Go hunting for hidden jungle gold in Mayana, an innovative video slot from Quickspin. Beautifully designed, Mayana comes with respins that are awarded following every winning spin. The game engine expands too with each successive respin until it offers 243 ways to win – you’ll also be in line for multipliers of up to 20x. Stakes start at 25p, rising to £100 per spin.
When it comes to design, you won’t find many better developers than Quickspin and Mayana is another impressive effort. A lush, green jungle forms the backdrop to the reels which are made up of 4 lower value gemstones and a quartet of Mayan-themed symbols. You’ll see a frog, a bird, a big cat and a skull. The latter is the top payer, awarding 6 times your total stake if you land 5 on successive reels.
The game set up is a little unusual – to start, you’ll spin on a 3×3 reel set that offers 27 ways to win. Land a winner though and you’ll receive a respin with the reels expanding. Land another winner and you’ll get another respin. The reels expand again on this second respin which is played on a 108 ways to win machine.
All payouts on this second respin are doubled. Land another winner and a third re-spin is awarded on a fully open 243 ways to win machine. Payouts here are trebled. This is known as the Respin feature. Land a winner on the final, expanded reel set and you could be in line, randomly, for the Mucha Mayana feature. This awards a multiplier bonus of between 4x and 20x on the final spin.
That’s pretty much it as far as gameplay goes. If you’re expecting free spins, pick me rounds or other extras then look elsewhere. The range of bonus features might not be wide but you shouldn’t be bored by Mayana. We found the action came thick and fast thanks to the regularly hitting respins and multipliers.
Simple it may be but we found plenty to like in Mayana. The sound and visuals are top notch as expected. The innovative gameplay is pretty simple but delivers a steady stream of action too. Combined, it makes Mayana a very playable package. If you like the theme, Mayan Moons by Novomatic and Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt are worth trying your luck at.