Review and Where to Play the Rise of Maya Slot From NetEnt
We Discover What Treasures Are to Be Found in the Rise of Maya Slot by NetEnt!
Hello Casino has recently added the latest Mayan temple themed slot by NetEnt to their casino, titled Rise of Maya this 5×3 reel slot comes with just 10 active paylines and is being pitched as a high variance slot.
Rise of Maya has incredibly heavily stacked reel strips making “full screens” of winning symbols a distinct possibility, to the left of the reels is a Bonus Bet option, when activated this doubles the cost per spin (payouts remain at the original bet level) and introduces a Second Chance Scatter re-spin feature which makes triggering the bonus round a lot easier, with just 2 scatters activating this feature giving you a “second chance” of hitting the bonus round.
To add to the excitement there are a number of special wild symbols which not only can nudge into view but during the bonus round these are guaranteed to expand into Wild Reels covering the entire reel once a reel has become Hot! , Wilds are present on all 5 reels allowing for a completely full screen of wilds and hence the high volatility of this slot.
With the Bonus Bet feature activated the free spins round does trigger fairly frequently and the possibility of extra scatters and more starting free spins is distinct possibility, the true potential on this slot occurs once all 5 reels have been made hot (A scatter has landed on that reel) giving the guaranteed expanding wild reels feature!
This is definitely an all or nothing type machine, the heavily stacked reels coupled with the expanding wilds means big hits are a definite possibility as well as completely dead spins where nothing seems to line up, so definitely approach this one with caution.
You can check out all of the features in Rise of Maya in the gameplay video below.
Rise of Maya Slot – Gameplay and Features
Rise of Maya Slot - Technical Summary
Re-Trigger Bonus Round
RTP (Return To Player)
96.12%-96.42% (Bonus Bet)
There are several different kinds of wilds on this slot, a single Serpent Wild, 2 expanding Serpent Wilds, and Serpent Stacks.
The expanding Serpent Wild symbols expand either up or down and can cover the entire reel.
The most powerful Serpent Stacks appear only in Free Spins on the hot reels and will always cover the entire reel.
The main bonus feature is triggered by landing 3 or more Wild/Scatter symbols, these reels will also be converted into hot reels during Free Spins.
Any Serpent Stacks landing on hot reels expand to cover the entire reel, extra Free Spins can be won during Free Spins if a Wild/Scatter lands on a non-hot reel.
This mini-feature is activated randomly when a “no-win” with Wilds or Scatters symbols nudged into view on the reels.
Second Chance Scatter and Second Chance Scatter Re-Spin
Activating the Bonus Bet: Second Chance Scatter feature increases the bet and also increases the chances to get additional Wild or Scatter symbols, giving increased chances of Free Spins and hot reels.
The Second Chance Scatter Re-Spin is activated in the base game when there are at least any 2 Wild or Scatter symbols on the reels. A re-spin then occurs for a chance to get another Scatter symbol on the reels and trigger the Free Spins.
Rise of Maya Slot
We found the Rise of Maya slot from NetEnt to be quite a fun slot release, given the reels being heavily stacked with all symbols and the potential for 5 fully wild reels there is a distinct amount of variance.
We playtested this slot with the bonus bet active simply to increase the bonus trigger potential, and managed to score wins in the range of 10x stake to well over 100x stake with our best total win being well over 200x stake.
Definitely a slot to approach with caution, and definitely more fun with bonus bet activated, worth a try if you enjoy the higher variance slots!