Ancient Roman Feels Fill the Reels
The Roman Empire is remembered as one of the most important and most impressive civilisations in history, no wonder it inspired Novomatic to create the Roman Colosseum slot. The Romans, at their height of power, ruled over Italy, the Mediterranean, most of Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Ancient Roman culture was unique and involved many different pastimes.
The Romans loved to visit public baths, go to the theatre, watch chariot racing and attend gladiator fights! In fact, the Romans loved watching gladiators battle it out to a bloody end so much that they built the Roman Colosseum which seated up to 80,000 people! The Colosseum was built around 70-80 AD and it’s still standing today!
Gladiators were usually men who were prisoners of war, slaves or criminals. These men would fight one another as well as wild animals, such as lions, bears, giraffes and elephants. Gladiators would fight to the death and only the emperor himself could spare a gladiator’s life.
This slot from Novomatic celebrates everything about the Roman Colosseum. The whole design of the slot, including the symbols, all centre on this theme. Roman Colosseum has 5 reels and 10 paylines. In this slot from Novomatic, you can win Free Spins! All of Novomatic’s best slot features are built-in to the game, too. Try this slot if you like: Apollo God of the Sun, Gold of Egypt, Coin of Apollo, Mighty Trident and Zenia Queen of War.
Roman Symbols on the Roman Reels
No Novomatic slot game, no matter how Roman, would be complete without some symbols that showed playing card values! In Roman Colosseum, you’ll find a 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and an Ace. The picture symbols include: ancient Roman swords, a gladiator’s helmet, a gladiator’s shield, a golden cup, a bag of golden coins and a real gladiator in action! The picture symbols are worth more than the playing card symbols.
Some symbols require only 2 matches before they give payouts and other symbols require you to match up at least 3 of the same symbol. The symbols that pay from 2 or more matches are: 9, the golden cup and the bag of golden coins. The gladiator also pays from 2 or more matches.
The gladiator is also the Wild symbol! This means, in addition to paying out himself, he can join in other symbol combinations. If he lands in a place where he can complete a win, he will act as a substitute for any missing symbol. Any other symbol can benefit from a well-placed gladiator or two! The gladiator (when acting as a Wild) doesn’t just help get the win, it doubles the win it helps to complete!
Wild Transformations and Free Games
An additional symbol can be found scattered over the reels. This Scatter symbol is the colosseum itself. Although, not how it looks now, how it would have looked back in ancient times! This complete colosseum is yet another symbol that can give payouts from only 2 matches. For 3, 4 and 5 matches, the symbol not only gives a payout but also triggers Free Games!
What’s more, for these number of matching symbol, the Wild Transformation feature is triggered. This feature transforms all Scatter symbols into Wild symbols and gives them all the same substituting powers, including doubling the win! The Scatter symbols stay Wild throughout the Free Games. You get 16 to begin with but you can win more during the Free Games by spinning another three or more Scatters in a spin.
All wins, during the Free Games, which are completed by a Wild or Wild Scatter will be doubled too. The percentage RTP for Roman Colosseum is 95.17%. There are a few Novomatic games which have higher RTP percentages but this is an average percentage. During the Free Games is when you will win a lot of money but you can win tons without even triggering this special feature!