The Mayan Riches slot machine is not the first Mayan-themed slot game we have seen and likely won’t be the last (the Mayan Treasures slot machine by Bally is an example of another). The Mayan Riches slot by IGT brings excitement to the vibrant and fierce culture of the Mayans in their exotic and wild surroundings.
This 5-reel, 40-payline slot features a variety of Mayan related symbols, including a couple of native Mayans in their traditional regalia, some Mayan relics mostly made of Gold, and the usual poker card symbols that have been creatively crafted to fit the theme. While the graphics are dated, this somehow makes them more appealing and authentic.
The Mayan Temple icon is wild. The Mayan Riches online video slot also features stacked wilds, and you may land up to 4 stacked wilds on one reel in order to greatly increase your chances of forming winning combinations. The wild symbol substitutes all other symbols on the reels apart from the Bonus symbol.
This slot comes with only 1 bonus round and that is the Free Spins event, which you will activate when you get 3 or more Bonus symbols on the reels. When this happens you will be rewarded with a 2X multiplier on your total bet plus 5 free spins. While this may not seem like much, stay positive because you can retrigger the Free Spins event, up to a maximum of 255 free spins. More so, you will be availed with additional stacked wilds during the Free Spins round, making for even more possibilities to win.
Like most IGT games, the lowest bet available is 1.00 coin per line, making for a minimum bet of 40.00 since there are 40 fixed paylines, while the max bet available on Mayan Games is 50.00 per line, for a 2,000-coin spin. Depending on your budget, you may need to adjust your betting strategy accordingly given the number of paylines that are available on this slot machine.
IGT didn’t necessarily bring their A game when creating the Mayan Riches slot, as it lacks in creativity and the Free Spins bonus just doesn’t really add much value, if any, to the game. IGT developers were on a roll with the release of the Japanese-themed Jewels of the Arts slot machine, but Mayan Riches seems more of a step backwards. Nonetheless, if you love ancient civilization-themed slots, Mayan Riches will likely appeal to you.