Microgaming’s Gold of Machu Picchu is a video slot which appears to have a theme which is based on the Inca civilization. While there is no shortage of games which are based on the culture of South American civilizations which are no longer among us, this particular slot machine is based on the Incas, and so it doesn’t compete with all the others. There seem to be fewer slot machines to give us this particular theme, so Gold of Machu Picchu is a welcomed sight. You will discover a game which has wild symbols, scatter symbols, bonus games, free spins and multipliers as high as 15x. The slot has 20 paylines and it can pay $37,500.
Betting and Prizes
The highest line bet allowed will go up to $7.50, a value at which you would have 15 coins in it, with a maximum value of $0.50. Since you can activate up to 20 lines, the maximum bet possible is valued at $150.
The promise of a top prize of 5,000x means that the slot can reward you with 75,000 coins, whose total value could be at most $37,500.
Machu Picchu Slot Features
The list of features starts with the wild, a symbol which shows you the mountains where the Machu Picchu exists. You use these wilds as substitutes for other symbols, and so you can rely on them to be of help if they first appear in the position in which they’re needed. Wilds will not replace any bonus or scatter symbols. They can form combinations themselves, same as a regular symbol, and they will pay as much as 5,000 times what the line bet was.
The Lama scatter will be used just for cash rewards, offering anywhere from 2 to 100 times what the total bet was. You just need a minimum of two Lamas on the reels, and the appropriate reward will be awarded.
Machu Picchu bonus symbol gets to appear only on three reels, those from the first, third and fifth columns. Get them all on the reels, at the same time, and you get your bonus game. You get free spins from it, and you can also collect them as you play in the base game, if you land a Chief and a Woman next to each other. At the beginning of the free spins, a choice will be made, between four blocks, and a multiplier will be offered for certain types of wins, going as high as 15x in certain cases.
Theme & Design
Expect a decent design out of this slot machine, though it’s not going to be impressive. They seem to be done in a hand drawing style and they use images of Inca people, of mountains and of animals which are common in that region. The poker cards are done in an Inca like script.
I’ve found Machu Picchu slot to be an appropriate choice, one with good features and with at least decent payouts.