Montezuma Slot

Montezuma is 5 reel and 30 payline (fixed) WMS slot (Williams Interactive) based on the Aztec Emperor. Set in the untamed wild jungle of Central America, you have Aztec-themed symbols like Teotihuacán pyramids, Aztec calendar, Montezuma’s headdress, eagle, the two-headed snake and an Aztec death mask. Montezuma features wilds, a guaranteed bonus and a free spins feature with a random multiplier that could reach 10x!

Bets can range from 30p per spin up to a maximum of £60. The Aztec pyramid is a wild symbol - wild symbols can act as substitutes for any other symbols to complete wins but they cannot replace the scatter symbol. Wild symbols can only appear on the middle reels (2, 3 and 4). The Aztec calendar is the feature/scatter symbol. 3 Aztec calendars triples your total stake while four or five scatters multiply it by 10 times.

The Free Spins feature is activated when 3 or more scatters land on the reels simultaneously - the number of free spins and multiplier are revealed when you spin the wheel. You may get a whopping 25 free spins with a 10x multiplier if you’re lucky. The lowest you can get is 3 free spins with a 2x multiplier.

You can re-trigger the feature with 2 scatter symbols on the reels at the same time – in total, there’s up to 50 free spins to be won. Montezuma also benefits from the Bonus Guaranteed feature. This makes it impossible to win less than 10 times your stake during the free spins feature. You can also find this feature in Raging Rhino and Viking Vanguard.

The wins are often few and far between- they are often of lesser value than your total stake or if you get a win above your total stake it is often only 2 or 3 times your stake. You can play hundreds of spins without hitting the feature so you need to tread carefully.

Montezuma is a high variance slot and if you’re not careful, you can deplete your bankroll quickly without a huge win to show up for it. Most of the time, I’ve not won much more than 20-30 times my stake in the feature but my best return was just over 600 times my stake – that’s the nature of a high variance slot. If you like these kind of slots, you should try Microgaming’s Immortal Romance which is excellent.