Gladiator of Rome is 1×2 Gaming’s take on an already over-crowded and often popular genre of slot machines. This release is far less serious in tone than some other releases, and its light-hearted gameplay makes the slot appealing. A visual treat which focuses on the finer side of Roman life (as opposed to the military might of the empire often found in such games), Gladiator of Rome has a lot to offer.
1×2 Gaming has kitted out the game with the usual array of 5 reels and 20 paylines. This doesn’t leave too much in terms of ways to win, but at least stakes are cheap. A spin on the slot will set players back as little as 20p a game. Even those players who wish to max out their bets can’t wager more than £25 a spin. Winning is a touch on the difficult side at times, but that is to be expected of a medium to highly volatile slot such as this. Prizes are non-progressive and can be worth up to a thousand times a stake.
Gladiator of Rome doesn’t leave much on the table in terms of special features. There are wild symbols in Gladiator of Rome, and these appear as gladiators, one of the few more aggressive icons to appear in this otherwise tame release. Wild symbols will naturally replace the lot, save for scatter symbols.
Those scatters are represented by two gladiators going through the motions. These duelling warriors can only appear on the second, third and fourth reels. You’ll need them to crop up on the lot to trigger a free spin round. The free spin bonus round has a lot of meat on its bones, and that is arguably one of the most alluring things about this game.
Unlike most free spin rounds in slots, Gladiator of Rome chucks many spins at you from the get-go. Ultimately, you’re going to get thirty of them. The first ten spins you’ll get to play with come with a 1x multiplier. The second set of ten spins will see a 2x multiplier double your winnings. On the final set of spins (the third set), you’ll get to play with a 3x multiplier which will naturally triple your winnings. During the entire bonus, all lowest of the paying icons (the Jack) will be removed from the reels; as will the scatter icon. This naturally makes it a touch easier to land wins, albeit at the cost of not being able to retrigger the free spin round. With so many spins to play with, though, this is hardly a concern.
Gladiator of Rome doesn’t just stand out in terms of graphics. The slot also stands out on account of its excellent free spin bonus and goodies. Players who are tired of the usual stab ‘em and slash ‘em gladiator slots will find this 1×2 Gaming developed slot right up their alley. It can be found at all sites which offer titles from the 1×2 Gaming Network.