Gladiator

Gladiator slots is one of the top slots from Playtech. As a 25 payline video slot, Gladiator uses the top of the range graphics and software to put you right into the action beside Maximus Decimus and the gang.

 

Highlights

  • Slot type: progressive
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Holidays
  • Lines: 25
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Wild Symbol: Gladiator helmet
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Payout: €2.37 million
  • Software: Playtech

The Roman Gladiatorial theme is present throughout every aspect of this game, from the coliseum and gladiator helmet symbols through to the evil emperor Commodus’ sinister presence on the reels. Unlike real gladiatorial combat, the Gladiator casino game is very straightforward to play and as a progressive jackpot game there are some good payouts on offer.

How to play

Gladiator Slot is very easy to get the hang of. The coin size ranges from 0.25 and you will need to play max bet if you want to be in with a shot at the progressive jackpot.

Once you’ve decided how much to wager and how many paylines to choose you will need to spin the reels. Three or more of the same symbol will get you a payout. The maximum payout for the non-progressive game is 5000 coins and this happens when you get five Emperor Commodus symbols on an enabled payline.

Jackpots

There are a few different jackpots on offer here. The main non-progressive jackpot is won when you get five Emperor Commodus symbols on an active payline. This jackpot is worth 5,000 coins.

The progressive jackpot is worth at least £1 million and is won roughly every 14 weeks or so. To win the progressive you need to get three wild cards. This will trigger the jackpot bonus round and then all you need to do is get the nine gold helmets.

As a progressive jackpot game, Gladiator slots is considered high volatility. This means you will have to bet high but you could be rewarded by a good payout.

Special features and bonuses

Gladiator slots is packed with special features and bonus rounds so you can be sure you’ll never get bored. The biggest bonus feature is their Coliseum Bonus feature. To activate this feature you need to land three Coliseum scatter symbols.

Once you’ve landed the scatter symbols, you will need to click on start to start the bonus game. Pick one stone from each of the four rows, starting from the bottom. Depending on which stones you get, each row will give you a different bonus, from free spins to multipliers, scatter symbols and wild symbols.

Another great feature is the Gladiator Bonus feature. If you get three Gladiator Helmet wild cards on reels 2, 3 and 4 you will trigger this bonus jackpot game. During this game, nine gladiator helmets will be revealed and uncovered. If you get nine gold helmets you win the progressive jackpot.

As well as the bonus games there are also a few extra features that you can use in the normal course of your spins, including the coliseum scatter symbol which triggers Gladiator’s free spins, and the wild card which can substitute for other symbols to create winning combinations.

Big winners

There have been some fantastic wins on Gladiator slots over the years, with the biggest win ever of €2.37 million in 2009. As a progressive jackpot, you can never be sure when it will pay out but when it does you can expect to receive well over £1 million.

Graphics and sounds

The graphics in this slot game are in keeping with the movie of the same name. You can expect to see plenty of the Coliseum, Emperor Commodus and of course Maximus Decimus himself. The graphics are top quality and feature clips from the movie, which is fantastic for fans.

The audio is pretty average and consists of the standard beeps and chimes whenever you spin the reels or hit a winning combination.

Conclusion

Gladiator is an excellent choice of online slot game if you love the movie, or even if you don’t and you just want to be in for a chance at winning a life changing jackpot. While you do have to bet a reasonable amount to be in for the big win, there’s so much fun and great features to be had along the way that it’s bound to be worth your while.