There are a lot of games inspired by ancient times in history. There is a lot to inspire since those were the times of discovering and exploring. Taking that to their advantage, Play’n GO released Game of Gladiators, a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 20 ways for the player to land a winning combination. Not only does it have good gameplay and design, thanks to the features it has great payouts as well.
We all know where gladiators take us. The trip is going to be straight to Ancient Rome. There are many things about this time that are beneficial for our existence today and are interesting as works of human evolution. There is a lot that the designers incorporated in the game, all in means to make the player feel like they are there about to watch a fight go down.
The background is, of course, the arena which appears quite scary considering what happens there. Just like in the old times, torches are placed on the walls because there was no light. There is also an accent on the Roman architecture, with the stone reels and golden details. Appearance-wise the game is one of the better ones out there.
The graphics are great and the soundtrack is calming and heroic at the same time. There are sound effects of the cheering wild crowd and steel chain sounds from the arena gate. Some of the symbols include the regular royals designed in stone as the low-value symbols. Then there are the high-value ones represented by the warriors. The game also has a wild symbol in the form of a tiger and a scatter represented by a golden gate.
The gameplay is good as well. The player can bet a minimum of 0,20 and a maximum of a 100 coins per spin. The game has a 96, 42% RTP which is a reasonable offer, considering the other slots on the market. Thanks to the features the payouts are great as well. The player can win up to 5000x the stake in a single spin.
This game has a few exciting and very creative features from which the player benefits greatly. In the base game, the most rewarding symbol is the tiger wild that substitutes for all other symbols and also rewards up to 25x the stake for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. The game also has a Battle prize paytable linked to some of the features. The Battle Prize is calculated according to the high paying symbols that are on the reels.
The game has 5 Primus mystery features that are all triggered randomly. The first is the Fame feature which gives the player a cash prize is awarded according to the Battle Prize paytable. The second is the Spear Attack feature that adds up to 6 additional wilds to the reels. Next is the Net Attack feature that triggers a re-spin and makes the visible gladiators sticky. The fourth is the Enraged feature that adds two stacked wilds on the reels. Last but not least is the Sword Attack feature that duplicates the first reel up to four times.
This game has an Enter the Arena Battle feature that is triggered by 3 scatter symbols appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5. The player then chooses either the male or the female warrior to act as the scatter symbol. Afterward, free spins are awarded that go on for as long as the battle does. The free spins round has a Battle Meter that is filled by scatters and high paying gladiator symbols.
The battle is won when all gladiator groups are destroyed and it is lost if the groups manage to fill the meter. If the player chose the female warrior they get between 20 and a 100 times the stake and if they chose the male warrior they get to play again. This is the most rewarding feature of the game and pays greatly.