How to Play

NetEnt is known for creating slots that are visually compelling and easy to play, while the theme of exploring ancient ruins and temples as we do in the Temple of Nudges slot is one that it keeps coming back to. But it’s worth it. The reels are set within a Mayan temple, with ornately designed columns on either side.

The game buttons are all found along the bottom of the screen, easily identifiable and non-intrusive so they don’t get in the way of your spinning. With only five reels and ten paylines it could fit into the retro slots category if it wasn’t for the lush visuals in the base game and bonus features. Either way, Rise of Maya is an easy slot to play with enhanced bonuses and features adding an extra element to it.


The low value symbols are made up of the familiar card faces, Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, but they all look as runic as the rest of the symbols. The high payers are different coloured ceremonial masks, with horns and husks aplenty! The mask that looks like a crazy deer is the most lucrative, paying out 250 coins for five of a kind. The Wilds are…well, they’re wild! With four to choose from, they deserve their own place in the Bonuses section. So we’ll put them there.


Four Wilds, Hot Reels and Bonus Bets are just some of the many bonuses which add an extra layer to the slot.

Bonus Name Bonus Explanation

By now you know there are four of them! There’s the single Serpent Wild, which substitutes other symbols to help create winning combos. Then there are two Expanding Serpent Wilds which can expand up or down to cover the entire reel. Then there’s the Serpent Stacks symbol but this only appears during the Free spins to cover the entire reel.

Free Spins

When three or more Wild and Scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels, you get 15 Free Spins.

Hot Reels

Wherever the Wilds landed when you triggered the Free Spins, they become Hot Reels. Serpent Stacks that land on these expand to give you a fully Wild Reel. You can also win more Free Spins, up to 24.

Scatter Nudge

Randomly triggered when you don’t get a winning combination, available in the base game and Free Spins. When it comes into play, Wilds or Scatters are nudged onto the reels to help trigger Free Spins or win more if you’re in the Free Spins round.

Bonus Bet: Second Chance

You can activate this in the base game. It doubles your stake but increases your chance of getting more Wilds and Scatters.

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