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The original Mayan Princess slot was released onto the Internet back in 2009 but it took five years before the mobile Mayan Princess version made its debut across handheld devices.
The question is, was it worth the wait and what sort of game does Mayan Princess offer mobile slot enthusiasts?
The first and most obvious thing to note is that the theme of this game is the Mayan civilisation and what Microgaming have done nicely is captured many of the most important and iconic symbols of that civilisation and used them effectively as both the high and low symbols in the game. Playing card low symbols would most definitely look out of place here, so that's the first plus point.
Another thing that the developers have got just right is the use of colour. Mayan civilisation was renowned for bright, colourful decorations and this has been accurately replicated in the slot with many different colours used in both the backgrounds and more noticeably across the reels in each of the symbols.
The symbols themselves are based on many important aspects of Mayan culture and include a wide range of diverse items and characters such as the Sun Disc, a Mayan Warrior, maize, a wide-mouthed crocodile, a majestic leopard, a colourful parrot and an idol. Some of the Mayan staple foods including chillis and maize are also on the reels alongside, of course, the Mayan Princess whom the slot was named after.
As with all Microgaming slots, these designs have been beautifully realised and they are easy to distinguish and vivid even on the smaller screened mobile devices.
The slot itself is your typical 5x3 reel slot which features 20 fixed paylines in operation on every spin. You can pick between five different coin values (ranging from 0.01 up to 0.20) which means spins cost between 0.20 coins and the maximum bet of 200 coins.
This means that this is a game that can be played by all types of slot player, regardless of how much or little you like to wager on each spin on your mobile.
When it comes to base game payouts, you can earn the biggest payout by landing five of the Wild symbols across the reels for a 5,000 coin payout. Five of the Mayan Princess will earn you 3,000 coins while five leopards sees you earn 2,000 and five sun god icons earn you 1,000 coins.
However, you are going to have to spin the reels in order to stand a chance of landing these bigger money prizes as this is a medium to high variance slot and as such, it is best suited to players who would rather eschew more numerous smaller wins, in favour of the chance of a less frequent but sizeable rare win.
The Wild symbol mentioned previously comes in the somewhat unimaginative shape of the Mayan Princess logo in bright colourful letters. This can substitute for any of the high or low symbols across the reels and help create rare winning paylines, but it is somewhat disappointing that wins completed by a Wild are not subject to even a small multiplier but pay out at the same rate as wins without a Wild.
The only symbol in the game that the Wild symbol doesn't replace is the Pyramid Scatter symbol. This is the route into the free spins round and you can achieve this somewhat rare feat by landing the scatter symbol anywhere on reels one and five during the same spin.
When triggered, you are taken to the free spins round where you are automatically handed a 2x multiplier on any wins you achieve, but the number of spins you get is randomly decided by the game and can range between 10 and 20 free spins. The more you get, obviously, the more chance you have of taking home the bigger prize.
It is in this round that you can access the biggest game jackpot, which is a huge 50,000 coins, ten times more than the jackpot available in the base game alone and it is this jackpot which seems to attract most of Mayan Princess' players.
Mayan Princess plays well enough on all mobile devices and is certainly an enjoyable game but it does lack features of some other slots and it is a mobile slot best suited to players who would rather enjoy one rare big win than plenty of smaller payouts.
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