The great Thracian gladiator known as Spartacus has been immortalised across many different forms of media for the role he played as not only a warrior, but also as a true military leader.
Today, we’re going to take a look at the Spartacus: Gladiator of Rome slot game and see what role it has to play in this story.
The Spartacus: Gladiator of Rome slot game by WMS starts off with quite the surprise as there are two sets of reels for us to feast our eyes upon – one is laid out in a 5×4 structure and another, bizarrely, is 5×12, known as the Colossal reel set, adding up to 100 paylines, with stacked wild symbols on the smaller reel moving over to the Colossal where they will expand.
We get to see diamonds, clubs, hearts and spades on the reels alongside some actual themed symbols such as a gladiator, a helmet, a lion, a sword and much more.
The return to player (RTP) percentage cannot and should not be underestimated, especially in a slot such as this one that really does keep you on your toes throughout the course of the gameplay. The reported RTP here comes in at between 95.94% and 95.98% which is below the standard average, but with medium volatility, a steadier stream of smaller wins should be possible.
Punters only have to put down an initial bet of $/€/£0.50 to get started in this slot before working your way up to a maximum stake of $/€/£250, and from there, you could win up to $/€/£2,500 and beyond.
The theming remains consistent during the gameplay but we’re not sure it builds up enough tension to warrant the huge weight of the story it’s trying to tell. Plus, between the rigid design work and the lack of any unique qualities, we actually think the slot lets itself down quite dramatically in this department.
You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the wild symbol which, you may have guessed, is the Spartacus: Gladiator of Rome logo, and can substitute itself for all other symbols outside of the scatter – which is the Coliseum.
The main attraction when it comes to bonus features is the free spins feature which will be triggered when you land three or more of the aforementioned scatters across both the main and Colossal reel sets. Three scatters will give you a 2x multiplier + 8 free spins, four scatters = 5x multiplier + 12 free spins, and five scatters will secure you a 20x multiplier plus a huge 20 free spins.
The Spartacus: Gladiator of Rome slot game doesn’t exactly set the world on fire which, based on the theme, is a shame. What it does do, however, is work within a genre that is always going to be pretty entertaining regardless of the finished product.
The two sets of reels is a really interesting idea but with inconsistent wins and a lack of bonus features, it’s probably not one that’ll last long in the memory.