It’s time to go back to ancient history and visit the Aztecs in this new online slots game by NYX Gaming, called Aztec Secrets. It’s an intriguing game, as the Aztecs were a mysterious lot who have left us pondering their fascinating central Mexican culture for many years. Aztec Secrets features an abundance of traditional Aztec imagery and tribal-style music. There are 5 reels and 3 rows which are set in front of faint Aztec pyramid and tree silhouettes. Players can choose to bet on up to 25 pay lines, therefore the stakes can suit a range of budgets. Aztec Secrets also offers two interesting bonus games, including free spins, for players to enjoy in this attractively designed game.
The higher value reel symbols within Aztec Secrets are the carved Aztec symbols such as masks and snakes. They are easily distinguishable from the lower value symbols which are symbol playing card icons Ace, King, Queen and Jack.
The three special symbols stand out as intricate Aztec masks with their corresponding symbol names. There’s a scatter, a Sun Bonus symbol and a wild. The wild will substitute all symbols but the two other special symbols; the scatter and bonus. It also appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
If you’re a fan of bonus games then you’ll be pleased that Aztec Secrets has two very different bonus rounds on offer. Firstly, there’s the free spins. Landing 3 or more scatter symbols on any active pay line will award free spins with all winnings subject to a 2x multiplier. Unfortunately, these free spins are not retriggerable.
Secondly, there’s a bonus game which is triggered by landing the Sun bonus symbol anywhere in view on the reels (landing 3 on a pay line will award the bonus game plus a bonus win). You’ll be taken to a screen where there is a large stone mask with stepping stones in front of it. Your job is to click the stepping stones to see if prizes are revealed.
As usual in our experience of playing recent NYX games, we found Aztec Secrets to be very good quality and an enjoyable slot game to play. The bonus games are varied in their style and there is a great RTP of 97.5% too – which gives us all the more reason to highly recommend Aztec Secrets!