Zuma slot is a very good example of how an arcade game can be converted into a slot machine game efficiently. It’s been inspired by the action-puzzler PopCap game of the same name. The PopCap game already had a good fan following, and most likely that’s the reason why the slot machine is also very popular. Defeating the Big Bad Tiki bosses to take away the ancient riches from them in the ancient land of the Aztecs is the main objective of the player.
Chanting, tribal beats and Tiki statues, all work together quite well to create an entertaining and amusing game. Moreover, various symbols and combinations of Zuma slot makes playing it a memorable experience. Let’s take a look at the important symbols that you need to keep an eye out for.
- Frog Idol-The Scatter Symbol: This symbol can trigger the bonus round.
- Zuma Logo-The Wild Symbol: Since it’s the wild symbol, it replaces all the symbols of the game to complete winning combinations except the scatter symbol.
- Regular Symbols:
- Winning the Top Prize: If you’re lucky enough to land 5 wild symbols, in a row and across all the reels, then you can win the top prize of 10,000 coins!
- Activating the Bonus Round: If you’re able to land three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, then the bonus round gets activated.
What We Noticed About Zuma Slot?
Zuma slot has 5 reels, 20 pay lines and three rows. Replicating the original theme of the PopCap game, it has outdone it in terms of look and feel as well as ease of play. The coin sizes range from 0.01 to 1.00. This means that your minimum bet can be 0.01, while the maximum will be 20.
Another aspect of its popularity is the user-friendly features and an engaging bonus round. The game has two options in which you can place your bets. The first one is Bet One. This one lets you select the pay lines one at a time. The second option is Bet Max. This option selects all the pay lines together.
We liked the gamble feature…
Once the reels start spinning, all permutations and combinations of the various symbols will be displayed. If you end up getting a winning combination at the end of a spin, then the Gamble option will pop up. If you like, you can go ahead with this option, which gives you a chance to make more from that winning spin. On hitting the Gamble option, you’ll be give a choice of four options-10x, 5x, 4x or 2x on four reels. You’ll need to choose any one of the options.
If you go on to win, and depending upon your choice, your winnings from that spin will be multiplied by your chosen option. When you win the Gamble, you’ll be given two more choices-Collect or Bank. If you choose Collect, then all your winnings will be collected and you can proceed with the Gamble option. But if you lose, you’ll be sent back to the original game without any wins. We noticed that we have an option to bank half the winnings and continue playing the Gamble option.
The Bonus Round
The Bonus Round of the Zuma slot is the Free Spin Bonus round. This round is activated if you land three scatter symbols. When the bonus round begins, you need to choose from four Tiki Aztec idol symbols. Depending on the idol you choose, the free spins will be revealed accordingly.
All in all, we feel that Zuma slot is a great game. The tribal sounds, crisp graphics and the smooth interface make it a pleasure to play this game.