Spin like a Roman
If the old Romans were known for one thing and one thing only, then it would be their skill, prowess and honour in battle. In fact, the Romans revolutionised many aspects of military life in the ancient world, whether it was creating new technologies to use in battle or thinking up new strategies and combat technique to maximise the effectiveness of troops on the ground. No wonder the Roman Empire managed to expand all the way into Northern Europe and England. Although they did draw the line (and build a wall) when they came to Scotland – maybe it was just a wee but too nippy for them up there!
The Fineries of War
This Amatic slot machine has every necessary prop and instrument needed for a Roman Legion to march into the wars. Upon the reels, punters will come across a variety of ornamental objects that were vital for any soldier, such as a golden aquila, or eagle, which was the standard symbol for the all legions in the Roman army. As matter of fact, these emblems were considered so important that it would be a seriously bad thing to lose one in battle; as evident from the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, after which Romans ended up searching for decades to find three lost eagles. Other symbols include a set of gold coins and a red vexillum flag.
All of these symbols are designed in well-detailed, two dimensional fashion with a dramatic use of light to present a stormy yet golden sky – the perfect setting for a battle of epic proportions.
Go into Battle with This Bonus
No Roman Legion would be complete without its fearless leader, and the same goes for this slot machine. As such, the game depicts its military general character, not once, but twice; one symbol shows the general astride a rampant war horse while the other shows a close up of the leader’s face mid battle-cry. Both of these icons take on special gameplay characteristics, leading players into more lucrative winning positions on the reels. The symbol depicting the general’s face, for example, is a wild icon which will substitute for all normal symbols to complete line wins.
The only icon that this wild won’t replace, however, is the scattered horse and general symbol. That is because this scatter will award 10 free spins with wilds that lock in place whenever three or more appear on the reels, regardless of position in relation to paylines.
Honour, Glory and Prize Money
There are only 5 paylines in total in this slot machine, meaning that spinners may have to practise patience before they can see any big winning spins. The biggest win of all in the game is a 3,000,000 credit jackpot that is awarded whenever five wild general symbols line up on a payline, awarding a line bet multiplier of 2,500x from a maximum line bet of 1,200 credits. Players can play with lower wagers per line from the following options: 800, 480, 320, 240, 160 and 80. You can see all of the different winning combinations and their relevant line bet multiplier prizes in the table below:
|Symbol||Two on a payline||Three on a payline||Four on a payline||Five on a payline|
No-Nonsense Historical Action
There are loads of Roman themed video slots out there, which means it can be quite difficult to choose one that is right for your individual spinning style. Graphically, this game does a perfectly good job at creating some epic spinning action with many historically authentic symbols. So, it really comes down to the gameplay as to whether this slot machine suits your playing level.
Well, with only 5 paylines and some simple, yet potentially rewarding free spins, this game is not going to blow your mind with overly extravagant bonus elements. Nonetheless, the chance of a 3,000,000 jackpot makes this game ideal for hi-rollers who want some no-nonsense betting thrills.