|Release||February 5, 2020|
|Bet range||£/$/€0.10 – £/$/€150|
|RTP||96,12% – 96,42%|
|Features||Serpent Wilds, Free spins feature, Bonus bet, Scatter Nudge|
NetEnt’s Rise of Maya slot is based on the Maya people. This NetEnt slot is not based on the modern Maya but the ancient Maya during their peak. This culture had their own writing and for this they used pictographs that you also see in the symbols in Rise or Maya. They also developed their own calendar, of which December 31, 2012 was a known date. According to the calendar, the world would have perished. Another important date can be added to the calendar, namely February 5, 2020, from which time NetEnt’s Rise or Maya slot can be played at our accredited NetEnt Casinos.
How does the Rise of Maya slot machine work?
The game is played on five reels, three rows and has 10 fixed paylines. Rise of Maya is also launched in the NetEnt Touch® variant and can therefore be played on any device from £/$/€0.10 to £/$/€75 per spin and a payout percentage of 96.12%. NetEnt has also added a Bonus Bet option to the game. This allows the bet to be increased to a minimum of £/$/€0.20 to a maximum of £/$/€150 per spin and a payout percentage of 96.42%. We will tell you later what the Bonus Bet option entails as well as the Serpent Wilds and Free spins feature. With every non-winning spin, the Scatter Nudge can be activated, pushing Serpent Wilds or Scatter symbols into the playing field. A winning combination is there as soon as two to five identical symbols land on a payline from left to right.
Rise of Maya has four Wild symbols: the single Wild symbol, two Expanding Wild symbols and the Serpent Stacks. The latter can only land during the Free spins feature.
- Single Wild symbol: the regular Wild symbol.
- Expanding Wild symbol: these have a chance to expand over the entire reel.
- Serpent Stacks: can only land during the Free spins feature and will always cover the entire reel.
Rise of Maya’s Free spins feature.
A combination of three Scatter and/or Serpent Wilds will activate the Free spins feature with 15 free spins. All reels on which a symbol has landed that have activated the Free spins become Hot Reels. The Serpent Stacks Wilds can land on this.
Bonus Bet Second Change Scatter.
The player can choose to activate the Bonus Bet option for a double bet. This increases the chance that a Scatter symbol or Serpent Wild lands. In addition, the Second Chance Scatter Respin feature is also activated. As soon as two Serpent Wilds and/or Scatter symbols land, the reels are held and the remaining reels receive a Respin giving the player an extra chance to activate the Free spins feature.
Symbols and symbol value of the Rise of Maya slot machine.
The highest symbols of NetEnt’s Rise or Maya slot are five colored Mayan masks. There are also five low card symbols in Mayan style: A, K, Q, J and 10. You can see what the symbols look like and what the corresponding values are in the table below.
Our Rise of Maya video slot review.
Graphically it is not NetEnt’s best video slot but the game does have nice features. It also has a theme that has not yet been fully milked. During the Free spins feature there is up to 3333x the bet to win but for this there must be a lot of luck in the game. The different Wild symbols ensure that the game remains fascinating and does not get bored easily. We also see the Bonus Bet option for the first time with a NetEnt slot. We give Rise of Maya 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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