” is the best-known refrain from the famous Kirk Douglas film about the slave who became a gladiator and took on the might of Rome.
Well, this WMS slot has taken on that theme and delivered a slot that looks and plays like no other.
With 100 paylines in operation and two sets of reels in play, how does this rather unusual looking slot shape up?
Is it as fun and playable as a typical slot, or do the added reels and paylines just amount to confusion? The first thing players will note about the Spartacus Gladiator of Rome slot is that it looks somewhat small.
That’s because in order to get both reel sets on the screen, WMS had to shrink down the size of the reels.
What you have here is a 5×4 main reel set, complete with stacked symbols across all reels and a Colossal Reel set, or a 12×5 reel set, which again boasts stacked symbols across all the reels.
The playing card suits (clubs, spades, hearts, and diamonds) are the low symbols in the game and the assorted gladiator linked symbols are the higher value symbols.
The look of the slot can be confusing initially, but it is actually easy to play.
Your Main Reel and Colossal Reels sets play out the 100 paylines, but if you land a full reel of wild symbols in the base game, then these wilds will transfer onto the Colossal Reel’s corresponding reel, turning it entirely wild.
Furthermore, you can hit your three scatters on reels one, three, and five on the Main Reel set and also on one, three, and five of the Colossal Reel set, giving you six reels on each spin where you can hit the Colosseum scatter symbol.
Bets start at $0.01 per two paylines for a total bet of $0.50, although this can be increased up to a maximum bet of $1 per two paylines for a top end bet of $50 per spin. This slot may not initially appeal to those who prefer simpler 5×3 layouts or the retro game fan, but once you play the slot, you quickly learn how the two sets of reels work and interact.
As such, the vast majority of New Jersey online slot fans will find there is plenty to enjoy, and those who enjoy slots with unique features (especially those that don’t eat up too much of your bankroll too quickly) will fall in love with this slot in no time at all.