City of Gold is a slot which will transport you all the way back to the time when the Aztec civilization was at the height of its power. Featuring on the reels you’ll find a combination of Aztec buildings, paraphernalia from the era and wildlife, all set against a jungle setting. The highlight of this slot is the free spins bonus feature, but before the spins even begin, you’ll receive a nice cash boost.
This Aztec themed slot pays from left to right and features five reels, each three symbols high. The game has a maximum of 20 win lines (shown by the colorful indicators either side of the reels), although players do have the option of changing this number to any number between 1 and 20.
The highest paying symbol in the game (aside from the wild) is a golden Aztec mask, which offers up a very impressive 3,000 coins win if you hit five in a row. Next on the pay table is a luxurious necklace which has a top prize of 1,000 coins and each of these top two symbols will pay out when landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 in a row from left to right (the other symbols require a minimum of 3 in a row to land a win).
A frog and some reeds each have a top prize of 500 coins and are joined by the playing card letters and numbers 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in completing the standard symbols on the reels.
An ancient silver colored Aztec temple, built into the shape of a pyramid acts as the wild symbol. This will substitute for all other symbols in the game apart from the scatter symbol. This also represents the highest paying symbol in the entire slot, with a huge 6,000 coins heading your way for hitting five in a row, while an also impressive 2,000 coins are yours for landing 4 in a row.
The scatter symbol shows a very ornate bronze and gold archway, making it one of the most visually impressive symbols in the game. Land two scatters and you’ll win double your stake, while 3, 4 or 5 scatters will bring you a win of 5x, 10x and 100x respectively.
Also, when hitting 3, 4 or 5 scatters, you’ll gain access to the free spins bonus round. This is a very impressive round for two reasons. The first is the fact that you are awarded with 15 free spins, which is enough to really get your teeth into. Some free spins features are over before you know it, but this certainly isn’t the case here. What makes this feature even better is that every win you land will be multiplied by 3. That would make for a very good time to hit those 5 wilds in a row and a pay-out of 18,000 coins!
While the slot does have an ancient Aztec feel, the visuals overall are very basic in comparison to many other slots today. The reels have a plain white backing and each of the symbols fails to excite, while the playing card symbols are simply big, bold and boring – not what you might expect at an Aztec themed slot. What the symbols do bring is a nice splash of color however, which is added to by the colorful win line indicators found either side of the reels.
The control panel is perhaps the best designed part of the slot. This is set against a gold background, with the info button showing an ancient Aztec mask. ‘Up and down’ buttons are found just below the number of lines and the bet size indicators. There is a max lines button, which after pressing will automatically set the game to run with the maximum 20. The other handy option is the auto play which is found in the bottom right hand corner.
City of Gold is a slot which won’t necessarily have a wide appeal, but will be enjoyed by fans of the Aztec era games. The game is a solid one which unfortunately lacks in any originality. With a standard base game and a free spins bonus round, this is a slot which you’ll have played many times before. The visuals of the game do not manage to excite either. Fortunately, there is a saving grace in the fact that the feature offers a good number of spins, while the added 3x multiplier only enhances this.