Mayan Moons Pokie Review
Mayan Moons is a 5 reel and 20 paylines pokie which at first glance tells us it’s a Novomatic game, for those of you that are even remotely experienced as a player – of course. The instantly recognizable game interface, spinning sound effect and the game’s main features are the main culprits of this.
We all love ancient history, and this pokie’s theme is based around the ancient civilization of the Mayas, as witnessed by the game’s aesthetics by way of symbols and of course – thematic soundtrack in the bonus round. The calming backdrop also plays a big part in this pokie’s likability factor in terms of pure aesthetics.
The pokie does look good indeed, but are we looking at a simple reskin or a game which offers incentive to try it out above other Novomatic titles?
About The game
Coins Range:0.01 To 1.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:15/No
The game instantly got our attention when we glanced over the bonus round. It is, as expected, this pokie’s money maker.
Not only does it pay out well, but it also a presents a touch of innovation. The bonus round is triggered by 3 or more of the Scatter symbols – portrayed as an actual moon in the sky.
Once you’re in the bonus round, you’ll be given 15 free spins with an interesting special feature instead of a multiplier.
Every Moon symbol that appears on your reels during the bonus round will be converted into a symbol depicting a lunar eclipse, and it will stick there for the remainder of the round.
The purpose of this is to give you bonus prizes when an additional symbol lands on that field, which is the Mayan sun. This means that the further in the bonus round you are, the greater your shot at big wins, which is why you’ll have 15 free spins to work with instead of the usual 10.
The Mayan princess in the game is the Wild, and as per usual it acts as a substitute for all other symbols except for the Scatter.
To further spice up the action, Novomatic have injected their gamble feature in this pokie, which allows you to gamble and double any win by guessing the correct card color – red and black.
The game’s jackpot is activated when five of the Pelican symbols appear on a payline, and it generates a sizable reward of 1250 coins.
Mayan Moons doesn’t offer any feature that pushes the bar of innovation. The bonus round is certainly not something you often see, especially when it comes to Novomatic pokies, but the downside of this pokie is the same as most others of the same gaming supplier – its over reliance on bonus rounds.
Of course, there’s a reason Novomatic pokies are extremely popular both offline and online. It’s the fact that the bonus rounds may not be often seen, but they pay out like no other. Mayan Moons is no exception here, and it’s a game we’d definitely recommend if you’re looking for some top notch multipliers.