With Mayan and Aztec-themed mobile slots aplenty in the online casino world, IGT was always going to have to pull something out of the bag to impress with their Solar Disc slot.
This mobile casino games just about manages to do so, though, with its innovative and enjoyable Solar Disc feature, from which this Mayan-themed mobile slot takes its name.
IGT are in the middle of changing the way they produce games. In the past, many of their slots (online and mobile games alike) tended to be carbon copies of their most successful land-based titles.
Nowadays, they know better. Recently released mobile slots from the developer tend to feature nifty graphics, original features and a range of gameplay which is a touch more extensive than you will find in their more notable brick-and-mortar casino games.
How to play
Designed for mobile users, this mobile slot features big and bold buttons and a wagering menu which has quite clearly been well-placed for gamers on the go.
The big circular button on the screen will help you spin the reels, but before that, you need to adjust your bets. None of the game’s 26 lines can be altered, but you can alter your bets. Those bets stretch from $0.50 up to $500.00 a spin, which isn’t particularly cheap. Having a costly wagering range is nothing new for this developer, though.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Wild symbols: Players won’t be able to miss the wild symbol in this game. An ornate emblem with “wild” written inside can substitute for all standard paying icons, although it is powerless to replace disc and bonus icons.
Solar Disc symbols: These disc symbols can pop up on any reel in the game, and when they do show up they can turn into any one of the standard-paying icons. Acting as mystery symbols, these disc icons will then turn all instances of those symbols on the reels into wilds. As you can imagine, the more disc icons you land on the reels, the more likely you are to win.
Bonus symbols: Just like the wild symbols, bonus icons appear as ornate carvings. Unlike the wilds, which are gold coloured, bonus icons are silver. These symbols can appear on the first reel, and you will need one on that reel as well as a disc symbol on another reel to trigger the bonus round in the game.
Free spin bonus: Once the bonus feature has been triggered, players will start with a total of 10 free games. During the bonus, at least one disc symbol is guaranteed to appear on the reels of the game, resulting in potentially sizeable wins. However, you will not be able to retrigger this bonus round.
It is rather tricky to get a good estimate of the return to player (RTP) rate in this game, with IGT citing between 92.05% and 96.01%, depending on which part of the game you are involved in – the bonus round, the disc feature, or the base game. As for prizes, they are capped at 250x your total bet.
Solar Disc certainly offers something new from IGT, and for that, it must be commended. However, we wouldn’t go as far as saying that this mobile slot is going to change the online casino world or blow anybody away. After all, it is arguably one of the costlier slots to be recently released, and whether you get value for money is still a topic worth debating.
T&Cs Apply 18+