About Champions of Rome Slot
It’s always exciting to get your teeth into a new Yggdrasil slot – rarely do they disappoint as a quick browse through their back catalogue will show. Last year’s Wolf Hunters and Vikings Go To Hell were particularly cool games, typically showcasing sophisticated design and smart gameplay.
So, it’s not a surprise to find that Champions of Rome, their latest release, is worthy of your time and money. It looks awesome, using the backdrop of the Colloseum and the iconic gladiators to generate an epic atmosphere. And the gameplay utilises wilds and multipliers to good effect.
High variance fanatics might be a little disappointed at the volatility which it dialed down to medium, but there its still a rocking little slot with a decent win potential of 4,000x or more.
Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
Champions of Rome takes place on a 5 reel by 3 row set, with 20 fixed paylines. The glorious Colloseum background features cheering crowds, whilst two giant pillars stand either side of the reels. You’ll be looking at four low value symbols represented by different coins, paying out up to 1.5x for five on a line. There are also three carved stone symbols paying out up to 6x for five on a payline, and three gladiator symbols, paying out up to 60x for five on a payline.
Look out as well for the Free Spins Gladiator mask symbol that sets up the wild features and free spins rounds.
Features and Bonuses
During the base game, landing 2 or more Free Spins symbols will set up the Gladiator Feature. Here you are given a random wild enhancement, triggered by one of three weapons that is thrown on the reels:
Swords:2×1 and 1×2 wilds are added to the reels.
Mace: 2×2 wilds are added to the reels.
Trident: 4 random wilds are added to the reels.
Free Spins Feature
To trigger the free spins round you need to land 3 or more free spins symbols on one spin. Not only does this get you up to 8 free spins, but also a 1x win (3 free spins symbols) a 15x win (4 free spins symbols) or a 600x win (5 free spins symbols).
There are two free spins modes to choose from
Training Mode – 8 free spins and keep everything you win.
Deathmatch Mode – 7 free spins and 2x multiplier, OR 6 free spins and 3x multiplier, OR 5 free spins and 4x multiplier.
In Deathmatch mode you MUST win at least 22.5x to keep your winnings, otherwise they are lost! If you lose them you do get a consolation prize of between 2x and 10x OR 5 Training Mode free spins.
Free Spins Enhancements –During the free spins round there are reel enhancements to look out for.
ALL premium symbols are replaced by ONE chosen gladiator (red, blue or green) who will throw their weapon at the reels on EVERY spin to trigger the Gladiator wilds feature from the base game.
ALSO, The Beast symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and triggers 1 extra free spins whenever it is hit by a weapon.
Buy Bonus Feature
It is also possible to buy into the free spins round by paying 50x your current stake.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
Whilst not in the ilk of the feature-packed high variance slots we’ve previously enjoyed from Yggdrasil, Champions of Rome is nonetheless a decent little game. For big wins you’ll need to trigger the bonus round where the most potential is in the riskiest Deathmatch 4x multiplier option. This is more volatile than the others but comes with a greater chance of landing a big wins.