Launching an Attack
What will stand out most about this slot isn’t actually the gameplay, but the design and its layout: it’s so typical of the brand. Although all slot companies tend to use similar formats to create an inviting and familiar gaming experience, Bally Wulff do side on the generically plain. This in turn makes the effects of the theme less than desirable.
Some effort has been made to include a silhouette of a battle happening behind the 5 reels, 3 rows and 5 fixed paylines, but other than that it all looks the same; not even the change in symbols will help players forget this truth. It’s a shame, as it immediately reduces this slot machine to that of low hanging fruit. It’s not as appetising, but it’s accessible and easy to play.
Charging into Battle
Even though all of the symbols have their importance on the matrix, the symbol that’ll ramp up the ante is the scatter icon, decorated with a soldier on horseback. When this tile comes charging onto the scene, in a formation of three or more, ten extra rounds will be awarded to you for free. The scatter will only ever activate on the first, third or fifth reel, and when it does trigger the spins, the wild symbol will become sticky.
The added advantage of having the wild fixed into place is that it creates more opportunities for it to substitute and improve your wins, turning them from mediocre to high roller. However, no extra games can be added on top of the initial ten, thus making this feature very short lived.
To begin your war effort with Roman Legion, you need to identify the (-) and (+) buttons and change your bet accordingly.
A Turbo mode can be turned on via the settings, allowing for more fluid motion and greater speeds, but other than that, and the automatic rounds option, there’s little more to the controls. The only time its appearance will change is when the gamble ticket appears, which happens after a successful round.
The Path of the Legionnaire
Roman Legion could have been an epic title, lined with plenty of features and exceptional graphics to boot, but instead it was deemed ‘just another slot’, and so its true potential wasn’t realised. Gamers who are after something more meaty, more substantial, might want to look to other brands before exploring the catalogue that Bally Wulff offers, for the brand appear to prefer airing on the side of caution rather than going all out.
If we attempt to look past the numerous flaws, at best you have a highly rewarding game steeped with a high volatility, making winning a rewarding challenge; suitable for veterans who like high risk. What is more, due to its lack of depth, you’re able to play whenever you like, with ease, without feeling removed from the world around you; an ideal for those of a casual gaming disposition.