The developers of Novomatic company have touched the one of the most popular topics in field of online gambling once again. We are talking about searches of countless treasures of extinct tribes of South American Indians. New model released under the world-famous brand neither can boast with original name. However the range of available features includes quite curious capabilities, that’s why playing «Book of Maya» video slot is not gonna be boring. Please read about all features of this game in the following review prepared by the team of Casinoz.
«Book of Maya» is the online video slot with five reels and fifteen symbols at the screen located by 5x3 scheme. It is possible to activate from one to ten pay lines and stake equal bets per each of them. An amount of the bet varies from four to five hundred credits.
This model also accepts an extra bet, which triggers bonus free spins (please read about it below). It is equal to the total amount of the bet per spin. This way, the slot accepts from four or five thousand credits in the regular mode, while the range of bets is from eight to ten thousand credits in the gaming currency in Extra Bet mode.
This model is provided with standard symbols, the special elements, free spins of different kinds, the gambling feature and other functions.
The basic symbols form paid combinations at the active lines. The combinations are continuous chains of similar elements situated next to each other starting from the first left reel. It is necessary to pick at least two or three symbols depending on its type. As usually, only the longest combination at each of the lines is awarded with a win.
An amount of the payoff is calculated by multiplying the bet per line by the combination index. It can vary from x5 to x5000 here. In case of several winning combinations formed at different lines by results of the same spin, all charged credits are summarized.
It is possible to collect money immediately or try to increase the total amount in the gambling feature. This round takes place at the special screen where you would have to guess the color of the face-down card. It is possible to play several times running until you reach maximal limit.
Unfortunately, we didn't find any information about the theoretical payback of «Book of Maya» slot machine.
The gaming symbols, which you can see at the reels of «Book of Maya» video slot, are images of several card symbols, different ritual statues of Maya Indians and a portrait of the traveller looking for the treasures.
An ancient book, which combines functions of Wild
and Scatter symbols is provided with advanced features. It is paid independently of its location at the screen, while payoffs are calculated by the total bet per round. Moreover, this symbol replaces other icons in combinations when it is necessary.
Three and more Scatters dropped out anywhere at the screen also trigger ten prize spins. The casino stakes instead of the customer here. Before this round begins, one of the symbols is picked randomly. It expands for a whole reel when it drops at the reels.
In case Extra Bet is active bonus re-spins work during free spins. Every time an expanding symbol fills some of the reels, the rest reels are spinning once again to give you another chance to make a combination.
All extra features available in «Book of Maya» slot machine, have been already discussed above. Any other prize games are not provided.
A progressive jackpot is not drawn in «Book of Maya» video slot.
Novomatic company provides all its novelties with the multi-language interface, however some casinos have it only in English. Just in case, we have prepared some tips by functions of different elements of the control panel of «Book of Maya», which can be useful for the beginners:
- Start – start a new spin.
- Lines – select active lines.
- Bet/Line – select an amount of the bet per line.
- Autoplay – the automatic game mode.
- Paytable – open the payment table.
- Gamble – play in the gambling feature.
- Help – the informational section.
- Bet – an amount of the bet per spin.
- Last Win – an amount of the win in a round.
- Credit – quantity of credits at the account.
Double click at Start button makes the spin maximally short.
The user’s settings provide an opportunity to maximize the screen and control the sound.
The informational section of this game contains more details of the features than the payment table.
It is not necessary to download «Book of Maya» video slot, because you can play right in a browser.
The main outstanding feature of this model is the Extra Bet, which activates re-spins during free spins. The special symbol which makes functions of Scatter and Wild in the same time also makes the gameplay vey exciting, although this feature is not new. The disadvantages of this slot are not a very spectacular animation and the common graphics.
Where to play for free or real money?
Our reviewers were testing «Book of Maya» in Star Games Casino. You can also find this game in other online casinos powered by the licensed software by Novomatic.
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