Slots Review – Gladiator

Software Platform : Playtech


Gladiator is one of a number of online slot games from Playtech that are based around movies and their characters. Fans of the box-office hit starring Russell Crowe will love this online slot game which features brilliant graphics and a suitably thrilling soundtrack.

The characters which appear as symbols in this online slot are General Maximus, Senator Gracchus, Marcus Aurelius and Lucilia. Other symbols include a gladiator mask as the wild, the Coliseum as the scatter and playing cards with a value of 9 up to the ace.

Pay Lines and Betting Options

You can play up to twenty five different pay lines at the Gladiator online slot which makes for plenty of winning opportunities. There is also the option to adjust the value of coins and the number of coins you play per line. Each online casino that has this slot game offers slightly different available values.

Wild Symbol

The gladiator mask is the wild symbol in this online slot game, and substitutes for all symbols apart from the scatter. The wild symbol only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4.

Scatters, Free Spins and Bonus Rounds

There are two bonus rounds in the Gladiator online slot game. The first is the Gladiator Bonus which is triggered when the wild symbol appears anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. You have to pick nine different helmets, each of which have a different prize value. The values of the nine you pick are added up and that’s your prize.

The Coliseum Bonus is activated if you spin three or more of the scatter symbol. It’s a slightly complicated bonus game but can be very profitable. You have to pick one symbol from each of four rows, and your picks determine what happens next. The selections you make decide how many free spins you are awarded, at what multiplier and also how many extra scatters and extra wilds appear during your free spins. The Coliseum Bonus cannot be retriggered during free spins.


A minor disappointment on the Gladiator online slot game is the lack of a progressive jackpot. There is, however, a decent fixed jackpot of up to 5,000 your line bet if you spin five consecutive Emperor Aurelius symbols.