John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure

John Hunter, the behatted, stubbled cowboy adventurer, is fully versed in being the star of his own slot games and he returns in this thrill-seeking title.

Regular players will remember John Hunter and the Secrets of Da Vinci’s Treasure with fondness but things are taken to a new level now with John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure. Our eponymous hero is not the only person capable of finding Aztec gold though, you too can grab your share of the riches!

Play along with our charismatic buckaroo and get yourself a round of free spins, something you may find useful when travelling back in time to this ancient culture with rewards aplenty if you can find them.

How to Play the Game

As is the case with most slots of this type, in John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure slots you will have decisions to make during the course of the game with the first one being nice and simple; how much money to do you want to spin for?

Your initial base stake can be anywhere between €0.20 and €100.00 meaning this game accommodates players of all types, whether you like to keep the outlay small during your adventure, whether you think of yourself as a full-on American frontier fat-cat or anything in between.

You can take care of a little admin before you truly begin your adventure too; simply head to the ‘settings’ area to be able to adjust the volume or turn on ‘Autoplay’ for example, though we think that might take some of the fun out of the adventure for you.

Key Features of John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure

The basics of the game are that it is a five-reel slot in which winning combos are created from the left of the screen to the right. But, while in some such games there may be up to 100 combinations, in John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure there are fully 7776 different ways to win!

While the adventure is brilliant, this also means that as soon as you hit ‘spin’, there is little point in attempting to predict your winning combos, you can simply sit back and wait to see how exactly your betting bank is increased.
The different ways with which to win are done by the game featuring symbols of varying sizes, each reel showing between two and six symbols.

As you see the reels spinning away, you can enjoy the vista of the old Americas owing to the game’s cool evening backdrop showing the outlines of various Aztec temples and fiery torches. The reels themselves are set within a gold frame with detailed stone sculptures making the aesthetics top-notch.

Within the reels, the familiar playing card symbols are shown regularly but as always, they are not worth a hell of a lot. John Hunter’s hat, along with a bullwhip on the other hand as well as flaming torches, snakes, toucans, panthers and the man himself are worth a whole lot more.

The Wild Symbol

The Wild you’re looking for in John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure is a totem. The item was used in the old times to identify tribes and clans, and is usually illustrated by a spirit form or a sacred object. You won’t miss it, as it looks like a gold mask extending over the edge of the symbol with “Wild” scrolled underneath.

This replaces any and all other symbols, apart from the Scatter, and appears only on reels two, three and four.

Bonus Features in John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure

There is only one bonus feature to find unfortunately, however the great news is that there is some serious potential within this round of free spins and it can lead to great rewards.

In order to activate your free spins you will need to claim 3 Aztec shield symbols. These can show up anywhere on the reels too. It’s simply a case of the more the merrier with Scatters. As with all good adventures, there are moments in the game when you will not know what’s about to happen, adding to the mystery and suspense.

Before each free spin round for example, the Bonus wheel decides how many free spins you can get. With three Scatters you get 5, 10, 15, 20 or even 25 spins for free and with one more Scatter you will be guaranteed at least TEN free spins.
Should you get 5 Scatters you will claim at least 15 extra rounds but, in any case, you will always be relying on the Aztec Gods to give you those sought-after 25 free spins.

The total number of free spins you end up with isn’t completely reliant on the number you began with. Getting 2+ bonus Scatters during the free spins round gets you these amounts additionally:

• 2 Bonus Scatters = 3, 4, 5, 10 or 15 free spins

• 3 Bonus Scatters = 4, 5, 10 or 15

• 4 Bonus Scatters = 5, 10 or 15

• 5 Bonus Scatters = 10 or 15 free spins

Added to this, as if somehow all this treasure isn’t enough, a smaller wheel near the top of the game screen determines before each free spin whether it adds multipliers to each win of 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x or even 10x. Which multiplier you get on extra free spins is decided by which one was in play when you first triggered the extra free spins.


Understanding the basics of how the game works, what the bonus features are and whetting your appetite for adventure in the Americas is one thing, but John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure is no different to any other game in that we need to know the numbers behind it. Here is the mathematics:



Max Win (€): 900.000

Max Win (coins): XXXX

Max Bet (€): 100.00

Min Bet (€): 0.20

Return to player: 96.5%

Volatility: Medium/High

Free Play available: Yes


We love it when two worlds collide, so despite the lack of technology back in Aztec times we get to appreciate these simpler times on a range of gadgets. John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure is available to play on desktop, smartphone and tablet devices making it a great game to play on the move or at home.



John Hunter is building up a growing fan base and in fact this is now the second slot featuring this rough and ready adventurer.


Typically for a slot game of medium-to-high volatility, the key difference between a rather unrewarding adventure and a hugely profitable one coming down to how many times you activate the free spins and, crucially, how many extras you can get when those big multipliers are in play.


Whatever happens during your exploits though, this is an easy to play and hugely entertaining game from Pragmatic Play owing its imminent success to the game engine supplied by Megaways, giving you a possible 9000x win which we think is brilliant.

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