The Crossing of Swords
Fighting for your life sort of goes with the territory with these type of games; they play on the history that fighters would enter a ring and fight until one was killed. Even though Er Colosseo pays homage to that truth, it does so in a more obscure way. Instead of having you fight an opponent in an arena, you merely match between two and five of the scatter icons and the battle of free wins begins. We grant you that it’s not nearly as thrilling, but it makes for more easy wins – there’s less chance of losing here because there’s less variables to deal with. As is common with a lot of slot machines, you’ll need to get the maximum number of icons if you’re to receive the most money possible, though sadly the matches don’t affect the number of free games offered. In fact, this area of the game seems quite timid, offering little else other than free gaming. We feel like that’s a bit cheap, even with a low starting wager of 0.20 coins.
Unlocking the Doors
If the last part of the title felt bland, you’re in luck as there’s a mini game to savour, one that has you doing more than watching a set of reels spin. It’s not a skill based level, so you don’t have to worry about being quick off the mark, but it does require you get more involved with the interface. For us that’s a very important factor, and so its inclusion gets the full thumbs up from us. To get the ball rolling, you’ll need three or more of the bonus icon, an easy to spot image thanks to Capecod printing ‘BONUS’ onto the symbol. Once you do this, you’ll be shown multiple doorways, all of which lead to somewhere exciting and new; you need to keep unlocking doors that provide weapons. Weapons basically equal money in this level. Should you find nothing but an empty room and dust, you’ll return to the base game, which is just no fun at all.
Down to Fate
Due to the nature of Capecod’s activity, it seemed only right to provide you with a different slot machine that has the same sort of theme running through it. For continuity and all that. Fates and Furies is a title that has a distinctly light feel to its reels; rather than doom and gloom, it’s quite whimsical. As for the playability and volatility, this is a Novomatic title, and so we can expect high stakes involved, as demonstrated by the enormously steep top bet of 10,000 credits. This is a high rollers game if ever we’ve seen one. For that fee you get free spins and some gamble options, which isn’t all that impressive, even less so when you pit it against Er Colosseo.
To the Death!
Fighting in Er Colosseo isn’t a bloody experience, it’s one of gentle progression, but with high value wins along the way. We like what Capecod has created, even if it’s not unique in any way, shape or form; this is a real cash slot that gives you conventional gaming, but with a modern appearance. If you’re someone looking for all sorts of kinks and quirks, you’ve definitely come to the wrong place with this one.