Spartacus Call to Arms is a 5 reel, 4 row, 50 payline slot powered by WMS Gaming. Playable from 25p to £100 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this game is the follow-up to the iconic Spartacus Gladiator of Rome which is both an online and land based favourite.

The legendary warrior returns in this sequel – visually, it’s stunning and is played within the columns of a coliseum. With an ancient Roman theme, symbols on the reels include wilds, male and female gladiators, gold, silver and bronze masks as well as shields, swords and gold coins. The wild offers you 100 times your line stake for 5 on a payline and also substitutes for all symbols except the bonus.

When it comes to bonus features, there are 2 – in the base game, look out for special reels (above the main reel set) which have 4 symbols on them at a time on any given spin. The symbols change on every spin but all symbols can appear except the bonus.

If a wild symbol lands, it will transfer to a random position on the reels (except for on any bonus on wilds already on the reels). If you match 2 or more symbols that are part of a winning combination, your win will be subject to a multiplier up to 500x! Here are the details:

  • Match 2 to get a 2x multiplier
  • Match 3 to get a 3x multiplier
  • Match 4 to get a 5x multiplier
  • Match 5 to get a 10x multiplier
  • Match 6 to get a 30x multiplier
  • Match 7 to get a 50x multiplier
  • Match 8 to get a 500x multiplier

Then you have the Free Spin Bonus feature which is played when you get the bonus symbol appearing simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. This will give you a cash bonus of 2 times your stake as well as 10 free spins. The number of wild symbols appearing during the feature increases to enhance your winning potential.

If you manage to get the bonus symbol during a free spin on reels 1, 3 and 5, you will get another 10 free spins taking your total to 20. Like in the base game, you will get multipliers on your wins for matching symbols on the 2 columns above the reels – the amounts are doubled up to 1,000x:

  • Match 2 to get a 4x multiplier
  • Match 3 to get a 6x multiplier
  • Match 4 to get a 10x multiplier
  • Match 5 to get a 20x multiplier
  • Match 6 to get a 60x multiplier
  • Match 7 to get a 100x multiplier
  • Match 8 to get a 1,000x multiplier

I really like Spartacus Call to Arms and it’s different enough from the original (and anything else for that matter) to be unique and appealing. It’s all about the columns above the reels with the big multipliers – it’s quite difficult to get the big 500x (base game) or 1,000x multipliers (feature) as this game is a high variance offering. Saying that, Spartacus Call to Arms will sure become a classic like its prequel.