Play ‘N Go’s Game of Gladiators Slot Review

Let the battles begin with Game of Gladiators, a 5 reel 20 payline slot powered by Play ‘N Go. With a Roman gladiator theme, you can spin away from 20p to £100 per spin across all devices. It comes with 5 randomly triggered Primus mystery features as well as an Enter the Arena Battle feature where Champion scatters battle gladiators to give you cash prizes or another go of free spins.

Visually, Game of Gladiators looks great – with stone walls forming the backdrop, you will see A, K, Q and J royals on the reels. You will also see gladiators Scissor, Provocator, Murmillio and Rectiarus. The latter (Rectiarus) is the most lucrative symbol giving you 2, 4 or 20 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The tiger symbol is the wild and performs the usual substituting duties – it also is the highest paying symbol in the slot with 2.5, 5 or 25 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

During the base game, you can benefit from 1 of 5 randomly triggered Primus mystery features – here’s what to expect:

  • Fame feature – a Gladiator symbol is selected and a bonus payout is awarded using the Battle Prize paytable (more on this below).
  • Spear Attack feature – between 3 and 6 random tiger wilds are added to the reels.
  • Sword Attack feature – reel 1 is duplicated 2 to 4 times to display the same symbols. This can result in all 5 reels showing the same symbols.
  • Net Attack feature – all Gladiator symbols of a kind are held with 1 free respin awarded.
  • Enraged feature – 2 fully expanding tiger wilds are randomly added (i.e. 2 wild reels).

Game of Gladiators also comes with the Enter the Arena Battle feature – this is triggered when you get 3 Portcullis scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. You then select a Champion which replaces the Portcullis scatter – you can choose between the Spartacus scatter (male Champion) or the Amazonia scatter (female champion). That chosen Champion is the scatter for the duration of the feature.

You will then get free spins until the battle is won or lost – the battle starts each time a scatter lands on the reels. Any matching high value symbols that land on the reels will be grouped together at the top of the reels on the Battle Meter. The bigger the group, the larger the Battle prize.

Every scatter that lands will mount 1 attack on a group of gladiator symbols and, in the process, destroyed that group. If 2 scatters land, 2 groups are attacked with 3 scatters attacking 3 groups. 2 or 3 scatters landing will apply a 2x and 3x multiplier (respectively) to the Battle prize.

The battle is won if all groups are destroyed – the battle is lost if the groups fill the Battle Meter. Every time a scatter and high value gladiator lands on the reels, the high value gladiators are added to the Meter. The free spins continue until the Battle is over.

Furthermore, each champion has a different Victory Prize if they win their battle – Amazonia gives you a prize of between 20 and 100 times your stake whilst Spartacus retriggers the Enter the Arena Battle feature to give you another chance to win.

Game of Gladiators may sound complicated, but you’ll soon get the hang of things once you get spinning those reels. Highly volatile, you can win up to 5,000 times your stake (capped) in total from the feature. In the base game, you can win up to 500 times your stake if you fill the reels with wilds. If you like the theme, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Champions of Rome has quite a few similarities.

 

Slot Information

  • Game:
    Game of Gladiators
  • Software:
    Play ‘N Go
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    20
  • Total Coins:
    20
  • Coins Range:
    0.20 to 100.00
  • Jackpot:
    500
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (6)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    ?/1x