Rise Of Maya
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Rise of Maya is a NetEnt game on Play Casino Games that offers wins as big as 2,500x your stake. It costs between 10p and £150 per spin to play and is optimised for both desktops and mobiles.
The Rise of Maya slot includes one of NetEnt’s best-loved features – Bonus Bet – which in this case gives you extra wild and scatter symbols. There’s also a free spins bonus and a Scatter Nudge feature. The slot game is named after The Maya who were indigenous people that dwelt in Central America and Mexico as early as 7000 BC.
The Mayans were very religious people who built temples that were dedicated to their gods, and many of their ancient ruins can be seen to this day in locations like Palenque, Chichen Itza, and Tulum. With the Rise of Maya mobile slot, you can enjoy a glimpse of the inside of one such temple as you start to spin the reels, and right in front of you is the carving of one of the Mayan’s main gods. Further gods are used for some of the paytable symbols, and there are also five playing card symbols and four different snakes.
You can change your bet by increasing or decreasing the Coin Value and Bet Level, and the optional Bonus Bet feature is activated by clicking on the respective button to the bottom-left of the screen.
You might be surprised to discover that Rise of Maya comes with four wild symbols rather than one, and each wild acts differently. There’s a single wild that can replace all standard paytable symbols. There’s also stacked wild that can appear either two or three rows high. Finally, there are the expanding wilds, one of which expands horizontally and the other of which expands vertically.
In the Rise of Maya mobile slot, the gold mask which bears the face of an ancient god is used as the scatter symbol. The scatter also appears in the Bonus Bet and Scatter Nudge features.
The slot comes with a feast of bonus features, and our personal favourite is the Free Spins Bonus. To trigger it, you need three or more wild symbols or scatter symbols to land anywhere on the reel set. Once you’ve unlocked the bonus, you gain 15 free spins.
What makes the Free Spins Bonus in the slot more unique than other similar bonus features is that it uses Hot Reels. All of the reels containing any stacked wild serpent symbol become Hot Reels which allow the stacks to expand to fill the entire reel.
Bonus Bet appears in the Rise of Maya slot game too, and although you must pay double your stake to use it, it enhances your chances of getting extra wilds and scatter symbols which, in turn, can allow you to trigger the Free Spins Bonus more easily.
Finally, there’s the Scatter Nudge Feature that can be randomly awarded following a non-winning base game spin. It shifts the reels to allow wilds and scatter symbols to come into view.