Gladiator Wars Slot Machine
Battling seems to be a preferred pastime of RTG, as they appear to have created a lot of slot machines on the matter: there’s Ares: The Battle for Troy, El Luchador, and now Gladiator Wars. That list seems to be growing every time we play a title from the brand, and so we expect more to be added in the near future.
In a similar fashion to The Battle of Troy, you have 243 ways to play, which means no paylines to tie you down and limit your experience. In addition to that happy design feature, you also have an engaging Battle Bonus where you actually fight another gladiator. This is about the most interactive RTG have gotten so far, so make sure to train hard. We’d hate for you to lose on such an important slot machine.
As in most of the real cash slots from RTG, there’s a progressive jackpot, titled the Random Jackpot, sitting in the top of the right hand corner. As the name aptly suggests, this is an event that could happen at any moment and yet it’s never guaranteed to activate. Consequently, you have an incredibly tempting yet extremely frustrating feature staring you in the face, which may put some users off.
What we’d like to point out is that, no matter how much you try, you’ll never trigger the jackpot during the play for fun version. This may sound like an obvious point to make, but you’d be surprised how many customers get annoyed that they don’t get the ‘full works’ when playing for free. So please, just remember that for a sniff at that final payout, you need to pay the betting fee of 0.25 coins or over. The maximum is 125.00
We feel a bit like the announcer on the Mortal Kombat games when writing this section, as it’s all about providing commentary on a grueling battle. True, you won’t be hit by snakes coming out of people’s hands (we hope), but that doesn’t mean the intensity is any lesser for it. To get battling you need to line up three, four or five scatter icons, which is the customary rule for most RTG slots.
You’ll then be prompted to select an opponent to strike down in a blaze of glory, followed by you highlighting which areas you wish to aim for. This isn’t a round that you’re promised to win, and so you should think carefully before landing your blows. The whole point of this game is to kill or wound the fighter before they do you because, if you miss, the challenger will strike you down and you’ll lose.
Call of the Colosseum is another way to get your rocks off, if fighting is your thing and you love being the victor of the match. It isn’t from RTG but instead from NextGen Gaming, not that it matters too much for they’re essentially level pegging when it comes to quality; the two brands always work to a high standard.
Inside a 5-reel and 25-winline matrix, you’re off to a familiar and identical start, however the differences start to appear when you look at the paytable. In a surprising turn of events, it’s RTG that has the greater level of variance because NextGen only delivers free spins. That is quite the turn up for the books, but one that we’re delighted to see, especially because everyone thinks RTG so predictable.
A Toast to the Winner
This online slot is one that we can get behind 110%, even more so now that we’re aware of its engaging bonus round. This is one of those rare occasions when a brand you think you know decides to teach you a lesson, and in doing so it restores your faith in them. Gladiator Wars is an Ancient Roman themed slot machine that offers a reasonable pay-in of between 0.25 and 125 credits. Moreover, it’s a game that’ll keep you in the money due to its 243 ways to play format. What more could any of us ask for than what we’ve already been given here?