Enter the Colosseum to face wild gladiators and beastly tigers on the slot from Pragmatic Play. The amphitheatre was the place where the Roman emperors would hold the grandiose spectacle to entertain themselves and the crowds. The famed ‘thumbs-up’ or “thumbs-down’ gesture would seal the fate of a beaten gladiator. On your reel encounter in the Colosseum you will be able to experience a sixth reel with multipliers and a Super Wild Bonus, Super Wild Respins, Expanding Wilds and a Free Spins round for wins of up to 4,000 times your stake.
Wild Gladiators is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Entering the arena on desktop or mobile will cost you 0.25 to 125 credits. Te RTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.17%. The Autoplay function will allow you to spin the reels 10 to 100 times consecutively, however, you will have to set a maximum loss limit when the run should stop.
Elaborate graphics with rich colours and stunning animations of the gladiator will greet you when you load the slot. The game window is placed in the midst of the amphitheatre with the crowds cheering and the emperor, the empress and the gladiator populating the reels. The sixth reel containing the win multipliers and the super wild bonus feature can be seen on the right. A heroic soundtrack can be heard throughout a gaming session and goes into dramatic crescendos on big wins.
The game has 10 regular, one wild and one scatter symbol, starting at the low end with the card royals from 10 to A. The high-value symbols are a shield, a chariot, a tiger, the empress and the emperor himself. The gladiator is the wild symbol, expanding into full height when it lands on the middle row and substituting for all symbols except scatters. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 1x to 16x your stake. Scatters are a picture of the Colosseum.
A sixth reel is placed next to the game window and spins together with all other reels in every round in the base game and free spins. It contains win multipliers from x1 to x10 and Super Wild Bonus symbols. The reel will stop slightly later than the slot reels and the multiplier landing in view will be applied to any potential win from the current spin. A Super Wild Bonus symbol will trigger the extra feature.
Hitting the Super Wild Bonus symbol on the sixth reel will trigger one respin with one wild being randomly placed on every reel. Initial wins from the triggering spin are paid before the reels respin. Any wild gladiator symbol will expand to cover the entire reel when it lands on the middle row. Wins from the feature are not multiplied.
Scatters on reels one, three and five in one spin will trigger 10 free spins, which can be indefinitely re-triggered. There are no extras in the bonus round but the higher multipliers occur more often on the sixth reel to provide extra win potential.
No exhilarating but a solid effort. That about sums up my verdict of the Wild Gladiators slot. The good part is that the maximum win of 4,000 times the bet can be hit in the base game and free spins. You will need five wild symbols landing on the middle row as they will all expand to cover the entire reel. That will pay 400x bet, getting then the x10 multiplier on the sixth reel will lead to the maximum payout in a single spin.