Mayana Online Pokie Is Refreshingly Different

October 13, 2017


In the midst of the deluge of Halloween online pokies, House of Jack has launched a refreshingly different deceptively simple game titled Mayana. As its name suggests it is based on the Mayan culture and is from the portfolio of Quickspin.

There are no wild symbols, no scatter symbols and none of the usual bonus features. Do not stop reading, because what this online pokie offers will keep you engrossed for hours. The Mayan theme is depicted with utmost simplicity. The reels are set on a bland temple wall. Drum beat music can be heard in the background. The four high paying symbols are bold and colourful mask-like statues. They are Mayan man, leopard, owl and snake. The animals played an important role in the Mayan culture. The top payout is for the man symbol, which is 6x the total bet. The low paying symbols are gems of different colours.

Mayana is an all ways online pokie. Therefore like symbols in three or more adjacent reels deliver payouts. There is an important deviation from normal all ways online pokies. The winning combinations need not start from the left-most reel. This results in more frequent winning combinations and compensates for the lower payouts and absence of wild symbols.

The simplicity of Mayana online pokie ends here. The initial spin has the first and last reels covered by blocks. Only the three central reels are in play and this gives 27 ways to win. You need a like symbol in every reel in order to win. The online pokie is played with this structure till a win is registered. Then the bottom symbols on the first and last reels are exposed and you get a free respin. This structure still gives 27 ways to win. If you get an additional win you move to the next free respin. The bottom two symbols on the first and last reels are exposed giving 108 ways to win. The payouts are doubled. Another additional win gives a final free spin with the full 5×3 structure, 243 ways to win and tripled payouts.

There is more to come. After the final iteration the Mucha Mayana feature may be randomly triggered. It gives a final respin in which the payout multiplier could be anything from 4x to 20x. Mayana has a bet range that is suited for both low rollers and high rollers. It starts at AU$0.25 and goes up to AU$100.