Mayan Stackways Slot Review 2024

Mayan Stackways from Hacksaw Gaming ushers in a new mechanic and from the looks of it, it can yield exciting results.

You have to admire Hacksaw Gaming for their consistency if nothing else. Each and every slot comes with an innovative spin, even if it does take some inspiration from elsewhere in their catalog.

Mayan Stackways looks quite innovative itself, and statistics would suggest that it’s a new game that’s well worth a look.

Join us in this Mayan Stackaways Slot Review to see if Hacksaw’s latest is their greatest.

Mayan Stackways Base Game 1

Mayan Stackways Base Game and Features

Mayan Stackways is a 5-reel slot with up to 100,000 winning ways. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 94.29% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Aztec Man, followed by the Aztec Woman, Crocodile, Bird, and Chamelion. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten.

Game Provider Hacksaw Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Up to 100,000 Winning Ways
Release Date 11/05/2023
RTP 94.29%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10


Landing a Stackways symbol across any of the reels will activate the Stackways mechanic.

Whenever a Stackways symbol lands, it will fill its respective reel with between 2 and 10 Stacked paying symbols equal to the number displayed.

The stacked symbol is determined by which symbol would create the longest winning ways among the symbols already present on the reels when the Stackways mechanic triggers.

If there are multiple symbols that would be able to create equally long winning ways, the Stackways symbol will choose between these at random. The Stackways symbol only activates if it would create a winning combination.

Mayan Stackways - Stackways Feature

Mayan Stackways Free Spins

Mayan Stackways gives players the chance to try out not one but two exciting Bonus rounds. More on these below!

Stack Spins

Landing 3 Skull Scatters across the reels triggers the Stack Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins. During this round, there is a higher chance of landing Stackways symbols.

Landing the Reel Activator Scatter during this time activates the reel it landed on, guaranteeing that a Stackways symbol appears on that particular reel on each remaining Free Spin. 3 Skull Scatters will retrigger the Free Spins round, awarding an additional +4 Free Spins.

Mayan Gold

Landing 4 Skull Scatters across the reels in the base game automatically triggers the Mayan Gold Bonus round.

During this round, the goal is to collect special Coin symbols and save their unique values above the reel that they appeared on. In this round, there are 3 different Coin symbols in play, each appearing with their own values from the list below.

  • Bronze Coins – 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • Silver Coins – 10, 15, and 20.
  • Gold Coins – 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, and 1,000.

Landing a Multiplier symbol with an active multiplier value of x2, x3, x4, and x5 will multiply the number above the reel where it appeared by its respective value.

Landing a Stackways symbol on any of the reels will fill that reel with an entire Stack of Coins, with each Coin symbol taking on the value above that reel. Once a reel becomes stacked with coins, it will lock and no longer spin.

Landing the Collect symbol will automatically collect all present Coins from the locked reels and store the sum total in a Vault below the reel set. Collecting these particular Coins will also unlock the stacked reels.

The Mayan Gold round will end when all 5 reels have been locked by Stacked Coins. When the round ends, the values of all stacked coins and the total value of the Vault will be added together and multiplied by your current bet to determine the total win amount.

A Golden Opportunity

If 5 Skull Scatters should land in the base game, the Mayan Gold Bonus will begin with a value of 50 above each of the reels. The Golden Opportunity feature cannot occur when purchasing the Mayan Gold Bonus via the Bonus Buy feature.

Mayan Stackways - Mayan Gold Bonus

Mayan Stackways Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Hacksaw Gaming has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Bonsuhunt FeatureSpins – Each spin is 5 times more likely to trigger a Bonus round for a total cost of 3x your current bet. (RTP 94.35%)
  • Stackways FeatureSpins – Each spin guarantees that at least 2 Stackways symbols land in view for a total cost of 40x your current bet. (RTP 94.24%)
  • Stack Spins – Triggers the Stack Spins round for a total cost of 110x your current bet. (RTP 94.31%)
  • Mayan Gold – Triggers the Mayan Gold Bonus for a total cost of 200x your current bet. (RTP 94.31%)

Mayan Stackways: Our Verdict

Mayan Stackaways is a complete package with an interesting Base Game, a fiery Free Spins round, and another enhanced bonus round to make it a true Hacksaw Special.

The Stack Spins are the most common Free Spins round, but the Mayan Gold Free Spins really add another level of depth to the game. To top it off nicely comes the ‘A Golden Opportunity’ trigger, which starts the Mayan Gold bonus with a value of 50 above each reel from the beginning.

Mayan Stackways is another example of a Hacksaw Game where staple features are crafted into a well-thought-out game to make it especially attractive. 10,000x winning potential, great graphics, exciting bonus rounds, and some fine-tuned gameplay make it an anticipated release.