|Online Slot Machine||Gladiator|
|Slot Provider||Betsoft Casino Software|
There are several slots out there with this simple title. The slot we’re interested in, though, is BetSoft Gaming’s 3D slot. Gladiator may not feature Russell Crowe’s Maximus (to be honest, the Playtech progressive slot didn’t either), but this is a more realistic take on gladiatorial battles in Ancient Rome. Designed using superb 3D graphics, this symbol aims to showcase the glory of Rome, whilst keeping the brutality of the contests down to the minimum.
Gladiator offers up a 5-reel, 30-line structure, which is in keeping with most BetSoft developed games. Players can take total command of their wagers, by being able to choose how many coins they wish to stake per line, the number of lines they wish to play with, and by wagering up to 5 credits per line. Gladiator comes with a floor bet of just 2p per line, per spin. Maximum wagers are fixed at £150 a pop on this historical themed slot.
The standard, chalice, coins, shield/mace, sword/shield, tiger and horse symbols are worth the least in this slot machine, bringing in wins which range from 25 coins up to 1,250 coins. The two gladiator icons are worth wins from 400 coins up to 2,000 coins, whilst the Coliseum can see you win as much as 3,750 coins if 5 appear on the reels. Coliseums count no matter where they land, since they act as scatter symbols.
There’s certainly no shortage of special features in this game. Players can trigger a wild feature if they land the princess icon on the first position on the second, third, and fourth reels. This is a big ask, but it can see you win double your total courtesy of a 2x wild symbol.
Land 3 or more door symbols on the reels to trigger a simple click and win bonus. In this basic bonus round, players can select from a number of doors to pocket prizes until they locate the collect sign.
The main wild bonus in this game is the Gladiator Smash feature. When a gladiator lands on the third reel, it will trigger this wild reel feature. The hero will walk out on the screen and fight until the entire reel goes wild. These wild symbols cannot substitute for click and win bonus icons, or coliseum symbols.
Prepare for Battle feature
If a player lands the hero, coliseum and villain icons on the first, second, or third paylines on the second, third and fourth reels, they will trigger this bonus. In it, gladiators will do battle, and you can attack to kill your opponent. The better you do, the larger your cash prizes will be.
Gladiator is hardly a revolutionary slot. Its features are certainly enjoyable, even if they are quite notoriously hard to trigger. This won’t trump Playtech’s slot on account of it being difficult, and non-progressive. It could still be worth a look, though, especially if you want tip-top graphics in your online slot games.