The Game of Gladiators from the Swedish game providers Play'N Go has taken us on voyages to several historical spots around the globe but never the ancient Roman Empire. However, the five reels and 20 paylines of Game of Gladiators changes the status quo. Situated within the dark stone subway of an amphitheater, the slot game chronicles the battles, the challenges and the victories that the embattled gladiators had to face in the Roman fighting arena which was a form of entertainment in that era. The colors used in the overall design are less intense than the norm but turns out just fine with some spill of blood, a couple of burning torches and several animations. We cannot call it a ground-breaking artwork, but the job gets done with the visual solid design.
Game of Gladiators: How to Place a Bet
Let the battle begin with this Play ‘N Go slot game. Spin to your heart’s content with 20p at the least and £100 at the max betting range. Play ‘N Go made the game accessible on all modern devices.
Game of Gladiators: Gameplay
Game of Gladiators is a great looking slot equipped with stone walls in the background. Occupying the game’s reels are the Ace, King, Queen and Jack royals, you will also encounter a quartet of gladiators; Retiarius, Murmillio, Provocator, and Scissor. The former is the most rewarding offering you two, four or even 20 times your wager for three, four or five in a combo. The game’s wild is depicted by the tiger symbol saddled with the normal substitution duties. It also represents the top paying icon as it offers 2.5, 5 or even 25 times your bet also for three, four and five on a single payline.
Expect to benefit from one out of the five randomly activated Primus mystery features upon the execution of the base game. It comes as follows:
● Fame feature – select a Gladiator symbol and be awarded a bonus payout through the Battle Prize paytable.
● Spear Attack feature – three to six random tiger wilds will be added to the game’s reels.
● Sword Attack feature – the first reel will be reproduced two to four times to put the same symbol on display. The resultant effect is five reels displaying a similar symbol.
● Net Attack feature – every Gladiator icon of a kind will be held in place and a single free respin will be awarded.
● Enraged feature – a couple of fully expanding tiger wilds will be randomly included.
Play ‘N Go also equipped the slot machine with the Enter the Arena Battle feature which gets activated anytime you land three Portcullis scatters on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels at the same time. You will then be able to choose a Champion which substitutes the Portcullis scatters. Your choice should be between the Amazonia scatter which is the female champion and the Spartacus scatter depicting the male champion. Once a champion is selected, it becomes the scatter until the end of the feature.
Then you will be rewarded with free spins until the battle is either won or lost. The battle commences each time a scatter appears on the reels. Corresponding high-value icons appearing on the reels will be grouped as one above the reels on the Battle Meter. The Battle prize will get bigger as the group increases.
Every appearing scatter mounts an attack on one group of gladiator icons which may face destruction in the process. Two groups will be under attack when two scatters appear, and three groups face attack from three scatter as they land. Two or three times multiplier will be applied to the Battle prize when two or three scatters land.
Once all the groups are destroyed, the battle will be won, on the other hand, if the Battle Meter is filled up by the groups, the battle is lost. Whenever a high-value gladiator or a scatter appears on the reels, the high paying gladiators will be added to the Meter. The free spins will go on until the end of the battle.
What’s more, a different Victory Prize is attached to each champion when they are victorious in the battle. You will get a reward of 20 to 100x your wager from Amazonia while you get another chance to earn wins as Spartacus reactivates the Enter the Arena Battle feature.
Things might sound pretty complicated with Game of Gladiators but understanding dawns once you set the reels into motion. Volatility is on the high side with up to 5,000x your bet up for grab in the feature and the base game offers a max of 500x your wager when you get the reels filled with wilds.
Game of Gladiators: Game Buttons
Game of Gladiators offers game buttons such as:
Spin Button – Manually sets the reel into motion.
Autospin – Sets the reels spinning automatically and continues until you get to a preset number.
Information Button - This displays the paytable and gives information on the symbols.
Bet Button – Has two arrows up and down, increase your bet with the top arrow and reduce it with the down one.
Win Button – Reveals your total wins.
Balance Button – Shows the balance you have to wager.
Game of Gladiators: Payouts
The ubiquitous A to J royals occupy the bottom of the value ladder. They offer the least rewards, but the wins increase as you begin to encounter the gladiator symbols Scissor, Provocator, Murmillio, and Retiarius. This is the best fighter with 20 times your bet on offer for five of a kind. You will get a higher reward from the tiger wild which in addition to its substitution functions, rewards you with 25x your wager for five on a full payline. Theoretically, the max prize of 5,000x your wager is possible from the Arena Battle free spins feature.