Gladiator Jackpot is a 5-reel, 25 payline slot that was originally released by Playtech in mid-2008. Another version was launched on the next year, before finally the progressive jackpot version of the game appeared in 2012. The theme is based on the original Roman gladiator stories and more precisely, the eponymous movie that starred Russell Crowe in the year 2000. The latter even won an Oscar for the role. As far as the game’s specific theme goes, Gladiator tries to bring the same action-packed excitement that the movie did, obviously packaged into a slot game. The game uses high resolution textures with original sound bits from the movie, and parts of the soundtrack.
Gladiator Slot Jackpot Info
|Min Bet||€0.25 (playing on all lines)|
|Free Spins Feature||YES|
|Wild Symbol||Gladiator Helmet|
|Progressive Jackpot||Collect 9 golden helmets|
The wild symbol is represented by the Gladiator Helmet. As a wild, this particular icon can substitute for any other symbol in the game with the exception of the scatter. In Gladiator Jackpot, the wild is also the symbol that triggers the game’s bonus feature, provided that it appeared on reel 2, 3, and 4 simultaneously. It is important to note that the game will only pay out a single winning combination per line, if the player manages to spin more than one of those combinations, it will pay out the highest.
The scatter symbol in the game is represented by the Colosseum. As a scatter, this particular icon can appear anywhere on the five reels without the need of having to appear in a sequence. The only thing that matters is the sheer number of those symbols. Once they have appeared, they will not just trigger a bonus feature but they will also act as a multiplier, raising the value of the player’s winnings. Depending on how many of this icon has appeared, it will multiply the player’s earnings. Also, when 3 or more of those symbols appear on the screen (it does not have to be in a sequence) the game will launch its Colosseum bonus feature where the players can win big prizes.
Colosseum Bonus Feature
This particular feature is triggered whenever three or more scatter symbols appear anywhere on the five reels. Once the bonus game has been triggered, the players will find themselves in the bowels of the Colosseum facing a wall that will have various prizes on it hidden behind different stones. We are talking about four rows and five different columns, all hiding something behind them. The player will be able to pick one stone from each of the five rows.
The first will determine how many free spins the players will get. The prize from the second row will reveal the multiplier, while the stone from the third row will reveal extra scatter symbols that the player can use once the free spins have started. The fourth row will reveal an extra wild to the player which, similarly to the extra scatter, can be used during the free spin game. The extra scatter will be one of six card symbols (starting with 9, ending with an Ace) each and every time. The extra wilds on the other hand will be represented by the specific movie characters. This particular bonus cannot be retriggered while the player is still in it.
Free Spin Bonus Round
The free spin round will be triggered during the bonus game. All controls will be disabled during the bonus round and when it is over, the player will be returned to the regular game where their winnings will be added to their totals.
After each win in the game, the player will be offered the chance to play a “red or black” type of gambling game during which they will either double their winnings, or lose it all. They will be only allowed to do that five times, or until they reach the gamble limit, which – provided the bet was high enough – can happen sooner.
The Non-progressive Jackpot
The game has a pretty basic non-progressive jackpot. Non-progressive means that there is no constantly accumulating prize in this game, instead there is a maximum payout which stands at 5,000 credits or $50,000. The relevant symbol that the players have to keep an eye out for is the Commodus symbol. If and when the players can spin five of those icons in a consecutive order, they will be eligible for the maximum prize, provided that they have played with a maximum bet.