Every once in a while a video slot game comes along that really catches the attention of gamblers. Whether it is the theme of the game, the bonus features, the payback, or a combination of all three, Aztec Treasure has created a large impact on the video gaming industry. It has developed a loyal following and attracts new fans every day. Let’s take a look and see why this game is so popular.
The name Aztec Treasure says it all. When most people think of the Aztec Empire they right away think of the missing treasure that was supposedly hidden in what is now the southwest part of the United States. Montezuma, the Aztec leader, sent seven caravans filled with riches to hide before the conquering Cortez could return and take it all.
This video slot has the South American feel we associate with the Aztecs. It uses an Aztec king and princess along with a broach, an Aztec idol, a warrior’s headdress, a golden necklace, and several letters in the same style. All in all it does a good job creating the feel it is going for.
The Aztec king is the Wild symbol for this game and substitutes for everything except the idol scatter pay symbol. Although the Wild doesn’t multiple your win, it is stackable. Stackable means that you can get as many as three Wilds on top of one another for a complete column. The Wilds are on reels 2, 3, and 4, so conceivable you could have three full reels of Wilds. The Wilds come up frequently and do help quite a bit with your win totals.
The Scatter pay is the Aztec idol. This game has a tiered system for awarding free spins that a kind of like. If you get 3 idol symbols you get 5 free spins, 4 idol symbols you will get 15 free spins, and 5 idols gets you 25 free spins. I like the tiered levels, but 3 idols should get 10 free spins instead of 5 in my humble opinion.
Once the free spin round begins all winnings are tripled. If you receive idol symbols during the free spin round you will be awarded credit bonuses and more free spins. You can re-trigger the free spins so that your number of free spins continues to build.
The last bonus is the largest but toughest to hit. It is the progressive jackpot. The unique thing about this jackpot is that it does not correlate to anything that you hit on the screen. It is randomly triggered and can be set off at any time. You do not have to play the maximum number of coins to be eligible, but it does say that the more coins you play the better your chances of winning the progressive. That being said, always bet the amount that is in your budget since you are eligible without max coin bet.
This is a 5-reel, 20 pay line game that has a 5000 coin jackpot for 5 of the Aztec princess. The secondary jackpot is 2500 coins for 5 of the Jaguar symbols. An interesting feature this game has is Auto play. This feature allows you to play without doing anything. You can sit back and watch TV while the game is playing and just wait until you hear the sounds of a jackpot. I guess some people find it tedious to have to hit the spin button over and over, well now they don’t.
Aztec Treasure is one of the greats. It has spawned many similar games and developed a cult like following. The game delivers on all fronts, but I must say my favorite part is when you get two idols and the music gets a little louder and the reels spin a little longer waiting to see if you get that third idol symbol. It’s the little things in life that keep you happy.