Gladiator Branded Online Pokie
June 11, 2016
Gladiator was a 2000 epic movie distributed by DreamWorks. It revolves around a fictional Roman general named Maximus who is betrayed and reduced to slavery. Maximus then rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to take revenge. Playtech has in its portfolio a branded online pokie based on this movie and it can be played at Australian online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino.
In the Gladiator online pokie the 5×3 reel set covers almost the entire screen and so the symbols are big. The high paying symbols are the characters from the story represented by the actual actors who performed the roles. Joaquin Phoenix is Emperor Commodus, Oliver Reed features as Proximo and Connie Nielsen as Lucilla. Surprisingly, Russell Crowe, who won the Best Actor Oscar for the role of Maximus the Gladiator, does not figure in the online pokie. When winning combinations are hit on the reels the game plays short clips from the movie. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. The helmet is the wild symbol. It appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4. The Coliseum is the scatter symbol. When two or more appear anywhere on the reels you are awarded payouts multiplied by the total bet.
Gladiator online pokie offers two fantastic bonus features. Three or more Coliseum symbols trigger the Coliseum Bonus. You face a stone wall and have to pick stones starting from the bottom row. The first row reveals the number of free spins; the second row reveals the multiplier; the third row reveals the extra scatter symbols and the fourth row reveals the extra wild symbols. The free spins won are then played out. The feature cannot be retriggered but the Commodus symbol appearing on reel 3 awards three additional free spins. Three helmets on reels 2, 3 and 4 trigger the Gladiator Bonus. You have to select nine helmets from those displayed on the second screen. Each helmet reveals a gold, silver or bronze prize. You are credited with the total revealed by all the helmets.
Gladiator is a 5 reel and 25 payline video slot game with up to 10 coins being wagered per payline. The maximum coin size is AU$5. So you can bet up to AU$1,250 per spin, which is good enough for all high rollers at Australian Playtech casinos. An optional gamble feature is also offered that allows you a chance to double your payout.