Spirits of Aztec Slot Review
Head to the jungles of South America to try and summon up a win in Spirits of Aztec. This high variance adventure-themed slot from Playson comes with scatters, wilds and free spins with maximum payouts of 10,000 times your line bet. Stakes on this 5 reel, 21 payline offering start at 21p per spin going up to £105 per spin for the high rollers.
As is often the case with slots from Playson, there’s not a huge amount to report in the features column. It does come with a Free Spins feature which is triggered when you find 3 or more glass skull scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You’ll be given 15 free spins with the chance to add 15 more should the skull re-appear during the round.
There’s also a Play Your Cards Right style Gamble feature where you have to guess whether the next playing card revealed will be higher or lower than the one currently shown on screen. The action in the base game is typically frenetic as we’ve come to expect from the Playson stable. The spins come super-fast so you have to have good control of your bankroll to have any chance of success here.
The Amazon Woman is the wild, substituting for all other symbols apart from the scatter. She’s also by far the game’s biggest payer, offering payouts of 10,000 times your line bet if you manage to find 5 in a winning combination. The Inca Pyramid and the Tiger are the next biggest potential winners, offering payouts of between 2 and 2,000 times your line bet. The Eagle offers up to 500x with the snake and the croc offering 200x. The playing card symbols are the lowest payers, giving between 2 and 150x.
The visuals have a definite Aztec feel. The imagery in the base game is all pretty dark and not especially clear set against a red backdrop. It certainly takes a little while to get your eye in. The exception is the free spins round which takes place against a gold background which makes everything much clearer. The soundtrack has a South American flavour with just the slightest hint of a pan pipe. The sound and animations in the free spins give Spirits of the Aztecs a real brooding feel.
This slot is aimed at the adventurous slot play, both in subject matter and style of play. The high volatility means some dry spells but if you manage to retrigger the free spins on multiple occasions then Spirits of the Aztecs has the potential to be very lucrative. If you like this kind of theme, Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt is highly recommended which can also be played on mobile and tablet devices.