There are many historical based slots with an Aztec theme and Golden Jaguar is another to add to that list. This five-reel slot features a host of symbols based on the era, including masks and tribal individuals in headdresses, while the standout symbol is the Golden Jaguar itself.
The Jaguar acts as the wild symbol and is also the highest paying in the game, while a free spins bonus feature is the highlight of the game – although you’ll never know exactly what you are going to win!
Like the majority of online slots today, Golden Jaguar has a total of five reels, although with each of the reels being four symbols high, this does offer a break from the norm. Due to the oversized reels, there are a total of 50 win-lines in play, although if this number is too high for some, there is an option to decrease this number to any other between 1 and 49. This game pays from left to right and keeps it simple by paying out whenever you land three or more in a row of any symbol.
The highest paying standard symbols are the male and female Aztecs, each wearing an elaborate headdress, body paint and impressive jewelry. Each of these symbols has a top prize of 500 coins. Next on the pay table are a pair of masks. One of the masks is surrounded by fire while the other ha blood streaming down its face, so neither is a particularly happy sight, although the top prize of 250 coins might put a smile on your face. An ancient book and a brown colored vase are joined by the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A in completing the standard symbols.
The wild symbol is represented by the menacing looking Golden Jaguar. This symbol will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the bonus symbol. As well as being the wild, the Golden Jaguar is also the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 750 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row. This wild symbol is stacked, meaning spins where many of the win lines pay out at once is always possible.
The bonus symbol in the game is represented by another mask. This time around the mask has lost the scary factor and shows a much more serious, contemplative face, with the word ‘bonus’ added above and below the image. This bonus symbol only makes an appearance on reels 1, 3 and 5 and should it land on all three of these reels during the same spin you’ll enter the free spins bonus round.
Having entered the feature players will find themselves with a total of 7 free spins. While this might not seem that generous at first, there are some impressive multipliers in place to ensure that wins will be on the larger side. Every time you land a win, a random multiplier will be applied – either 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 8x. If you land five wilds in a row and hit the 8x multiplier, you’ll find an amazing 6,000 coins heading your way. If you do hit three more scatters during the feature, it will be retriggered and seven more spins will be added to your total (you can have a maximum of 98 free spins in total).
This Amaya designed slot is set against the backdrop of a brilliant blue lake, with large white rocks framing the shore. The reels are a tan color featuring an Aztec style pattern and either side you’ll find each of the fifty win line indicators. All of the symbols are nicely designed in rich colors, proving a nice contrast to the tan reels, the Jaguar itself being the standout symbol, coming to life when forming part of a win line. The accompanying sound is good too, the drum beat effective in transporting the player into another time.
With so many similar themed games out there in the industry, it can be tough for a game such as this one to really make its mark – and Golden Jaguar doesn’t quite achieve this. The game is not original enough and the graphics, although solid, will not win any awards. Nevertheless, the stacked wild symbol throughout the game makes for a game where the pay-outs can be huge ones, while the random multiplier throughout the feature gives this game an added level of excitement.