|Developer: Pragmatic Play|
|Min Stake: 25p|
|Max Stake: £125|
|Max Win:16 x stake|
Gladiator-themed slots are not in short supply across the internet. There have been some cracking titles released in this genre, and they have set the benchmark pretty high for others to follow. Even so, Pragmatic Play believes it has a chance to impress and is going to grasp that chance with both hands with their Wild Gladiators slot. Don’t let the primitive and basic imagery in this game fool you; there are other reasons to be excited about what Wild Gladiators has to offer.
Pragmatic Play’s own gladiator-themed game offers a rudimentary 5-reel, 25-line pay-line structure, and bets predictably range from 25p a game up to £125 a spin in total. That wagering range makes the slot affordable for all. In fact, only the non-progressive jackpot is somewhat disappointing in this release, being capped at just 16x your total stake. On the upside, Wild Gladiators – with its RTP (return to player) of 96.1% – is at least a low variance release, so it pays frequently.
There are plenty of thematic symbols springing up on the reels of this game, and the gladiator himself is an excellent example of them. He appears as a wild symbol and can substitute for any others you may need to land a win when playing this game. Wild symbols can also expand to cover any reel they appear in should there be a sniff of them featuring in a winning combo, and only if they appear in the middle of a reel.
Players will note that although this is a 5-reel slot, there is a sixth reel visible. This is known as the Super Wild Reel. Should a super wild icon land in the golden frame on the reel, wild symbols will be dispatched to the reels at random. Should they appear in the middle of a reel, they will once again expand. At other times, the reel is filled with multipliers and should the player land a win with a multiplier on show, that multiplier will be applied to the win.
Scatter icons also make an appearance in the Wild Gladiators slot. These symbols appear as the Roman Coliseum, and they can appear on the first, third and fifth reels. Bag them on all three to pocket a total of 10 free games. You can also snap up additional free spins by landing more scatters on those reels while the slot bonus is being played. Once more, the Super Wild Reel will be alive and kicking during this feature, giving players ample chances to bag big wins.
Wild Gladiators is a more than respectable game. It may not have the progressive prizes to offer that Playtech’s Gladiator does, but it is certainly up there with the best games in the genre. If you happen to be playing at a casino which is powered by Pragmatic Play and not their rival developers, Wild Gladiators is well worth a punt, especially if said casinos don’t offer other similarly themed titles.