Spirit of the Inca Slots

Spirit-of-the-IncaSpirit of the Inca manages to describe what it’s about with its title quite well, as this RTG slot tries to recapture some of the Incan culture and heritage, based on what was left behind by this civilization. The game is part architecture and Incan temples, part jewelry and other creations that their workers did by hand. A couple of characters are also inside, but the spirit of the Inca people can only be glimpsed these days through the beautiful things they’ve created and left behind.

The game has 5 reels with 25 lines and it seems to overcompensate for something when it comes to the number of progressive jackpots available inside. There are no less than five progressive jackpots in the game, with their upper limits being set between $100,000 and $300,000. Maybe that’s why the game’s own payout is a measly $400. Along the way, as you experience this Incan adventure, you get the help of wild symbols and through scatters you get access to free spins.

Features of Spirit of the Inca

The list of features offered in the game is relatively common, and even though they didn’t stick to just their base powers, I wouldn’t want to call them great additions either.

First on the list would be the Priestess, a brunette woman dressed in purple, with jewelry on her forehead and around the neck, plus a green snake on her hand. The role of the scatter symbol in any game is to do its job (whatever it might be), from any position on the reels, even if they’re not on the same line. In this case, that job is being a trigger for certain prizes that are awarded. The minimum number required is three scatters (2x the bet), but four (10x the bet) and five scatters (100x the bet) will have better payouts.

Incan Spirit is a warrior dressed in special clothing, acting as a wild and as a trigger for the game’s biggest payout (2,000 coins). The wild is special not just because it acts as a wild, but also because it can do it for a scattered Priestess. This expanding wild covers the reel and all the positions available on it. While doing so, it acts as a single scatter symbol, even though it occupies three spots.


Free Games Feature

Incan Spirit, the expanding wild, needs to cover the 1st and 5th reels during the same round, and if that happens you will see that 15 bonus symbols appear on the screen. You pick up to five times from the fifteen options that are available.

With the help of the first three picks, you will find out how many free spins you’ve won (up to 25 from each pick). The fourth pick gives you the multiplier for those free games, the range being 1x to 10x. Finally, with the fifth pick you find out if you get either a Wild Reel, an additional wild for each reel or no bonus.

By far, this is my favorite feature of the game, offering up to 75 spins with 10x multipliers that can improve the original top jackpot considerably.

Betting options and jackpots

The game doesn’t have much of a betting requirement in place, though it does ask the player to use all 25 coins available. The area where you can make changes is in the coin denomination ($0.02 – $0.20). The bet goes only up to $5 per spin, which makes this an affordable game for everyone.

The base game has payouts that follow the value of the slot’s bets, meaning that those 2,000 coins of the jackpot mean about $400. That value can go up to $4,000 during the free spins.

The bigger attraction seems to be the collection of progressive jackpots offered, with five different ones being advertised at the top of the game. Each one has a maximum prize, meaning that it will trigger before it reaches that amount. The progressive jackpots are called Mini ($100,000), Minor ($150,000), Major ($200,000), Maxi ($250,000) and Grand ($300,000).

Design and symbols

Spirit of the Inca pays tribute to a civilization that is no longer among us, but which has left numerous artifacts behind it. Those artifacts are on display on most of the symbols, plus the pyramids they’ve created and some of the complexes of fortifications that are still present in the mountains of South America. The design is spot on, with an abundant amount of details both in the way the symbols and the reels were designed, and in the surrounding graphics.

Symbols: Incan Spirit (wild, 2,000x), Priestess (scatter, 100x the bet), Incan Temple (600x), Jaguar Statue (600x), Snake Bracelet (300x), Paper Scroll (200x), Bag with gems (150x), Necklace (150x), Pottery(125x), Artifact with feathers (125x), Flower (100x), Bracelet (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s a special game that sets itself apart from many of its competitors both through graphics and through features. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it has five different progressive jackpots that can offer payouts between $100,000 and $300,000, all while requiring bets of $5 per spin.

You will find Spirit of the Inca at any online casino which chooses to use software from RTG, playable either for free or for real money.