Aztec Gems Deluxe Slot (Pragmatic Play)
This slot is the second game in this series by Pragmatic Play. The first version was released back in 2018, and there is a notable improvement as this latest development comes with better features and potential, but it’s also highly volatile.
I couldn’t resist trying Aztec Gems Deluxe, and here is my review:
Aztec Gems Deluxe offers a 3x3 reels set-up with up to 9 active lines.
The features come in handy when you want to boost the winnings, and among those present are the wild symbols, respins, and several scatters, as well as a Wheel of Fortune.
Betting and Prizes
The least amount that you can use per spin is $0.09, while the maximum allowed by Pragmatic Play is $90 per spin.
I find the betting amount to be just right, given the high volatility that comes with this slot. You wouldn’t want to risk huge amounts in such a volatile environment.
The highest payout will come via the Grand Jackpot, and it doesn’t seem to go beyond 1,000x the stake.
However, Aztec Gems Deluxe has an RTP of 96.50%, which is quite satisfactory.
Aztec Gems Deluxe Slot Features
This slot uses several features, and my favourite is the wild symbol, which can also act as a substitute.
Another equally important feature is the scatter symbol that comes with the Money icon. It’s a great feature for triggering the respins, and you will require four such features, appearing on all at the same time, to be able to benefit from it.
When you meet the set requirements, you will be able to enjoy using the Money Respins feature. This is the latest type of feature, and I have noticed that many developers are embracing it as a symbol on slot machines.
The Money Respins feature works by locking the Money symbols in place. It will then respin the slot’s other positions, and in the process deliver either blanks or some Money symbols. In case it delivers new Money symbols, the 3 respins will be reset. After you are through with each one of them the feature will come to an end.
If you manage to have at least 8 such features, each Money symbol will deliver a cash prize.
Additionally, 9 Money symbols will help you to trigger either the 10x Multiplier or the slot’s Wheel of Fortune (spins to reveal a prize as high as 388x the stake, or one of the four available fixed jackpots.
Theme & Design
Aztec Gems Deluxe uses the usual treasure-themed slot, and Pragmatic Play has used more inspiration from the Aztec civilization. I like the decoration on the golden reels that uses a lot of gold gemstones, alongside the idols.
Aztec Gems Deluxe offers more fun and better options than the original version. However, its higher volatility, and although the RTP is quite good, its top payouts are not as exciting.