Gladiator Jackpot is a revamped progressive slot version of the 2000 blockbuster film Gladiator – the video slot based on the fascinating sword and sandals era. It recounts the story of a brave Roman soldier, Maximus, who publicly challenged the Emperor in an arena. You can now brave the odds on the reels and hope for better luck than the original hero!
The 5-reel, 25 payline fully immersive game has been developed by Playtech. You can bet anything between 0.25 to 1,250 per spin, allowing for plenty of flexibility. Spin the reels and try your luck, by hitting the winning symbols. The game also offers up to 24 free spins and a 3x multiplier. The Golden Helmets give you to access to the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus. In addition, hitting 5 Emperor symbols will also lead you to the 5000-coin jackpot.
- You can bet up to a whopping 1,250 per spin.
- When activated, the reels with the symbols from movie turn into Gifs.
- This is a very entertaining immersive game with some true character.
- The hero Maximus is not included in the symbols.
- The background graphics could have been more creative.
- Some elements from the movie soundtrack would have enhanced the game.
The Wild symbol is the iconic gladiator’s metal helmet, which can stand for any symbol (apart from the Scatter). The Wild can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, giving you great potential winning combinations. In Gladiator Jackpot, the Wild symbols do not have a regular win, but only lead to a win when substituting for another symbol. If you get 3 Wild symbols simultaneously in any position on reels 2, 3 and 4, you automatically initiate the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus round.
The game’s Scatter symbol is the Roman Coliseum. Scatters do not have to occur on a particular payline. If you get two or more Scatter symbols in the spin results, you earn an additional win. This is then added to your payline winnings, further increasing your potential earnings. The payout for the Scatter symbols is multiplied by your total bet, making for even larger winnings. If three or more Scatter symbols appear simultaneously on the reels, you automatically trigger the Coliseum Bonus round.
Bonuses & Special Features
Gladiator Jackpot Bonus
When you trigger the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus round, a window will open, revealing 9 helmets in either gold, silver or bronze. The gold are the ones with the biggest prizes. While the silver and bronze helmets also award prizes, these are not as juicy as those of the gold. Each helmet colour will award you a prize which is multiplied by your total bet. The values of all 9 helmets are accumulated to give you your total Bonus. Hitting 9 golden helmets during the game awards you with the Gladiator Jackpot.
The Coliseum Bonus
The Coliseum bonus leads you to a new 4×5 grid. This grid will allow you to select 1 stone starting from each row to determine your number odds, in the shape of various features. The first row allows you to select your free spins, the second your multiplier value, while the third and fourth rows allows you to select your Extra Scatters and Extra Wilds, respectively. If the Emperor symbol on the middle reel appears, you get an extra 3 free spins. This is the most-sought after feature of the game, as it is where you can really rake in the big money.
Gladiator Jackpot offers 25 paylines across 5 reels. In the video slot, only the highest win pays, per line. Winning combinations pay left to right only, except for the Scatter which pays in either directions. In this sword and sandal themed game, your payline wins are multiplied by your line bet.
Volatility & Betting Limits
Gladiator Jackpot is a high volatility immersive game. This progressive jackpot slot has high potential payouts, depending on the amount you bet. Gamers can bet anything between 0.25 and a whopping 1,250 per spin. This is one of the factors that made the original game so popular. The minimum bet level makes the game accessible, while the maximum allowable bet per spin, greatly appeals to the high rollers. With the x3 multipliers, maximum of 24 free spins and the bonuses, you can make rake in some serious cash.
You can choose from eight different coin denominations, while further increasing your total bet by selecting a maximum of ten coins per line. You can maximise this by activating all 25 paylines, to bet an impressive 1,250 per single spin. This progressive video slot features Emperor Commodus as the highest paying symbol – five Emperors appearing on an active payline will give you 5,000 coins.
With Gladiator Jackpot, Playtech delivers another superior game, which is based on the popular Gladiator slot which they developed some time ago. Here, the heroes of the epic tale that unfolds in the arena are recalled through crystal clear symbols. The storyline of the game, together with its graphics and sound make for some great immersive entertainment. Gladiator Jackpot has versatile betting amounts, which is why it appeals to both newbies and high rollers. The progressive jackpot has fantastic winning potential and is accessible over all devices.