 8, 20 or 100 free spins respectively – all wins are subject to a 2x multiplier too.

Additionally, free spins scatters will appear during the feature meaning you can retrigger the Free Spins Bonus feature – 3, 4 or 5 will reward you with 8, 20 or 100 extra free spins. In fact, you can retrigger various times with a maximum of 1,000 free spins available in total. Finally, you can trigger the Mini Slot Bonus and Memory Bonus features within the Free Spins Bonus feature.

Wins of 10,000 x stake per free spin

Maya Gold is a medium variance slot – the biggest winning opportunities come from the high value Mayan statue symbol – filling the reels with it will result in a 5,000 times stake payout. If you do this in the Free Spins Bonus feature, the 2x multiplier will apply meaning you could win 10,000 times your stake on each free spin!

The Mini Slot Bonus and Memory Bonus features are just token gestures really as the maximum wins are relatively small – you need to get lucky with the high value symbols in the Free Spins Bonus feature to win a decent amount. If you like the Mayan theme, NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest is a slot you should play.

Maya Gold Slot Information

  • Game:
    Maya Gold
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    Video Slot
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  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 10.00
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  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
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Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.