It’s time to put on the toga and take a trip back to the days of the Roman empire in Luxury Rome, a 5 reel, 9 payline video slot from iSoftBet. This historical themed slot comes with a pair of bonus features that offer free spins and multipliers as well as cash prizes of 4,950 coins. Play from between 9p and £18 per spin.

Luxury Rome was developed in HD so the imagery is nice and sharp – set between a pair of marble pillars, the symbols on the reels include a gold coin, laurel wreath, ring, chalice and crossed swords as well as lower value playing cards from A to 9. The highest value symbols are Cleopatra who will net you up to 800 coins and Julius Caesar who offers 1,000 coins for a 5 symbol combination.

The golden eagle is Luxury Rome’s wild – it replaces everything apart from the scatter and the pair of bonus symbols. Landing just 1 wild guarantees a payout of 2 coins. 5 wilds will raise that to 1,000. The Colosseum symbol is the scatter. This offers between 18 and 1,800 coins if you land between 2 and 5 of them anywhere on the reels.

Luxury Rome comes with a pair of bonus features. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the gold Caesar on horseback statue symbol to trigger the Instant Bonus feature. Click on the symbols to reveal how many free spins you’ve been awarded and what multiplier prizes will be applied to your triggering win.

3 or more of the Roman warrior’s helmet will trigger the Wheel Bonus feature – simply spin the Roman wheel to win cash prizes. Awards of up 4,950 coins are on offer here.

Luxury Rome celebrates the high born of the empire rather than the humble plebs – despite the HD moniker and the grandiose title, the visuals are in fact relatively simple. The same is true of the features. The free spins come along at regular intervals and offer some decent potential. More intriguing is the Wheel Bonus which is much harder to land.

There are already plenty of Roman-themed slots on offer to online casino players. This a perfectly serviceable addition to that crowded field. It doesn’t really stand out though. If you like the ancient theme, then certainly give it a spin.

If history isn’t your usual genre of choice there probably isn’t enough on offer in Luxury Rome HD to make you change your mind. Saying that, I’d rather play Spartacus Gladiator of Rome from WMS or Gladiator Jackpot from Playtech.