Aztec Twist

|Hacksaw Gaming|2021-04-07|RTP: 96.36 %
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Travel to Mesoamerica on a quest to find an invaluable Golden Mask on the slot from Hacksaw Gaming. Aztec Twist is taking you on a volatile reel journey across a 5×8 grid with wild substitutions, cluster pays, respins and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 6,800 times your bet.


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Slot Details

Aztec Twist is a video slot with five reels, eight rows and cluster pays. Wins are awarded for clusters of five or more matching symbols landing horizontally and/or vertically connected. You can venture to Mesoamerica on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.36%. Using the Bony Buy feature will increase the value to 96.57%.

A lush forest scene provides the canvass to the towering game window that is populated by tribal mask in different colours. The reels use a twisting spin mechanic which sees symbols coming into view horizontally on each row from the right. A tribal soundtrack provides the main audio.

Aztec Twist Screenshot

The pay symbols start the low end with a range of geometrical shapes held on solid stone blocks and marked with small icons in different colours – blue, green, purple, red and gold – awarding across the board 15x your bet for clusters of 21 or more symbols. They are followed by Aztec masks in matching colours – blue, green purple, red and gold. Hit 21+ clusters of matching masks to win 40x your stake. The spiritual Hopi hand sign symbolizing healing, strength and protection in Aztec culture is the wild, substituting for all regular symbols while a sun icon acts as the scatter.

Aztec Twist Slot Features

Thanks to its unconventional slot creations, Hacksaw Gaming is slowly but steadily carving out a niche for itself in the crowded iGaming industry. Chaos Crew and Cubes 2 are just two examples of their creativity and out-of-the-box ideas. Aztec Twist fits well into that niche with a twisting spin mechanic bringing symbols horizontally into view as well as an unusual free spins feature. Let’s take a closer look.

Aztec Twist Respin

While Aztec Twist is a grid slot with cluster pays, it does not have the cascading symbol mechanic, meaning that symbols from winning combos won’t be removed and replaced with new ones. Instead, what is spinning into view is what you get.

As such, the base game would be maybe somewhat nonchalant were it not for the Respin feature. To trigger it, you will need to land a full row of matching symbols. The row and any connected matching symbols will then be highlighted and held while all others respin repeatedly as long as the winning cluster is improved by landing more matching symbols connected to the locked cluster. Alternatively, you could land another full row with the same or any other symbol.

Each locked row will benefit from a random multiplier between x2 to x5. Should you have more than one full row of the same symbol, then all multipliers will be added before being applied to the winnings.

Aztec Twist Free Spins

Hitting three scatters anywhere on the reels will trigger 8 Free Spins which cannot be retriggered as such but you can win additional spins during the feature. Two twists so to speak will be at the core of the bonus round and will have a big impact on your potential winnings.

A giant Golden Mask stretching the entire grid is added to the reels strips. The mask is divided into eight separate rows and your aim will be to land complete rows of one part golden mask to possibly complete the full image. In the screenshot above we hit the parts on row two, six and eight.

Keep an eye on the cylinder-shaped displays at the top of the reels. The left is a win multiplier and the right is a coin win calculated as a bet multiplier, e.g. 10x equals 10 times your bet. Any time you land a full row of one part of the mask you will get +2 free spins and the left cylinder will spin once to award a win multiplier between x1 and x8. The multiplier applies only to the coin win on the right cylinder.

The coin wins start at 10x your bet for the first partial mask row and will increment progressively to 20x, 30x, 40x, 50x, 100x, 250x and 500x for each further full row. The coin win will then multiplied by the factor shown on the left cylinder. For example, in the screenshot above we hit an x2 multiplier on the third level, paying 2 x 30 our bet of 1.00 credit for a total of 60 credits. Having the full Golden Mask in view has the potential to pay 4,000 times your bet if the max multiplier of x8 appears on the left cylinder.

For the impatient among us reel explorers, there is a Buy Bonus button that will grant instant access to the free spins (restricted in some jurisdictions). It will cost you a one-time bet of 115x your stake for one feature. Some caution is recommended as it is rather volatile.

Final Verdict

Aztec Twist is another fine addition to the growing portfolio of unique slot creations from Hacksaw Gaming. They went again off the beaten track to deliver an odd but fun game that will please not only the fans of Bonus Buys. The feature is rather volatile, but usually pays 50x or more if you land at least one row of the Golden Mask.


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