Ancient Mayan culture is a go-to for online slot developers and Felix Gaming has thrown its effort into the ring with the Under the Fifth Sun online slot. The game takes place in some sort of Mayan temple, with the typical green and gold color scheme that dominates this genre around the border of the reels. The slot attempts to do something a little different with the theme, offering a bonus wheel and an interesting free spins round, but does it deliver? Let’s take a more detailed look in this Under the Fifth Sun slot review.
Felix Gaming always offers nice and easy to play games, and Under the Fifth Sun is no different. The slot has a standard set-up, with the action unfolding on 5x3 reels. The stake is adjusted using the +/-- buttons, with €0.25 being the lowest and €50 being the highest. This is a fairly standard range which will probably suit those on higher budgets. There is also an autoplay feature that is not adjustable, which is the same on all Felix Gaming slots. If you want to get used to the slot before you play for real money, then give our Under the Fifth Sun demo a spin for free.
There are nine symbols that players will meet when playing the Under the Fifth Sun video slot. The highest two paying symbols are the two main Mayan characters. These payout 60x for combos of five, 6x for combos of four, 2x for combinations of three. Next up are two dragon heads, which pay out 8x for five, followed by the Ace and King which pay out 4x. The lowest paying symbols are the 10, Jack and Queen. These payout 1.2x for five, 0.6x for four, and 0.2x for three.
There is a solid selection of Under the Fifth Sun bonus features for players to get their hands on. The highest-paying one in the game is the bonus wheel feature. This is triggered when you manage to land three of the bonus wheel icons on your reels. These symbols will only appear on reels 1, 3, and 5. This is a wheel full of multipliers that players will get to spin once. The lowest they can score on this is 5x their total bet, while the highest is 100.
The other main feature is a slightly convoluted free spins bonus. In order to trigger this, you need to land three of the wild symbols on your reels. You will then begin the round with one spin and a 1x multiplier. A snake-head symbol will then appear and will travel down some steps with multipliers. Wherever it stops, you will then receive some free spins with that multiplier. The highest multiplier available is 25x but you can only get 1-3 spins with this. You can get up to 10 Under the Fifth Sun free spins with a 2x multiplier.
The Under the Fifth Sun RTP is 95.52%, while the volatility of the slot is rated as 5/5. During our test play for this Under the Fifth Sun slot review, we found that wins did come along at a fairly consistent rate but we never managed to score the bonus wheel round.