Gladiator is a 5 reel video slot based upon the 2000 hit film starring Russell Crowe. It featuring cut scenes, animation and symbols based upon the film, helping them to relive moments from the film. The gameplay is relatively simple but yet still offers potentially big days from the jackpot and bonus rounds.
Gladiator is a 5-reel, 25 payline game where wins pay to left to right. Coin sizes range from $0.01 – $5.00 and between 1 – 10 coins can be wagered per line, which is a truly epic range allowing for the smallest to the largest of bets. Playing the maximum coins and paylines therefore costs between $2.50 – $1,250.
Symbols and Paylines
Although the game borrows liberally from the film, with clips and character symbols that animate after a win, somewhat surprisingly the character of Maximus (Crowe) doesn’t actually appear in the game. However, this doesn’t detract from the overall appeal, and a number of other characters are important symbols in the game, such as Commodus, Lucilla and Proximo. During base play, the sound effects and soundtrack are somewhat subdued, but they spring into life during the bonus features, where loud martial drumbeats and Coliseum crowds add to the gladiatorial atmosphere.
The maximum jackpot available on Gladiator during base play is $1,250,000 (when betting the maximum) for hitting 5x Coliseum scatter symbols anywhere on the reels .
Gladiator is an eye-catching, cinematically themed video pokie that gives players a number of ways to win, and yet nevertheless features relatively straightforward game play. The potential payouts that the game offers are very substantial, both during base play and in the two great bonus features:
Coliseum Bonus Feature – This is a free spin feature, triggered when 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. Players are taken to a separate screen where they are presented with 5 rows of 5 stones, with each row containing a different prize.
Gladiator Bonus Feature – When the Gladiator mask wild symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 you are taken to a separate screen, where a random series of 9 masks appear; each contains a cash value between 1x – 3x the player’s total bet. These are added together and the total is the payout amount. This is a very nice feature which looks great too.