Unpacking Montezuma Online Slots by WMS Gaming
The empires of ancient Aztec civilisations are the themes of Montezuma, an online slot created by developer WMS Gaming. The title of this slot refers to the legendary Aztec emperor of the same name, who reigned over his empire during the 1400’s. This historical subject matter has formed the basis for the Montezuma slot, which plays out over 5 reels and 30 paylines.
The game offers a free spins feature as its main bonus feature, and players will be awarded a random multiplier with every free spin that plays out, as well as the chance to earn free spins more during the feature.
Settings, Themes and Graphics
Montezuma is set in the heart of the Amazon jungle, and the game takes place against a backdrop of dimly lit trees, ferns and vines in a clearing. A tribal soundtrack plays in the background, and the game’s reels and pay table are presented in a simple, easy to navigate style and earthy colours.
Each of the symbols in the game relate to the theme, depicting bright and colourful Mayan artefacts, masks, statues and animals, and every symbol features plenty of gold to indicate the importance of the precious yellow metal to the ancient Aztecs.
Symbols on the Reels
The symbols on the reels of Montezuma are a combination of themed symbols and playing card symbols. Players will find the standard slot symbols J, Q, K and A on the reels, as well as the higher paying symbols of an Aztec snake statue, a traditional green and blue head-dress, a brown eagle, a golden Mayan mask, Montezuma’s queen and Montezuma himself.
The emperor Montezuma is also this slot’s jackpot payout symbol, awarding the game’s top payout when 5 of his symbol appear on an activated payline.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The wild symbol in WMS Gaming’s Montezuma slot is a graphic of an Aztec temple, and this symbol can substitute any of the game’s other symbols to create winning combinations, with the exception of the scatter symbol.
The Montezuma scatter symbol is the golden Mayan wheel, which activates the free spins feature when 3 or more of these symbols land simultaneously during the base game.
Montezuma Free Spins Feature
Players will need to land at least 3 golden wheel scatter symbols anywhere on the reels of the base game to trigger the Montezuma Free Spins feature. Once activated, the golden Mayan wheel will spin to award players a certain number of free spins, anywhere between 3 and 25 in total. As each of these free spins plays out, another Mayan wheel will spin to award a random multiplier that will apply to the free spin in question.
It is also possible for players to earn more free spins during the game by landing another 2 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The golden wheel will spin again when this happens, awarding another set of free spins between 3 and 25 that will be added to players’ total number of spins for the feature.