Playtech Gladiator Video Slot Review

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Gladiator Slot review

Gladiator is a video slot game that is a 5reel 25 payline game and powered by Playtech. The game is based on the epic movie that is thought of as one of the best movies of all time. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix and Russell Crowe (Gladiator himself) – a Russell Crowe symbol doesn’t appear in the game though probably due to image rights.

You can play for as little as 25p a spin to as much as £1,250 a spin. You will also notice that the game uses clips from the movie itself when you have a winning combination. If you like the film (like I do), this is a nice touch and really brings the Gladiator slot to life.

The wild symbol is represented by the Gladiator Helmet (as worn by Russell Crowe) and replaces any symbol (not including the scatter) to form a winning combination if possible. The scatter symbol is the Coliseum and if you receive 2 or more, you can win between 2 and 100 times your bet per spin. If you manage to get 3, you will activate the Coliseum Bonus feature.

In this bonus feature, you can receive up to 24 free spins with a 3x multiplier and extra wild/scatter symbols to help you. The aim is to pick stones starting at the bottom. The 1st row will reveal the number of free spins, the 2nd reveals the multiplier, the 3rd reveals the number of scatter symbols and the 4th row will reveal the extra wild symbol. During the feature, you can get an additional 3 free spins when you see the Emperor symbol on the middle reel (up to 24 free spins).

Then you have the Gladiator Bonus feature which is triggered when you get 3 Gladiator Helmets on the 3 middle reels (reels 2, 3 and 4). You need to pick 9 helmets and they will reveal gold, silver or bronze prizes. This is all totalled to reveal your total win. You can win cash prizes up to 5 times your bet per pick so you can win up to 45 times your bet in total.

I really like the Gladiator slot game which is one of Playtech’s most popular slots – I’ve won pretty win in the free spins feature due to getting extra scatters and wilds. Saying that, Gladiator is a medium variance slot so win amounts can vary quite a bit. Due to the success of this game, Playtech created the Gladiator Jackpot slot game which is the same but has a progressive jackpot attached.

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