You’ve probably encountered GamesLab’s Towering Pays mechanism in games like Towering Pays Excalibur and Valhalla, two average slots. Towering Ways Aztec, a Mesoamerican-themed slot, may outperform its elder brothers with its Mega Tower Magic, Morphing Symbols, Grid Expansion, and Big Bonus feature.
Early responses were mixed. The hazy background, portraying a verdant forest, may appeal to some but repel others. Similar to hazy photographs brought back by early explorers after chopping through vegetation no human had seen in hundreds of years or the strange etheric look of first moon landing film. As stated, some may like it, others not. But the enormous stone sculptures and dense foliage provide a backdrop, so let’s see what Towering Ways Aztec can achieve before we dismiss it or succumb for its attractions.
Adventurers need first choose a wager of 25 p/c to £/€25 each spin and whether to single spin bet or buy the bonus. The latter option costs 48 times the stake for 6 free spins, but the bonus max reference stake is 1 credit. Depending on the bonus conditions, the return rate ranges from 95.21% to 95.42%, and the math model is medium-high volatile.
Towering Ways Aztec’s game grid starts with 5 columns of symbols and 2-3-4-3-2 places. Players have 144 opportunities to win when matching symbols appear on neighboring reels starting from the left, increasing to 2,400 when all slots are unlocked. Clubs, spades, hearts, and diamonds are low-paying symbols, whereas 6 themed animals are premium. Five-of-a-kind wins pay 0.16 to 0.2x the stake for card suits and 0.28 to 0.8 times for high payouts. While the wild symbol has the most value at 1.6 times the bet for 5 OAK, it may replace for any symbol except the Tower, which is something.
Aztec Towers Slot Features
Mega Tower Magic, Morphing Symbols and Grid Expansion, Big Bonus, Free Spins, Shaman, Warrior, and Win-Win features help low symbol values generate something unique.
Mega Tower Magic
Mystery tower icons appear on reels 1, 2, and 3. The same random symbol appears on all Towers when the reels stop spinning.
Grid expansion and symbol morphing
Two things happen when victories appear. After payment, winning symbols change into new symbols and locked places are freed, expanding the reels and opportunities to win. Stage 1 wins extend the grid to 2, 3, 6, 3, 2, Stage 2 wins expand the grid to 2, 4, 6, 4, 2, Stage 3 wins expand the board to 3, 4, 6, 4, 3, Stage 4 wins expand the board to 3, 5, 6, 5, 3, and Stage 5 wins expand the board to 4, 5, 6, 5, 4. As long as victories or bonuses occur, morphing and grid expansions continue. Winners at Stage 6 get free spins. If the Big Bonus Feature or free spins expire without wins, the grid resets.
A Big Bonus chance may activate if a morph fails to win at Stage 6 in the standard game. Mini, Minor, Maxi, Major, or Grand valued 5x, 50x, 500x, 5,000x, or 25,000x the stake can be won when activated.
Wins at Stage 6 in the base game trigger free spins. Players pick Shaman or Warrior next. Every third free spin victory is counted and granted an additional spin.
The Shaman feature awards 6 Stage 3 grid-starting free spins.
The Warrior feature awards 6 free spins on a Stage 1 grid, however the win multiplier starts at x1 and increases by 1 after every 3rd win. When buying free spins, Warrior feature rules apply, but each spin starts on Stage 3 grid. Bonus purchase RTP is 96.04%.
Finally, the Win-Win feature may activate if the free spins win is 10x the stake or less. A wheel spins to participate, retriggering or ending the feature. Any extra feature that wins 10x the stake or less triggers the Win-Win.
Towering Ways Aztec Slot Results
Aztec slots are common, but GamesLab’s stands out, albeit not necessarily for the right reasons. On the plus side, Towering chances Aztec features several options for keyboard explorers to discover, from Staging up, adding symbols to the reels, expanding the chances to win, and triggering free spins. Once there, players may choose between the Shaman and Warrior features, with the Big Bonus feature lying beyond them.
The Big Bonus feature’s 25,000x the stake top reward attracts gamblers who want a moving list of prizes. Even without the jackpot, Towering Ways Aztec gives enormous numbers, with 20,000x the stake (excluding enormous Bonus winnings). The numerals are robust, and the features, Morphing Symbols, and Grid Expansion are intriguing on paper. Although this is my viewpoint, Towering Ways Aztec executed slowly and threatened to be distracting. The reels spin, the artwork is fine, but Towering Ways Aztec’s unique style was hard to determine. That may be part of Mesoamerica’s mystery?
Add it all into one jungly soup, and you get a game that’s nearly unplayable and outperformed by Red Tiger’s Gonzo’s Quest Megaways. One is a polished game with charm, character, and playability, while the other seems like a team still trying to improve.