Gladiator: Road To Rome Slot

Playtech has form when it comes to releasing awesome online slots based on epic movies. We only have to cast our eyes over its DC slot adaptations like Superman: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and its previous entries into its Gladiator series for proof. This five reel, 25 payline progressive jackpot is the latest slot from Playtech born from Ridley Scott’s multi-Oscar winning Gladiator, and features characters and epic clips from the film, two bonus features and a progressive jackpot.

About Gladiator: Road To Rome

Behind our reelcase we glimpse a packed colosseum – the arena in which we do slots battle just as would the gladiators that are the stars of the film…and the slot. Our five reels are adorned with 9s through Aces as our low payers, while the high-paying symbols are reserved for the lead characters from the film. Commodus, Lucilla, Proximo and Tigris of Gaul make up our high-paying symbols, animating into brief film clips when they form winning combinations across any of the game’s 25 paylines.

But what of Maximus, the star of the story? He makes a stunning appearance as the game’s Stacked Wild, slashing his sword and substituting for all other game symbols except Scatters and Bonus symbols. Landing five-of-a-kind wins with Maximus also delivers the biggest win across a single payline – 1,000 coins. Playtech also ramps the epic factor up to 11 by including a suitably epic sound score to accompany our gameplay. Ridley Scott would be proud.

Bonus Features

Landing three, four or five Shield and Weapon Scatters anywhere across the reels triggers the Colosseum Free Games feature. In this arena, we now have 5, 8 or 12 free spins which which to emerge victorious. But first we must choose three shields from 12. Behind each shield lies a modifier:

  • Extra Free Spins
  • Win Multiplier
  • Extra Wild Symbol
  • Gladiator Wild Nudge
  • Symbol Pays as Scatter
  • Symbol Payout Boost

Landing three Helmet Bonus Scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 launches the Gladiator Bonus feature. Now, the slot dishes out a series of nine helmets automatically. They can be gold, silver or bronze, with each variant worth a cash prize (more for gold, naturally). But should we land nine gold helmets we will win the game’s progressive jackpot and be able to laud it as an Emperor of Rome.

Slot Information
  • SoftwarePlaytech
  • Play on Mobile?
  • Released2017
  • Reels5
  • Paylines25
  • Coins Range.25 to 125
  • JackpotProgressive
  • Bonus Rounds
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The Slot Professor’s Summary

Playtech has stepped up its Gladiator series of slots with Gladiator: Road to Rome. Not only is the sound score epic, but the visuals are also sumptuous. Playtech has employed DW Studio – a high-end CGI visualisation company based in the UK – to manifest the graphics on this progressive slot. And it shows. The game is immersive, bringing us to the colosseum and at the hands of the emperor. But, just as in the hit film, we are the masters of our own slots destiny.

When we hunt for progressive jackpots, the danger is that the base game can lag. Not so here. The two bonus features are excellently designed and delivered, giving us plenty to aim for during the base game to keep us ticking over. Plus, each time we launch the Colosseum Free Games feature we can find ourselves with different modifiers, serving to keep the gameplay fresher than a Roman bath house. Maximus’s turn as a Stacked Wild is a starring role – and rightly so. But it is the nine gold helmets that we really seek. Each time we trigger the Gladiator Bonus feature we feel the anticipation and trepidation as would a warrior heading into the colosseum.

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