The Champions of Rome is a 5-reel, 20 payline slot accepting bets in the range between 0.20 and £100 per spin. As far as the symbols go, the low paying ones include Roman coins and stone gargoyles. The premium symbols are the three gladiators. The gladiator with the red tile background pays 60x your bet for five of a kind.
The golden eagle acts as a wild symbol in the game. The scatter is represented by a beast that appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. Every time a gladiator wild hits the beast symbol, you earn a free spin.
If you land two scatters in the base game, the Gladiator feature is activated. The Gladiator feature itself triggers three different features:
Swords– 2×1 and 1×2 wilds are randomly positioned on the reels
Mace– 2×2 wilds are randomly positioned on the reels
Trident – 4 wilds are randomly positioned on the reels
If you land three scatters on the reels, the Free Spins feature is triggered. And here is an intricate twist Yggdrasil has included. You can purchase the Free Spins feature for 50x your bet size. Once you activate it, you have to pick one of the two bonus features:
Training Mode – The safe option. You are awarded 8 free spins with no multiplier
Deathmatch Mode – The first thing you will have to do if you pick the Deathmatch mode is to choose between 7 free spins with a 2x multiplier, 6 free spins with a 3x multiplier or 5 free spins with a 4x multiplier.
You need to win at least 450 coins during the Deathmatch mode or else, you will lose your coins, and you will be given a consolation prize or a few Training mode free spins.
It is important to note that the multiplier of the free spins is applicable only if you win more than 450 coins.
Design-wise, the Champions of Rome is simply amazing. The option to buy Free Spins would appeal to the players impatient to trigger the free spins. Others may consider the idea of losing all their coins in a Deathmatch mode a bit terrifying. However, if you play it safe and pick the Training mode, you will not be able to explore the full winning potential of the game. To cut a long story short, the Champions of Rome is a breath of fresh air for the saturated market, and we recommend you to add it to your “must-try slots” list.