The Aztec Blaze is imbued with Aztec symbols and music. It takes place in what appears to be a jungle, alongside some large pyramids, which are located behind the reels. It really feels like being in the middle of the Aztec Empire and I appreciate Pragmatic for the setting they have created. A winning combination is formed by landing 3 or more of the same symbol on adjacent reels (as long as they are part of the 25 lines in the game).
As usual, J, Q, K and A are the lowest paying symbols. If you make a winning combination of 3 with one of these, the payout is 0.12x-0.16x, but this number increases significantly if you play more lines. The highest paid symbols are a snake, a stone monkey, a crocodile and an eagle. They pay between 0.6x-1.0x for a winning combination of 3, and just like the lower paying symbols, the payout increases dramatically if you link a lot of them. 6 eagles pays 8 times the bet, compared to 1 time if you connect 3. The wild symbol is golden with “wild” written on it and substitutes for all symbols except scatters. Last but certainly not least, we have the scatter symbol. It’s a purple / golden pyramid and if you get 2, the free spins are triggered.
You can win up to 2000 times the bet.
The Wild symbol helps create more winning combinations as it substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter. The wild symbol can appear on any reel.
Whenever you make a winning combination, a colossal 2 × 2 symbol will randomly appear on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5. It will continue to expand to 4 × 4 as long as you keep connecting. After 6 consecutive winning combinations, a win multiplier of x10 will be applied to all subsequent respins.
You can choose to activate “Extra Life in Respins”, which gives you an extra chance to create a combination and keep the colossal symbols active. This has an additional cost of 60%, so if your base bet is € 1, it will cost € 1.60 to have this feature active.
Free Spins are triggered by landing 2 scatter symbols. It works like the Respin feature but with 5 lives. Therefore, the game will continue to spin until winning combinations are obtained for 5 times. The progress you make in this bonus game is maintained, so you don’t have to start over like in the base game. If you get 2 scatters during the free spins, you get 5 extra lives.