Every now and then, we get a real surprise from an online slot machine. Sometimes to the point where we rank it as one of our favorite games, even though we haven't actually had time to play it for an extremely long time. Well, we won't beat around the bush for long, Aztec Jaguar by Synot Games is one such slot. It looks more than good, it plays great and the bonuses are excellent. This is how we imagine the ideal modern slot for pleasant evenings.
The Game’s visuals
Aztec Jaguar is one of those slot games where the authors left nothing to chance and worked with otherwise less essential components of the slot. For example, with graphics. It is a mix of static templates and dynamic symbols, which together give a very nice result, which is very nice to look at. In addition, we liked the chosen graphics and the Aztec theme it gives an excellent final impression. This is further enhanced by the sounds. We enjoyed the pleasantly dramatic music and the thumping of the Aztec drums at each spin end. Aztec Jaguar is not ashamed of its audiovisual aspect.
Basic game properties
The great thing is that the pleasant feelings are not spoiled by the gameplay itself. You have 5 reels on the playing field with 3 rows and you can win on 25 fixed winning lines. With the number and range of bonuses, it's also quite a surprising number.
Traditionally, you can only win from the left side. The online slot pays out when you land a combination of at least three of the same symbol on any of the winning lines. However, the first one must be placed on the reel to the far left. Of course, the ideal situation for you is to have as many of the same symbols as possible in a combination. Winnings are thus increasing.
What's good, Synot Games doesn't change, and so the Aztec Jaguar online slot uses the classic control scheme that has proven itself on other Synot slots. Important controls are located on the bottom edge of the slot machine. Here, you first choose the amount you are willing to bet, and then it is your choice whether to use this bet in one round only or to start the AutoStart. However, it doesn't have any major settings or conditions, you can just choose how many rounds the slot will spin for you. The last button to be controlled is Max Bet. As its name suggests, pressing it selects the maximum possible bet.
Bonus features of the slot machine
Let's finally get to the bonuses, there are not a few and they are very well done. But let's start with the easiest one in this game – Wild. The wild symbol here is absolutely the most traditional one you can imagine. It acts as a substitute for missing symbols on potentially winning combinations. The missing symbol is simply replaced and you win.
The second symbol is the Free Spins symbol. This works like a regular Scatter. It only spins on the middle reels 2, 3, and 4 and has the advantage over regular symbols that they do not have to be placed on a winning line.
There are 5 free spins for three symbols and several special rules apply during this bonus game. The most obvious is that the middle three reels merge into one large one. If you land the special bonus symbols, i.e. Free Spin symbol or the Hold and Win symbol, you will get 5 more spins in the first case, in the second case you will be taken to the special level where 9 positions on the middle reel are filled. However, you can get a maximum of 15 free spins.
The last and our favorite bonus symbol is the sun symbol, also known as the Hold and Win symbol. This symbol offers a lot of fun, so let's give it a bit of a shake.
To be of any value, you must spin at least 6 of them on the reels. When you do, the game will drop you into a special screen where the six symbols are left in place and the rest of the spaces are free. You then get 3 free respins, during which only the empty spaces on the reels are spun and the aim is to add more sun symbols to the empty spaces. For each additional Sun symbol, 3 respins are awarded again. You keep spinning like this until you either fill all the available spaces on the reels or manage to add another new Sun symbol to the reels during the 3 respins.
There are several variations of the Sun symbols. The basic one is the Sun symbol, which has a monetary value depicted on it. This is a multiple of your bet (1x to 20x). At the end of the feature, these numbers will be added together to calculate your winnings.
But in addition, there are other special symbols of the sun. For example, one will add a certain amount to each Sun symbol on the board. The next one can in turn expand to the whole reel and thus either fills the empty spaces or adds its value to the sum of the already existing Sun symbol.
But that's not all, there's also a trio of Sun symbols called MINI, MINOR, and MAJOR. If you manage to land any of them in the bonus round, you win an instant prize. The MINI pays 20-times your bet, the MINOR pays 50-times and the MAJOR pays 100-times. Finally, there is the GRANDE symbol, which pays up to 500x, but only if you fill all 15 positions on the playing field.
To increase your winnings even further, Aztec Jaguar allows you to take a gamble and play a game of Gamble. You will be familiar with this feature from other Synot Games slots such as Book of Secrets 6, Harlequin Dice or 81 Vegas Multifruits. It's always the same thing, guessing the color of the turned card. If you guess right, you'll get double your win, if not, you lose the prize. However, to make it not so fatal, the authors allowed you to split the bet in half and risk only one half, the other half is safe in your account.
The Aztec Jaguar slot machine can also be included in the Synot Progressive Bonus jackpot network in some casinos. Thanks to the 4-tier jackpot, you can come up with some awesome wins no matter how you do on the slot itself. It's just about luck.
A review of the Aztec Jaguar slot machine
We really liked the Aztec Jaguar online slot. It looks really cool and you won't be bored at all during the entire gameplay. The bonus features are nice, original, and keep you on your toes. We enjoyed our spins on this slot machine to the fullest and we definitely recommend it to you. In any good online casino, you can try it for free and get a better insight into its, perhaps a bit more complicated, bonus structures.
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