Azteca Explores The Ancient Civilization

There are many Aztec themed video pokies at Australian online casinos. But Azteca has a twist in the theme. Whereas, most of these pokies focus entirely on the culture of the great civilization, Azteca features a current exploration of the Aztec lands. Azteca is a video pokie from Playtech and can be played at Omni Casino and Mansion Casino.

The thematic symbols awarding the line payouts are the monkey, the biplane and the backpack. Then there are the usual playing card icons from A to 10. The first thing you notice in the payout table is that these payouts are really small. The five-of-a-kind combination for the monkey pays only 500 times the line bet. So you have to depend on the special symbols for the big payouts. The first of these is the wild symbol, which is the stepped Aztec pyramid. It substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter and bonus symbols. But it also awards line payouts starting from combinations of two symbols. Five symbols on an active payline award 10,000 times the line bet. Azteca is a high variance slot game suited for those who dare, just like its protagonist.

Azteca, the sexy adventuress, is the scatter symbol. During the win animations the close up of Azteca converts a full length figure of her standing on a craggy peak. Two or more Azteca symbols anywhere on the reels award payouts multiplied by the total bet. The payout for five scatter symbols is 500 coins. Three or more Azteca symbols trigger 12 free spins with tripled payouts. There is nothing extra in the free spins feature, except that it can be retriggered infinitely.

The bonus game on the second screen is much more exciting. It is triggered by three or more bonus golden idol symbols appearing on an active payline. If four or five symbols trigger the bonus feature then the total payouts won are multiplied by 5 and 27 respectively. In the first stage of the bonus game you select golden idols to win bonus credits. If you are lucky then you may get an entrance to the temple of the sun, which is the second stage of the bonus feature. Here you select from two orbs to win an additional multiplier. Azteca also offers the Playtech gamble game, which you have the option of activating after any winning spin. The objective is to try and double the amount stake. The flip side is that you could lose the stake. Azteca is a 20 paylines video pokie.