Aztec Idols from Play n Go
There are a growing number of South American themed slot games on the market. Maybe it has something to do with the allure of hidden and often mysterious treasure. Aztec Idols is one of the newer ones, with modern graphics and a bunch of extras including a pick me bonus round.
The full name of the slot is actually Rich Wilde and the Aztec Idols. Rich Wilde being our intrepid hero who goes hacking through the South American Jungle in search of mysterious and probably fictional treasure and gold. The slot has fifteen winning lines, all of which are optional. The coin sizes range from 0.01 to 0.25 per spin and the game has a nice standing jackpot of 5000 coins in the base game.
Ok so our main character, Rich Wilde, wears a brown hat, a brown leather jacket, searches for treasure in ancient ruins. Sound familiar? Yes he is pretty much based on the same character that you are thinking about. The slot’s theme is one of treasure hunting and adventure, all tied in with Aztec ruins. The graphics are very good, very modern and movie like.
The into video at the begging of the game sets the scene nicely, and tells you all you need to know about the quality of the slot. Some of the symbols animate, but not all of them which gives it a restrained feel that goes with the theme. The sound track is a mix of jungle drums, pipes and happy notes for when you hit a win. It’s not life changing but it won’t drive you nuts either.
The symbols in Aztec Idols are exactly what you would expect from an Aztec themed game. The base symbols are from a deck of cards, and start with 10 and end with Ace. They are done in greens and browns and fit into the jungle theme and are decorated with ancient script. The rest of the normal symbols are represented by four different face masks each worth a different value. Ok, so Play n Go could have been a bit more creative with the base game symbols, but at least they look nice. Aztec Idols of course has a few special symbols.
Rich Wilde is the wild symbol. See what they did there. He replaces any other base symbols found in the game. These of course exclude the scatter and the bonus symbol. The Golden Pyramid is the bonus symbol. This appears only on reels three, four and five and will launch the bonus round should you find three or more of them. The sun coin scatter is responsible for launching the free spins round.
Sun Coin Free Spins
The sun coin will only appear on reels one, three and five, but three of them anywhere on those reels in the same spin will launch the free spins round. This is a pretty standard round except for the beginning where the sun coin will spin to determine how many free spins you get, and which symbols will act as a scatter. This round cannot be retriggered while its going, you will have to go back to the base game and try again.
Pick the Idols Bonus Round
This is triggered by the Golden Pyramid bonus symbol. This is also a pretty standard pick me round, where you will be taken to a new screen with a number of idols. You then have to pick them until you find the one that has the poison gas and ends the round.