Spartacus Legendary Warrior
Dive deep into Roman history on the slot from Red 7 Mobile, created in collaboration with WMS. Spartacus Legendary Warrior reenacts the story of the slave turned gladiator turned revolt leader in the last century BC. After escaping the gladiator camp, Spartacus amassed a huge army of faithful followers who themselves fled from slavery. Numerous highly-trained legions were sent to defeat and capture the fugitive slave yet it took years before he was killed in a battle in Southern Italy. Countless tales, books, movies, cartoon series, video games and other media keep the legend of Spartacus alive to this day.
After Spartacus Gladiator of Rome, this is the second slot developed by the two studios, keeping much of the first release, yet comes with a different reel set-up, expanding wilds and three bonus features that can lead to wins exceeding 10,000 times your bet on a single free spin. However, the monetary limit is set at 250,000 credits, which is the usual for games from this provider or any other studio in the Scientific Games group.
Spartacus Legendary Warrior is a video slot with five reels, five to 10 rows and 50 to 100 pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. Your journey through Roman history on mobile or desktop will cost you from 0.25 to 100 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.56.%.
The giant game window flanked by Roman columns dominates the screen with three gladiators alternating on the left. A display on the right will indicate which of the three bonus feature will be triggered. As expected, the main audio is a heroic soundtrack with dramatic thumbs and crescendos.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card suites – clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts – awarding 0.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by axes, swords&shields, helmets, chariots and lions on the high level. Land five one a line to win 1x to 2x your stake. The slot logo is the top symbol, appearing super stacked at all times and paying 5x your bet for a 5OAK.
An intricate tile marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, awarding the same wins as the slot logo and substituting for all regular symbols. It will expand into one of three gladiators – recruit, female hero, legend – any time it lands on the reels. A Roman amphitheatre acts as the scatter symbol.
Expanding Reels and Wilds Explained
The default game window has five rows and 50 pay lines with another five rows on top covered by a red curtain. Any time a wild symbol lands in the base game, the curtain will lift to activate the full 100 lines. All wilds in view will expand to cover all 10 rows. Wins are evaluated after the expansion only. A full screen of wild symbols will pay the maximum win in the base game, coming in at 500 times your stake.
Spartacus Legendary Warrior Slot Features
The developers included no less than three different bonus features, each with its own modifiers or multipliers. The awarded features are determined by the positions where the scatters land in the base game and whether a wild is visible on the reels at the same time: All features are played on the full game window with 100 pay lines and can be retriggered. The display on the right will light up the soon a scatter lands on reel one, indicating which bonus round can be won on the current spin.
- Recruit Free Spins – scatters on reels one, three and five in the covered rows: The feature with the lowest win potential. You will get 12 free spins with random wilds being added on each spin after the reels stop. The wilds will expand into full-sized recruit wilds.
- Hero Free Spins – scatters on reels one, three and five in the bottom rows: You’ll get again 12 free spins with random wilds, which will expand into reel-tall female hero wilds. Each wild will randomly display a multiplier from x2 to x5. All multipliers are accumulative, which means the maximum multiplier can be x3,125 when x5 wilds are on all five reels.
- Legend Free Spins – scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 as well as a wild symbol in view in the bottom rows: The same as the Hero Free Spins but with adjacent pays. Symbols do not have to be on a pay line to create a winning combo.
The legend of Spartacus lives on to this day and is set to continue on video slot reels. I am sure this wasn’t the last game featuring Spartacus to make it into casino lobbies. It is not too bad though, I found the constant expansions slightly annoying after a while as they do so even on a losing spin but overall solid effort from Red 7 with some good win potential.