Playtech's Sparta Pokie Review

August 1, 2014


The movie 300 made Sparta kind of a famous location again for its warrior society and the mythology surrounding it. Playtech has a game that really ties into this theme with its Sparta pokie. This is a high-volatility game that offers a fun experience with a somewhat serious edge as you try to take down some big payouts. The theme of this game is obviously the city of Sparta, and you'll see a lot of warrior-related symbols like swords, shields, etc. Overall, this is a great title for people who are a fan of this type of theme because it has a balanced selection of features and payouts with above-average gameplay.

Sparta uses a five-reel format with 30 paylines. The coins range from the super-low $0.01 all the way up to $0.50, and while that max coin value might seem low, you have to remember that you can bet up to 10 coins on each payline, so you have the ability to bet up to $150 per spin. This betting arrangement makes it easier for you to pick the exact bet size that you want. There are a ton of features in this high-volatility game, but make sure you use smaller bet sizes than you're used to because of how much variance there is in this title.

The soldier is the wild symbol, and even though it only shows up on the second, third and fourth reels, it's the most important symbol in the game. When you get it, it expands to cover the entire reel. This means you'll always get a reel full of wilds when one shows up, and that makes it a lot easier to pick up several wins at once. This feature adds a ton of value to the game. It also gives you a better shot at getting the 4,000x top win for five of the ship symbol.

The army is the scatter symbol, and that makes sense because you're going to do well no matter where they show up. Three or more gets you one of the best free spins games around. You'll be given 25 free spins, and all of your wins will be doubled. However, you are guaranteed a reel full of wilds on every single spin, and that gives this bonus feature a tremendous amount of value that you won't really find in any other bonus feature, at least on this level.