Take a trip back to the ancient world in Glorious Rome, a 5 reel 20 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. Boasting superb design, it comes with 2 wild symbols as well as a free spins feature where 1 randomly chosen symbol will pay scatter style. Don your toga from between 20p and £100 per spin.
Set within marble columns and watched over by a pair of statues, the reels are full of Roman regalia. The bunch of grapes, military bugle and scroll all offer payouts of 5, 15 or 100 coins. Next come the goblet and pouch of coins which pay 7, 20 and 120 coins.
The bare-chested gladiator comes next. Land 3,4 or 5 of these on a payline for a 10, 25 or 200 coin haul. The centurion follows, offering up to 250 coins with the emperor’s wife paying 20, 50 or 350 coins. Most lucrative is Caesar who’ll get you 25, 75 or 500 coins.
The most rewarding symbol is the roaring lion which is the standard wild – as well as replacing all other symbols bar the scatter, it awards 50, 150 or 1,000 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.
The lion isn’t the only wild though – the quadriga (chariot pulled by 4 horses) acts as both a second wild and a scatter. Land 3 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Jupiter’s Gift feature. The king of the gods will then reward you with up to 10 free spins. Before these free spins begin, you’ll be taken to a chamber where a symbol will be chosen at random. This will pay scatter style during the feature.
Glorious Rome looks and sounds magnificent. The symbols are superbly drawn and the thumping soundtrack has a real martial feel. All of the symbols can land fully stacked in both the base game and the feature offering plenty of action.
The only extra is the free spins round which is solid enough if not especially spectacular. We found it much harder to trigger than in some other slots from this developer. We’d put the variance in the medium range.
Glorious Rome is a typically solid effort from Pragmatic Play – it doesn’t offer quite as many thrills as some similarly themed slots but if you get lucky with the wilds in the feature round there’s some fine entertainment to be had. I also recommend you try Glorious Empire by NextGen Gaming and the classic Rome & Glory from Playtech which have similar themes.