Slot Review Montezuma - WMS
- Provider: Williams Interactive
- Volatility: High
- RTP: 95.86%
- Paylines: 30
- Reels: 5
In the Montezuma mobile slot, the gods may shine upon you and grant you with great riches. No human sacrifices are necessary.
Montezuma, ruler of the Aztecs, king of slots
Please, Xochipilli, the Aztec god of games, by playing the Montezuma slot. He may have been the last bloodthirsty ruler of the Aztecs, but this beautifully illustrated online slot will make you think of happier times.
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No need to give a sacrifice to the gods to win some cash
Here at G2G, I’ve reviewed plenty of historically themed slots in the past. Well, I use the term historical slightly loosely, since Hercules isn’t actually based on a real person. But the setting of Ancient Greece that’s the backdrop for the slot at least is factual. And at least, Glorious Empire rings a little truer to Ancient Rome. And thanks to the Montezuma video slot, we get to travel to a very different ancient Empire.
I’m going back to a much darker time, where the bloodthirsty Aztecs rule over megacities now forgotten by time. But don’t worry: there are plenty of opportunities in the Montezuma mobile slot for the gods to shine upon you and grant you with great riches. No human sacrifices are necessary.
The road to Montezuma’s Tenochtitlan might be paved in gold
I had to dig deep in the back of our attic to find this one. Under many layers of Mesoamerican relics including turquoise jewellery, crystal skulls and strangely a chubby little ceramic dog, I uncovered the Montezuma mobile slot.
This is by no means a new slot as it’s been around since 2014 and was released by one of my favourite providers, WMS. But I’d actually forgotten about it, and when tasked to write this article there were plenty of wagers on what game features I would uncover. I was sadly, slightly disappointed to discover the game only had one feature, free spins. Lucky thing, it’s a good one. Perhaps the best of them all.
More on that later.
Thanks for all the fish
Montezuma is of course based on the last Aztec ruler. Mostly remembered for their human sacrifices, done to appease their many gods. But they had a few pretty cool things going for them, too. Montezuma essentially invented the first version of an overnight courier. He loved fresh fish. Only problem, the closest ocean was 316km away. No problem, he set up a relay race of 40 runners to each run 8 km between Mexico City and the sea. At the top marathon runners’ speed of about 20km an hour, that would mean fresh fish and chips on the table within 16 hours.
Not too shabby.
Available on desktop and mobile, you’ll be able to enjoy the game while waiting in line at your own local chip shop.
The Theme and Symbols
As you launch the video slot you’ll be greeted by atmospheric jungle noises creating a calm environment. But as soon as the reels start spinning the tempo picks up with a more primal beat. Close your eyes and you’ll be transported to another place.
But why would you do that? You can only win if your eyes are open.
There are plenty of beautifully hand-drawn symbols including Montezuma himself wearing an eagle head dress. You’ll also find his daughter, Doña Isabel Montezuma, who I’m pretty sure was the original black widow, since she was a widow five times over. They are the highest paying symbols in the game.
The xiuhpohualli, or Aztec Calendar is the scatter for the game. Fun fact about the Aztec Calendar is that it is more accurate than our own. Ok, not really a fun fact, but at least vaguely interesting, right? The great pyramid is the wild for the game and substitutes for all symbols except for the scatter. Other symbols include a creepy priest’s mask, a hawk, a headdress and the two-headed serpent god, Quetzalcoatl.
Say that 15 times really fast!
As usual, the slot is rounded off with Js, Qs, Ks and As.
Oh, and one last thing, did I mention the Aztecs had 400 gods of wine and tequila? Take away the barbaric sacrificing of men, women and children and you’re left with some pretty cool people.
Montezuma’s Free Spin Feature
Let’s face it, no matter how many extra elements a game has, the free spin feature is the one most of us are all after. So, it’s a good thing that’s the only feature the Montezuma video slot can boast.
So, how do you play Montezuma’s free spins round? Like all things with this game, it’s pretty easy, no sacrifice necessary. You just need to get three of the Aztec calendar (a circular shield). As soon as you do, you’ll be able to spin and activate up to 25 free spins. It took us forever to activate the free spins round, so it’s a good thing that the possible 25 free spins are substantially more than average.
With every free spin, you’ll also reveal a different multiplier of your initial stake, meaning that you are bound to exit the free spins with a substantial chunk of change.
Although free spins are the only feature in this game, there is one nifty little addition that might be useful to new slots players. Every time, you activate a win of any size, the game screen gets smaller to reveal the paytable and show you the ways you have won during that spin. It’s a bit of a nuisance if you are a seasoned player, but I can understand why it would appeal to someone just getting into slots.
Montezuma, worth the sacrifice?
The Montezuma mobile slot seems a little basic on the surface, but much like the complexities that made up the ancient Aztecs, this game has plenty to offer.
Even though there is only one feature, it’s a good one, no it’s a fantastic one. Definitely up among the best of all a good contender to Book of Deads bonus round.
The free spin round takes a while to activate, but once you do, it can be very lucrative with up to 25 free spins, extra free spins as rewards in the round, and a different multiplier for each round.
So why not warm up a bowl of chilli and ask the gods of maize, Cinteteo, for a good corn tortilla and give this Aztec themed slot a spin?