If you didn't already know this was a 4ThePlayer game, you could probably have guessed due to their fondness for using numbers at the start of every game title. But these are no ordinary cities so you can forget about jumping on a train to go for a leisurely tour. You'll need every scrap of energy to propel you along the way as this adventure takes place deep in the South American jungle. But make an effort, and you might be glad you did as buried away from civilisation is a top prize of x50,000.
Aztec themed slots are pretty common in the world of slots, and most studios have at least one title in this genre. Whether it's Indiana Jones-style adventurers or hidden cities of glittering gold, there's a lot to explore. Aztec Gold Megaways, John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure, Mayan Magic, Jaguar Temple and Ecuador Gold are just some of the games that you might want to check out if you enjoy this theme.
The reels are transparent, so all the focus is on the stunning graphics, but look closer, and you'll see it's a standard 5x3 configuration. There are no traditional paylines, but has 1024 ways to win instead. Betting is on the modest side at 0.10 to 20.00, but with a high volatility and a top payout of x50,000, there's plenty to keep the big money hunters happy.
One of the strongest points of the 4ThePlayer games is the design, with the transparent reels showcasing the exquisite level of visual detail. This isn’t a game where there’s just a throwaway hint of the rainforest; the graphics really submerge you in the experience, and the ambient sounds enhance it further.
On the reels, the low pays are the standard 10-A playing card royals but the premium pays spice things up a bit. There's a jaguar, snakes, a necklace, an adventurer, plus an Aztec priest and priestess. These two symbols are stacked and spread over four positions that may or may not be completely in view.
There's also a wild in the form of a golden sun. However, don't expect it to appear too often during the game.
The game is stunning to look at, but there's more to this slot than just beautiful graphics. Along with the regular symbols, there are plenty of bonus features to give you a chance of winning more.
There are scatters included on the reels, and these hold the key to the majority of the bonus play. Look out for scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5; if two or more scatters land on reels 1 or 3 you'll either win a cash prize or you'll make progress across the three city locations. If you receive the latter, a popup map will appear to show your progress. You can click on the box on the top right-hand side of the reels to check your progress on the map at any time.
The bonus game is triggered if you land three scatters, but your position on the map will determine exactly what you'll be playing for. When you start out on the map, there's a maximum of 12 free spins, a payout of up to x12000 and a multiplier of up to x4. By the time you reach the end of the map, the goodies on offer increase to 50 free spins, a payout of up to x50,000 and a multiplier of up to x50.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on the bonus, there’s also the chance to buy your way in with the option of playing one of the three cities: Jungle City, Lake City and Gold City. The choice is yours!
3 Secret Cities from 4ThePlayer is a slot that’s incredibly absorbing with a far more detailed level of play than is typically seen elsewhere. The progress across the map and different prize payouts keep the game interesting even for more experienced players. With lots to enjoy and the potential for big money prizes, this is one Aztec adventure you won’t want to miss.