Gladiator-themed Champions of Rome Slot is powered by Yggdrasil Gaming software and plays across five reels and three rows with 20 Paylines.
It’s set in a colosseum in the heart of the Italian capital at the height of the Roman Empire, carpeted with blood-drenched sand. Mighty gladiators do battle, either with animals or each other as the thousands-strong crowd roars. The reels, meanwhile, are encased within a temple-like structure, topped by the Roman Aquila (eagle).
And, as always, there’s a clear emphasis on great visuals and design in this 2019 release. Immerse yourself in the gruesome atmosphere!
How to play
Enter the ring from 20p a pop up to a high-rolling £100, and play on any device you wish, mobile or otherwise.
A quartet of lower-paying coins in bronze, silver and gold, plus mid-value animals, including a bull, lion and eagle, make up the symbol set alongside a trio of gladiators, who were the celebrities of their day. Of these, the red one is the most lucrative, shelling out up to 60x wager for five in a row.
Champions of Rome Slot special features
As ever, the Wild, here a Roman eagle, replaces all regular icons to boost your chances of a win. Plus there’s also a free spins icon. Bear in mind that none of the icons will appear stacked
Launch this in the usual fashion by scooping a hat-trick of free spins symbols. Receive one, 15 or 600x initial wager for landing three, four or five of the Scatters respectively.
A Gladiator icon then substitutes all high-value symbols for their chosen weapon and bestows four Wilds for every free whirl.
You can also opt for one of a couple of different modes:
Training mode awards eight free goes, and your winnings for these are added instantly.
Deathmatch mode offers you three choices:
- Seven spins plus a 2x multiplier
- Six spins plus a 3x multiplier
- Five spins plus a 4x multiplier
The other twist here is that you’ll need to win at least 22.5x initial bet to hang on to anything you’ve won. Otherwise, you’ll just get a smaller consolation prize, of either five freebies in training mode or a modest coin win.
Buy Bonus feature
This allows you to play the free spins without having to land the necessary symbols, at a cost of 50x stake. Then, when you are playing, the Beast icon awards a further free whirl for each occurrence of itself.
Grab two free spins icons to get stuck into this one. It means that one of three weapons gets hurled at the reels, and a Wild combo displays wherever they fall.
It works like this:
- If the weapon is a sword, a 2×1 plus a 1×2 space become Wild
- If the weapon is a mace, a 2×2 Wild results
- If the weapon is a trident, four Wilds appear randomly
There isn’t a jackpot up for grabs here, and certainly not a progressive one. Play with the default max bet and the top prize is €268,300.
Return to Player (RTP)
Champions of Rome Slot is a medium-variance offering, with a decent RTP or Return to Player of 96.4%.
This is another solid, smart-looking offering from the guys at Yggdrasil. We know there are other Ancient Roman slots out there.
But bloodthirsty Champions of Rome Slot is a worthy addition that should have you on the edge of your seat, even if payouts aren’t always the highest and one or two reviewers have admitted they’d have liked more base-game excitement.
But no slot will suit everyone all of the time. Take it for a spin and see what you reckon.