Gladiator Slot Review
Gladiator is a 5 reel 25 payline slot game that is powered by Playtech – it’s based on the epic Gladiator movie which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Russell Crowe – Russell Crowe doesn’t appear in the slot game though due to image rights we can only assume. Gladiator will appeal to all sorts of budgets as you can play for as little as 25p a spin to a whopping £1,250 a spin at the top end. There’s a 5,000 coin jackpot which you can trigger by getting 5 Emperor (Joaquin Phoenix) symbols.
You will see clips from the actual movie too which is good – there are 2 main bonus features to keep you entertained. Firstly, onto the Gladiator Bonus feature – you can initiate this when you get 3 Helmet (wild) symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 (the 3 middle reels). You will then see a classic ‘Pick Me’ feature with 9 helmets in gold, silver or bronze. The prizes on offer range up to 5 times your total stake. You get to make 9 picks so a possibility of up to 45 times your stake on offer.
The next bonus feature and the best one is the Coliseum Bonus feature – you can activate this by getting 3 Coliseum scatter symbols anywhere across the reels. This is the free spins feature where you need to pick stones to reveal your prizes. The first row will reveal your free spins amount and the second row will reveal the multiplier amount. The third row will reveal extra scatter symbols and the fourth will display extra wild symbols.
You can also trigger 3 extra spins by getting the Emperor on reel 3 – in total, you can get up to 24 free spins with a 3x multiplier. The extra wild and scatter symbols can really boost your winning potential too. I have had some big wins in the Coliseum Bonus feature when I’ve got extra scatters and wilds and makes for a very good slot despite being launched a few years back. As a result of its popularity, this is a Gladiator Jackpot slot which is identical but with a progressive jackpot element that can make you an instant millionaire.