With numerous people chasing Aztec treasures it comes as no surprise that this is also a common theme among video slots. Synot Games has also decided to resort to this theme for its slot Aztec Jaguar and give players the chance to sweep generous fortunes.
Spread across five reels, Aztec Jaguar is offering 25 paylines that can grant generous payouts for matching identical symbols. With the special Hold and Win feature as well as many other bonus options, Aztec Jaguar gives plenty of opportunities for very fruitful gameplay. This is a medium to high-variance slot which means that smaller wins may not be as regular but the game can be very generous in the long run.
|Aztec Jaguar Slot Summary
|88,04 – 98,02%
|Aztec Pyramid, Sun
|Hold and Win, Free Spins, Gamble Feature
|1,495x your bet
Symbols and Winning Combinations
It is inevitable to see elements from the Aztec culture used as symbols in this slot. All symbols will award a payout if they are matched three or more times on any of the 25 paylines. Winning combinations pay from left to right if they start from the far left reel. During free spins, symbols pay whenever they are matched four or five times.
For the low-paying symbols, the slot is using the standard playing cards with values ranging from Jacks to Aces. Of course, among those icons, the Ace and the King are the highest paying ones, offering 2x your total bet when they are matched five times on a winning line. The icons with higher values are bright and colorful and include items like a dagger, vase, medallion, and a two-headed dragon.
Landing five daggers will bring you 2x your total bet, which is the same payout as five Aces or Kings. However, a combination of four daggers is two times more fruitful than four Aces or Kings. You will notice that many of the symbols offer pretty much similar payouts for five-of-a-kind but the higher their value is, the better the payouts for four-of-a-kind will be.
The highest-paying symbol in the game is the Jaguar, bringing lucky players 8x their total bet whenever it appears five times on a payline. There is, however, a Wild warrior symbol that also offers the same payouts as the Jaguar. In addition to that, the Wild can substitute for other paying symbols and complete winning lines.
On reels 2, 3, and 4, you will notice the Scatter Free Spins symbol represented by an Aztec pyramid. It can trigger one of the special features of the game and grant extra spins to play with. You will also notice Bonus symbols in the form of a Sun. The Bonus symbol can be either expanding or increasing in value. During free spins, the middle three reels are connected, with all of them being covered by one huge symbol.
As mentioned before, the Wild symbol can help players complete winning lines that would not pay out otherwise, The other special symbols of the game, however, can also trigger various bonus features that can make lucky players a lot richer. The Scatter symbol for instance will unlock the Free Spins feature of the game whenever it lands three times in the base game. Each Free Spins game starts with five free spins and the chance to trigger the Hold and Win feature.
During free spins, the middle three reels are linked and spin together as a huge symbol. If a huge Free Spins symbol fully appears during the bonus feature, this will award five additional free spins. The maximum number of free spins that can be played in a single trigger of the feature is 15. If a huge Bonus symbol fully appears during free spins, this will trigger the Hold and Win feature. This will split the big Bonus symbol into nine small Bonus icons.
In the base game, the Hold and Win feature is triggered if six or more Bonus symbols appear on the reels. The Bonus symbols will remain in their position and the feature will activate three respins during which additional Bonus symbols may appear. Any new Bonus icon that appears remains in its position and resets the respins back to three. If all 15 positions of the slot are covered in Bonus symbols, players win the Grand prize of 500x their bet. It is possible, however, to also win the smaller Major, Minor, or Mini prizes that respectively award 100x, 50x, and 20x your total bet.
Another bonus feature of Aztec Jaguar is the Gamble option. Whenever you land a win in the base game, you can take a risk and try to double or even quadruple your profit. If you click on the Gamble button that will appear right next to the Spin button, you will stake your win and open a new game. It will have you guess the color of the card that is facing downwards. When you guess correctly, your win will be doubled and you will be able to either stake your profit again or collect your increased profits. Be careful, however, as a wrong guess will cost you your entire win.
Aztec Jaguar is a quite entertaining slot that has the potential to be very generous to those who trigger its special features. While being a medium to high-volatility slot does not guarantee frequent small wins, the game can be very rewarding in the long run. With different bonus features and a Gamble option, Aztec Jaguar can quickly increase your profit if luck is on your side.