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The Aztec Idols game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Aztec Idols is 3.35%.
The Aztec Idols game is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high. There are 15 paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol is “Rich Wilde”, substituting for all symbols other than Bonus or Scatter and Free Spin symbols. The Wild also acts as a multiplier with 5 “Rich Wilde” symbols multiplying wins by 5000.
Bonus – The Bonus symbol is the “Golden Temple”.
Free Spins – The Free Spins symbol is the “Aztec Wheel” symbol.
You trigger Aztec Idol’s bonus game by collecting three of the “Golden Temple” Bonus symbols. You’ll enter the top of an Aztec temple and find your way into a room containing 5 pedestals. Each one is topped with a shiny golden statue and you just need to start clicking. You can win up to 150 times your original bet and the bonus will come to an end when you have either clicked on all the statutes or you choose the booby-trapped one.
To get yourself some free spins you need to collect 3 of the “Aztec Wheel” symbols, which only appear on reels 1,3 and 5. Not only will it activate the Free Spins feature, but it will also pay out 5 times the original bet. You will receive somewhere between 10 and 20 free spins; however, you cannot win additional free spins during this bonus. The wheel will spin and land on a symbol that becomes an additional Scatter symbol for you during the free spins. The chosen symbol can randomly replicate itself across the screen, allowing you to generate additional wins during your free spins.
Aztec Idols is a good looking game that takes advantage of its theme. The music during the spins is suitably heroic and settles down into some bongo, panpipe, World Music in between. The game looks good and as cheesy as Rich is, it’s always nice to have a central character in a game, adding a layer of depth to what is always going to be a thin narrative. The game looks good, with plenty of Aztec icons used as symbols and quality graphics on display during the bonus rounds. Free spins are always good and extra scatters will never be scoffed at, but not have re-triggers is a little disappointing. The main click and reveal bonus is good fun, although you might have to play a while before you get to see it in action. The House Edge is a little better than the industry average and so Aztec Idols not only looks good but also offers reasonable value.