August 21, 2018
Innovative game design in Mayan Ritual™
In deep and dense jungle, the lost ancient culture of the Maya lies at the centre of Wazdan’s latest slots hit, Mayan Ritual™, an exciting 5×4 reel game steeped in silver and gold, obsidian, jade, and the quetzal feathers used to decorate the elaborate costumes of Maya nobility used in ceremonies and warfare. In short, Mayan Ritual™ is steeped in all the riches of one of mankind’s greatest ever civilisations, which the Mayans believed was a multi-layered universe made up of 13 heavens and nine underworlds.
1500 years ago the Maya Empire was full of power and influence, while their ancient culture was dominated by impressive architecture and symbolic artwork together with mysterious celebrations and rituals. All of this ancient power is worked into Wazdan’s Mayan Ritual™, which transports players to the heart of darkness in the canopied jungle where mythical serpents, skulls, Mayan jade masks, high priestesses, native jungle hunters, kings and various Mayan gods including the gods of the sun, the moon, rain and corn weave their ancient and bloody rituals.
Wazdan’s recreation of the Mayan world is authentic, detailed, beautifully rendered with captivating graphics, artwork and ambient sounds combined with the technology that is catapulting Wazdan into pole position as a global slots manufacturer. The game offers the Unique Wazdan Features, that include the world’s first Volatility Levels™, Energy Saving Mode, Double Screen Mode and Unique Gamble Feature which deliver outstanding player engagement and casino revenue.
Mayan Ritual™ is packed with adventure and superb special features including Giant and Big symbols, Wilds, Free Spins and Bonus games. Not only does Mayan Ritual™ offer excellent graphics and smooth animations, but it also brings exciting gameplay enhanced by frequently triggered bonuses. The Unique Gamble Feature brings players to two temple doors, one of which sprays gold Mayan coins, while the 3 settings of the world’s first Volatility Levels™ allow players to enjoy the game to the fullest, giving them control over the kind of wins they prefer. Furthermore, the ‘kuhul ajaw’, Mayan holy lords, feature in Mayan Ritual™ mediating ‘Big Wins’ as generous kings who bestow gold coins as a reward.
Head of Sales at Wazdan Andrzej Hyla said: “This is a late summer release that no casino operator will want to miss out on, we have put a huge amount of research and historical detail into Mayan Ritual™ and it’s paying off in terms of the kind of feedback we are already getting. Designed to appeal to a wide spectrum of players, Mayan Ritual™ adds a tantalising theme to our popular portfolio. We are delighted to be adding another game that immerses players in a unique world.”
Upcoming games from Wazdan include Black Hawk Deluxe, a magic and fantasy game with ghosts, skeletons and a treasure-filled castle; Hot 777 Deluxe a 3-reel, 5-payline online slot game with a Wild West story; and, Los Muertos™, a game which celebrates the unique Mexican holiday Day of the Dead and will be released in time for Halloween. Wazdan’s portfolio of over 110 HTML5 slots for desktop, tablet and mobile will continue to grow with planned product launches at SiGMA in November.