On February 2020, NetEnt rolled out a 5-reel, 3-row video slot named Rise of Maya. Featuring 10 fixed paylines, the game offers two bet modes – Base and Bonus Bet, latter providing higher RTP rates. Exploring the ancient civilisation, the slot takes you to a temple where you’ll find a variety of native masks.
Apart from four different Wild symbols and Scatter symbol which can award up to 20 Free Spins, the 2020 release has additional features that make the gameplay more interesting and boost the wins, such as Second-Chance Scatter, Bonus Bet: Second Chance Scatter and Scatter Nudge Feature.
Play Rise of Maya Slot
Inspired by the ancient Mayan civilization, the Rise of Maya video slot presents its gloomier side with various evil-looking masks as high-value symbols, threatening Wild symbols, a spooky temple behind the reels and a chilling drumbeat in the background. The Free Spins start with flames bursting out of the fireplaces and opening of a hidden gate to transfer the players into the secluded chambers of a peculiar Mayan temple.
How to Play
The game can be played with coins or with cash with a minimum wager standing at $0.10 and a maximum at $150.
Besides the default bet costing 10 coins, NetEnt has provided another bet mode called Bonus Bet which doubles the current stake. The increased bet increases players’ chances of winning, which is reflected in the theoretical RTP for this game – 96.12% for the Base bet and 96.42% for the Bonus Bet.
The 10 paylines are fixed and the winning combinations are formed with a minimum of 2 identical high-value or 3 low-value symbols aligned left to right, starting with the reel 1.
Strategy & Tips
While the high symbols provide substantial payouts, the base game wins are made mostly by low, card suit symbols. There are four different Wild symbols, some of which expand to fill the entire reel, which increases chances of winning or activating Second Chance Scatter Re-Spins.
However, the highest wins typically come with the Free Spins that are activated with 3 or more Wilds/Scatters in the base game. Up to 20 Free Spins can be awarded and the symbols appear stacked, so every second or third spin provides a win. There are no limitations to wins, but in most cases the total Free Spins win goes from 20x to 50x bet.
Typically for NetEnt releases, Rise of Maya is completely optimized for the on-the-go play. Mobile phones and tablets are more than good platforms to enjoy this Maya-themed video slot.