The most famous gladiator in the WMS slot collection makes a comeback, but how will Spartacus Call to Arms mobile slot compare to the original?
We have a confession to make; we know everyone and their grandmothers looooves the Spartacus Gladiator of Rome slot, with it’s 100 paylines and colossal reels, but we don’t rate it.
It’s fun enough as an online slot. Maybe 3 stars, maybe 4 if you get lucky quick. As an Android and iPhone slot however, it gets lost in the smaller screen.
So we were hopeful that this Spartacus Call to Arms game might be able to grab our imagination, seeing as it had a more traditional 5×3 reels and 50 paylines, but the exact same theme.
We will allow that this Spartacus slot game looks way better than the original; namely because there’s more space to breath, and you can play it in portrait mode.
In fact, it plays better in portrait, as you can more easily understand the mechanics behind all those side symbols and multipliers.
Basically you have 8 special reels; if you get enough of the same symbols on those special reels, those symbols will then come with a multiplier if you get a win using those symbols on the main reels.
The multipliers tend to range from about 2x to 3x – though theoretically you could get as much as 250x.
Sometimes we long for the days when WMS use to make simple, big win games, like the Zeus slot machine.
This is not a bad casino game, by any mean. And we suspect that many of you Williams slot lovers will be ready to lynch us about this 2 star review.
But honestly, we just simply got bored.
After spending ages reading far too much about how to get decent multipliers, and the fact that we rarely got any of them, we then played for the Spartacus Call to Arms slot free spins bonus.
Finally they hit after over 200 spins, and we barely got 20x our bet. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement.
Maybe if we’d gotten lucky this might have gained an extra star, but we doubt this gladiator will lead us into any more slot wars.
Much like in the Hercules High and Mighty phone slot, getting wins here feels like pulling teeth, and the multiplier bonus reels don’t keep the excitement going whilst you wait.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 50 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.95% / 96.05%|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 50|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / More Wilds + Bigger Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Multipliers, Wilds, Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Rome|
Wild: The Spartacus Call to Arms slot logo on a shield is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols on the reel.
8 Special Reels With Multiplier: Basically, on the side of the reels (or at the top of if you are playing this Spartacus mobile slot on Portrait mode), are 8 spots with changing symbols on each reel.
If you get a wild on one of these, it will transfer to the main reel. But what you really want is as many of the same symbols as possible, so these symbol will then come with a multiplier IF you happen to get a win with those symbols.
We know, it's no easy feat. But the idea is that you can get multiple smaller multipliers, or one big multiplier, depending on how many of the same symbols you land:
Free Spins Bonus: Get a 'BONUS' symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you'll trigger 10 free spins.
The main draw here is that those multipliers double (so instead of 2 matching symbols giving you a 2x multiplier, you now get a 4x multiplier), and you get more wilds symbols on the reels.
10 free spins isn't enough to get enough of this Spartacus bonus games, so you better pray you re-trigger them for a chance at some bigger prizes.
The theme isn't anything to shout about, but fans of the original Gladiator of Rome Spartacus slot game will enjoy the familiarity of the symbols.
The problem here is that the main feature that the Williams Interactive game studio think is so innovative and fun (those 8 special reels that can give you multipliers), is actually... innovative and long-winded.
Rarely do you get a multiplier that counts, and when you do, it's hard to notice it over such cramped reels on your iPhone or Android phone.
Perhaps the Spartacus Call to Arms online slot has more to offer, but on mobile we fail to see the appeal.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 25, 2018 - Rating