The Gladiator video slots game available at Playtech casinos is based upon the Russell Crowe film of the same name. Gladiator is a twenty pay line slot game offering a potential win of up to 5000 times the wagered bet. There are two random bonus features available. Playtech has licenced the slot game, which is part of the new range of slot games that the company has recently launched, and features five reels and 25 individual pay-lines. The high number of paylines means that with a higher bet, the payout rates increase proportionately.
Gladiator online slots deliver on a large range of betting options ranging from a low 0.01 to a high of 1250 per spin. The game, like the movie, is a tribute to the ancient gladiators and their courage. In terms of features, this slot machine delivers Bonus rounds, a Scatter multiplier and a gamble option.
Playtech have designed this game to include top graphics and animation. A considered soundtrack runs throughout the game and suitably accompanies the visuals of the game.
All the symbols and characters in the game are taken from the movie Gladiators, and are lifelike, providing entertainment and numerous slots features.
The game also has an autoplay feature which can be put into motion at any time. Using this option, the player can set the number of spins and the amount to be wagered as well as the number of activated paylines. The computer then takes over and plays the game without any assistance from the player.
The regular symbols in this game are the General Maximus, Senator Gracchus, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Lucilla, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. These symbols appear most often on the reels and all of them have a payout associated with them if they appear three or more times.
The Wild symbol in Gladiator is the Gladiator Helmet which can only appear on the reels 2, 3 and 4. The Gladiator Helmet can substitute for all other symbols to complete a winning combination. There is no regular win associated with this symbol, but when it appears simultaneously on the three reels, then it initiates the Gladiator Bonus Round.
In the Gladiator Bonus Round, a window opens in the centre of the screen. This window has 9 masks which represent 10x, 5x and 2x the total bet. The player wins an amount which is equivalent to the total value of all the nine masks.
Scatter Symbol and Bonus Round
The Scatter symbol is the Coliseum symbol which can appear scattered anywhere on the reels. When there are two or more scatter symbols on the reels, players win an amount which ranges from 2x to 100x the triggering line bet. When there are three or more scatter symbols, the Coliseum bonus round is activated.
In the Coliseum Bonus Round, a series of stones are arranged in a 4×5 matrix. One stone is selected from each row. The first row represents the number of free spins, the second row represents the multiplier, the third has the extra scatter symbol that can be used in the free spins and the fourth row have an extra wild symbol for the free spins.
In addition to these features, the player can also choose the gamble option which is available whenever a winning combination is completed. The usual face down card is predicted in terms of colour and suit.