John Hunter and the Mayan Gods Slot Review

Powered by Pragmatic Play, the John Hunter and the Mayan Gods slot sees the adventurer back on another quest for riches. With 5 reels and 10 paylines, this beautifully designed game comes with wild symbols that could expand to give you wild reels. It focuses on the Free Spins feature where reel strips change as the level increases. When a wild lands, you win more free spins and increase the level. This transforms symbols into the next high paying symbol for bigger wins.

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John Hunter and the Mayan Gods Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

The John Hunter and the Mayan Gods slot is played with 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed paylines. You need to match 3 identical symbols across a payline, from left to right and from reel 1, to form a winning combination.

Stake ranges benefit all pockets as you can play from 10p to £100 per spin. As with all Pragmatic Play slot games, it’s easy to change the number of coins per line, the coin value and total bet/stake. The Autoplay facility allows for up to 1,000 autospins as well as Turbo and Quick Spin modes.

The John Hunter and the Mayan Gods RTP is 96.51% which is 0.5% better than the slots average. Highly volatile, you can achieve big wins in both the base game and free spins. The max win is 500 x your total stake per spin even though it’s advertised as 2,500 x stake.

Theme – Audio & Design Features – go on another adventure

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Superbly designed, the John Hunter and the Mayan Gods slot has a Mayan theme as it takes you and Pragmatic Play’s adventurer to an ancient temple where you’ll come across the Quetzalcoatl. With a hint of Indiana Jones about it visually, the soundtrack adds to the suspense and excitement.

Symbols on the reels include Mayan style A, K, Q and J royals. You’ll also see goblets, daggers, rings, the Quetzalcoatl dragon, a Mayan chief and John Hunter himself. John Hunter is the most rewarding symbol giving you 10, 25 or 50 x your total stake for 3, 4 or 5 across any payline.

The gold Mayan mask is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. It also appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only (the 3 middle ones).

Produced with HTML5 technology, John Hunter and the Mayan Gods can be played on mobile, tablet and desktop devices. The 5x3 reel layout works well even on smaller smartphone screens with high definition graphics and animations.

John Hunter and the Mayan Gods Bonus Features

John Hunter and the Mayan Gods benefits from 2 bonus features. You have expanding wilds as well as free spins with transforming symbols that can lead to all reel strips showing the high value John Hunter symbol until the end of the feature.

Expanding Wilds feature

Look out fo the gold Mayan mask wild symbol. When appearing on any of the 3 middle reels, it can trigger the Expanding Wilds feature. When a wild hits and could form a win, the wild expands to give you a wild reel. This can lead to 3 wild reels per spin.

Free Spins feature

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Then you have the Free Spins feature. This triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 Mayan temple scatters anywhere on the reels. As well as a 2, 20 or 50 x stake payout (for 3, 4 or 5 scatters), you will get 12 free spins.

Beginning at level 1, the feature is progressive with reel strips changing as the level increases. You go up a level by landing wild symbols which also gives you more free spins. The wild also expands. Here’s what the wilds do:

  • 1 wild symbol landing: you get 1 more free spins + level increases by 1
  • 2 wild symbols landing: you get 3 more free spins + level increases by 2
  • 3 wild symbols landing: you get 5 more free spins + level increases by 3

As a result, the higher value picture symbols will transform into the next high value symbol until the end of the feature. This can see all picture symbols transform into the John Hunter symbol:

Level 2 All goblet symbols become dagger symbols until end of the feature
Level 3 All dagger symbols become ring symbols until end of the feature
Level 4 All the symbols on that reel are split into 3
Level 5 All ring symbols become Quetzalcoatl dragon symbols until end of the feature
Level 6 All Mayan chief symbols become John Hunter symbols until end of the feature

Finally, landing 3 or more scatters will retrigger the feature and give you another 12 free spins. There’s no limit to the number of free spins you can play with.

John Hunter and the Mayan Gods Review Summary – simple adventurer action

The John Hunter and the Mayan Gods slot is quite a simple game when it comes to gameplay. To land the bigger wins, you need to transform symbols into John Hunter symbols during the free spins. Saying that, a screen full of John Hunter symbols will result in a 500 x stake payout.

If you take the John Hunter and the Book of Tut slot, it takes you to ancient Egypt but the special expanding symbol in the free spins can give you 5,000 x stake wins on each free spin if you fill the reels with John Hunter.

Pragmatic Play are trying to emulate the Rich Wilde slots by Play ‘n GO but they need to up their game if they want to stand out. A max win of 500 x stake per spin is nothing exciting and the bonus features have been seen before many times.

John Hunter and the Mayan Gods FAQs

What is the John Hunter and the Mayan Gods RTP?

The John Hunter and the Mayan Gods return to player rate is 96.51% which is better than most slot games. It’s highly volatile though with the bigger wins coming in the free spins.

What is the John Hunter and the Mayan Gods max win?

The most you can win in this game is 500 x your total stake per spin. This is achieved by filling the reels with the high value John Hunter symbol. Your chances increase in the free spins.

Is there a John Hunter and the Mayan Gods free spins feature?

Yes. The Free Spins feature begins with 12 free spins. Landing wilds will give you wild reels, add extra free spins and transform symbols into the next paying symbol for bigger payouts. You can also win unlimited extra free spins.

Is there a John Hunter and the Mayan Gods mobile slot?

Yes. John Hunter and the Mayan Gods can be played on smartphone devices that use iOS, Android and Windows operating technology. It can also be played on tablet and desktop devices as standard.

John Hunter and the Mayan Gods Slot Information

  • Game:
    John Hunter and the Mayan Gods
  • Provider:
    Pragmatic Play
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reles:
    5
  • Paylines:
    10
  • Stakes Range:
    10p to £100
  • Bonus Features:
    Yes (2)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier :
    12-Unlimited/1x
  • RTP %:
    96.51%
  • Max Win:
    500 x
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.