John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure

John Hunter is the danger-loving, stubbled, cowboy hat-wearing adventurer who is no stranger to starring in his own slot. You may well have seen him before in John Hunter and the secrets of Da Vinci’s Treasure. However, John Hunter isn’t the only one busy discovering the ancient Aztec world, nor is he the only adventurer who is so close to finding treasure that he can almost smell it.

Now you can tag along with the charismatic explorer and especially with the help of the free spins round, you might find this journey back in time to an ancient civilization to certainly be worth your while.

How to play John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure

As ever, over the course of a good session of playing this game you’ll have plenty of tough decisions to make about all manner of things. Thankfully, the first one is an easy one: how much do you want to play for?

Your stake can be anything between £0.20 and £100 so this is a slot that caters for all sorts of globetrotters: the type who don’t mind staying in a small tent and the type who wouldn’t dream of anything less than a creature-comfort-filled 5-star hotel.

You can also adjust other things such as the volume, by visiting the settings section. Autoplay is also an option, although that may take some of the exploration-fun away.

John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure - Features

This is a 5-reel slot where winning combinations are formed from left to right. How many winning combinations do you think there are? 20, 50, 100? Think again. There are 7776 different ways to win, which means that after you’ve hit the ‘Spin’ button, there’s not a huge amount of point trying to predict what the exact combination is that will see your bank boosted: best just wait and see.
The many ways to win are achieved by having different size symbols: each reel can show between 2 and 6 symbols.

While you are watching the reels spin, you can take in the Mesoamerican atmosphere thanks to the night-time background which show outlines of Aztec temples and glowing torches. The reels are set in a golden frame with elaborate stone sculptures.

On the reels, the playing card symbols feature prominently, but as ever, they’re not worth much. So let’s talk about the ones that are: John’s hat plus a bullwhip, more flaming torches, toucans, panthers, snakes and, well…John Hunter himself. Which, surprise surprise, is the most valuable symbol of all.

John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure Wild symbol

The Wild symbol is a totem. This is essentially an emblem to identify a tribe or a clan, normally depicted by a sacred object or a spirit being. You can’t miss it, because it looks like a golden mask which extends over the edges of the symbol lines and has the word ‘Wild’ written underneath it.

It can replace all other symbols (except the Scatter) but it does only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4.

John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure - Bonus Features

The bad news is that there’s just the one bonus feature to look forward to. The good news is that this free spins round has serious potential.
To activate the free spins, you’ll need to get three Aztec shield symbols, which can appear anywhere on the reels. Unlike spear-throwing natives or flesh-eating plants, it’s a case of the more Scatters (because that is what they are) the better.

No adventure would be complete without a moment of suspense where you don’t know what’s about to happen next. Think that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where ‘Indy’ has to choose the cup he thinks is the Holy Grail and that moment of suspense where he’s either going to make it or, pretty much, turn to dust.

It’s a similar thing here. Ahead of each free spin round, the Bonus Wheel will determine how many free spins you will get. With 3 Scatters you can get 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 free spins, one Scatter more and you are guaranteed a minimum of 10 free spins. With 5 Scatters you get at least 15 extra rounds to play, but of course in all cases you will be calling on the Aztecs gods to give you those 25 free spins.
However, the number of free spins you get isn’t necessarily just the ones you started off with. Far from it. Getting two or more bonus Scatters during the free spins gets you additional ones:

· 2 bonus scatters give you 3, 4, 5, 10 or 15 free spins

· 3 bonus scatters give you 4, 5, 10 or 15 free spins

· 4 bonus scatters give you 5, 10 or 15 free spins

· 5 bonus scatters give you an impressive 10 or 15 free spins

As if the treasure of free spins wasn’t big enough already, a smaller wheel at the top of the screen decides just before each free spin whether it’s about to add one of the following multipliers which will be applied to each win: 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x or 10x.

What multiplier do you get on additional free spins you win during the bonus round? Glad you asked. It’s the same one that was in play when you triggered those extra free spins.

Mechanics

By now you should know the game, how it works, your best route to securing big wins and that with John Hunter on the scene, this isn’t a game for the feint-hearted. But do you know all about the numbers?
Here they are:

 

 

Max Win (£): 900,000

Max Win (coins): XXXX

Max Bet (£): 100

Min Bet (£): 0.25

Return to player: 96.5%

Volatility: Medium/High

Free Play available: Yes

 

They may not have had computers, mobile phones or tablets in Aztec times but luckily for us, we have invented many handy tools since then. You can play this slot on any of those devices, meaning that John Hunter is ready to explore where-ever you travel.

 

Final conclusion

This is the second edition of a John Hunter slot and it hasn’t let his fans down. As is typical of a medium-to-high volatility slot, the difference between a somewhat fruitless adventure and a highly profitable one is how many times you can activate those free spins. And within that: how many extra ones you get and what sort of Multipliers come into play.

 

Either way, it’s a relatively simple but entertaining slot from Pragmatic Pay, thanks primarily to the underlying Megaways game engine which gives you a potential 9000x win.

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