The Aztec civilization of Mexico has provided lots of food for thought to historians and archaeologists over the years. But the vivid images and icons have also been a source of inspiration for artists and cartoonists. And of course, they have inspired so many video games and casino slots. 1x2 Gaming has gone back to the Aztecs for inspiration for their game called Aztec Secrets. There are five reels and three rows in this casino slot. You have 25 paylines to play with. The backing track for this game adds to the overall atmosphere of the game. The bamboo is extensively used in the game screen background. There is a hazy blue background which shows some trees swaying.
Aztec Secrets – RTP and Maximum Win
The game has interesting bonus options and free spins available. But the base game holds enough attractions as well. You need to put in a minimum of 25p for every spin. This could be a little intimidating for a new player. But the returns justify the minimum bet. The maximum bet is an odd number of £62.5. The one game feature that blew us away was the high average returns to player promised by 1x2 Gaming. The RTP of 97.50% was highly impressive by itself, for sure. It was also way ahead than several other games we have reviewed. The soothing graphics and music seem like a welcome bonus in front of these handsome returns. With the right combination of symbols, you can win up to 750 or even 800 coins in Aztec Secrets.
Aztec Secrets Deluxe Symbols
The good thing about this game is its simplicity. This is true for its design as well as storyboard. The minimalistic feel extends to the symbols as well. You don’t have to memorize the paytable to familiarize yourself with scores of symbols. The small handful of symbols consists of two categories - the lower paying symbols and the higher value symbols.
The lower values are represented by the four playing card symbols – Ace, King, Queen, and Jack. There are five higher value symbols, making a total of just 9 regular symbols to play with. These 5 higher value symbols are not regular objects like fruits or bells. They consist of Aztec imagery, and can be described as masks of different shapes and designs. There are also images of serpents and Aztecs with headdress.
Apart from the 9 regular symbols, the game has two special symbols. These change the course of the game by triggering special rounds. They also bring better returns. And finally, they help in forming winning combinations. Let us look at these two special symbols.
The image of the Aztec mentioned above acts as the Wild symbol for the game. First, it is one of the symbols with the best payouts, offering as many as 700 coins if you get 5 of them in a row. Additionally, it can help to replace any other symbol if it means forming a winning combination. This substitution doesn’t work for the Scatter symbol, though.
The Scatter for this game is a specially designed golden mask with a star shape embedded in it and the word Bonus emblazoned across it. The reason is that triggers both the bonus features of this game. The Scatter also brings great returns by itself:
- 3 Scatters – 110 coins
- 4 Scatters – 340 coins
- 5 Scatters – 800 coins
Aztec Secrets Deluxe Bonus
Like the rest of the game, the two bonus rounds are fairly simple to understand and play.
- The first bonus feature is a simple pick-me-up game. It is triggered whenever you get 3 Scatters in any position on the row. The right choice could help double your winnings, while the wrong choice takes them all away. A classic case of boom or bust, but still different, because there are 5 stages to it. In this bonus round, you are presented with 5 rows of 5 stones. You begin from the first row, and pick any of the 5 stones in it. If there is a number beneath that stone, you win. You will get a shower of coins as reward, and also get pushed to the next row. The higher you go the more attractive the prizes awaiting you.
- The second bonus feature of this game is the free spins. This is also triggered by 3 or more triggers. When this happens, you get 10 free spins, and also an automatic 2x multiplier for all wins. Also, the 3 or more Lucky Scatters get you these rewards by themselves –
- 3 Scatters – 100 coins
- 4 Scatters – 320 coins
- 5 Scatters – 750 coins
We loved the simplicity. But we loved hearing the jingle of coins even more. Don’t get fooled by the simplicity of this game. This is a game for the high rollers for sure. The graphics and sound are welcome additions to make Aztec Secrets a well-rounded offering from 1x2 Gaming.