Producer: Betsoft Slots
Display Type: HTML5
Slot Type: Video Slot
Gladiator is an online slot from the Betsoft stable. Containing the usual high-quality of graphics and a large number of bonus features that Betsoft is known for, Gladiator certainly has the hallmarks of an excellent online slot.
Gladiator is a ‘pay both ways’ slot which means that winning combinations can be formed from left to right and also from right to left. Other notable features include random wilds and three bonus rounds that each offer some good variety when playing this slot.
The slot is classed as a medium variance slot, which means players can expect fairly regular payouts that are of a decent size on average. Most big wins will be had during one the Gladiator featured bonus games.
As you would expect from a Betsoft slot, Gladiator has some impressive graphics and animations that make it a delight to look at and play. Betsoft has always been focused on the aesthetic nature of their slots and is renowned for making this a unique selling point every time the developer releases a new slot.
There are a number of animations throughout the gameplay that either activate randomly or when a winning combination is completed. These animations can occur outside of the reels, within the symbols themselves and within any of the many bonus games on Gladiator.
As for the sound, the background music can sometimes be a little annoying but this is the case with a lot of slots. Although, the sound effects are still pretty good and each symbol has its own sound that runs in sync with the animations that begin when wins are created.
Symbols on the reels of Gladiator online slot are all related to Ancient Rome and the many battles that occurred within the Colosseum.
There are 2 standard symbols with identical payouts that offer the highest rewards. These are the 2 different gladiators, one the ‘hero’ and one the ‘villain’. Should you find 5 of the same gladiator on an active pay line, you will win 400x your line bet. 4 of them on a pay line will be worth 160x and 3 worth 80x your line bet.
A ‘sword and shield’ symbol and ‘mace and shield’ symbol represents the second most valuable symbols and both pay out a multiplier of your line bet of 250x, 100x or 50x depending on whether you land 5, 4 or 3 of either of them on an active pay line.
The tiger symbol is worth 150x, 60x and 30x your line bet should you manage to find 5, 4 or 3 of them in a winning combination respectively.
A ‘black horse’ will payout 100x, 40x and 20x should you land 5, 4 or 3 of them respectively on an active pay line.
Next, there is the ‘flag’ symbol which once landed 5, 4 or 3 times on an active pay line will earn you payouts of 75x, 30x and 15x the line bet.
A ‘bag of gold coins’ is another symbol on the reels of Gladiator and this pays 50x your line bet when you land five5 of them. 4 will get you 20x and 3 10x the value of the line bet.
The last standard symbol on the reels is that of the ‘gold cup’ which is worth 25x, 10x or 5x your line bet when you land 5, 4 or 3 of them in a winning combination.
Finally, there is a scatter symbol in Gladiator that can also bring in welcome payouts. In fact, this symbol which is the ‘Colosseum’ is responsible for the largest single payout on the slot. Landing 5 anywhere on the reels will bring you 750x your line bet. Combinations of 4 will be worth 300x and 3 symbol combinations worth 60x the total spin bet.
There are three bonus rounds in total on Gladiator.
Gladiator Smash Wild Reel Bonus: Activated by landing the ‘hero gladiator’ symbol anywhere on the third reel. This bonus round will then turn the middle reel completely wild. Inevitably, the idea of the wild symbol is so it will lead to a higher chance and possibility of multiple winning combinations.
Click Me Feature: When you find the ‘door’ symbol at least 3 times on an active pay line, you will activate a pick me feature game. Choosing between the 3+ door symbols, you will keep making selections that reveal random cash prizes until you pick a symbol that has ‘collect’ on it. This will end the round and all of the wins collected will be added and paid out.
Gladiator Battle Bonus Round: This bonus round is activated when you land the ‘Hero’, ‘Coliseum’ and ‘Villain’ consecutively across either the 1st, 2nd and 3rd reels or the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. The bonus tasks you with watching a battle between your hero and the villain. You are awarded credits for every successful attack and every successful block. If your hero manages to knock out the villain there is an extra bonus to be awarded.
While there are many bonus features on Gladiator, it is the Wild x2 feature that you will probably see the most. This is activated when you land a princess symbol in the top position of either the 2nd, 3rd or 4th reels. Once activated the princess will drop some petals on the 2 symbols below her on the reel. This will turn the entire reel wild with a multiplier of x2 being attached to all wins.