Montezuma is the first Wheel Bonus game released by WMS Gaming – it has a superb Free Spins feature where the wheel will give you up to 25 free spins initially. However, every free spins is subject to a multiplier ranging up to 10x making the possibility for big wins too good to resist – that's if you escape the wrath of Montezuma!
Montezuma Slot Review
Montezuma is a WMS Gaming-powered video slot with 5 reels and 30 paylines. It uses Wheel Bonus technology and is set in the deep untamed wilds of Central America. You will come across a civilisation of wealth and untold riches but your aim is to escape the wrath of its ruler, Montezuma. You play from as little as 30p a spin to as much as £150 as spin.
The main attraction is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by getting 3 or more Shields symbols anywhere on the reels. 3 Shields will give you 3 times your stake as a cash bonus, 4 Shields will give you 10 times your stake and 5 Shields will also give you 10 times your stake. The number of free spins you are awarded depends on the wheel – you will either get 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 or 25 free spins.
However, what makes the feature interesting is that at the start of each free spin, a wheel above the reels spins and reveals a multiplier up to 10x – you will either get a 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x multiplier applied to each free spin! Look out for 2 or more Shields during the feature too as these will add more free spins – up to an extra 25 free spins can be added giving you up to 50 free spins if you’re lucky. Finally, all re-triggered free spins are subject to the multiplier you had during the last free spin.
Montezuma also uses Bonus Guarantee technology (like Raging Rhino) whereby you are guaranteed to win at least 10 times your stake in the free spins feature. If you were to win less than 10 times your stake, your win will automatically be increased to the bonus guarantee amount.
I found Montezuma to be a medium to high variance slot (leaning for towards medium) with decent win amounts in the free spins feature. I’ve won some good amounts in the base game but the potential for 10x multipliers applied to free spins is superb. I managed to get 4 free spins with a 10x multiplier which resulted in a 620 time stake win. However, I normally win between 10 and 30 times my stake – you just need to be patient.
The game follows the general patterns that WMS Gaming slots offer – medium to high variance generally with big winning potential (unlike other software providers). This make WMS games ones I love to play as I’m always in search of that huge win. I recommend you also check out Black Knight II and Zeus III which are brilliant – just check out the WMS slots section for more details.