Glorious Empire is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot from NextGen Gaming that can be played across desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 50p to £1,250 per spin. It is based on the Roman Empire and is all about the Free Games feature which benefits from sticky wilds. It also benefits from win both ways wins.

Aesthetically, it’s set in ancient Rome depicting one of the largest empires in the ancient world. With temples and buildings as it’s backdrop, the soundtrack is quite epic and sounds like it should be part of a blockbuster film. It sets the tone perfectly. Symbols on the reels include lower value playing card symbols (A, K, Q, J and 10), chariots, gladiator helmets, gladiators, goddesses and a white horse with wings (Pegasus I assume).

The wild is a lion crest on a shield and the scatter is a temple – the latter is the highest value symbol giving you 4,000 times your line stake if you manage to get 5 on a payline.

Glorious Empire is all about the Free Games feature which is triggered when you get 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels. 3 scatters give you 7 free spins whilst 4 gives you 10 free spins. If you manage to get 5, you will receive 15 free spins. Look out for the wild symbol as this remains held for the remainder of the feature. You can also retrigger the feature potential giving you 30 free spins.

Quite simple in terms of gameplay, Glorious Empire is all about the sticky wilds in the Free Games feature – if you get a handful or more, prepare yourself for colossal wins. The variance is in the medium to high range with the bigger wins obviously coming in the feature – you do need patience to trigger the feature so tread carefully.

If you are lucky with the sticky wilds and can manage to get a good number of free spins, you could win really big with Glorious Empire. If you like the theme, I highly recommend Spartacus Gladiator of Rome by WMS or Rome & Glory by Playtech.