WMS Gaming headed to South America and the ancient Aztec empire for the theme of Montezuma. Based on the famed emperor, the online slot has five reels, 30 paylines, and bonus features.
The themed reel symbols and other graphics portray various treasures and characters in brilliant detail, and the visuals are enhanced by the soundtrack and sound effects that accompany them.
The symbols on the reels include those that pay out high and low amounts, and those that are linked to the slot’s special features. One such symbol is Wild, and another is the Scatter, which triggers free spins with a bonus guarantee.
The game is available in download and no download formats, and can be played for free or for real money depositing online.
Montezuma Reel Symbols
A dense jungle can be glimpsed behind the brown Montezuma online slot reels, on which appear regular playing card symbols as well as those with a distinct Aztec theme.
The circus-like colours and little decorations of the lower value playing card Jack, Queen, King, and Ace symbols stand in sharp contrast with the other symbols. The themed symbols in the game include the ill-fated emperor, one of his wives, his red, green, and blue feathered headdress, an eagle, a gold mask, a turquoise snake statue, a pyramid, and a compass.
The emperor is the game’s top-paying symbol, the pyramid is Wild, and the compass is the Scatter symbol.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The Wild and Scatter symbols behave quite differently to the other Montezuma reel symbols. These symbols are listed among the game’s bonus features for good reason.
The Wild has the ability to substitute for all reel symbols except the Scatter. This means it could help those potential paying symbols form winning combinations on the reels.
The Scatter is the symbol that triggers the free spins round. Unlike all the other symbols, the Scatter does not need to appear from left to right in consecutive order to form a successful combination.
The bonus feature will be triggered at long as three or more compass Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels of the online slot. The Scatter can also pay Scatter wins for three or more symbols on the reels.
Montezuma Free Spins
The number of free spins offered in the Montezuma online slots game is not set. Depending on how the wheel turns, players receive either 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, or 25 free spins.
A wheel also determines the multiplier attached to every free spin, which means that any payout resulting from a free spin will be multiplied either 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x.
The appearance of two or more Scatters during the round will see more free spins added, and bonus guarantee technology means that players will win at least 10 times their bet during the free spins.
If the winning combinations landed during the free spins don’t result in at least 10 times the player’s stake, the free spins win balance will be topped up so that the player receives the amount of the guaranteed bonus.