Prepare for a quest in search of treasures, that have been hidden and forgotten a long time ago. The Mesoamerican civilisation of the Maya is the inspiration for the latest NetEnt slot. It will take you on a time travel to find a hidden temple belonging to the Mayan people. You will win from 4 types of wilds, a random Scatter Nudge feature, Bonus Bet options with re-spins and free spins. This can give you 2,500 and in case of even more luck – 6,000 times your stake!
NetEnt is releasing Rise of Maya on 2nd February 2020 – a game with a focus on wilds – 4 of them are in play. In this tribal Mayan video slot you will relish in nudges, free re-spins, hot reels, expanding Serpent Wilds. The features and extras are many and grant captivating gameplay.
Rise of Maya is a video slot with 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed pay-lines. You will win when you match 2 to 5 identical symbols from left to right on a line. You can use credits from 0.10 to 75 per spin to play this adventurous game. In case you have the Bonus Bet mode activated your bet size can vary from 0.20 to 150 credits per spin. The game has a focus on wilds with 4 kinds of them taking part and activating the main extra features. You will win from Scatter Nudges, expanding Serpent Wilds and Serpent Stacks.
You can use the Bonus Bet:Second Chance Scatter and the Second Chance Scatter Respin. The latter two features give you better chances to trigger the free spins. The first one offers more boosting options for the price of double the size of your stake. Rise of Maya has medium to high level of volatility and a default RTP of 96.12%. If you use the Bonus Bet: Second Chance Scatter feature you will play with an increased RTP of 96.42%. The win potential is 6,000 times your stake which is a good top prize on offer.
The game you will play on translucent reels, which are positioned inside a Mayan temple. On both sides of the playing area on the left and right there is an eternal flame. The background of the area is an enormous golden mask. It will open during free spins and uncover a staircase to a secret treasure chamber. There are plenty of carvings as a part of the game design, which is very typical for the Mayans.
On the reels, you will see various colourful and dreadful appearing Mayan ceremonial masks. You will also see serpents, which have important symbolism for the Mayan people. The 10 to A card symbols are also in Mayan-style stone design. The free spins game has different graphics and on both sides of the reels, you will see carved Mayan totems.
The symbols include the cards from 10 to A at the low end, which are all in the Mayan style. They pay from 3 to 7.5 times your stake for 5 of a kind. At the high end are 5 different Mayan masks, landing 5 identical of which gives you from 15 to 250 times your stake. The most rewarding among them is the flamboyant deer skull.
The wild is a golden icon on a red background with the rolled-up serpent with red eyes with the word ‘Wild’ on it. It substitutes all symbols including the scatter. The latter looks similar to the wild but doesn’t have the ‘Wild’ marking and red background.
As a matter of fact, Mayan and Aztec-themed slots are usually full of intense action and features. NetEnt delivers similar gameplay by adding many wilds, free spins with hot reels. There is an option to activate the Bonus Bet for a fixed price. It will increase your chances of triggering the main game feature.
There are 4 kinds of wilds: a standard single one, 2 expanding Serpent Wilds and a Serpent Stack. The latter appears during the free spins only. The single standard wild functions with its usual substituting role. The two Expanding Serpent Wilds move up or down and can cover a full reel. The Serpent Stack appears during free spins. It always expands to cover an entire reel when landing on a hot reel.
Landing 3 or more wilds or scatters in any combination per spin anywhere activates the Free Spins. Once you do this, you will receive 15 free spins, which you can re-trigger at any time. The reels on which the Serpent Wilds have landed during the triggering spin will turn into Hot Reels. During the rounds, any Serpent Wilds appearing on these hot reels will expand and cover them. This is the feature in the game with the highest win potential for scoring the most on a single spin. If you fill the screen with expanded Serpent Stacks, you will pocket 2,500 times your stake.
Another extra NetEnt incorporated in the gameplay is the Scatter Nudge. It can activate on any losing spin in the base game and free spins. It nudges Serpent Wilds or scatters landing onto the reels.
Rise of Maya has Bonus Bet: Second Chance Scatter. This is an option you can use to activate or deactivate on any spin during the base game. It will cost you double your bet increasing the bet size correspondingly. In case you use it you will have increased chances of landing extra Serpent Wilds and scatters. This gives you better odds of triggering the free spins, which will happen more frequently and with more hot reels.
According to the sheet revealed in the game in default mode, the free spins activate 1:125 spins on average. On the other hand, with the Bonus bet this happens 1:46 spins. So, if your bankroll allows it, you can use this extra feature.
The last extra included in the game is the Second Chance Scatter Respin. You trigger it when you land 2 Serpent Wilds or scatters in one spin. Then, the reels without these symbols will re-spin. Thus you have a chance to land the 3rd necessary scatter/wild and activate the free spins.
Rise of Maya has a focus on the features, which are many and engaging. It offers the players more control over their bets with an extra option to activate and deactivate at any time. You have a pleasant design of the symbols and setting with the Mayan culture used as inspiration. Give a try to this impressive video slot with wagers that suit your bankroll. Your wins and entertaining play are more than guaranteed!