Net Entertainment’s Rise of Maya Video Slot Review

Rise of Maya: Demo

Uncover the treasures of the Mayan civilisation in the Rise of Maya slot – a 5 reel, 10 payline game from NetEnt. The likeliest way to do that is via the free spins round where wilds can expand if they appear on the special Hot Reels. Double your bet to add extra scatters and wilds which boost your chances of triggering the feature. Start your quest, on all devices, from between 10p and £75 per spin.

Head to a Mayan temple

As we’ve come to expect from a NetEnt creation, there’s plenty to admire about the design in the Rise of Maya slot game. This theme is sometimes done in a colourful, cartoon style. This has a much darker feel. The reels are set against the interior of a Mayan temple where you’ll see A to 10 royals plus 5 ornately designed burial masks. The highest value mask pays up to 250 times your bet for 5 on a payline. The gold serpent is the standard wild. This replaces all the standard symbols. Very impressive it all is too.

Scatter Nudge

On any spin that doesn’t deliver a winning combination, you could benefit from the Scatter Nudge feature. This moves the reels up or down and can bring wilds and scatters into play which in turn can lead to a trigger of the main bonus feature.

Free spins with expanding wilds

To trigger the Free Spins feature, you’ll need to land 3 or more scatters and/or wilds anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You’ll then receive 15 free spins. The reels that contained wilds on the triggering spin turn into Hot Reels during the feature. Any wilds that land on these expand and turn the whole of the reels wild. Landing 3 or more wilds and scatters results in a re-trigger and another round of free spins.

Activate the Bonus Bet

Double your stakes on each spin and you can activate the Bonus Bet: Second Chance Scatter feature. In return, you’ll see plenty of extra wild and scatter symbols spinning around the reels. If you land 2 scatters or wilds on the same spin they will be held and the other reels spin again to give you another shot at triggering the Free Spins feature.

Classy NetEnt slot

You won’t see many better looking slots than Rise of Maya. The gameplay is rather simple with the best opportunities arising from the free spins with expanding wilds. If you were to fill the reels with the high value mask, you’d win 2,500 times your bet – this becomes more likely in the Free Spins feature due to the possibility of multiple wild reels.

The Rise of Maya slot probably won’t appeal to players who want loads of variety from their features but for a simple, classy slot, you won’t go too far wrong here. If you like the theme, you cannot go wrong with NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest slot which is 1 of their most popular offerings ever.

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