Exploring the Jungle
Pyramid of the Sun is taking place at the heart of an ancient Mayan city. The many pyramids and temples of the tropical metropolis are sticking out from a thick jungle, with the reels and command bar in the centre. The graphic quality is quite impressive when you focus on the background, but the reel symbols and command buttons did not get the same beauty treatment as the rest, unfortunately.
Pyramid of the Sun is also devoid of any kind of background music, with only a few basic sound effects to accompany the reels. Overall, the game is pleasant to look at and play, but we think that the Atronic team could have gone even bigger here.
Plenty of Ways to Win
Pyramid of the Sun has a low volatility but 243 ways to win at every turn, which makes it quite an interesting slot game. The 5 reels have no fixed paylines and you can bet from 0.40 to 4 credits at every turn, which is a short betting range. The autospin game mode will let you place the same bet over and over again, as in most modern slot games. Note that Pyramid of the Sun contains a double gamble feature, where you can try and guess either the colour or the suit of a hidden card after a cash prize to try and double or quadruple it, respectively. This remains entirely optional, and you should feel free to pocket your winnings straight away as well.
Pyramid of the Sun has a 92.10% RTP, which is a little low but we were still able to score prizes – albeit small ones at first – quite often when we tested the game, so don’t let statistics scare you too much. You will find both card icons, masks, statues, pyramids and logos on the reels of Pyramid of the Sun, with a maximum prize of 50 credits available in the base game if you play all-in, which is a little too modest to our taste. Let’s see if the bonus features of the game can make up for that.
Swap the Reels for a Bonus Wheel
The wild card of Pyramid of the Sun is a beautiful, circular Mayan emblem worth up to 50 credits as well when lined up across the reels. This symbol’s main function, however, is to replace the basic icons of the game to help you complete winning combinations at any time.
The bonus emblem can appear on reels 4 and 5 only in Pyramid of the Sun, and when it does you enter the bonus wheel round. Spin the wheel instead of the reels to win extra cash prizes than can go up to 15 times the value of your current wager. Win multipliers going up to x70 are also available, if luck is on your side this time.
One Challenging Slot Not to Be Put Between All Hands
Pyramid of the Sun is a slot game best put in the hands of experienced players looking for a challenge. For beginners, the game is simply a little too frustrating, and the paytable not as generous as we would have hoped. There is no real El Dorado here, despite the beautiful game universe that you get to explore.
Octopays from Microgaming is another slot game with 243 ways to win at every turn. With a higher volatility and an RTP that goes beyond 96%, this slot might be a better choice for a broader audience.