NextGen Gaming Leonidas King of the Spartans Video Slot Review

Go into battle with a mighty ancient warrior in Leonidas King of the Spartans. Powered by NextGen Gaming and Incredible Technologies, it’s a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot that comes with high spec visuals, a stirring soundtrack and plenty of action. The highlight is the Free Spins Battle feature which comes with wild reels, multipliers and sticky wilds. Join the Spartans from between 80p and £50 per spin.

A rocky desert forms the backdrop to the reels in Leonidas King of the Spartans. Joining the gold playing card values are swords and helmets and 3 Spartan warrior symbols. Helping to create winning combinations is the regal-looking purple wild which can land on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5 only.

The best potential action comes via Free Spins Battle feature. There are a couple of extras on offer in the base game which can spice things up though.

Group Leonidas Win feature – look out for stacks of the Leonidas symbol on reels 1 and 2. When that happens, they lock in place and reel 3 spins again. Land another Leonidas stack and the process is repeated on reel 4 and then reel 5. A final payout is then made with all of the Leonidas stacks together. Needless to say, a 4 or 5 stack combination can deliver some mighty rewards.

Random Leonidas Win feature – this can hit at random on any spin. 6 Leonidas symbols are overlaid on the reels. A new payout is then made with the extra Leonidas symbols in position.

The best potential for a big win comes from the Free Spins Battle feature which is activated by landing the queen symbol on reels 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll receive an initial haul of 5 free spins. Before they begin, spin the meter to add on a modifier extra.

This can add another 3, 4 or 5 free spins to your total, bring a stacked wild into play on each free spin, award a wild multiplier that doubles payouts or offer an instant win coin prize of 5 times your total stake. The free spins then play out with the modifier extra.

Look out here for the 3 warrior symbols. When they appear, they will come under attack and be hit by a shower of arrows. If they survive, the warrior turns into a wild shield which remains locked in place for the rest of the round. In theory, you can add 3 sticky wilds on each free spin. You’ll usually add 1 though.

This design of this ancient-themed video slot matches the epic theme. The visuals are nicely done and there’s a stirring soundtrack to accompany the action. You’ll hear cries of battle and blasts of a choir to herald wins and triggers.

The action on offer here is pretty good too. We found the Random Leonidas Win feature the easiest extra to land. The Group Leonidas feature is harder to come by but offers some decent potential. The free spins round is a good one, especially if you add to your initial tally of free spins. The sticky wilds can really come into their own then.

There’s no shortage of ancient-themed video slots. Leonidas King of the Spartans is an impressive one, combining classy design with some fresh features it should appeal whether or not you’re a history buff. I would also recommend NextGen Gaming’s 300 Shields which is extremely volatile.

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