How to play Book of MayaClick here for a print friendly version
You must have recognised the main character of this slot from the first glance since he bears quite a bit of semblance to the iconic explorer appearing all throughout the Book of Ra series… Well, exploration has been one of the most popular themes in the world of slot games, so let’s see what Book of Maya has to offer: some cool graphics, a fair pinch of extra features, some ancient artefacts and of course the book! This combination, seasoned with some modern graphics and a very player-friendly gameplay gives us a perfect themed slot most recommended for all the adventure lovers out there.
Prior to embarking on the adventure you have to place your bets which is done by setting up to values: your bet per line and the number of active win lines in play. Both values are easily set by the “+” and “-” buttons which sit just below the reels. The number of active lines is then multiplied by bet value, resulting in your total bet per spin. This is all very easy and standard, but you must have noticed the little green button in the top right corner of the screen saying “Extra Bet”. When this feature is active, your total stake is effectively doubled. This doesn’t give you immediate benefits or better chances on the reels, but may grant you a lot of fun if you hit the free spins – read more for further info.
To hit a win, you must land at least four identical playing card symbols on a bet line in a row, or at least 3 themed ones. The themed symbols feature a number of ancient Mayan religious artefacts, our good old friend the explorer and the ubiquitous book acting both as a wild symbol and a scatter. At least 3 books anywhere in view will grant you 10 absolutely free spins with a special expanding symbol which will cover all the 3 position on the reel and pay in any position on the lines played. Now, if the Extra Bet function is activated, each time a paying combination of these symbols has expanded, the remaining reels get spun once again, giving you a chance to land more expanding symbols and get a truly massive prize!
You’re not a true adventure lover if you don’t go for double or nothing! Each time you hit a win, the “Gamble” button becomes button, allowing you to effectively double, triple and quadruple your prize! All you have to do is correctly guess the colour of the downward-facing playing card on the screen. Go for it, and make a fortune even out of the most humble payout – or lose it all and win much more on the reels!