Soldier of Rome is powered by Barcrest is a 7 reel, 50 to 100 payline slot that can be played from £1 to £500 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With a Roman theme, this game uses 2 popular WMS game engines – Mighty Reels and Money Burst for an epic encounter.

Visually, it has an ancient Roman theme – symbols on the reels include diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs as well as chariots, coins, eagles (SPQR), helmets and 2 majors (male and female). Next to the reels you’ll see the Centurion which looks impressive. The most rewarding symbol is the female character which gives you 5 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

The Centurion is the wild and replaces all symbols bar the Soldier of Rome Bonus and Soldier of Rome Free Spins Bonus symbol – it only appears on the 3 Mighty Reels only. It appears 3 positions high and when landing completely in view, it opens up to the top 5 positions of the Mighty Reels to fill to whole respective reel. If any more wilds show completely in view, they will also expand to fill their reels.

The game has 7 reels with 4 Money Burst reels and 3 Mighty Reels. Once you start spinning the reels, the 4 Money Burst reels stop with the 3 Mighty Reels then stopping. If the first 3 Money Burst reels stop and contain matching symbols, the extended spin will be given on the 4th Money Burst reel.

If you get a match, the Lightning Spin Bonus feature is triggered – the top section of the Mighty Reels opens up so that the full 10 symbols are active and visible. A total of 100 paylines are in play. Numerous symbols matching the 4 symbols in the Money Burst reels are added to the Mighty Reels.

Solider of Rome comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when 3 or more Bonus (or Wild Bonus) symbols appear anywhere in the view. If you have the Lightning Spin Bonus feature activated, only Bonus symbols on the full Mighty Reels will count.

Anyway, you will get 10 free spins for 3 Bonus or Wild Bonus symbols with each extra Bonus or Wild Bonus symbol giving you extra 5 free spins. During the feature, 3 or more Bonus or Wild Bonus symbols will give you additional free spins. Look out for wilds as they will expand – they don’t have to appear fully either to expand.

Being a Barcrest title, there’s a Big Bet feature which you can play for £20, £30 or £50 – you will receive 5 linked spins with 5 reels and 50 paylines. The £20 option sees wilds partially in view on the Colossal Reels activating the top portion of the reels which then expand to cover the respective reel.

In the £30 option, you get the same as the £20 option but with the 4 lower suit symbols removed from the standard reels (for bigger wins). Finally, the £50 option also offers you the Colossal Reels permanently active as well as 100 paylines in total.

Soldier of Rome sounds quite complicated but once you get spinning, it will become more apparent. If you’ve played WMS’ Fire Queen, you will understand the Money Burst concept. The Mighty Reels game engine appears in Barcrest’s Hercules High & Mighty by the way. Overall, Soldier of Rome is a medium variance slot which definitely needs a few spins to get used to the combined game engines.