NextGen Gaming skips down a well-trod path back to the mythologized days of the Roman Empire for this mobile slots game. If you don’t recognize the setting in the Colosseum you missed a lot of schooling and a lot more movies.
This is a five-reel spinner with 25 ways to win. There is no progressive jackpot but in-game payouts can be worthy of an emperor when you bet the maximum stake of 5.00 coins per line. There is an Autoplay feature that allows you to set 5, 25, 50, 100 or even 500 spins if you need to put your device down, go out and practice your sword play and return to see how you fared.
NextGen fills its Colosseum with just about every Roman symbol you could come up with off the top of your head – bunches of grapes, sandals, chariots, old coins, shields and helmets. At the core of the action are a Gladiator and a Tiger and an Emperor who holds their fates in his hands. There is also a black haired beauty with big dark eyes waiting as a prize for the Gladiator should he escape the Colosseum with his life.
The bare-shouldered temptress is the game’s top scorer – find five of her across a payline and it will reward with 5,000 old Roman coins. The growling Tiger returns 2,000 coins so keep your eyes peeled for him as well. The Girl and the Tiger are the only symbols who pay with just two side-by-side on the first two reels.
The Emperor plays the Wild as he makes appearances only on Reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitutes for every other symbol except the Scatter, starring in the Colosseum as the Shield. When three Shields appear anywhere on the reels 10 free games are awarded with all prizes doubled. Should the Emperor arrive at any time during the Free Spins program he will flash an approving “THUMBS UP” or disapproving “THUMBS DOWN” to the action in the arena. Every time the thumb rises skyward as many as three more games are awarded. this is the only way additional spins can be scored during the bonus play.
Wait a minute. The Gladiator never makes an appearance in Call Of The Colosseum – this is just about whether the Emperor is pleased and his handing out free spins. There are so many free spins going on you never even notice the action in the arena.