In a Nutshell
Aztec Gold is a classic slot which despite being very simple in its construction, compared with today’s powerful offerings, will appeal to anyone who wants a no-nonsense but attractive little game to spin the reels on.
It powerfully evokes the quasi-legendary Aztec civilization of central America, and has the symbols to match, including pyramids, various golden idols, maize, tomatoes, poisonous frogs and pumas all vying for your attention.
A Closer Look
Aztec Gold is a 5-Reel, 21 Payline slot from Novomatic, with winnings reading from left to right as is standard.
The number of paylines can be chosen in increments of 1,3,5,7 and 9. So for example choosing 9 (the button number 9 on the game, we mean) will set you up with the maximum 21 paylines, selecting 5 will bring up 10 paylines etc.Â (you can increase the number of paylines by increments of 1 by simply hitting the ‘1’ button).
Bets can be increased by increments of 1 up to a maximum of 10.
A golden idol symbol is a Wild, which will substitute for any symbol on the same reel except the pyramid bonus symbol. The idol’s eyes will open accompanied by the Morricone fanfare from ‘the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’.
Sound effects are simple, with a short signature on the pan pipes accompanying every spin. Winning lines have their own signature tune as well, for example a win with pumas is accompanied by a satisfying growl.
There is no soundtrack playing continuously on Aztec Gold, which some people might find a boon!
The Scatter symbol is a mythical, fire breathing bird which brings winnings when 3 or more appear on any reel.
Bonus Game Features
This seldom happens, but if you get 3 or more pyramid symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5 you’ll see one of 51 varieties of pyramid appear on the screen, with 3 chances to choose another pyramid symbol.
Your bonus win is based on the total bet, but if you happen to get a diamond pyramid symbol you’ll enter a new screen with 5 rows of boxes. You can keep hitting as many of these boxes as you wish, to open them, though if you get a snake you’ll be returned to the main screen.
On the other hand, opening a box containing a magician will net you all the available prizes on the row you hit on, and the max bonus prize is 4×50,000.
Get a wild symbol and after claiming your winnings on all possible paylines, and you have the option to double your money by going to a video poker style screen where you have to beat the dealer’s card by getting a higher card from one of the remaining 4 (your choice).
If you win you have the option to double up again, or to return to the main screen.