Gladiator is a gladiatorial html5 video slot that Betsoft Gaming released on June 15, 2011. Themes: extreme sports, swordsmanship, heroism, duel, death match, and ancient Rome. Betsoft-owned Viking Voyage (April 2019), Fire & Steel (July 2017), Take Olympus (upcoming in January 2021), and The Golden Owl of Athena (June 2018) are relatable.
Gladiator’s rival games include Gladiator Jackpot (November 2012) from Playtech, Golden Gladiator (September 2018) from High 5 Games, and Game of Gladiators (July 2019) from Play’n Go. Ten symbols (heroic gladiator, villainous horned gladiator, horse, money pouch, tiger, sword/shield, flail, goblet, flag, and Coliseum amphitheater) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Gladiator Game Characteristics
Gladiator’s partitioned 5X3 grid is embedded on an off-white amphitheater whose marginal spots indicate the golden trajectories of its 30 adjustable two-way paylines (17 choices). There are twelve symbols, eleven coin denominations, five bet levels, 935 total bets, two substituting wilds, a win multiplier, neither free games nor side game, a click-and-reveal game, repopulating “2xwild”, bonus game, wild central reels, and pays from $2.00 to $3750.00.
Gladiator has four symbols and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the first substituting wild is a Roman princess who prompts “2xwild” signs; the wild reel-revealing and second substituting wild is a heroic gladiator; the scatter is a front view of the Coliseum amphitheater; and the click-and-reveal game is associated with an off-white amphitheater’s door.
Ordinary symbols: villainous gladiator in a horned helmet; smoky black horse; off-white money pouch with golden coins; tiger; round sword alongside a shield; single-balled flail on a scutum shield; gem-encased goblet among golden coins; and shield-imprinted white flag.
The Gladiator’s coin denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. There are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bet levels. Active paylines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, or 30. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $150.00.
The $150.00 bet yields these Gladiator payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Amphitheater pays $300.00, $1500.00, and $3750.00. Roman legionary, or horned gladiator pays $400.00, $800.00, and $2000.00. Sword/shield, or flail pays $250.00, $500.00, and $1250.00.
Tiger pays $150.00, $300.00, and $750.00. Horse pays $100.00, $200.00, and $500.00. Flag pays $75.00, $150.00, and $375.00. Money pouch pays $50.00, $100.00, and $250.00. Goblet pays $25.00, $50.00, and $125.00.
The princess may appear atop the inner reels; she sprinkles the other two symbols below her with red confetti, thereby emblazoning “2xwild” onto those win-doubling symbols. The heroic gladiator on the central reel loads a veiled central reel; the gladiator’s swords hits the reel that then disintegrates to unveil a “wild” ancient Roman neighborhood.
3+ scattered doors load a click-and-reveal game that prompts players to press the “click me” shields—on the positions previously occupied by the doors—in a round that ends when they are prompted to collect the winnings. The heroic gladiator, villainous gladiator, and amphitheater in either the first three reels or the inner reels load the bonus game, where a player picks the role of a heroic gladiator or villainous gladiator; the ensuing fatal face-off offers credits based on the sword fighting skills. Gladiator’s non-progressive jackpot is $261600.00.
The good Gladiator software features: supports smartphones and desktops; quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. There is ambient classical music. Sound effects: chinking, jingling, cheering, whooshing, neighing, and clap of thunder. Animated 3D graphics include: dolly zooming chained symbols, dancing princess who is sprinkling confetti, disintegrating reel, murderous sword fight, and thunderstorm.
Luck in Gladiator
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Gladiator is 92.67% and the house edge is 7.33%.