The Dead Have Risen in Mayan Stackways Slot

Like many Central American civilizations, the Mayans built stepped pyramids that rival the scale and grandeur of Egypt’s great pyramids. However, the Mayans’ most impressive structure was somewhat closer to the ground. In 2020, archeologists found a raised platform 1.4 kilometers long and 400 meters wide. For context, the Great Pyramid is only 230 meters wide. It’s an incredible piece of ancient engineering. So, when Hacksaw Gaming released its new slot called Mayan Stackways, I was excited to see if it lived up to the engineering prowess of this ancient civilization.

I ain’t afraid of no mummy

Mayan Stackways slot is a five-reel slot that offers up to 100,000 ways to win. The slot has five high-paying symbols and five low-paying symbols represented 10, J, Q, K, and A.


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The slot’s most prominent feature is Stackways. When one of these symbols lands on the reels, the reel it landed on will be filled with paying symbols equal to the number displayed on the symbol. A minimum of two and a maximum of 10 symbols can be stacked on each reel. The more symbols that are stacked, the more ways to win will be unlocked. The stacked symbol will be selected based on what symbol will create the largest win.

The appearance of three skull scatter symbols will trigger a 10-spin round of the slot’s Stack Spins bonus feature. During this round of free spins, you will have a higher chance of landing Stackways symbols. You will also have the chance to grab Reel Activator symbols that will guarantee a Stackways symbol will land on the activated reel for your remaining Stack Spins.

If you land four skull scatter symbols you will trigger a round of the slot’s Mayan Gold bonus feature. You will then attempt to collect bronze, gold, or silver coins with values from 1 to 1,000 that will be added to totals above the reels. The reels will continue to spin until stacked coins lock all five reels. When that happens, the values above the reels will be added together and multiplied by your bet to calculate your winnings.


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If you’re not keen on waiting around for the Mayan mummy to rise from his resting place, you can select to purchase a round of the slot’s bonus features. The Mayan Stackways slot buy bonus feature offers a number of options including activating the Bonus Hunt feature that will increase the chance of you triggering a bonus feature by five times.

Is Mayan Stackways slot terrifying or insipid?

I really want to like Mayan Stackways slot. The graphics, in particular those of the Mayan mummy, are simply fantastic. The problem is that they end up just feeling like window dressing. The fully animated mummy just isn’t given much if anything to do. I’d love for him to have randomly thrown Stackway symbols onto the reels or even attempted to give the viewer a jump scare. In reality, the mummy doesn’t do anything but stand around and occasionally grab the side of the reels. The bonus features are interesting if a little generic.

The slot has medium to high volatility, which will mean that small consistent wins will be present but far from guaranteed. Instead, you’ll have to wait it out as you hunt for the less frequent big wins. Luckily, with the buy bonus feature, you can speed things up if you really want to. The slot’s 10,000x max multiplier allows you to go after €250,000 in winnings at €25 per spin. If you’d prefer to just enjoy the show, the slot has a minimum bet amount of just €0.10. Mayan Stackways slot has an RTP of 96.23%.

If you’re looking for a few other interesting Hacksaw Gaming slots, I recommend giving the quirky Book of Time and the irreverent RIP City.