Aztec Bonanza Slot Review – Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play has already released multiple games in 2020. The provider aims to release multiple games per month for the year. I recently reviewed ‘Golden Beauty‘, which has the overused Asian inspired theme. However, shows a new innovative progressive feature along with high variance gameplay. Their next venture is ‘Aztec Bonanza‘, set to release 5th March across all sites.

As stated in the game title, this release has an Aztec theme. Which has been seen many times in the casino industry. The game background shows a pyramid temple with beautiful scenery surrounding it. There are totems on the right of the reel set, which are used in a feature. I think the visuals are very well made for the set theme.

Aztec Bonanza has a setup of 5 reels by 2-6 rows, this includes 384 – 7,776 pay lines. This game is high variance due to the max win capped at 19,000x and set RTP of 95.78%. You can bet from £0.30 – £150.

Aztec Bonanza Paytable & Symbols

This game has 9 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by clubs, hearts, clubs, green gems, and orange gems. There are also 3 premium symbols, these are represented by light blue moon gems, dark blue gems and green gems. In addition to these paying symbols is a golden totem mystery symbol. This symbol appears when the top left corner of the reel unlocks and randomly during the free spins feature. The symbols will all reveal the same symbol. The highest paying symbol is the green gem premium, this symbol pays 2.5x for 5 symbols across all reels.

Aztec Bonanza Features

There is a ‘Symbol Unlocking Feature‘, in both the base game and free spins. Every 2 tumbles will remove one of the corners. Triggering a feature every time a new corner is unlocked, adding more symbols to the grid increases the number of ways to win. Top Left = Mystery Symbols are replaced with random paying symbols. Top Right = Up to 3 low paying symbols are replaced with 3 premium symbols. Bottom Left = All symbols on reels 1 and 2 are replaced with 2×2 expanded symbols. Bottom Right = All symbols on reels 4 and 5 are replaced with 2×2 expanded symbols.

The free spins feature is activated when all grey blocks are removed. This feature is played on a 5×6 grid and 7,776 ways. You are awarded 5 free spins, on each spin 1 of 3 features will be randomly triggered. These features are;
Mystery Symbols – Mystery symbols hit on the reel set and transform into the same random symbol.
Symbol Transform – Up to 3 low paying symbols will transform into premium symbols.
Giant Symbols – Expanded 2×2 symbols hit on reels 1,2 and 4,5.


Overall, I do like the fact Pragmatic Play has tried something different. However, the game can become boring very easily when playing. There is great volatility on offer, however, I was hoping the gameplay would be more exciting. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.