This game is the version of the slot machine from Playtech called Gladiator, only in this case we get a progressive jackpot as well, not just the game’s own prize. The movie Gladiator is clearly the inspiration in this case, following the adventures of Maximus and using in the process real photos of actors from the movie. The game’s design is not as good as it could’ve been, especially since it’s built with an official license behind it. Besides the progressive jackpot, other good reasons to play this game include a scatter symbol, a wild, free games and multipliers.
Graphics & Theme
Gladiator takes us in the middle of the Colliseum arena, of which you can actually see a bit if you take a look at the area behind the game logo. For the most part though, the only thing you will see is the symbols of the game. They are a mix of photos of actors from the Gladiator movie with stock images of playing cards (golden letters on black backgrounds). It’s not a great looking slot machine. It lacks the level of detail and the quality of the design that would’ve made it a great choice even for those players that aren’t big fans of the movie. As it stands, this design wouldn’t convince someone that is looking for a great experience, not just features and big prizes.
The Coliseum Bonus is an important part of the slot, triggered with the help of at least three scatters in random positions on the screen. The exact location of the scatter doesn’t matter, as long as the minimum number of symbols is there. On top of the bonus game, there are also payouts of up to 100x the bet value, offered for up to 5 scatter symbols.
During the resulting bonus game, the player picks various stones and he gets prizes. There are four rows to choose from, starting with extra wilds, then extra scatters, multipliers and the number of free spins.
The Gladiator Jackpot bonus is the one you’re probably going after though, a feature that has the potential of awarding the progressive jackpot of this slot machine. You get nine helmets on the screen, their value being either at bronze, silver or gold level. If all 9 helmets are made out of gold, you get the progressive jackpot. Your chances are much better if you use larger bets. You can trigger this feature with three wild symbols (the iron helmet) on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The progressive jackpot is the slot’s main attraction, with the features being close seconds. The design is the one that lets us down, definitely not close to the quality of the movie.
|Special Features||Wild, scatters, free spins, multipliers|
|Bet per line||$0.01 – $50.00|
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