Based on the Hollywood blockbuster starring Russell Crowe, Gladiator is a five reel 25 payline video slot by Playtech.
Gladiator has a nice classic look and feel about it. The reels appear on a solid black background, with a gold banner at the top displaying the game’s logo. This banner also shows winning combinations in turn. Higher value symbols take the form of characters from the film, while the lower value ones are the standard 9,10, A, J, K and Q. The coliseum is the scatter symbol and the Gladiator helmet worn by Russell Crowe in film is the wild. Surprisingly, the main man himself doesn’t appear in the game, presumably due to image rights.
The Gladiator Bonus round is activated when you get three or more wild symbols on the three middle reels. You’ll be taken to a game where you’ll have to choose between a number of helmets, which will reveal gold, silver or bronze prizes. Rewards here are worth up to 5 times your wager and you get nine turns at picking.
Landing three coliseum scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers this bonus free spins round. Firstly, players are required to pick stones, which will overturn to reveal the number of free spins you’re awarded and the multiplier on them. The third and fourth stones reveal extra scatters and wild symbols. You can be given up to 24 free spins with a 3x multiplier during this round. Another three free spins are up for grabs whenever the Emperor (as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix) appears on reel three, with a maximum of 24 free spins.
Overall, the Gladiator slot is sleek and well presented. The graphics are great and you get to watch clips from the film when you get a winning combination. You can play from 25p to a massive £1,250 per spin so this slot is suitable for players of all budgets.