Gladiator is a film themed online video slot powered by Playtech. The game is based on the Oscar winning film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe. In this slot game, players will encounter images and video clips from the film that bring back all the best parts of the story. The backdrop to the game is the coliseum where the gladiators did battle. The high quality graphics, animation and video sequences give the game a realistic quality and combined with the powerful background music make for an entertaining experience.
5 Reel Slot Based on the Film
The slot setup in Gladiator is based on the standard arrangement of 5 spinning reels with 25 paylines. The main reel symbols are all characters from the movie excluding Russell Crowe presumably due to image rights. The highest paying symbols include Commodus, Lucilla, Marcus Aurelius as well as Proximo and Juba on this slotscanada.net game. For the lower paying symbols, Playtech have used the standard high card symbols from 10 to ace. The high card symbols have been set in gold and designed to blend into he theme of the game.
Helmet Wild Symbol
The wild symbol in this game is the image of the Gladiator helmet. The wild symbol can be used to substitute for all the other standard reel symbols to form a winning combination on an active payline. The wild symbol only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and does not substitute for the coliseum scatter symbol. The highest paying symbol of the game is actually Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). Finding all five of these symbols across the reels will pay out the slot jackpot of 5000 coins on a single bet.
The helmet wild symbol is also the key to triggering the Gladiator bonus round. This can be triggered by landing 3 helmet wild symbols anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. Once the bonus round is triggered, players will be taken to a second screen where the game will pick nine helmets of different values, either gold, silver or bronze. Each helmet awards a coin prize or a multiplier. At the end of the bonus feature, the total coin prize of all of the helmets is added up and combined into the total winnings.
Coliseum Bonus Round
The scatter symbol in Gladiator is the coliseum symbol. The scatter symbol plays two roles. For starters it can be used as a bet multiplier when it lands in any position on the reels. The scatter symbol also activates the coliseum bonus round. To trigger the bonus round, players must land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Once the bonus round is activated, players will be taken to a second screen displaying a stone wall. Starting on the bottom row, players must pick a stone to reveal a prize. Each row contains a different type of prize. The bottom row contains free spins. The second row contains free spins with multipliers. The third row contains extra scatter symbols for line wins, the fourth and final row contains extra wild symbols that will appear in the main game at the end of the round.