Two Mayans Slot from Novomatic
It is hard to make a slot with an ancient South American theme that stands out in this crowded niche – though I think that Novomatic has created a real contender with Two Mayans. This game is visually stunning, with transparent reels and excellent animations. Add the famously solid Novomatic game play, which includes free games during the bonus round and randomly appearing wild symbols – and you have a combination which is worth taking for a spin.
How to Win on Two Mayans
There are 25 win lines on this game – much higher than the majority of Novomatic slots and bringing them closer to their rivals. The biggest single prize comes from lining up 5 of the elaborately decorated Two Mayans logo symbols. This gets you 4000 coins, while 4 are worth 1000 and 3 brings you 200 coins. It is possible to hit more than one 5 of a kind at the same time with the help of wild symbols, which are a vivid blue. These are not part of the spinning reels, instead they appear at random after a spin is competed.
A blocky looking ancient temple scene is the next highest paying symbol, this is worth 2000 coins for 5, 600 for 4 and 50 for just 3. Note that these prizes are all based on the minimum 2 coins per line – or 50c per spin. A stone carving with a familiar Mayan type face in it is worth 1500 for the full set of 5, with a red statue and carved bowl will win you 1000. The final unique symbols look like stone tablets with golden drawings on them, while the beautifully on-theme designed playing card symbols take up their usual role of providing the smaller wins.
Two Mayans Needed to Trigger the Free Spins Game
There are some amazing looking symbols which show what could have been a god, or maybe an ancient Mayan king. These only appear on the first and 5th reel. If you hit both of them at the same time, they will turn to face each other and a graphic will appear in the middle of the reels – letting you know you have triggered the 15 free spins bonus game.
During your free spins all wins are doubled from those listed above. I also noticed that the random wilds seemed to appear a lot more often (though I am unsure whether this is deliberate, or whether I just got lucky!). You can trigger more free spins during play with those faces on reels 1 and 5 again. At the end of your spins you will see a graphic with a circular stone design, which shows you the total you have won.
Transparent Reels Show a Beautiful Design
For me this slot looks way better than almost any of the other Novomatic titles. The setup shows a temple and jungle covered mountains, with crumbling stone at the bottom and a blue sky above. Transparent reels reveal this background picture in more detail when you spin, though when the symbols are in place this is obscured.
The symbols are all excellent, even the playing card symbols have been carefully designed to fit in with the Mayan theme. For me the logo and the temple stand out, though the faces of the bonus symbols certainly help to add some character to the game. As with most Novomatic slots, animations are not the main focus – though there are some impressive small visual effects, particularly when the bonus symbol faces both hit at the same time.
You’ll have a drumming and jungle sound mix while you play, rather than the usual bleeps and whirrs. This becomes continual during the free spins game – for me this is good enough to add to the theme without getting repetitive.
25 Lines and the Usual Novomatic Options
There are 25 win lines as a default, and 2 coins per line as your minimum bet (with a super high maximum). The usual Novomatic option of gamble after a win is available. This is based on the turn of a playing card, which have been created in stone to go along with the Mayan theme. You can also use the in-built auto-play option.
This is one of the highlights in the Novomatic slots range. The main attractions are the excellent graphics and the solid game-play. With all wins doubled during the free spins bonus round, in combination with randomly appearing wilds – there is certainly the potential for a big win. If you enjoy the historical type of slot, check out Two Mayans for yourself soon!