Set between the pillars of an imposing ancient monument decorated with colourful grapes, Gladiators is a no-nonsense kind of slot. It boasts five reels but only five paylines, so the battle for winnings is never going to be a cake walk; however, some things are worth fighting for, and a true gladiator would expect no less.
Gladiators faced injury and the risk of violent death to entertain Romans, earning themselves fans and followers in the same way as today’s popular stars. Despite this, historians claim these brave men - and sometimes women - were generally treated like slaves, living life on the edge as they trained constantly to make sure they did not disgrace their master. It is quite hard to understand why a society that was responsible for introducing modern concepts of law, politics and other bare bones of a civilised society enjoyed such a bloodthirsty pastime - perhaps something to ponder while you step into the gladiatorial arena of this exciting online slot, courtesy of game maker Merkur.
Icons of a golden age
All the typical icons of a Roman amphitheatre staging gladiatorial contests are represented here: a fierce lion, a Roman chariot, an emperor of the time, an axe and helmet, and - of course - the gladiator himself, who acts as wild and substitutes for all other symbols. The numbers 9 and 10, along with letters A, J, Q and K, round things off. While this game won’t win any prizes for visual impact, the icons are all easy to identify and not likely to distract players from the quest to win the game and triumph. There are also a few surprises; for example, watch what happens to the gladiator if he appears on a winning line.
Chase the cash
Winnings are fairly low across the board, but slow and steady can still win the contest. The emperor’s image delivers the highest reward, with five matches boosting the bank by 50 credits and four of the same contributing five more. Next up is the lion, with 30 and four respectively, and both the helmet and axe offer ten credits for five matches.
As you would expect, the number and playing card letters offer the lowest prizes. Although there are no fancy extras such as free spins and scatters, the usual Merkur double bonus game is featured. Players get to choose between one of two side games, opting to wager all or just half their winnings from one spin.
The simplicity of Merkur's Gladiators is perfect for those new to the world of free slots gaming or anyone looking for a no-frills experience. Of course, modern would-be gladiators can access the game via modern technology, as it is optimised for mobile and tablet users in addition to those playing on desktop and laptop.
Enjoy a trip back in time to a world in which people risked their lives for the glory of recognition and the entertainment of the crowds, and prove to yourself that you have what it takes to hold your own in any battle.
Disclaimer: Gladiators trademark / license is owned by Merkur Gaming. This site is not endorsed by Merkur Gaming.
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|Min Bet (all lines covered):||£0.05 (GBP)|
|Max Bet:||£10 (GBP)|
|Features:||Medium volatility , Bonus Game , Wild Symbol , Gamble|
|Themes:||Action & Adventure , Ancient Greece , History|
|Available in GB?||Yes. Merkur Gaming have a UKGC license and are allowed to offer their games at UK licensed casinos.|
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