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The wombat says: Cast your slot brains back to 2014 Wombat fans… It was the year of the Ice Bucket challenge, Germany won the World Cup and Montezuma slot was released with its Aztec theme. And now it’s back! But time it comes with a big old facelift in the form of Montezuma Megaways slot.
So, what’s this Megaways mechanism all about then? Well, Megaways was devised by those games makers at Big Time Gaming and is a random modifier that increases the number of icons that land on each reel during each spin – giving you more ways to win. Forget your 25 pay-line games like Temple of Iris 2, Megaways isn’t called Mega for nothing!
In this game there are a massive 117,649 of them thanks to a wheel that spins with 4 extra symbols on top of the reels, and an unusual reel formation. And I thought the Magic 500 slot was loaded up with Ways to Win.
But enough explanations; let’s play!
Look and Feel
The graphics and design in this game are the pretty much same as the original Montezmua slot (even down to the icons on the reels). A rainforest scene makes up your background and Aztec piped music and cymbals accompany your spins. It’s all quite relaxing. Zzzzzzzz.
Montezuma Megaways slot has 6 reels with up to 8 rows on reels 1 and 6 – and then up to 6 on the rest. The wheel at the top acts as another reel and moves horizontally to give you more ways to win. Compare that to Super Burning Wins Respin with its 5 pay-lines and you can start to see why the call this a Megaways game.
Your symbols on the reels include the Mayan ruler Montezuma himself, his missus in a headdress, a bird of prey, a gold mask, a feathery headdress and a snake, while the J, Q, K and A for the card deck represent the lower values. Plus, all the game icons can land as both stacked and single.
The Wild in this slot is Aztec Pyramid icon – but it will only appear on the top wheel in base game. It will do the usual wild job of substituting for all other symbols on the reels to help you make extra winning combos.
Meanwhile keep an eye an out for the gold calendar, it’s the scatter symbol and key to the Bonus.
Free Spins and Bonuses
Montezuma Respin Wheel
Apparently Montezuma was a good bloke which is why, after a non-win spin, he’ll randomly re-spin the top wheel to help you make another reel match. Cheers mate!
Any time you land a win, the symbols in your winning combo will explode, disappear and be replaced by new icons falling down from above. This creates more wins and will continue until no more wins are made. Awesome!
Land 3x or more of the calendar Scatters anywhere on the reels and you’ll trigger the Free Spins bonus. Next, you’ll spin a wheel to discover the number of spins you’ll actually scoop!
This wombat reckons it’s all about the win multipliers here – which increase by 1x with each consecutive win you make. Plus, if you land another 2x Scatter icons in the round the wheel will pop up again and give you extra multipliers of up to 100x.
Montezuma Megaways slot is high variance, so you could be spinning a while before you hit the Bonus. Still, with cascading reels and the Montezuma Wheel Respins you can bag some decent base game pays too.
Give it a go Wombat fans– you might get lucky!
Wombat Score: 4/5
This game is no longer available for players from the UK, but it´s still available for players from Ireland