Wild Gladiators (Pragmatic Play): Review
The events that played out at the Colosseum were seriously vicious. During some of the games hosted by the emperors, nearly 10,000 animals were killed in a single day. It is estimated that around 500,000 people lost their lives at the mighty Roman amphitheater throughout the years. Thankfully, the only thing at risk in this Pragmatic Play game is your gambling budget. This Roman themed slot comes with a special 6th reel capable of multiplying your wins by up to 10x. You'll also benefit from expanding wilds and a free spin feature.
Designed to work on most devices, 5-reel, 25-payline slot can be played on your mobile, tablet or dekstop computer from between 0.25 and 125 Eur per spin. Visually, it's a rather plain construction with a bit of a low-budget apparence we have to say, although it does convey the gladiator narrative quite well. Set in a packed Colosseum, symbols on the reels include A to 10 royals as well as high-value shields, chariots, tigers and a woman holding a dagger. The most lucrative symbol is the emperor which yields 16 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
Wild Gladiators (Pragmatic Play): Features
An integral part of Wild Gladiators is the 6th reel positioned next to the main reel set. On it you'll see multiplier values ranging from 1x to 10x as well as a Super Wild symbol. It spins along to the main set and will boost any winning combination by whatever multiplier value that comes up or, if the Super Wild is triggered, will initiate a respin, adding 5 wilds at random.
Pay extra attention to the wild gladiator symbol. When it lands on the middle position it will expand to cover the full reel. In fact, landing all 5 of them along with the 10x multiplier will award you the max win of 4000 times your stake.
A free spin feature is included as well which is activated by landing the Colosseum symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously, giving you 10 spins from start with a possibility for limitless retriggers. The bonus is played in the same way as the base game, meaning there are no extra features to benefit from.
Wild Gladiators (Pragmatic Play): Conclusion
Wild Gladiators is a nicely crafted medium variance slot with an acceptable 4000x max win potential on offer. Sure, it's not the most original concept we've ever come across, but it appears to be well balanced and the 6th reel is a superb addition that, in combination with the expanding wilds, will keep most players on their toes throughout.
The simple design could need some more work, but it's in no way a deal-breaker. After all, visuals are only of secondary importance as long as the mathematical engine is ok which it appears to be here.