Gladiator online Slot was launched in 2008 by Playtech and is a huge hit amongst South African players and all over the world. If you enjoyed the Gladiator movie then you’ll love this themed video slots game as it is based on the blockbuster Hollywood movie and features all the main characters.
The game has all the grandeur and splendour of ancient Rome, including 2 interactive bonus rounds and an exciting gamble feature where you can double your money. Our recommended South African online casinos bring the glories of the Coliseum from ancient Rome to modern-day Joburg or wherever you hail from in SA.
How To Play
Here is how to play this 5 reel 25 payline slots game:
- Set your coin value.
- Activate paylines by clicking on the Lines button or on one of the numbers on the sides of your screen.
- Choose your line bet by clicking on the Bet per Line button.
- Click on Spin to start the game and Stop if you want to stop the reels.
- Alternatively, Bet Max which will place the maximum bet on all paylines and spin the reels for you.
- You can even play in Autoplay mode up to 99 spins.
- Click on the Info button to access the paytable.
The symbols are of Commodus, Lucilla, Marcus Aurelius, Proximo, Juba and golden 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. The aim is to land at least 3 of a kind of any of the regular symbols from left to right to earn a minimum payout. The exceptions are these special symbols:
- Steel mask – This symbol doubles up as the wild and the bonus symbol. It appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4. As the wild, it substitutes for all symbols excluding the scatter. As the bonus symbol, it will activate the Gladiator Bonus if it lands anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4.
- Coliseum – This ancient battle-ground of the Gladiators is the scatter symbol. You need at least 2 scatters anywhere on the reels to win multipliers and at least 3 to unlock the Coliseum Bonus round.
Graphics & Sounds
Everything about Gladiator Slot is true to ancient Roman form – the splendour of the symbols, the triumphant music, and the grandeur that comes along with a win. It’s got all the pomp and ceremony that you would expect. In fact, when you do win you’ll even get to see real video footage from the movie in some of the winning positions.
The sound effects change as you play the game. When the symbols land, they’ll activate a sound and when you win, the music will become more upbeat. If you land 2 scatters or wilds the tempo of the music will speed up to create suspense as the last reels spin.
Commodus pays the highest jackpot prize of 5,000 coins for 5 of his symbol on an active payline. Next in line is Lucilla with 1,000 coins for 5 symbols. Because this is the coin value of the win, the more you bet the more Rands you’ll win. So if you bet R5 per spin you’ll take home a lot more money than if you bet 50 cents.
Because Gladiator Slot pays out smaller amounts more frequently it is considered a low volatility slot game. This means that you’ll have greater odds of winning payouts than in the high volatility games, such as progressive jackpot games, such as Beach life and The Incredible Hulk.
Gladiator Slots Special Features
The Gladiator Bonus is activated when you land the mask on reels 2, 3 and 4. In this bonus round, you’ll be taken to a screen with 9 randomly selected masks of different cash values, depending on whether they’re gold, silver or bronze. If you’re from Egoli you’ll know without being told that gold pays out the most Rands. You’ll get to take home the total of these 9 masks.
The Coliseum Bonus is triggered by landing at least 3 scatters anywhere on the reels. Here you’ll get to pick stones from a series of rows. Each row has different prizes:
- Row 1 – Free games
- Row 2 – Multipliers for free game winnings
- Row 3 – Extra scatters
- Row 4 – Extra wild symbols
With a win you’ll also either get to pick all prizes in the same column, to pick another stone in the row above, another in the same row, or to continue to the free games round.
Another special feature of Gladiator Slot is the gamble feature, which is an option in some of the other slots games. After any win, you can click on the Gamble button and you’ll get to decide whether the next card shown will be black or red. Guess correctly and you will double your latest winnings. As if Gladiator Slot weren’t exciting enough already.So go ahead, pick your playtech casino and start spinning with the Gladiators