Free Aztec Bonanza slot
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Aztec Bonanza slot by Pragmatic Play seems to be a strange hybrid of Netent's Reel Rush breeding with another slot by that developer, Pyramid Quest. We have an Aztec totem to the left of the stone grid and pretty basic looking tiles in form of shapes which cascade in when winning ones disappear. There's some gentle music somewhat at odds with the loud crashes and rumbles the tiles make when falling in or disappearing and clearly there's going to be some stone broken somewhere to make this grid bigger at some stage. So will this Aztec God be giving our bankroll a bonanza here?
The reels are initially in a 2-4-6-4-2 arrangement with 384-ways to win. Symbols can appear stacked on Aztec Bonanza slot if the single tiles drop in matched on the same column. Our 5-of-a-kind pays are 2.5x bet for Orange and Emerald tile, 1x Blue or Turquoise, 0.5x Orange or Green with four card suits paying 0.33x for a full way. Your game is progressive and you can unlock a corner with every 2 tumbles within one play, which costs 30 coins.
So 2 tumbles will open the first corner, top left then each 2 tumbles open the next and so-on.
Top Left - Mystery symbols added in the form of Gold Aztec Masks.
Top Right - up to 3 low value symbols changed with up to 3 high values.
Bottom Left - reels 1 and 2 are replaced with colossal 2x2 symbols only and these stay for subsequent tumbles.
Bottom Right - reels 4 and 5 become colossal 2x2 symbols and for all subsequent tumbles.
Once the tumbles are over, if you've unlocked all 4 corners, free games are awarded.
You begin with 5 spins on a full 5x6 grid of 7,776 ways. Each spin awards a random modifier of either Mystery Symbols, up to 3 low values transforming to high ones or colossal 2x2 tiles on reels 1,2 and 4,5. You cannot retrigger and the potential is quite high for a medium-volatility slot.
I suppose tumble slots like Aztec Bonanza slot are a matter of taste for the individual player and their preferences. I don't mind them as long as there aren't too many dead spins and a decent bonus, we do indeed seem to have that here as well as good 96.53% RTP. There are some big wins to be had in the base game even if you don't quite trigger the free games in the process. In fact, often the free games yield less than a good set of tumbles which don't in fact trigger them ultimately. The game runs smoothly with good fast graphics and animations so I will try again for the bonanza this Aztec can supposedly offer...