About Montezuma Megaways Slot
The slot is inspired by the last independent ruler of the Aztec empire. After its ruling, the empire collapsed and was conquered by the Spanish conquistadors. His name was Montezuma and he ruled as a monarch and succeeded to expand its territory. This made him considered a god by his people. The original Montezuma slot was a kind of tribute to him by WMS. The remake has retained most of the paying symbols and graphics that made it so popular. The providers include more features here.
You play Montezuma Megaways with 6 reels with an extra top reel and a varying number of symbols on each one from 2 to 7. Thus, you can win from up to 117,649 ways for combinations landed on adjacent positions from left to right only. This is a high volatility slot with an RTP almost reaching the standard – 95.92%. The highest win that you can take from Montezuma Megaways is 250,000 credits or 12,500 times your stake.
Montezuma Megaways Design
The graphics and visuals of the Megaways version of the game are similar to the original. The symbols are again the J to A cards, a green dragon, a hawk, a mask, a green headdress. There is also an Aztec warrior and an Aztec princess. The wild is the magnificent Aztec pyramid temple, the scatter – the unique Aztec-styled wheel resembling a vault.
On reactive wins, you will relish in more complex animations here. This can also be said for the random feature and the multiplier wheel activation. The design and soundtrack are inspiring. They get you into the atmosphere and theme of the action. The Megaways version is as attractive as the original one if not more.
Montezuma Megaways Gameplay
The card royals from J to A pay from 0.2 to 0.75 times your bet when you land 6 of a kind on consecutive reels from left to right. The premium symbols are also the same as in the first game. The dragon, hawk, mask, headdress, an Aztec princess and a warrior are also here. These except the warrior and the princess return from 0,75 to 1 time your stake for 6 of a kind.
The Aztec princess is second in value and pays from 0.2 to 1.5 times your stake for 2 to 6 symbols. The top player is the Aztec warrior with a value of from 1.5 to 50 times your stake for 2 to 6 symbols in a paying combination. The Aztec pyramid is the wild that appears on the top reel. It substitutes all symbols except the scatter. The latter is the tribal Aztec wheel.
Like in almost all Megaways slots here there are cascading features and reactive wins. Symbols fall from the top. If a winning combination forms, the paying symbols explode and trigger a reaction. New ones take their places from above and the process repeats as long as there are more wins. There is an extra top reel in the form of a wheel over reels from 2 to 5. It contributes to more and better-paying combinations.
After the reels have stopped on a losing spin the respin wheel may randomly trigger. It gives the player more chances to hit winning combinations by spinning once. It is also the only place where you will see wild symbols landing.
Montezuma Megaways Features & Bonuses
Land 3 or more wheel scatters anywhere on view to activate the Free Spins. You will be taken to a huge wheel where you will count on your luck to bring you up to 25 free spins after it stops spinning. You can re-trigger the free spins indefinitely by landing a minimum of 3 scatters in one spin. This way you will win more from the feature. These rounds you will play with a progressive win multiplier. It starts with x1 and increases by 1 with each winning reaction. There are no limits to its value.
You can boost the multiplier further by landing 2 scatters during free spins as in the original. You will have the chance to spin the Montezuma Multiplier Wheel, which has 12 segments. They contain multipliers with values of x4, x5, x6, x50, x55 and x100. After it spins one time, the value it stops on will be added to the multiplier value you have already achieved. This lets you increase your multiplier for the rest of the free spins. Moreover, the Respin Wheel can re-trigger on any non-winning spin too.
But this is not all, if you hit 2 scatters on your last free spin you will activate the Mega Multiplier Wheel. You will have a golden wheel presented with multiplier values on the segments from x2 to x25. The total win that you have accumulated by far will be multiplied by the value which shows the segment of the wheel. This can be as high as an x25 boost.
There is another thing used in the original slot that is applied in the remake too. Again you have a Bonus Guarantee in case the free spins don’t bring you enough wins. If the total sum you won from it is less than 30 times your bet you will receive 30x bet from the Bonus Guarantee feature.
Players who want to directly access the free spins can use the Buy Pass option and buy the bonus round. The price for that is 85 times the stake. Another option is to win the bonus round at a reduced price by activating the Bonus Bank. It will offer you 2 ways to decrease the standard Buy Pass price. Be aware that adding wins to the Bonus Bank doesn’t add them to your playing balance. The available options are these:
- Bank Wins Off – the Buy Pass price is not lowered and the wins are not collected
- Bank All Wins – all wins are added to the Bonus Bank and the cost for the Buy Pass is reduced
- Bank Small Wins – only the wins of 3x bet and less are added to the Bonus Bank to decrease the price of the Buy Pass
This is a nice option that gives you the bonus at a lower price if you don’t feel like paying an 85x stake for it.
Montezuma Megaways is a complete makeover of the original slot, which was exciting and brilliant enough. The added innovations of the extra top reel help a lot. The Megaways rewarding system and the extra golden wheel ensure a higher thrill. Some of the features are kept such as the Bonus Guarantee, the wheel during free spins and others.
With an increased payout potential you can have up to 12,500 times your stake or 250,000 at the most. Thanks to the many features combined uniquely, the multipliers can bring you impressive rewards. Check out this Aztec tribal slot after its release in January. We are sure that it has the potential to become the next big hit.