Aztec Power Pokie Review
The great Aztec civilization has bequeathed many things to modern culture: chocolate, the Mexican flag, crop rotation, irrigation, and a large number of Aztec themed pokies.
Novomatic brings us Aztec Power, and this 5 reel, 25 pay-line title takes us back through the mists of time to the endlessly fascinating world of the Aztec people.
We are presented with the images you would expect to see in an Aztec themed game, with lots of gold jewellery, kings, temples and daggers. Basic game-play is absolutely standard, but there are a couple of special features on offer here.
Wild Symbol: the golden bird symbol is Wild here, and substitutes for everything except for the Scatters.
Scatter Symbol: look out for three or more of the golden sun god scatter symbols to appear, as this will trigger 20 free spins including the Power Line feature.
Power Line Feature: during the free games the Power Line feature is activated. Payline number 1 becomes the power line, and every time you spin without winning on that pay-line, the multiplier increases by one.
It keeps increasing until you win on pay-line 1 (that’s the line going straight through the middle of the screen), when it reverts back to x2 and the process begins again. At the end of the 20 bonus spins your current bet is multiplied by the power line multiplier and added to your winnings.
About The game
Coins Range:0.01 To 1.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:20/No
When the Aztec king appears 5 times on a pay-line you are in line to collect x5,000 coins based on a minimum full payline bet of 50 coins, while 5 temples are worth x2,000 and 5 of the headdress or dagger will pay out x1,500. Other than these you are depending on the golden Wild and Scatter symbols to lead you to Aztec treasures.
Whether you like it or not, this is a Novomatic game and so the double your money game is available here.
It is a shame that they have not seen fit to vary the graphics of this game beyond a cursory nod to the theme of the game, and the game-play is exactly the same as with just about every other title from Novomatic. On the upside, you can double your money!
We cannot say with any certainty the type of music enjoyed by the Aztec people, but we can be pretty confident that it sounded a lot better than the homogenous fruit-machine soundtrack which accompanies this game.
The graphics look a little stale and while the Aztec theme is always one which will attract players the game-play here is nothing remarkable.
Fortunately this game boasts a generous 20 free spins, so when you eventually unlock the bonus rounds you do have a good chance of being handsomely rewarded, since Wilds occur more frequently during free spins.
Aztec Power relies upon the allure of this ancient civilization and the promise of golden rewards to keep players coming back to an otherwise uninspiring pokie.