Wild Gladiators

Enter the Roman bear pit and do battle for a big win in Wild Gladiators, a 5 to 6 reel, 25 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. It comes with a special 6th reel that can boost payouts by up to 10x. Also on offer are expanding wilds and a free spins bonus round. Play from between 25p and £125 per spin.

Wild Gladiators is a relatively simple game as far as design goes. Joining the lower value A to 10 symbols are a Roman shield, a chariot, a tiger and a mysterious woman. Best of the standard symbols is the Roman emperor who’ll get you 25, 50 or 400 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

Next to the main set you’ll see a 6th reel – this contains just multipliers and a wild bonus symbol. Land a winner and the payout is boosted by whatever multiplier is showing on the 6th reel.

Helping your winning chances is the gladiator symbol which is the wild – if it lands on the middle position of a reel, it will expand to turn the whole of that reel wild. The gladiator can hit on the middle spot on multiple reels to great effect, especially when combined with a high-value multiplier.

Land all 5 expanding wilds and the top 10x multiplier for a massive 100,000 coin jackpot. Land the super wild bonus symbol on the multiplier reels and 5 wilds are added at random on the next spin. These too can expand to fill the whole reel if they land in a central position. This is known as the Super Wild Bonus feature.

Wild Gladiators also comes with a Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing the Colosseum scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll then be awarded 10 free spins. The multiplier on reel 6 is in play here, as are the expanding wilds. An infinite number of re-triggers are possible here too.

This is a very enjoyable slot from Pragmatic Play. The visuals and sound are nicely crafted and there’s a cracking range of extras on offer. The multiplier reel is an excellent addition – combine that with the expanding wilds and free spins and the Wild Gladiators can deliver some potentially spectacular action