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New Playson Online Slot Game: Solar Temple
In the depths of the Mexican forest, the Solar Temple rises from the days of the Aztec Empire. Playson’s latest slot game for Aussie online casinos puts an Aztec queen in charge of it all, especially the unique features that lead to lucrative wins.
Playson Focuses on Memorable Games
Some online game developers focus on creating large libraries of games, but Playson prefers quality over quantity. This longtime member of the online gaming community boasts of nearly 70 slot games in its library, and players are familiar with many of them: Clover Riches, Book of Gold, Imperial Fruits.
Playson is trusted to provide gaming content for some of the largest casinos in the world that took their gaming online, such as Casino Barcelona and WinStar.
The latest game from the developers at Playson is Solar Temple, a tribute to an Aztec society with the queen at its center. It is a derivative of a previously-released hit game called Solar Queen.
Solar Temple Overview
Just released on March 19, Solar Temple takes players to a place described in history books. The Aztec Empire is the setting, a lush and full green forest with bits of sunlight shining through. The reels are set in a kind of golden pagoda, where winning symbols light up in rings of fire.
The soundtrack for the game is a bit mysterious, indicating the unknown lurking in the vast forest. The background music is soothing, complete with bird noises that put players right into the Aztec setting.
Solar Temple provides a 5-reel grid with four rows and 20 paylines. The theoretical RTP (return-to-player) is 95.22%.
Payouts for Solar Temple
Since there are 20 paylines, the minimum amount a player can bet is $0.20. Betting increases slowly if the player chooses, and the eventual max bet is $100 per spin.
With the bet set at $0.20, the payouts for each symbol with five on a payline are as follows:
- Wild = $2.00
- Aztec queen = $2.00
- Gold masks on red or green backgrounds = $0.75
- Any of four Aztec animal drawings = $0.60
- A, K, Q, J, or 10 = $0.30
Of course, we should mention that the wild symbol may substitute for all symbols except the scatter.
Solar Temple Features and Gameplay
There are several symbols that players will want to see on each spin.
After the obvious wild, there are sun symbols. Just one of them activates the Flaming Frames that transform symbols into wilds.
Let’s explain. Each sun symbol initiates the Flaming Frame around it. The sun disappears but the frame sticks on the reels until the end of that cycle, which lasts for 10 spins. Players can track the spins via the meter above the fourth and fifth reels. Just before the tenth and final spin of that Flaming Frames round, the background becomes an orange-reddish color and the drumbeat of the music becomes louder to alert the player that it is the last spin. And on that tenth spin, all Flaming Frames transform into wild symbols for what can be a significant payout.
Another key symbol is the scatter, which is a golden pyramid. It can appear on the first, third, and fifth reels during the main game. All three of them trigger the bonus round of 10 free spins.
During those free spins, sun symbols immediately become wilds, and they remain in their locations throughout the bonus round, allowing them to add to wins on each spin.
The other major feature of the game is the winnings multiplier. This appears in a box above the reels. The possibility for a multiplier happens when a sun symbol starts the Flaming Frames. If another sun happens to land in one of those Flaming Frames, there is a new multiplier for the remainder of that bonus round. What starts at x1 for each normal spin can increase to x2 or x3…or more.
To be clear, the Flaming Frames and multipliers work concurrently to produce bigger wins.
Solar Temple Notes
The Flaming Frames feature happens quite often and more than any other feature. The scatters that develop into free spins are few and far between much of the time, but the suns are very common on any given spin. With that said, the free spins can very quickly become lucrative with the sticking wilds.
Multipliers can and do happen with some regularity. And it can really make a difference by the end of the Flaming Frames bonus.
One of the great things about Solar Temple is the ability to turn the volume up or down, not just on and off. Many players like to hear the background music but not at peak volume.
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