Gladiator Jackpot from Playtech: Slot Review - into the Coliseum you go!

The Gladiator Jackpot slot game has 5 reels and 25 paylines. It was created by Playtech.

The slot game is based on the fantastic movie of the same name. The Gladiator film was a hugely successful movie which was released in 2000. It went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time.

Special Features

Gladiator Jackpot has a progressive jackpot, and you can win a 5,000 coin jackpot by getting 5 Emperor symbols (Joaquin Phoenix). Neat little extras are when the slot game really comes to life with clips from the iconic movie within the game.

This game has 2 main bonus features - the first one is the Coliseum Bonus – you need 3 Coliseum scatter symbols to trigger this feature.

When you click ‘Start’ to initiate the game you will see a grid of 4 rows and 5 columns from which you need to pick 1 stone starting from the bottom row and so on:

  • The first row determines your number of free spins
  • The second row reveals the actual multiplier value
  • The third row shows the Extra Scatter Symbol for use during the free spins
  • The fourth row is where you will see the Extra Wild symbol for use during the free spins (only Gladiator movie characters - cool…….)

Once this starts you need to look out for the Emperor symbol on the middle reel as this guy will reward you with an extra 3 free spins – in total, you can earn up to 24 free spins with a 3x multiplier! Combine this with an extra scatter symbol and an extra wild symbol……. you could be looking at a big, big win on Gladiator Jackpot!

The other bonus feature and the main attraction of the game is the Gladiator Jackpot Bonus. For this, you need to get 3 Gladiator Helmet wild symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4.
You can trigger the feature during both the base game and during the Coliseum Bonus feature which is an added advantage.

If you can reveal 9 helmets in either gold, silver or bronze you will get cash prizes – this is a ‘Pick Me’ style feature where you have 9 picks. If you trigger the Gladiator Jackpot feature during the free spins, you cannot win the jackpot – the jackpot can only be won when triggered from the base game. However, if you reveal 9 Gold helmets, you will win the progressive jackpot!

Theme and Graphics

An excellently-themed game. Feel the atmosphere of the Coliseum in Rome, play for the crowd or concentrate on your own jackpot! Watch the tigers, hear the crowd, enjoy the clips from the movie.

A very smart looking game which captures the mood it is going for with perfection.

Our Verdict on Gladiator Jackpot

An excellent game. Gladiator Jackpot will give you a true-to-life experience and will keep you glued to your seat for hours. As with many movie-based slots, it will help if you were a fan of the box-office hit, but who wasn't a fan?!