Post Published: February 5, 2020
Author: Chlo


Scored by our Casino Expert Chloe

Rise Of Maya Slot Review – NetEnt

After a very successful 2019, NetEnt has started off 2020 in style. Their first game release of the new year was ‘Piggy Riches Megaways‘, which was a collaborative project with Red Tiger Gaming. Now NetEnt owns the provider, we could see more collaborative games in the future. The studio’s most exciting game announcement for me is ‘Secret Of The Stones Max‘, as I love the original game. Now we have a new game creation from NetEnt, which is titled ‘Rise Of Maya‘ and available across all sites.

The background is set in a mysterious cave, with carvings along the walls and fire pits on either side of the reel set. The artwork is very unique, the animal carving premium symbols do remind me of a couple of previous studio releases. Such as Temple Of Nudges as an example. I am impressed with the visuals created for this game and the set theme.

Rise Of Maya has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 10 set pay lines. This game is medium variance due to the set RTP of 96.12 % – 96.42% and max win capped at 6,000x. You can bet from £0.10 – £75.

Rise Of Maya Symbols & Paytable

This game has 12 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by 5 animal mask carvings. In addition to these paying symbols is a golden scatter and wild symbol. The wild symbol can appear as a single serpent wild, 2 expanding serpent wilds and serpent stacks. The highest paying symbol is the feathered animal skull premium, which pays 500x for 5 across a pay line.

Rise Of Maya Features

During spins, a mini-feature called ‘Scatter Nudge’ can occur, this is randomly activated on a no-win spin and will nudge wild or scatters onto the reel set.

Central to rising Of Maya is the ‘Free Spins‘ feature. This is activated when you land 3 or more scatter symbols or wilds during one spin as a combination. 3 Scatters/Wilds Award = 10 Free Spins, 4 Scatters/Wilds = 15 Free Spins and 5 Scatters/Wilds Award 20 Free Spins. The reels with these triggered symbols will become hot reels. The hot reels can contain serpent stacked wilds. When 2 scatters/wilds land on the reel set the other reels will respin.

There is an option to double your bet for the Bonus Bet. Which gives a second chance scatter and second chance scatter respin. It provides a greater chance of landing extra scatters and wilds to trigger the free spins. This bonus bet provides a second chance in many ways.


Overall, this game is very enjoyable to play. It will not take one of the top spots for NetEnt releases but has a respectable 6,000x on offer. The re-spin feature makes spins very interesting and adds to the fun. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.