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Shields of Rome Slot

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Our rating:
  • A low variance slot that’s great fun to play
  • Set on a Roman battle scene, providing a sense of adventure
  • Numerous features including wilds on every 10th spin

Shields of Rome slot from Playtech is a low variance title with an adventurous Roman theme that offers the chance for a good number of wild symbols both during the base game and through the free spins bonus.

Before we come onto that, let’s talk about the design. It’s quite a good-looking slot although nothing to crazy. I like the symbols and the backdrop though, giving a real sense of adventure and placing you right at the heart of battle. You have 5 reels with 4 rows giving you 40 paylines to work with. You need to get a win from left to right using the base symbols. These are as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:

  • 10, Jack or Queen (lowest value)
  • King or Ace
  • Map or Sword
  • Cup or Helmet
  • Armour
  • Warrior (highest value)

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Shields of Rome Slot Bonuses and Features

Wild Symbol. Like most slots, Shields of Rome slot has a wild symbol shown as a golden eagle. This substitutes for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the bonus symbol. It only appears during the Wild Fire Spin Feature.

Wild Fire Spin. This feature triggered every 10th spin. During all other spins, you can land a shield symbol. This will mark the position with fire. Then, on the 10th spin, all positions marked with fire will turn into wild symbols. The feature resets after the 10th spin.

Great War Bonus. This is triggered by landing 3 bonus symbols anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time, apart from during the wild fire spin. You’ll then be presented with a number of options for the bonus:

  • 15 free spins with 5 random wilds on each spin.
  • 10 free spins with 7 random wilds on each spin.
  • 5 free spins with 10 random wilds on each spin.
  • Mystery – you’ll get either 5, 10 or 15 free spins with 5, 7 or 10 random wilds on each spin.

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Shields of Rome slot from Playtech is a low variance game that offers up to 320x your stake on a single spin. As you can see there are no multipliers to increase the payouts dramatically; instead your wins will likely come from landing numerous wild symbols either from the wild fire spin feature or the free spins bonus. I have to say I like the idea of getting wilds on every 10th spin, it gives you something to aim for and makes things more exciting. Naturally, some people may not enjoy this slot too much because of the low payout potential, but that’s the compromise of having a low variance slot. If that is your thing, I think this is a great game that looks appealing and is fun to play. You can also check out some of their other slots here if you’re after something different.

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A Fun, Low Variance Slot





  • Cool design.
  • 10th spin wilds work well.
  • Free spins are pretty good.


  • Lacks big payouts.

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