Renowned slot developer WMS Gaming has only just let us recover from the release of its behemoth 6 reel slot Raging Rhino and now it is bombarding us slots players with another slot release. If I was a man of less energy then I would be demanding a time out!
Montezuma is something a little lower key for WMS Gaming. Its previous two releases of Raging Rhino and the game-changing Zeus III slot have left our heads spinning but my first impression of Montezuma is that they have decided they need to bulk up their online slots portfolio slightly and have released this slot that has a proven track record in land-based casinos.
On the Reels…
Montezuma is a 5 reel, 30 pay-line that has a theme based on the Aztec people. Montezuma was in fact the fifth Aztec emperor who ruled between 1398 and 1469. I am assuming this is who this slot is based on and not the 19th century former Sussex English cricketer Leonidas de Montezuma! It is the first Wheel Bonus game that WMS Gaming has released online and is sure to be followed by many more. It is possible for you to play for as little as 30p per spin or as much as £150 per spin so it is open to budgets of all sizes.
The symbols across the reels are all linked to the Aztec civilization such as a falcon, a golden head sculpture, a chieftain’s headpiece, a temple, an Aztec man, an Aztec woman and the regular Jack through to Ace symbols.
The Aztec Temple is Wild
The temple acts as the Wild in this slot and substitutes for all other symbols, except for the Scatters, to complete winning combinations so it is worth keeping an eye out for that symbol.
Hit the Wheel Bonus Scatters to Earn up to 25 Free Spins
The main bonus feature in Montezuma is the free spins bonus round. You can trigger this feature by hitting three of the Wheel Bonus Scatters across the reels. You must then spin the wheel to determine how many free spins you win. It is possible to trigger up to 25 free spins.
Achieve up to 10x Multipliers with the Wheel Bonus
In addition, before each free spin, a wheel above the reels will spin and award up to a 10x multiplier. It is also possible to add more free spins if you hit two or more Wheel Bonus Scatters across the reels during the free spins. If you manage this, the wheel above the reels will spin to determine how many extra free spins you will be rewarded.
Montezuma does not shake the ground in the same way as previous WMS Gaming releases but do not be fooled. This is a slot that has a lot to offer. I was naïve in my first impression suggesting that it did not bring anything new to the table but the Wheel Bonus aspect of it really keeps you on your toes during the free spins bonus round. A quality little addition by WMS Gaming it appears after my initial pessimism.
Slot Game: Montezuma
Theme: Aztec, Tribal
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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