Maya Gold Video Slot Review

Maya Gold: Demo

The rainforests of central American form the backdrop to Maya Gold, a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from IGT. Highlights of this journey to a lost central American civilisation include pick me prizes, a fruit machine mini feature and a bonus round where you can look forward to up to 1,000 free spins with a doubling multiplier. Start your jungle trek from between 25p and £10 per spin.

Basic, cartoon design

IGT has kept things simple with the design of Maya Gold. There’s an almost primitive feel to the cartoon-style visuals. They’re bright, colourful and do the job well enough. All the images relate to the theme too, so you won’t see any playing cards. Instead you’ll find skulls, pyramids, birds, swords, warriors, women and coins. The most lucrative symbol is the golden statue which pays up to 200 times your bet if you land 5 in combination. There’s also a wild (the big cat) which can hit on reels 1, 2 and 3 only.

Mini Slot Bonus

There’s one exception to the symbols that match the theme. Very strangely, there’s a one-armed bandit symbol. This triggers the Mini Slot Bonus feature when you land 3, 4 or 5 of them on a line. You’ll then get to spin on a mini fruit machine. Awards of up to 40 times your bet are on offer from the top paying bar symbol here.

Memory Bonus

Appearing on reel 5 only is a special black icon symbol. Every time this appears points are added to a Bonus meter. The number of points depends on the level of stakes per spin. The higher the stakes, the more points. Once you have accumulated 1,000 points, you’ll activate the Memory Bonus feature. This is a variation of the pick me round. Choose from the stone slabs until you uncover 2 that show the same value. You’ll then win that prize. If you find a 2x multiplier stone, the payout is doubled.

Up to 1,000 free spins with a 2x multiplier

The Sun icon is the scatter. The Free Spins Bonus feature is triggered if you land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the same spin. Your reward will be 8, 20 or 100 free spins. Boosting your winning chances here is a 2x multiplier which is applied to all wins during the round. You can also win more free spins with up to 1,000 available if you’re lucky!

Low variance but huge win potential

We rather liked Maya Gold. It’s one of IGT’s better recent releases, combining simple design with some playable extras. There’s nothing revolutionary on offer and the low to medium variance might be a little too tame for some tastes.

However, this Mayan adventure offers wins of up to 5,000 times your bet on each base game spin – add in the 2x multiplier in the free spins for potential 10,000 times bet payouts. If you want big wins, IGT’s Pyramidion also offers this via the Tomb of Mystery Free Spins feature.


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