Gladiator is a 5-reel 25-payline slot that builds upon the firm foundations of Ancient Rome and Gladiator original movie, a co-production of Dream Works and Universal. It welcomes SA players to bet up to $1 per line and win line prizes up to x5000 a line bet, Scatter prizes up to x100 a total bet and a progressive Gladiator Jackpot with a seed value of €50,000. There are also free spins with multipliers, extra Wilds, Scatters and free spins. Read the review, find the rules and tips and enter the arena!
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Gameplay and slot symbols
To start the game, activate up to 25 lines with the Lines control or by pressing the desired number of lines on either side of the reels. Then place your line bet between $0.01 and $1. These adjustments put your total bet within a range from $0.01 up to $25. Betting in ZAR depends on the rules of an online casino you create an account in.
There are 11 non-feature icons, a Wild and a Scatter. Non-feature icons pay from left to right. All but two of the best-paying icons earn you a prize when you land 3, 4 or 5 icons of a kind on any active line. The two best-paying icons start paying when you have at least 2 matching icons on an active line. Non-feature icons include six playing cards from 9 through to A, Proximo, Jubo, Gracchus, Lucilla and Commodus. These icons award prizes from x8 up to x5,000 a line bet. Multiple line wins won in a spin are added and paid in full.
A Wild substitutes for any non-feature icon and triggers a Gladiator Jackpot Bonus round. Wilds appear only on reels 2, 3 and 4 in all modes.
Coliseum is a Scatter. It appears on any reel and pays a prize. Landing 2, 3, 4, or 5 Scatters on the reels awards x1, x4, x20 or x100 a total bet. At least 3 Scatters trigger a Coliseum Bonus.
Coliseum Bonus: Summon your luck
Landing 3 Scatters on reels activate a Coliseum Bonus. It offers you a plethora of gifts to choose from. When the feature activates, a stone grid of 4 rows and 5 columns is displayed and you have to pick stones to reveal a prize. Different rows hide different prizes:
- Free spins are hidden in the 1st row
- The 2nd row offers free spins with multipliers
- The 3rd row reveals an extra Scatter. It can be any non-feature icon except for Lucilla and Commodus. Landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 extra Scatters anywhere on the reels awards a prize of a respective non-feature icon multiplied by a total bet. For example, if Juba is an extra Scatter, it pays up to x250 a total bet, 5 times its regular cost
- The 4th row reveals an extra Wild. It can be any character from the movie.
Each pick wins you a prize and gives four options: (1) to keep picking prizes from the picked column or (2) pick another prize from a row above or (3) pick another prize in the same row or (4) collect the picked prizes and proceed to free spins. Landing Commodus on reel 3 during free spins awards 3 extra free games.
You may collect all kinds of prizes including free spins, win multipliers, extra Scatters and extra Wilds. The actual composition of your collection depends on your strategy and luck: some stones hide a COLLECT sign. This sign ends up the picking round and starts free spins.
Free spins run at bet and line settings you selected for a base game. No changes are possible when the feature starts. To make the most of the feature, it is recommended to place as high a bet as you can afford and activate all lines during a normal game.
A Gladiator Jackpot feature is twofold: you may win either a handsome cash prize or hit a huge Gladiator Jackpot. The seed amount of a Jackpot is €50,000 (it is recalculated in ZAR by the current rate). This is a progressive jackpot and it consists of the seed amount and a progressive premium accumulated by all fans of the slot worldwide. To trigger the feature, land 3 Helmets on reels 2, 3 and 4 during a normal game; a Jackpot prize cannot be won during free spins. Of course, you have to play for real money to hit the prize.
When the feature activates, the slot offers you a random selection of golden, silver and bronze helmets. Each type of helmets pays its prize. When the prizes are revealed you collect them all. If you have 9 golden helmets during a normal game you win a Jackpot.
Gladiator going mobile
The slot is fully optimized for mobile. The mobile release offers the same level of excitement and earning as the desktop edition yet it has more flexibility in where you can play it.
Bottom line on Gladiator
Gladiator is a 5-reel 25-payline mobile-friendly slot accepting bets up $1 per line and paying line prizes up to x5,000 a line bet, Scatter prizes up to x100 a total bet and a progressive Gladiator Jackpot with a seed value of €50,000. A Bonus round offers a package of features including free spins, multipliers, extra Scatters and Wilds.