Aztec Ascent Review
Most of you probably know the story about how Spanish conquistadors looted the ancient Aztec civilization.
But, there aren’t plenty of people out there who know that Aztecs, led by Montezuma, rebelled and chased Hernan Cortes and his army out of Tenochtitlan, Aztec’s capital at the time.
While they were escaping, the conquistadors had to drop some of the riches, and it has been lost ever since. In Aztec Ascent, you will have the chance to recover some of Montezuma’s treasure without even having to battle against the natives.
- The win multiplier goes up to 100x
- Exceptional visuals
- Max payout set at 40,000x
There are two different additional features on offer. Enjoy the Relic Random feature, where you get win multipliers up to 100x and mystery symbols that create winning combos boosted by these multipliers.
The Free Spins feature will surprise you with up to 15 freebies. Collect blue and red gems to complete stages, increase multipliers and get mystery symbols. Boost the win multiplier to the max, and you can win as much as a 40,000x bet.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
We can say that Aztec history is not that clear. There are so many mysteries concerning this ancient civilization. Some say that they were pretty advanced.
Others say that they were packed with gold and that entire cities were made of gold. What we do know for a fact is that they respected nature and all the living things.
The reel grid can be found at the very entrance of the ancient temple, with two stone pillars placed on both sides. On one of them, you will find a puma, and on the other, a bird, or even a sphinx.
The visuals are exceptional, and we did not expect less from Relax Gaming. The soundtrack fits the theme perfectly. Players can really relax while listening to the sounds of the flute.
On the reels, you will find symbols from Aztec culture, including birds, snakes, crocodiles, pumas, and what we think is the high priest.
The golden Scatter is there to trigger the Free Spins feature. Also, expect mystery symbols that turn into randomly chosen regular icons.
On every base game spin, players can randomly trigger the Relic Random feature. First of all, players get a random win multiplier, which can be 2x, 5x, 10x, or even 100x.
Next, 1-4 high-paying symbols will switch to mystery symbols. Once that happens, all mystery symbols are transformed into instances of one randomly chosen, regular symbol.
Every winning combo that is created with the transformed mystery symbols will be boosted with the random multiplier.
Aztec Ascent Ascension Free Spins
This is where things get interesting. Three or more Scatters on the reels trigger the Free Spins feature. Three Scatters deliver eight free spins.
Four Scatters on the reels trigger ten free spins. To get twelve freebies, land five Scatters. Finally, six Scatters trigger fifteen free spins.
During the feature, one of the most important tasks for players will be to collect red and blue gems. These gems appear on regular symbols.
Collect five of red or blue, and you will fill the meter and complete the stage. The blue meter will add mystery symbols to the reels every time it gets filled.
Fill the red meter, and the win multiplier will increase up to the maximum of 100x.
Where To Play Aztec Ascent?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP of this slot is 96.37%, and that is over the average of 96% and it is highly volatile.
Aztec Ascent comes with six reels, four rows, and 40 fixed paylines. The slot pays left to right, beginning from the far-left reel. Three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts.
The most you can win in a single spin is a 40,000x bet. The lowest you can wager per spin is $0.10. The biggest bet cannot go over $10.
We can agree that the betting range is not as wide as in some other Relax Gaming products.
When talking about the overall visual appearance, Aztec Ascent deserves five stars out of five. The stylish design and visuals packed with details is what you will first notice when playing the game.
The soundtrack fits the theme perfectly, and Relax Gaming deserves a pat on the back for a job well done in the graphics department.
We wish we could say the same for additional features. Don’t get us wrong, free spins and the Relic Random feature are quite entertaining, but we feel that the game lacks that something to get five stars out of five overall.
That’s why we give this slot 4 out of 5 stars!