Montezuma was the last independent ruler of the ancient Aztec empire before the Spanish invasion caused his civilisation to collapse in the early 16th century. The Montezuma online slot by WMS Gaming takes you back to the time of the famous ruler when he was at the height of his power in Mexico. The realistic jungle setting and images of fierce warriors make for a powerful theme, and as you marvel at the ancient wonders of the Aztec world, you'll also encounter some other eye-opening items such as the Free Spins Feature which uses a bonus wheel to decide your fate. And, if you're really lucky, you'll score the highest reward of all – twenty-five free spins and a 10x multiplier. 

More about the Software Provider

WMS Gaming was originally known as Williams Gaming, and traces its roots back to 1943 when it was founded by Harry E. Williams. Although the company originally manufactured pinball machines, followed by arcade video games, it changed tacks in the early 1990s after acquiring Bally and entered the slot machine market in 1994. In 2013, WMS Gaming became a subsidiary of Scientific Games, and today, it operates as a Scientific Games brand alongside Bally, SG, and Shuffle Master.

Some of WMS' best-known online slots include Amazon Queen, Bruce Lee, Crystal Forest, Epic Monopoly II, Frozen Inferno, Kronos, Raging Rhino, and Spartacus – Gladiator of Rome. Many of its popular slots such as Zeus 1000 use a special feature called Colossal Reels that gives you two sets of reels and can transfer stacks of symbols from one to the other.

Appearance and Sound Effects

The ancient Aztec jungle provides the setting for the mobile-friendly Montezuma slots game, and a soothing soundtrack of panpipes and drums gives the impression of a peaceful and private civilisation. Impressive stone temples, snake statues, eagles, feathered headdresses, golden images of gods, a beautiful warrior princess, Montezuma, a wooden wheel, and playing card symbols feature on the reels.

Bonuses and Special Features

The wild symbol is the stone pyramid, which can help you win bigger prizes by replacing all symbols except scatters when it can create one or more winning combinations. The wild can only appear on the second, third, and fourth reels.

The scatter symbol is the ornate wooden wheel, and when it lands three or more times on the same spin, it activates the Montezuma Free Spin Feature. Unlike most online slots, you aren't just awarded a fixed number of free spins. Instead, you spin the wheel to discover how many free games and extra free games you receive (N.B., the values of the segments on the bonus wheel are 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, and 25). Once, you've spun the wheel, it automatically spins again at the start of every free spin to reveal a win multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x.


Montezuma uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and thirty fixed paylines, and it comes with an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.86%. The game lets you create winning combinations using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls.

Our Verdict

The mysterious world of Montezuma is brought to life in this graphically-rich online slot, and the stacked symbols that appear in the base game can help you curry favour with the ancient gods. The biggest thrills, however, come courtesy of the Free Spins Feature where a simple spin of the wheel decides how many free games and how big a multiplier you receive.