Most of you have probably seen the movie Gladiator from the year 2000. About Maximus imprisoned as a slave and is forced to fight as a gladiator. Would you like to relive this movie? Grab your sword and armor and play the Gladiator slot game from Betsoft. This game developer is known to deliver solid 3D slots, often with extensive bonus rounds. Gladiator makes use of well-known film elements that have been transformed into symbols. For example, we see Maximus in his gladiatorial armor, the Colosseum, a sword and shield and a chalice with gold coins. Even though it’s been a while, when we experienced the atmosphere we immediately recalled the story. There are also plenty of bonus features, several Wilds, a click me feature and Scatter symbol. For the heroic players there is also the Gladiator Battle bonus round.
We step into the fighters arena and what strikes us first is the well-developed theme. It really fits all the elements of the Gladiator film and the times. The buttons look like marble pillars, and the background seems to be from stone. To relive the exciting moments we hear beautiful music from The Lyndhurst Orchestra. Each round when we spin a prize the winning symbol comes forward, this is accompanied by a short video. The arrangement of symbols is like we are used to from most video slots, 5 reels and 3 symbols per reel. You can set how many paylines you want to play, from 1 to a maximum of 30. In addition, you can set the number of credits per line from 1 up to 5. The coin size varies from 0.02 up to 1. Your balance and the number of credits change in the dashboard once you adjust the coin value. Honestly, we are more in favor of a system where you can only adjust the total betting amount. For example, like we see in the slots of Quickspin.
The Gladiator slot from Betsoft is packed with bonus features. If you spin the symbol of gladiator Maximus on an arbitrary position of the 3rd reel, the smash Wild Reel feature is activated. There will be a pillar of marble coming up that occupies the entire 3rd reel. The entire reel is now turned into a Wild, meaning that it can replace any other symbol. This is with the exception of the door symbol and the Coliseum.
When you spin the icon of the princess on the 1st position on reels 2, 3 and 4, the Wild X2 feature is activated. The princess will drop a handful of rose petals. The symbols that are touched by this change into a x2 Wild symbol. Any winning combination that includes a Wild symbol are paid double!
Also with this slot we have the Scatter symbol, in this case with the image of the Coliseum. You win a prize with the Scatter symbol on each payline and with every combination.
Time for the next feature, the symbol of the big door plays an important role. When you spin 3 or more of these door symbols on an active payline, the bonus feature is activated. You can choose one of the click me symbols to see what prize you have won. You can do this until the Collect button is visible on the screen. Click that button to collect your winnings.
But what is a Gladiator slot without a fight? Get ready for battle! Spin the symbol of Maximus, the Colosseum and the enemy together on payline 1, 2 or 3 on the reels 2, 3 and 4. It’s time for the Battle bonus round! Choose your Gladiator, Maximus or the enemy? Now you can watch the fight, do not expect the highest quality graphics. It’s been a while since this slot is developed. For every attack and blocked counterattack you will receive credits. If you succeed to KO your enemy completely, you will receive an extra bonus!
Summary table Gladiator
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||November 2013|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||92,67%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Low|
|Features (?)||Click Me bonus, Gladiator Battle, Scatter and Wilds|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 30|
|Min. / Max. bet||60p up to £75|
|Coin value||0,02 up to 1|
|Betting levels (?)||1 up to 5|
|Max. prize||3750 coins|
The developments move fast in the field of online gaming. This Gladiator slot can still get along in these times and it is also playable on mobile devices. The graphics quality is somewhat less if we compare it with the most recent slots. Still, this game from Betsoft is a good experience with a well-developed theme and plenty of bonus features. Do you dare to fight?
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