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John Hunter and The Mayan Gods Slot review

Pragmatic Play


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John Hunter and The Mayan Gods is made for the modern slot players with the heart of an old-school adventurer. Created by Pragmatic Play, this game offers very decent stats and unique features. Plus, you get to become a treasure hunter exploring an ancient forest and find the source of some ancient power

Betting Options and Bonus Features

In John Hunter and The Mayan Gods, players have a basic 5-reel, 3-row setup and 10 paylines to have fun on. Having a 5/5 volatility, this video slot is definitely not for the faint of heart. In addition, the RTP is very solid at 96,46% while the max winning potential is set at 2,500x the stake.

Among the premium symbols, it is the John Hunter symbol himself as the highest-paying one which will grant players 50x their bet if they manage to get 5 of a kind. The only special feature in the base game is Expanding Wilds. This wild symbol carries the image of a gold statue and only appears on reel 2 to 4, but as long as it can create a winning combination, it will expand to cover the whole reel.

Pyramids represent the scatter symbols and landing at least 3 will net you a decent payout (2x, 20x or 50x) as well as 12 free spins in the bonus round. In this round, there is a six-level upgrade system where each higher level will replace the lowest-valued premium symbols with the next premium ones.

You unlock new levels by landing wild symbols:​

  • 1 wild = +1 free spin and +1 level
  • 2 wilds = +3 free spins and +2 levels
  • 3 wilds = +5 free spins and + 3 levels

The great addition to the gameplay is also the fact that you can retrigger the bonus round without limit by landing 3+ scatters again.

Roshtein's Take

John Hunter and The Mayan Gods slot by Pragmatic Play is another adventure-inspired game that follows the recipe of the older studio’s releases such as Book of Tut and Scarab Queen. The lack of originality is not always a bad thing as those types of games make players feel comfortable spinning the reels right from the get go. 

The best part of the game is without a doubt the bonus round featuring the upgrade system and extra spins. The Mayan Gods slot can produce some amazing wins but out of all adventure-themed slots, it’s far from my favorite.

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