Join the warriors of ancient Greece in Spartus, a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot powered by Stake Logic. Available to play on mobile, desktop and tablet devices, this historical adventure comes with expanding wilds, the 360 degrees feature which offers big coin prizes and three-way wheel bonus that awards cash, multipliers and free spins. Join the fray from 25p to £50 per spin.

A Spartan battlefield, complete with helmet-clad warriors forms the backdrop to the reels in Spartus – those reels include 5 gemstone symbols, a quartet of masks and a wild which can appear as stacked. The wild can appear on any of the 3 middle reels and expand to cover the whole reel – this is known as the Expanding Wild Reels feature.

The masks are central to the 360 Degrees feature – to the right of the reels, you’ll notice 3 mask symbols and numbers above and below. Every time 1 of these masks lands in the circles on reels 1 or 5, the number above the appropriate symbol will drop by 1. Once it reaches 0, you’ll win a coin prize anywhere in the range of numbers shown below the symbol. The precise amounts depend on how much you’re playing with on each spin.

Land the Spartus symbol on the middle position of reels 1 and 5 and you’ll trigger the Wheel of Fortune Mystery Bonus feature. This is played out on a 3-tiered wheel – spin the 1st wheel to win a random coin credit. The second wheel does the same, only the awards on offer are higher. Finally, the third wheel will award a selection of free spins.

As usual with Stake Logic slots, there’s little to fault as far as look and sound are concerned – the 3D visuals are superbly done, backed by a soundtrack of crashing swords, neighing horses which accompany the appearance of the stacked wild and the occasional cry of “this is Spartus”.

We found Spartus sitting pretty high on the variance scale so expect plenty of spells when your battlefield exertions will come to nought. The 360 Degrees feature and the Wheel of Fortune Mystery feature can deliver decent results but you may have to wait a while to trigger them. You’ll need the bankroll to cope with the big swings and of course plenty of patience.

It doesn’t match other Stake Logic slots like King Bam Bam, but Spartus does still have its charms, especially if you’re a fan of volatile, historical-themed slots. Alternatively, you should try NextGen Gaming’s 300 Shields which is the best online.