Don your explorer gear and venture deep into the Mesoamerican jungle in search of the mythical temple of the Aztec Wilds on the slot from Iron Dog Studios. Tumbling reels and shifting stone walls with sticky and expanding wilds as well as a magical emblem will lead you inside the temple for a free spins round with progressive multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 6,000 times your bet.
Aztec Wilds is a cascading video slot with five reels, four rows and 1,024 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can venture into the ancient temple on desktop or mobile from 0.50 to 50 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 96.00%.
Loading the game will see you standing on the steps to the Aztec Temple with the entrance sealed by the stone framed game window. Colourful masks and golden artefacts are held on rugged rocks that will shatter when a winning combination occurs. Fill the emblem on the left with gold to be granted entrance into the temple filled with ancient treasures and vast riches. Stone rumbling noises are the main audio finely underlined by a tribal drum beat.
Card royals from 10 to A decorated in tribal style are at the low end of the paytable, awarding 0.2x to 0.6x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by three Aztec masks in green, red and blue colours as well as three golden artefacts. Hit five across the reels to win 1x to 8x your stake.
A golden Aztec mask marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing on reels two to five only and substituting for all pay symbols. The game also has a sticky as well as an expanding wild (more to that later). There is no scatter on the reels as the main feature is triggered by successive winning tumbles.
Trust Iron Dog Studios to design a slot that does justice to the mighty ancient civilization that dominated the Mesoamerican region. Key to the intense gameplay is the Tumbling Reels mechanic. Any winning combination will see the symbol rocks crush to make space for new symbols to tumble into place for potential more wins within a spin sequence. The round ends when no new wins occur after a tumble.
Aiding you in hitting winning combinations are three types of wilds. Additionally to the standard golden mask wild, there are Sticky and Expanding Wilds. The Sticky Wild can appear on reel three only and when it does so in a winning combo, it will not crush with the other symbols from the combo but will instead drop down until it reaches the bottom of the reels. It will stay sticky in that position until the end of the spin sequence.
In turn, the Expanding Wild can appear on all reels bar the first. Whenever it lands at the top of a reel, it will expand to cover all reel positions for the current spin. You could potentially have all four reels covered with Expanding Wilds, leading to an all-ways pay.
While you can score mega wins in the base game due to the semi-stacked symbols and expanding wilds, there is more waiting in the main feature, the Free Spins. Keep an eye on the carved stone structure on the left of the game window as every winning tumble within a spin sequence will see it gradually crack open and fill with gold.
You will need to hit minimum four consecutive winning tumbles to trigger the Free Spins feature. The final number of spin is based on how many tumbles you have on the triggering spin. Worth noting is that you cannot retrigger additional free spins.
During the feature, the starting multiplier will increase by x1 after every winning tumble within a free spin sequence, no limits. Sticky and Expanding Wilds are removed from the reels until the feature ends.
The Aztec legacy is alive and well when it comes to online slots. There is no shortage of games as virtually every developer has at least on title in their portfolio. Iron Dog Studios is joining the list and it looks like they created a winner. The gameplay is intense with different wilds, tumbling reels and not to forget the progressive multiplier in the free spins. They also gave it a win potential to match which has been capped at 6,000 times your bet.