The Mayan civilisation was an ancient society that would have been found in modern day Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. There is evidence to suggest they first formed way back in 2000BC, and truly thrived until the Spanish invasion of Central America in the 1600s. They are probably most famous for predicting the end of the world in 2012, which thankfully didn’t happen.

So, it is interesting that NetEnt have designed and produced the Rise of Maya Pokie. It has been beautifully designed, with the background and symbols really evoking the Mayan dynasty. Making a great looking slot game is all well and good, but is it fun to play, and do the Rise of Maya Slots Feature Bonuses make it possible to earn some serious winnings?

This is what this Rise of Maya slot game review will look to uncover, as well as how the game is played, and what the RTP (return to player) rate is.


The Rise of Maya pokie is set up in a fairly standard format, in that it is a 3×5 grid. It also has ten unique paylines. Before setting up and spinning the reels, players will need to select the coin value, and the number of coins they wish to bet with.

As we have come to expect, the symbols that don’t hold much value are the card symbols, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. You have to match at least three of these to trigger a payout. Even matching five Ace symbols is only worth X15 of your original stake.

Therefore it is the Mayan masks that you’ll be hoping to land. You can secure a payout by landing just two of them, but only between X0.5 and X1 of the initial bet. They go up in value as follows, with the Grey mask being the lowest value, then Green, Brown, Orange and finally the Skull mask. Three Skull masks are worth X10, four X100, while landing five of them on the reels is worth an impressive X500 of the initial stake.

Rise Of Maya Slots Feature Bonuses

This section of the Rise of Maya slot game review will now cover the feature bonuses that NetEnt have included. Interestingly, there are four separate Wild symbols on offer. The single serpent is the standard Wild, and will substitute for any regular symbol to help make winning combinations.

Then there is the expanding serpent, which can spread either up or down the reels. 

The serpent stacked Wilds come into play when in the free spins round. This is triggered when three of the Scatter symbols are landed. You get 10 free spins with three scatters, 15 with four, and 20 for five scatters. Then, the stacked Wilds will cover the entire reel when they land.

Rise of Maya Free Play

Want to get some practice before paying for the game? Give the Rise of Maya free play version a go, to get some valuable practice in.


The RTP for the Rise of Maya pokie is 96.12%

Rise of Maya Review

Our verdict on the Rise of Maya slot game is that NetEnt have delivered another top pokie, and we are confident you’ll enjoy playing it as much as we did.