Go into battle with the mighty warriors of Sparta in 300 Shields Extreme, an explosive 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from NextGen Gaming. The base game action might not get the blood racing but trigger the Battle feature and the game can explode into life thanks to the wild multipliers that can send payouts rocketing by up to 300x! Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 25p and £62.50 per spin.
Considering that the theme here is an ancient bloodbath, the design here is rather tranquil. Green fields and traditional Greek buildings form the backdrop to the action. Joining the A to 9 royal values on the reels are arrows, swords, ships and archers. Both the ship and archer offer awards of 10 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline.
Central to all the best action in 300 Shields Extreme is the Warrior Wild. This replaces all other symbols apart from the shield scatter as well as offering awards of up to 40 times your bet per payline. The Warrior Wild gains even more magical powers when the feature is live.
The Battle feature is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin. A payout of 5, 12 or 100 times your bet is won and you’ll be taken to a new screen and awarded 5 free spins. Every time a wild forms part of a winning line, the payout receives a 2x multiplier and is doubled. Every time a shield scatter land, it’s collected in the meter to the left of the reels. Pass milestones to add more free spins to your tally and increase the wild multiplier:
- Collecting 2 or more shields adds another 5 free spins with a 5x Warrior Wild Multiplier
- Collecting 6 or more shields adds another 5 free spins with a 25x Warrior Wild Multiplier
- Collecting 12 or more wilds adds another 5 free spins with a 300x Warrior Wild Multiplier
Landing 3 or more scatters on the same free spin awards a standard retrigger and adds 5 free spins. You’ll have the chance to use the Buy Pass feature if you wish – this will set you back 60 times your total bet.
The base game action in 300 Shields Extreme isn’t the most exciting you’ll see. Things can quickly change in the battle feature thanks to the wild multipliers though. Get on a roll collecting the scatters and the coins can quickly build. We found that 300 Shields Extreme lived up to its name on the volatility front.
The epic soundtrack and comic book visuals combine well and the gameplay, though simple, offers enough potential to keep things interesting. The battle on which 300 Shields Extreme is based has gained legendary status. This video slot adaptation doesn’t quite reach those lofty heights. It’s playable enough though and with payouts of up to 17,770 times your bet per free spin, this ancient adventure is certainly worth a closer look.