Playtech’s Shields of Rome Slot Review

Playtech’s Shield of Rome online slot is a 5 reel, 40 payline game that can be played from as little as 10p per spin (up to £500 per spin) on all devices. With a Roman Empire theme, S.P.Q.R special symbols are collected in the base game – on your 10th spin, those symbol positions transform into wilds in the Wild Fire Spin feature. There’s a Great War Free Games feature where you can choose from 4 options – there’s up to 15 free spins and/or up to 10 wilds on each free spin.

Shields of Rome Theme/Symbols

The Shields of Rome slot has an ancient Roman Empire theme as you join soldiers in battle. With a battle scene in the background featuring Roman temples and the infamous army, symbols include A, K, Q, J and 10 royals. You’ll also see maps, goblets, swords, helmets, armour and Roman soldiers. The latter is the most lucrative with 2, 3, 4 or 5 giving you 0.1, 1.5, 2.5 or 6 times your stake.

Wild Fire Spin feature

Shields of Rome comes with a Wild Fire Spin feature which occurs after every 10th spin. If a special S.P.Q.R special symbol lands on any base game spin, that symbol’s position is marked with fire. On your 10th spin, all positions marked with fire become wild for that spin. The golden eagle wild only appears during the feature and replaces all symbols bar the bonus and special symbols – 5 across a payline will give you 8 times your stake.

Great War Free Games feature

Look out for the bonus symbol as 3 of them appearing on the 3 middle reels (reels 2, 3 and 4) will trigger the Great War Free Games feature – you then choose from 4 options:

  • 15 free spins with 5 random wilds on each free spin
  • 10 free spins with 7 random wilds on each free spin
  • 5 free spins with 10 random wilds on each free spin
  • Mystery Shield – you’ll get 5, 10 or 15 free spins with 5, 7 or 10 random wilds on each free spin

Buy feature

Lastly, Shields of Rome has a Buy feature – click on the Buy Feature blue button to enter the Great War Free Games feature. This will set you back 80 times your total stake.

Shields of Rome slot thoughts

The Shields of Rome slot certainly looks good – as for the gameplay, I do like the random wilds on every free spin. Saying that, the most you can win from each spin or free spin is 320 times your stake (by filling the reels with wilds). Low variance, Playtech could have made the symbols more valuable and increased the variance to make this a slot worth coming back to.

If you like the Roman empire theme and want bigger potential payouts, Playtech’s Gladiator Road to Rome is recommended – it’s the official slot from the iconic Gladiator film and can pay out a life-changing progressive jackpot.

Shields of Rome Slot Information

  • Game:
    Shields of Rome
  • Software:
    Playtech
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    40
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.20 to 500
  • Jackpot:
    320
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    5-15/1x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.

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