- A very fun game with a great theme based on gladiators
- An interesting Free Spins Bonus with different modes to choose from
- Impressive overall but bigger payouts would have been nice
Champions of Rome is a new game from Yggdrasil that takes a popular theme of Rome and gladiators and combines it with some fun features, namely the free spins which get you taking a bit of a risk. There’s quite a lot involved here so let’s get right into it.
To get going, all you need to do is spin the 5 reels to try and get a winning combination from left to right along one or more of the paylines. You do this using the base symbols which are as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- Copper, Bronze, Silver of Gold Coin (lowest value)
- Blue Warrior
- Green Warrior
- Red Warrior (highest value)
Each of these symbols will pay out a cash reward when in the right formation on the reels. However, there are some extra symbols available in Champions of Rome slot that can help you get some extra wins. The first of these is the Wild symbol which will substitute for any of the above symbols in a winning combination. The second special symbol is The Beast, which will give you an extra free spins when hit by a weapon. We’ll look into this more shortly.
Champions of Rome Slot Bonuses and Features
Gladiator Feature. If you manage to land 2 Free Spins symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll activate on of the following Gladiator Features:
- Swords. This simple feature will add 2×1 and 1×2 Wild symbols to the reels to hopefully generate more wins.
- Mace. This feature is slightly different as it adds 2×2 Wilds to the reels.
- Trident. This time 4 random Wild symbols, of regular size, will be added to the reels.
Free Spins Bonus. This is a Bonus which can be bought as we sometimes see in slots like this. Just click the Buy Bonus symbol at the bottom for 50x your stake and you’re away. You can also trigger it using the Free Spin symbols. 3 of these get it going and will give you 1x your stake, 4 will give you 15x your stake and 5 will give you 600x your stake. You can then choose your free spin mode:
- Training Mode. This will give you 8 free spins and you’ll get to keep all your winnings. Nothing fancy here, just a very basic Bonus.
- Deathmatch Mode. This is where things get a bit more interesting. You can choose to have either 7 free spins with a 2x multiplier, 6 free spins with a 3x multiplier or 5 free spins with a 4x multiplier. The scary part though is that you need to win 22.5x your stake in order to keep any winnings. Otherwise, you’ll end up empty handed. This shouldn’t be too difficult a task as you have some decent multipliers here. There is a consolation prize, however, if you don’t win 22.5x your stake. You’ll be given either a small cash reward or 5 training mode free spins.
If you think that’s all there is to the Bonus though, which is already pretty interesting, you’d be wrong. All of the high paying symbols will be replaced with a chosen gladiator which will throw their weapon at the reels on every spin to give you extra Wilds. If the weapon hits The Beast symbol, which I mentioned earlier and can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the Bonus regardless of the mode, the you’ll be given an extra free spins.
Champions of Rome slot from Yggdrasil is yet another example of why they are known for producing some of the most out-there and entertaining slots in the business. Time and again they come up with innovative ideas which always gets us excited. Here that excitement comes from the Free Spins Bonus of which there are 2 main modes. The boring yet safe mode probably won’t interest too many players, but the Deathmatch mode is a lot of fun and has potential for some good rewards. I also like the incorporation of the theme into the features like hitting The Beast with a weapon for extra free spins. In all, this is a fun game that’s more unusual than most, although I have to say it would have been nice to see some bigger payouts. I definitely recommend it though so let us know what you think down in the comments section below. You can also check out some of their other slots here.