Theme of the Game
Find the hidden treasure of Aztec emperor Montezuma with the help of the native tribe and the magical wheel.
Set in the forests of central America 5 reel 30 payline slot Montezuma takes you to the mysterious world of Aztecs and the remains of their civilisation. The sounds of the forest are completely immersive, while the beautiful native girl will be your guide through the forest.
Beware of the tribe chief though as he doesn’t seem to like any strangers coming to his land. If you manage to escape the wrath of the chief and get to the Bonus wheel, you could get up to 25 Free Spins with up to 10x multiplier.
WMS, also known as Williams Interactive have existed since 1940s and they can be considered true experts in the gaming industry.
They have developed a solid foundation in developing land-based slots and in the last 7 years they have been focusing on online gaming as well. WMS have made the best use of their existing games and also added a number of branded games to their portfolio.
How to Play It
Motezuma features 5 reels and 30 fixed paylines which means that any bet that you choose will apply to all 30 paylines. There is no possibility to choose the number of paylines but you can adjust your bet which starts from $0.30.
The game play is pretty typical, you have the option to set the level of your bet and the option to switch to autoplay mode. Once you start spinning the reels you will hope for a combination of matching symbols in order to earn some money from the game.
All symbols pay for groups of 3, 4 and 5-of-a-kind, except for the chief who pays even for two of a kind. As it can be supposed the chief of the tribe is the top paying symbol which will return your stake 10 times.
The rest of the symbols include, the native girl from the tribe, and eagle and two totems in the form of a mask and a snake. The low-paying images are playing cards adorned with small crowns probably to symbolise the wealth of the emperor.
The pyramid appears as the Wild on reels 2, 3 and 4 and it can stand instead of any standard symbol, but it does not pay any money.
The Wheel is the main symbol in the game because it triggers the main Bonus feature.
Thanks to the Bonus Wheel Montezuma has some quite lucrative special features. First of all the wheel itself acts as a multiplier. If you land 3 wheels you get 3x your bet. For 4 and 5 wheels you get 10 times your bet.
Three or more wheels trigger the bonus round where the wheel spins and awards Free Spins and multipliers.
The available options are 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 or 25 Free Spins but the best thing is that before each spin, another wheel spins and adds a multiplier to the win. You stand to win 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x multiplier. This makes the Free Spins round a lot interesting.
What is even better is that during the Free Spins you will need only two wheels to retrigger the feature.
What we love about WMS slots is that they have the Bonus guarantee feature which guarantees that you will get 10 times your bet if you stake the highest possible amount. Should you win less than 10 times your bet, you will be awarded the amount.
The maximum amount you can stake is $150, while in order to start spinning you will need at least $0.30. During the main game the most you can get is during the main game if you land the chief of the tribe who will return your bet 10 times, but the best things come when you manage to activate the Bonus feature.
With the help of up to 10 multiplier and 25 Free Spins, the game could surely pay of. The RTP is not bad at 95,86% though it could be better.
Montezuma is a dynamic medium variance game which benefits from the Bonus wheel and a range of multipliers. Its main advantage is that the bonus wheel grants the Free Spins and the multiplier at the same time so that it creates decent chances of winning.
Visually the game is pretty good and though the symbols are not that generous when paying for matching combinations, the game is still exciting with the Bonus Wheel and its features.