Type: Video Slots | Software provider: Playtech | Reels: 5 | Rows: 3 | Maximum win: Progressive Jackpot | Paylines: 25 | Min coins per spin: 0.20 | Max coins per spin: 25 | Release date: 14 October 2013 | RTP: 91.46% | Slot variance: MED-HIGH | Mobile: Yes
This game follows an Ancient Roman theme. The title probably gives the fact that it’s based on the action/adventure film ‘Gladiator’ that was released in 2000. A film that won many awards, such as the BAFTA Award for Best Film (2001) and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (2001) and MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Movie (2001). You’ll find the main characters from the film featured on the reels. Such as, Commodus, Lucilla, Gracchus, Juba and Proximo! With a Gladiators helmet in the wild and the image of the Coliseum as the Scatter Symbol. All in high-quality 3D graphics and animations in the true Playtech style.
Commodus: 5/4/3/2 = 50,000x, 500x, 75x, 8x
Lucilla: 5/4/3/2 = 1000x, 250x, 50x, 7x
Gracchus: 5/4/3 = 350x, 75x, 25x
Juba: 5/4/3/2 = 250x, 60x, 20x
Proximo: 5/4/3/2 = 250x, 60x, 20x
The Gladiator’s helmet will be your Wild Symbol. If it appears on either reels 2,3 or 4 it will have the power to substitute all other symbols (except the scatter) and make room for more winning combinations to form. This wild is the highest-paying symbol in the whole game and if you find 5 or more anywhere on the reels during one spin, get ready to win some big cash.
Coliseum Bonus Game
The Coliseum Bonus Game is activated when you find three or more Coliseum Scatter symbols on the reels during one spin. Once triggered, your screen will transform from the reels to a pick-and-click game. The results of this game will determine the number of Free Spin Rounds that you will receive. Your screen will consist of four rows with five stones in each. Each row will correspond to a different part of the bonus feature. You will get to uncover a certain amount of stones to reveal various prizes.
Side note: if you find just two Scatter Symbols, you will get an automatic payout.
If you’re lucky enough to find the Gladiator Wild Symbols on all three reels (2, 3 or 4) you will activate the Gladiator Bonus. Once activated, nine gladiator helmets will fall from the top of the screen onto your reels in either bronze, silver or gold at random. All colours have different prizes! The game will add together how much of each colour you have. You can win extra free spins, multipliers and more.
The progressive jackpot can be won when all NINE GOLD gladiator helmets fall onto your screen. The largest win (in the time of writing) is a life-changing $3.4 million.
Playtech definitely does not disappoint with the Gladiator slot game. All graphics, animations and sound effects are in high-quality and it features fun but straightforward gameplay. So you can expect a smooth gaming experience! It offers a wide range of classic and innovative features to keep players entertained throughout. And watching the progressive jackpot rise every time you play will undoubtedly keep your attention.