There are certainly some periods in history that were quite a lot more violent and scary than contemporary times, and one of these eras is undoubtedly the Roman Empire – after all, it certainly takes more than just a little guts and gore to become one of the most powerful forces on earth. Interestingly, when taking a break from fighting battles, the Romans enjoyed some light-hearted entertainment: like watching soldiers battle it out in the Coliseum against each other, against vicious animals or against condemned criminals. The concept of gladiators has inspired many books and films, with 2000’s Gladiator being the most well-known. Following in the epic footprints of this blockbuster, Playtech’s online casino slot game of the same name is fun and fair, and features some of the main characters from the film. Sharpen your virtual sword, make sure the popcorn is warm and let’s review.
Gladiator is a 3x5-reel online slots game with 25 paylines and a very decent betting range of between 0.01 and 250 credits. As such, you don’t even need to be a fan of ancient Rome in order to take advantage of the winning potential across the reels of this online casino slots game. The reels are set against a backdrop of – you guessed it – the Coliseum, with dramatic music playing in the background. On the reels you will meet the biggest players in the film, including Maximus Decimus Meridius, Senator Gracchus, Antonius Proximo, Lucilla and Commodus, the antagonist. The Coliseum is the Scatter, and landing 3 or more of it across the reels will take you to a screen with 4 different options: Free Spins, Extra Scatter, Extra Wild and Multiplier. All you need to do is pick a stone from each of the rows, beginning with the number of Free Spins on the bottom, then adding extras to that number, such as how many Multipliers, how many extra Scatters or Wilds etc. Then the Free Spins will kick in, but they can’t be retriggered. Landing 3 of the helmet symbol will trigger the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus, in which you’ll be presented with 9 different helmets in gold, silver and bronze. You won’t be required to select anything, but rather will be awarded a random jackpot amount.
While Gladiator may not bring anything particularly ground-breaking to the world of online casino slot games, it certainly pays a decent homage to its silver screen counterpart. The in-game bonus features are entertaining enough to keep you spinning, while the wide betting range is appealing to all manner of different gaming types. If you’re keen to give it a go, then simply make your way to an online casino that supports Playtech software. This is not difficult at all, given the ubiquity of this software provider. When looking for an online destination at which to play, always look out for one that is licensed and registered, as well as one which offers a generous welcome bonus. Without further ado, make your way to the virtual Coliseum and battle out your winning potential across the reels of Gladiator.