Review of Champions Of Rome Slot by Yggdrasil
Champions of Rome slot is not the first game with a theme inspired by the champions of Ancient Rome, its mighty gladiators, far from it actually. However, while it’s got many competitors, it manages to stand out both through the features it delivers, and the high-quality graphics that it uses. They’ve decided to use a regular setup, with 5×3 reels occupied by 20 fixed lines. The reels are encased in a temple, with beautiful marble columns sitting to the sides, while the Roman eagle is part of the logo at the top.
Among the major features which are implemented inside, you will notice the presence of:
- Scatter symbols
- 3 Gladiator Wild features (with single and double stacked wilds)
- Free Spins (Training and Deathmatch versions)
- Buy Bonus Option
Theme and Graphics
The connection to Ancient Rome is obvious here, as the game introduces it with the help of the Roman eagle at the top and a huge white temple that encases the reels and their symbols. You see the crowds in the stands to the side, and the arena appears to be present behind the reels, though you don’t see it.
It’s not a surprise for a Yggdrasil Gaming slot machine, but the design’s quality is very high, at the same level as any of the top providers for the online market.
When it comes to major symbols, the Free Spins and Wild icons are present, the former with an iron mask and two short swords, while the latter has the Roman eagle behind it. Another special symbol is the Beast, reserved for the free spins. Three high paying Gladiator symbols are next on the paytable, followed by three medium options with lion, raven and bull representations, and by four low icons with gold, silver, bronze and iron coins.
I enjoyed the mix of features available in the Champions of Rome slot, even though they’re mostly centred around wilds and free spins.
These are symbols that have the Roman Eagle as a logo, with the word Wild written underneath. It is a substitute, which replaces only regular symbols.
Activated via 2 scatters appearing on the reels, it will give you a random feature, with a weapon thrown at the reels to determine which variant triggers. You can get:
- The Trident, with four random wilds
- The Mace, with two wilds which are stacked two symbols high
- The Sword, with two regular and one double-stacked wilds
Via 3+ scatters, the game triggers the free spins and pays up to 600x the total stake.
- Training Free Spins: 8 rounds, played the same way as the base game.
- Deathmatch Free Spins: you get 5 to 7 free spins, with up to 4x multipliers, and you play over the course of three levels. Win at least 22.5x total stake, to keep your winnings.
Betting and Jackpots
While the betting range is the same $0.10 to $100, which we find in most Yggdrasil titles, the coin value used for each line will vary depending on how many lines are available. In this case, you are looking at 20 active lines, which means that the minimum coin value is $0.005, while the maximum one will get to $5.
A top win of over 3,000x total stake is possible inside, though that’s only going to be offered if you get the right combinations at the right time when the multipliers from the free spins are at their highest (4x). Looking at individual wins, those pay up to 60x total stake or $6,000 for each active line.
A slot machine with medium volatility, Champions of Rome keeps the payouts at a decent level in the long run, as its RTP is announced at 96.4%.
Verdict: Featuring excellent visuals, good variety when it comes to features, and a high RTP, the Champions of Rome slot is an excellent pick for the fans of Yggdrasil Gaming. It’s a medium volatility release, which might not be fun for everyone, but it still has good potential, of up to 3,000x totals take.
5 Jul. 2019, by Ari Waknine