A much loved online casino game, you get double the fun with this Spartacus mobile slot, with double the reels and double the symbols on display.
We have to admit; before Spartacus Gladiator of Rome slot (to give it its full name) came to mobile, we’d never played it in our lives.
And as soon as we started playing it, we could see the appeal. But it’s not a great mobile phone slot.
You get 100 paylines over what amounts as two slot games, one is a standard 5 reels by 4 (the main set), and the second game has a 5×12 colossal reel set. It’s huge.
It why all the symbols come stacked, and also many of the wilds. It’s why it’s so much fun to play, as your eyes wander from one side of the screen to the other, watching for the multiple wins to stack up.
It’s also why it’s not a very good mobile slot machine.
And even then, it’s not always pretty on certain Android tablet devices or the iPad mini. Spartacus, with its colossal reels, is not made for the small screen.
It’s not like the high card symbols are so impressive that they need a larger screen, but the detail in Spartacus, his love interest, the lion, the swords… even the music with it’s thunderous battle sounds sound pathetic on anything smaller than an iPad or Android tablet.
That said, this Spartacus slot machine is far friendlier even than the two games we’ve mentioned above, allowing you to play for a while if you’re careful for your budget.
The nice thing is that the big slot wins could come at any time with this game, the free spins aren’t really all that interesting unless you get more than your usual 8. Even then, it’s all about the wilds, which if they land on the main reel set, replicate on the colossal reels, and come stacked.
We have no doubt this will be played by those who love the WMS Spartacus online slot and want to take it with them wherever you go. But players who’ve never heard of the game before might find it hard to make heads or tales of this one on anything other than the Spartacus tablet slot.
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 100 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|4.06% / 95.94%
|0.01 - 5.00
|0.50 / 250
|8 - 20 Free Spins / No Multiplier
|Stacked Symbols, Stacked Wilds, Free Spins
The Wilds: The Spartacus slot game logo is wild, replacing all other symbols on the reels. It often comes stacked, but better yet, if you get your stacked wilds to fill the whole of a reel in the main game, you'll get a stacked wild in the colossal reels to mirror.
Scatter & Free Spins: The colosseum shows up on reels 1, 3 and five of the main reel set and of the colossal reel set.
Get 3 scatters anywhere on both reels and you'll trigger 8 free spins, plus winning 2x your bet. This is what you'll get 97% of the time.
If you manage to get 4 scatters (about 2% of the time), you'll win 12 free spins and 5x your total bet.
5 Scatters is where it's at, and rarer than the deliverance of gladiators in Rome. You'll get 20 free spins and 20x your total bet to start you off.
What makes the free spin rounds a little richer than the base game is that this time around, any wild that shows up on the main reels will get transferred over to the colossal reel. They don't have to take up the whole column.
Still, more times than we can count, we walked away with barely 6 to 8 times our bet. In the end, it's the stacked symbols and the five of a kind that will give you those big win thrills, more so than the free spins.
We are sure that visually this is a great online casino game.
But on mobile it lose that drama and thrill which a WMS slot deserves. Spartacus mobile slot feels small, and without being able to anticipate those big stacked symbols coming together, you lose half the fun.
If you can play this as an iPad or an Android tablet slot, then by all means, add a star to this review. But if you can't, try IGT Golden Goddess for the same volatility and as many chances of a healthy win.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 2, 2020 - Rating