In previous articles we've featured the Romans, Spartans, Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Greeks. This week it's the turn of the Aztecs who were an Mesoamerican culture based in central Mexico, in the period from 1300 to 1521. Ancient Aztec culture has provided inspiration for many slots games and this week we round up some of the best for you to try out.
Overview: Aztec Treasure is one of Realtime Gaming's most famous slots. This is a 5 reel, 25 payline game with free spins, wild, scatter and a progressive jackpot.
On the 5 reels you'll find a variety of Aztec themed symbols including a King, Queen, Aztec Idol, gold coin, Tiger and gem like playing card symbols, 9 to Ace.
Watch out for the Aztec King symbol which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. It substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter symbol which is a gold coin symbol with a horse head design.
The Scatter gold coin rewards you with a win no matter where it lands, if you get two or more on the reels.
You can trigger the Free Spins feature by landing 3 or more of the Idol scatters. 3 scatters earns you 5 free spins, 4 scatters earns you 15 free spins and 5 scatters earns you 25 free spins.
Best of all, all wins during your free spins games are tripled plus you can retrigger more free spins games by landing further scatters.
Also watch out for the Aztec Queen symbol. She is the key to biggest win if you can get 5 on an active payline.
Another way to win a big win is to land the progressive jackpot which can be won at anytime during the game, after any spin. The jackpot increases constantly as players around the world spin the reels and contribute to the prize pool.
This game also has Realtime Gaming's 'Feature Guarantee' - if you have not triggered free spins within 150 games, the game will automatically trigger free spins feature for you.
Overview: Developed by Swedish developers Just for the Win for Microgaming, Amazing Aztecs was released in 2018 and is a modern HTML5 game for mobile and desktop.
Amazing Aztecs is presented in a bold and colorful style with vivid cartoon style graphics and an exotic cast of characters: Hunter, Shaman, Princess and Chief. It's a modern twist on the popular Aztec theme.
In terms of gameplay this is a simple 5 reel game with 243 ways to win. Unusually, there's no Wild or Scatters in this game so instead you are offered the chance to bag the 'Giant Re-Spin' feature. This feature can be triggered after any win in the base-game. The eyes of the dragons surrounding the reels light up and the winning symbol then expands into a 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4 block. The 4×4 block is the key to the big wins.
While the Giant Re-Spin feature is welcome we'd have really liked to see a bonus game too, to compensate for the lack of Wilds and Scatters. That said, if you're looking for a modern Aztec themed game then this game is worth checking out. Microgaming state that this is a medium variance slot with a payout rate of 96.03%.
Overview: From developer Pragmatic Play we have Aztec Gems slot game. This is an unusual and attractive looking slot game with a dazzling gems and gold theme. The reels are presented in a 3 times 3 grid with a special 4th reel on the right which acts as a win multiplier.
The 4th reel contains your win multiplier symbol.One symbol is chosen at random at the end of each spin and the win multiplier applies to all line wins on that spin. You can win up to 15 times multiplier via this reel.
The golden Aztec Sun God symbol is the game's Wild symbol and it substitutes for all other symbols. There are no Scatter symbols or other bonus symbols.
Aztec Gems is a modern HTML 5 game so you can play on desktop and mobile devices. It's a medium volatility slot so you get a steady amount of wins with a win range between low to very high.
Where to play Aztec Gems Slot? You can play Aztec Gems slot game for free at Box 24 Casino and also Black Diamond. All new player can get 25 free spins at both casinos. (Not suitable for U.K. or U.S.A players).
Overview: Aztec Idol slot game stars Rich Wilde, developer Play 'n Go's take on adventurer Indiana Jones. The game is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot and comes with wild symbols, extra scatters, free spins and bonus games. Set in Amazonian jungle setting, this game's graphics are of a very high quality and do a great job portraying an ancient Aztec theme.
The reels symbols depict Aztec sculptures of Gods, Rick Wilde, stone wheel, Temples and stone playing card symbols.
Rick Wilde acts as the wild symbol and 5 of him on a payline will win the jackpot of 5000 coins.
Landing 3 of the stone wheel symbols pays 5 times your bet and triggers a free spins feature. During the free spins game, another scatter is added to the reels
The Aztec Idol bonus round is triggered by landing a golden temple on reel 3, 4 and 5. When the round is triggered you are transported to a new screen where you must choose from 5 statues to reveal your bonus prize. One of the statues will release a green cloud of gas which will end the pick item game and return you to the reels.
Aztec Idols is another slick game from the Play 'n Go team. This is an HTML 5 game so you can play on both desktop and mobile devices.
Where to play Aztec Idols Slot? You can play Aztec Idols slot game for free at Mr Green Casino (Not suitable for U.S.A players).