Montezuma is set to 30 winlines as standard so you are unable to change this, however what I do like about this slot is that you can play for as a little €0.01 a winline ( €0.30 a spin or your currency equivalent ) if you're a high roller you can bet up to €2 a winline ( €60 a spin ) the low stake option gives you the chance to try out the slot with real money without busting your balance, and the rise in stake is moderate so mid range players are also well catered for.
The paylines are reasonably generous on the base game and pay decent amounts even if you're playing on the lowest stake, I liked this about Montezuma as on other slots when you are playing on a lower stake the wins can be ridiculously low and not really worth getting.
The highest paying symbol is Montezuma himself, and there is also an Aztec temple symbol that acts as a wild from reels 2-4, these like to stack and can pay some huge wins if you are lucky enough to get a good screen of them.
MONTEZUMA FREE SPINS WHEEL BONUS
3 WHEEL SCATTERS TO TRIGGER FREE SPIN BONUS ON MONTEZUMA
9 FREE SPINS AWARDED ON MONTEZUMA
The wheel bonus is where this slot comes alive, this is initiated by 3 or more wheel scatters landing anywhere in view during gameplay, I've had 4 wheel scatters land a few times and apart from paying a little more as a win it doesn't seem to make a huge difference to the type of feature you get.
Once underway the wheel will spin to reveal how many free spins you will be awarded, the possible amount of spins you can win at this stage is 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 or 25.
After you have been awarded your amount, the free spins will begin, the reels spin as they do during normal play but this time there is another wheel above the reels with a multiplier on, after each spin of the reels this wheel will also stop to multiply any wins you may have won during that spin, the multiplier can be x2, x3, x5, or x 10
RE-TRIGGER DURING FREE SPINS
END OF FREE SPIN FEATURE
To add even more excitement to this feature, if 2 or more wheel scatters land in view, you are awarded additional free spins at whatever the multiplier wheel is on, the wheel will spin again to reveal how many free spins at the set multiplier you will receive. During your additional free spins at the set multiplier level, if 2 or more wheel scatters land again, then the wheel will spin again to add more free spins at your set multiplier level. This can end up being a huge win if you keep getting additional spins added.
If for example you were playing on €3 a spin and hit 2 wheel scatters and the multiplier stops at x 10, during your set multiplier additional spins you are effectively spinning the reels as if you were playing at €30 a spin, hit a good payline here and it's big money. Once your additional spins at your set multiplier are over, you then go back to your remaining free spins, 2 wheel scatters for the additional free spins can land numerous times during a feature.
If you're unlucky enough to get a feature that pays under 10x your stake, you will be rewarded with the bonus guarantee, this will give you 10x your stake for the feature.
MONTEZUMA SLOT REVIEW FINAL verdict
This is one of my favourite slots to play online, and one of the features I enjoy getting the most. The wins on the base game do tend to come fairly regularly so it helps to keep your balance going.
The free spin feature does seem to land in a reasonable amount of spins, but I have had cases of it taking a very long time to drop in. You never really know what to expect either when you do finally trigger it, I've had in excess of 500x my bet but also as low 20 times my bet. You've just got to hope the luck of the Aztecs are with you. All in all though a great slot to play.