Gold Of Machu Picchu Slots

Gold-Of-Machu-PicchuThe Inca people have been immortalized in slot machines plenty of times before, but it’s quite rare for the games to come in such attractive packages as Gold of Machu Picchu does. Microgaming did an excellent job with this game, creating a modern, attractive and feature rich slot machine, which even pays a decent prize along the way. While the design is the one that will give you that great first impression, the features are going to be the ones to cement it.

20 paylines are found on the 5 reels of the Gold of Machu Picchu slot machine. Among its features, there are the wild symbols, the scatters, a feature that you can use to collect free spins, and a bonus game that triggers them after that. Its top payout is a generous one, offering $37,500.

Features of Gold Of Machu Picchu

If you only look at the first page of the paytable, you’re going to think that you only get a scatter symbol and a wild from this slot, but there are quite a few more surprises waiting for you. Both the free spins feature and the Llama Deification bonus game can be impressive on their own, and they are far from simple.

The Machu Picchu mountain scene is visible in the wild feature symbol. This symbol is capable of being the Joker of the slot machine, being used by other symbols to create their own combinations, as long as it appeared in the right position to allow them to do that. It’s also useful because it can create its own combinations when it lands with 2 to 5 icons on an active line and going from the left to the right. In that case, you can win up to 5,000x from it.

The Llama symbol is the scatter of Gold of Machu Picchu. This scatter symbol will give you prizes of up to 100x, the base amount on which the multiplier is used being the value of the bet that round. With as little as two scattered Llamas, you can get a prize.

Llama Deification Bonus Game

This feature allows you to accumulate free spins, to be used later when you get to the free spins bonus game. For that to happen, you need the Inca and the Virgin symbols to be on the same horizontal line, on the 4th and 5th reels. They have to be neighbors, and if that happens the bonus game is activated, and 1 free spin will be accumulated.


Gather Inca’s Riches Bonus Game

The bonus symbol, the one with the Gold Idol on it, will trigger the free spins bonus feature called Gather Inca’s Riches. These bonus symbols appear on the reels 1, 3 and 5 and you need all three to be present at the same time.


Besides the free spins that you’ve accumulated in the Llama Deification feature, you also get 7 other free spins from this feature. You are first taken to a picker screen, where there are four question marks displayed. You pick one of them, and the symbol shown there will carry a multiplier with it for the duration of these spins. The four symbols shown are plants, grains, pottery or textiles that the Inca created, and they bring with them multipliers of 5x to 15x.


These four types of objects that the Incas would’ve made are used as symbols during the free spins, replacing the playing cards. The paytable is somewhat different as a result, but only when those four symbols are involved.


Betting options and jackpots

Starting at only $0.01, the betting range of the game goes up to $150 if you can afford it. The 20 lines included in the game can get a maximum of 15 coins in their individual wagers, and each one is valued at $0.01 to $0.50. The line bet can get up to $7.50.

You can take back a 5,000x line bet multiplier, so up to 75,000 coins can be won, or $37,500 cash.

Design and symbols

One thing you will enjoy for sure in this game is how the developers managed to surprise the spirit of the Incas in the game’s design. The Machu Picchu is visible behind the reels, on a mountain plateau, while on the reels you get all sorts of objects that are made by the Incas, playing cards with an Incan style design, Inca people and animals that are specific to the region. Everything appears to be hand drawn, and it’s a pleasure to look at the game’s symbols and general design.

Symbols: Machu Picchu (wild, 5,000x), Llama (100x bet, scatter), Bonus Idol (bonus), Inca (1,500x), Virgin (1,000x), Wild Cat (750x), Rodent (500x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (90x), Jack (90x), 10 (60x) and 9 (60x).


Is It Worth Playing?

I found it to be one of the more interesting slot machines that are themed around the Inca people, or around other South American civilizations for that matter. Both the graphics and the features were excellent, and there isn’t anything to complain about when it comes to the prize either.

This Gold Of Machu Picchu slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.