As I mentioned above, I triggered free games twice. 3 times if you consider that I retriggered them once. I was playing at 30 cents per game, or 1 cent per line. My observed trigger rate is pretty high at 1 in 250 games compared to a lot of other games. My total wins for my free game sessions were 26.33, and 40.66 times my bet respectively. I am accustomed to more frequent triggers, but the game made up for it by awarding me reasonably large prizes for the triggers.
|Monetzuma Bonus Results|
|Bonus Trigger||Freespins||Triggering Line Win||Total Bonus Win|
|Bonus 1||5 Freespins with no retriggers||0.10||7.90|
|Bonus 2||6 Freespins with 10 retriggered at 2x||0.00||12.20|
The base game had a drawn out hit rate with a lot stinker pays paying below the bet. In the 500 spins only 3 wins were beyond 0.95 (~3x win) being 7.30, 1.65, and 3.80. From the session you can understand why the balance was so depleted given the size and sparsity of the wins.
The low RTP I observed leads me to believe that the game is designed to be volatile. That is to say have some very large but very rare pays. The max award isn’t all that large, but in seeing the reel layout when the reels stopped spinning, I noticed that the Montezuma chief symbol only appears in stacks. So, this lends credibility to my assumption that the game must have some large but rare pays. I only triggered the bonus twice, but each time I received a fairly large award, though they were not large enough to counter my losses in any significant way.