Little known casino software providers can sometimes pull off rather big surprises. That is certainly the case this week as a relatively unknown Maltese games developer, Spinmatic Entertainment, decided to launch their newest game.
Making its debut in the online casino world this week is the software developer’s new Mayanera slot. As it sounds, this game is loosely based on the Mayan culture, but it offers so much more besides a decent theme and quality 3D graphics. Wheel Slot Format Impresses
There are plenty of Mayan games out there for players, but this is no ordinary history-themed slot. The game uses a “wheel slot” format of gameplay, which means players are required to line up symbols over rotating wheels, rather than reels.
There are 3 main wheels for players to spin, each covered with various coloured beads. Players win when they match up rows of beads on those wheels. Bets on this game will rise from 10p up to £40 a game, and that makes it an affordable release, which is always a plus. Landing up to 8 red bead symbols on a line can deliver a non-progressive prize worth up to 1,000 coins.
Tricky to Master Special Features
A few special features have been worked into the design of this game, but it will take players a few attempts to understand just how they work. For instance, players can “progress” through the game, and that is monitored via a Progress Indicator. Once that meter is full, a bonus round is triggered. That bonus consists of three gears, which can offer spins, multipliers and cash prizes. Players will win whatever the combination ends up being.
A randomly triggered bonus in this game (known as the Time Warp) can offer a re-spin on a non-winning turn, while another random feature can see players able to nudge the wheels slightly, to try and form a winning combo.
Uncover Mayanera at Casinos This Month
The first thing that must be said about the launch of this brand-new slot is that players will probably have a touch of difficulty trying to find somewhere to play the game. Spinmatic is not a well-known developer, so there will be very few casinos offering the new game. If players do see the new release this week, we would advise playing the game for free first, so that they can fully understand how the wheel format and the special features work before they wager real money on this slot.