Gladiator Jackpot Slots

Playtech decided to refurbish their extremely popular Gladiator video slot by including a progressive jackpot and improving the game's extra features, while making no changes to symbols or game play. As a result, Gladiator Jackpot slot entered the market in June 2012 and it instantly captured the attention of online gamers everywhere. Offering potential for life-changing wins and featuring a well-known theme, the 5 reel 25 payline video slot already looks destined for glory.

How to play Gladiator Jackpot

Before pressing spin to start, players need to select their total bet using a number of different options. They first need to pick the preferred coin value, then select the number of paylines by pressing lines button and choose amount of coins by pressing bet per line. Bet max and auto start options are also available. Gamble option can be used after any win to drive up your earnings. Simply guess correctly whether the next card will be red or black and your payout will be doubled. Helmet Wild only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4, substituting for all game symbols with the exception of Scatter. Coliseum symbol acts as Scatter, multiplying your total bet and triggering the Coliseum Bonus.

Betting Options and Payouts

Players can choose from eight different coin denominations - $0.01, $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $5 and $10, while their total bet can further be increased by selection up to ten coins per line. And provided they have activated maximum 25 paylines, online gamers can wager up to whopping $2,500 per single spin of the reels, meaning this video slot is likely to appeal to high rollers. Gladiator Jackpot has Emperor Commodus as the highest paying symbol, with five matching icons on any active payline awarding 5,000 coins. Meanwhile, players can win 1,000 coins when five Lucilla icons are stacked on an active payline, whereas other symbols feature significantly lower payouts.

Symbols and Extra Features

There are five characters from the 2000 motion picture appearing on the game screen, Emperor Commodus, Lucilla, Emperor Aurelius, Senator Gracchus and Juba, with standard playing cards Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace completing the list of regular game icons. At the same time, Helmet and Coliseum act as Wild and Scatter respectively, giving players even more opportunities to land hefty payouts. While at least two Coliseum Scatters appearing anywhere multiply your total bet between 1 and 100 times, three or more of these start the Coliseum Bonus. You are then required to pick stones to reveal prizes that include free spins, multipliers, extra Scatters and extra Wilds. Meanwhile, Helmet Wilds appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time unlock the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus. Players reveal nine helmets to receive instant prizes. Once you have triggered the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus, you are in with a chance of landing the game's progressive jackpots. Gold, silver and bronze helmets can appear in the nine individual panels, with the progressive jackpot won in case all nine panels are populated by gold helmets.

Our verdict

Allowing bets up to $2,500 per spin and housing a high-value progressive jackpot, Gladiator Jackpot is just perfect for players looking to strike it rich. Meanwhile, casual gamers can also enjoy this entertaining video slot and its pretty impressive extra features. The potential of winning big was just what the original version had been missing, and having sorted out the issue, Playtech now have a great game on their hands.
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Game Details
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Coin Range:
$0.01 - $10
Max Bet:
5,000 coins