Spin to win a jackpot worth 10,000x your bet!
Features a staggering 7,776 ways to win
Boost payouts during cascading reels feature
Too high volatility for low rollers or beginners
No gamble option
Whenever the folks at Yggdrasil drop a new online slot game, we are not far behind wanting to review it. Over the years, the provider has become well-known for offering some of the best and most innovative slots around. Can Yggdrasil continue the hot streak with the oddly named Xibalba?
Developed in collaboration with Peter & Sons and running on Yggdrasil’s system, the Xibalba slot is an interesting new game. It takes inspiration from the Mayan civilization, providing a slick backdrop and reel design that aims for cartoony fun over ultra-realism. There is a visually appealing block reel design on a 5x3 configuration, and with cascading (expanding) reels, there’s a whopping 7,776 ways to win.
One interesting thing about the game is the launch material pegs the potential max win at 20,000x your stake. However, this is based on the jackpot hitting once over one billion test runs. It is possible to get this payout, but very unlikely. A more modest jackpot of 10,000x is the most 'realistic' maximum win on Xibalba.
Even so, when you consider the maximum $50 bet per spin, you could be looking at a jackpot pool of $500,000, making this one of the highest fixed-jackpot online slots around. Cascading symbols also add one additional space to the reels with the Growing Falls feature. Similarly, this will keep happening on each winning cascade up to a 5x6 configuration and the full 7,776 ways to win the game.
Perhaps you will be lucky enough to trigger the Gigantor feature by landing three Sun scatter symbols on one of the three middle reels. If so, you will launch the Xibalba free spins bonus, where you start with 15 free spins. Compared to the base game, one difference in this round is that the cascading symbols do not reset on losing spins.
The Xibalba RTP is 96.20%, which is a solid number, and the game provides enough wins during a session to make it worthwhile. However, those wins will mostly be smaller thanks to the medium volatility. Even so, this is a slot game where you can land a massive jackpot if the reels are on your side.