A simple IGT game, add a star to this Mayan Riches slot review if you like the fairly standard ancient Mayan theme.
Here’s the thing. This is not a bad slot game. If it was, we would have given it a ‘don’t even bother’ one star. However, Mayan Riches mobile slot gets two, because ultimately there’s very few reasons not to like this high limit slot.
Sure it has what is now a fairly standard and unimaginative theme. But maybe you love the ancient south american theme. And yes, it only gives you 5 free spins once in a blue moon, but then so do so many other IGT slot games, like the classic and beautiful Cleopatra game.
Yet, this one didn’t inspire us. We got decent wins, we even walked away with more in our budget than we walked in with. But it lacks that IGT machine magic for us.
It’s not that we are against this theme as such, it’s just that it’s not even done that well. Even Bally’s Mayan Treasures do it better, and they don’t have the best when it comes to graphics.
Mayan Treasures video slot was originally a game for the land based casinos. And by trying to be ‘realistic’, they have simply made the man and woman on these five reels slightly creepy and everything else a massive cliche. From the wild stone pyramids, to the stone etches Ace to 9 high card symbols.
The sounds, we have to say, are nice, with pan flutes adding to that south american feel.
Not the free spins round, which come once in a red sacrificial moon. The stacked wilds are where this mobile video slot is at.
Mostly because if you go chasing after the free spins, you’ll spend your cash faster than you can say “Quetzalcoatl”. That’s not to say that the free spins, when they show up, aren’t profitable.
There might be only five of them, but re-triggering them isn’t out of the ordinary in this Mayan Riches slot game, and they do have richer reels. So you get more high paying symbols and more wilds to fill your pockets.
But whilst you chase for the free spin games, you’ll miss the streaks of mid-size wins that are happening on the base game thanks to the stacked wilds. Like most IGT games, you’ll go through period of nothing, followed by wonderful periods of everything. Those arrive in the base game often enough that you can actually play for a fairly long time on this mobile slot.
However, if push came to shove, we would probably still prefer to play on Golden Goddess slot machine, which is as simple, but far easier on the eye.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 40 Paylines|
|House edge||7.5% to 5.02%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 10.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.40 / 400|
|Free spins||5 Free Spins / Richer Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds & Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Stacked Wilds Feature: Each reel here is loaded with groups of four or more consecutive wild symbols. This is represented on the reels by the stone pyramids.
Free Spins Bonus: Get three bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you'll trigger 5 free spins.
The bonus symbol is the one with the word 'bonus' on it. Clever.
The reels here are richer, meaning you get more stacked wilds and more bonus symbols. So you can re-trigger the free spin bonus round, which you'll need to get any really BIG wins.
Though you can re-trigger these up to a hypothetical 255 times (ha!), you'll be lucky to get 10 free spins in total. 15 and you are laughing.
Decent stacked wilds saves Mayan Riches mobile slot from total obscurity, but it struggles to bear up against it's far superior IGT sister machines.
The land-based version had four types of bonus games. This would probably have helped turn what is currently a really simple online game into something a little more special.
However, for fans of simple theme and less risky slots (They are all generally far riskier than the other casino software), this mobile slot machine can offer some decent wins if you budget well.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 2, 2018 - Rating