Design and Gameplay
Step forth into the arena and get ready to face the unexpected. The mighty Gladiator slot game from Betsoft has arrived waiting for the decision of the emperor. Thumbs up or thumbs down. We give it thumbs up. Being an older, more vintage game from Betsoft, you can really see that the company has had the talent for great games even during its humble beginnings.
Taking inspiration mainly from movies about gladiators, this video slot game’s design is effective and easily understandable. It uses the classic grid of 3 x 5 and has 30 adjustable paylines, giving the player more freedom, unlike the misfortunate gladiators. On top of the active paylines, Gladiator comes with a varied number of symbols, each paying you differently and brining you closer and closer to freedom. The players can check the paytable for more details on the symbols.
It is true that the game has not aged very well, but it still retains its original flare that made it, and keeps it to this day, in the top favorite of gamblers. The graphics are bearable, and have their own appeal. The animations of the icons, and the symbols themselves might remind some players of early 2000 video game cut scenes. However, it’s the music that brings a level of grandeur to the package. For instance, every time you spin an epic orchestra starts playing an intense piece that is sure to engage you even more.
Galdiator is yet another example of that old saying, ‘’never judge the book by the cover’’. At first glance it might seem shallow, but once you experience all the bonus features you will be left at the mercy of your own prejudice.
The colosseum symbol acts as Scatter, and it pays on any reel in any combination. It can add a hefty addition to your treasury. The Wild symbol is the beautiful Princes. Land her on first position, on reels 2, 3 and 4 and trigger the Wild x 2, at which point the Princess will start tossing rose petals, and as they touch the symbols below her they will be turned into 2 x Wilds.
Landing on a Hero Gladiator symbol on the third reel will trigger the Gladiator Smash Wild Reel feature. During which the third reel is turned into Wild substituting all symbols but for the Door and Colosseum icons.
Stumble on three or more of the Door symbol on any active payline and trigger the Click Me feature. The player will be able to choose one of the symbols for a quick reward. The feature ends when ‘’Collect’’ is revealed.
The main attraction happens when you receive the Hero, Coliseum and Villain symbols consecutively on paylines 1, 2 or 3 on reels 2, 3 and 4. This will commence the Gladiator Battle bonus round, during which the chosen by the player gladiator will bring instant rewards by either attacking or blocking his opponent.
This superb video slot game is sure to bring you riches worthy of a Champion. Now choose your weapon and get ready to face your opponent .