One of our favourite slots of all time is the Gladiator Slot (we are talking one of the Playtech Slots here, not the Microgaming version).
New slots come and go, but this one seems to stand the test of time. It's as good now as it was when it launched, even considering that it's been a long time since the film starring Russell Crowe was on the Silver Screen.
Alot of work went in to design this game: the graphics and soundtrack are exceltional, and will keep you pinned to your seat. Turn the volume on your speakers up!
All of the symbols are from the movie Gladiator: there's a wild symbol, scatter symbol, two bonus games plus a gamble option: it's packed full of gizmos in other words.
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You can play for free at most of the casinos that offer this games, and if you want to bet for real, the coin sizes go from $0.01 to $5. There's a minimum bet of one coin on 1 pay-line, and a max bet of 250 coins per spin, there's a big range of betting options. Tread carefully, or open it up- it's your choice.
There is a handy autoplay feature, where you can set the number of spins and the bet amount and how many paylines you want to activate. Handy, if your button finger is getting tired
Look out for Maximus (the general), Senator Gracchus, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Lucilla, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. All of these pay out if they appear 3x or more on an activated payline.
The Gladiator Helmet is wild and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. This symbol can swap out for all others to make up a winning combo. If you land 3, you set off the Gladiator Bonus Round, in which you will see 9 masks doubling up for 10x, 5x and 2x multipliers.
The scatter is the Coliseum, that famous Roman landmark. 2 or more scatter symbols across the reels apys you from 2x to 100x the line bet. 3 or more scatters and you enter the Coliseum bonus round in which you will see a collection of stones in a 4x5 pattern.
You have to pick one from each row. The first row corresponds to free spins, the second row to a multiplier, the third has the extra scatter for the free spins and in the 4th row there are wild symbols for the free spins.
So it all kind of doubles up on itself, which is what makes this game so exciting to play.
You can also choose the gamble option after a winning combo where you can double or quadruple your winnings.
Good luck! Don't get too greedy and try to quit while you are ahead!