|Peter & Sons|2022-01-20|RTP: 96.2 %
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Peter & Sons
Feature Buy
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
Bonus game
Progressive jackpot
Min. bet
Random Feature
Max. bet
Maximum win
Last update
November 24, 2021


3 votes - 4.33/5.00

Tread carefully into a dark and creepy underworld of devilish Mayan fiends on the slot from Peter & Sons, powered by Yggdrasil Gaming. Xibalba trickery awaits with cascading wins, expanding reels, wilds and growing wilds, scatter respins with synced reels and oversized symbol blocks, plus an increasing win multiplier. Brave the demons through to a free spins bonus with a perpetual win multiplier and escape Xibalba with wins of up to 20,000 times your stake.

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Slot Details

Xibalba is a video slot with 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 ways to pay. Reels can expand up to 6 rows leading to 7,776 ways, courtesy of a cascading win game mechanic. Wins are awarded for matching three or more symbols from the leftmost reel to the right in any position. Tread carefully into the underworld from 0.10 credits up to 10 credits per spin. This game has a High Volatility rating and an RTP of 96.20%.

Peter & Sons geometric style of art lends itself well to a Mesoamerican theme. The demonic symbols bring spooky gasps and howls with rolling eyes and wagging tongues. Dreamy music keeps to the beat of the game and six characters beside the play area move, shake and show expressions to match game events.

Peter & Sons Xibalba base game screen capture

The pay symbols start at the low-end with stylised blocks of a blue face, green dice, yellow swirl, purple x and green face, which pay 0.4x to 0.6x your stake for five of a kind. Four deadly deities appear next in black, white, green and orange, which will pay 1x to 2x your stake for five of a kind. A red-faced demon completes the lineup as the top-paying symbol to award 10x your bet for five of a kind.

A snarling, fanged, green-faced demon acts as the wild, which substitutes all symbols except the bonus scatters. Wilds can also appear golden with a green hue as Growing Wilds, which hold and expand upwards with each cascading win. Golden encircled faces appear as the bonus scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 to trigger the free spins round for landing three. Two scatters in view will trigger the Gigantor respin feature.

Xibalba Slot Features

Xibalba is the name of the underworld in Mayan mythology. Ruled by twelve Mayan deities of death, the name roughly translates to “Place of Fear”. The twelve demons worked in pairs and were believed to be responsible for illness and particular causes of death by the Mayans until heroic twins tricked them into obscurity. You can read more about Xibalba on Wikipedia, but before you delve into the horrifying lore, let’s examine Peter & Sons take on the demonic underworld.

On a basic spin, win combinations are removed and replaced with new symbols by the Cascading Win Mechanic. In combination, an extra row is added to the reels that participate in the win. Furthermore, starting at x1, a Win Multiplier will increase +1 for each winning cascade on an infinite basis. The cycle repeats, providing more wins connect, increasing reels to a maximum height of six rows. Unleash all five reels to the six-row height for 7,776 ways to pay.

Peter & Sons Xibalba Free Spins with Growing Wild

When two bonus scatters land on reels 2, 3 or 4, the Gigantor feature triggers a respin. The reels holding the scatters will merge and sync to create either 2×2 or 3×3 size Gigantor symbol blocks, depending on the scatter locations. For example, scatters on reels 2 and 3 or 3 and 4 will merge two reels. Scatters on reels 2 and 4 will merge three reels. The Gigantor respin features in both the base game and free spins bonus.

When a Growing Wild symbol lands in conjunction with a cascading win, it holds in place and will grow in height for each respin. Growing Wilds can increase to the full available height and hold until no more wins occur.

Peter & Sons Xibalba Free Spins with Gigantor Symbols

Land three bonus scatter symbols to trigger the Xibalba Free Spins Bonus. The bonus employs all mechanics and features of the base game and the win multiplier does not reset between spins, only adding to its value. Free Spins can be retriggered for another 15 spins by landing three scatters.

Final Verdict

It’s no secret that GMBLRS have championed Peter & Sons since the beginning. With faultless artwork and outstanding creativity, the studio place monumental effort into every game with industry-beating animation. What’s left to conquer is the gameplay and math, and Xibalba may cut the mustard for players in that respect.

During our limited demo play, the marriage of the cascading wins with expanding reels often led to lengthy win sequences and with a keen tempo. Gigantor blocks and Growing Wilds add variety and lofty potential into the base game, and the increasing Win Multiplier during the free spins can elevate standard combinations into heavyweight hits.

Xibalba – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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